US pastor runs network giving 50,000 Ugandans bleach-based ‘miracle cure’

Group led by Robert Baldwin and part-funded by Sam Little claims drinking toxic fluid will eradicate HIV/Aids and other diseases An American pastor from New Jersey backed by a British former clairvoyant is running a network that gives up to 50,000 Ugandans a miracle cure made from industrial bleach, claiming drinking the toxic fluid eradicates cancer, HIV/Aids, malaria and most other diseases. The network, led by pastor Robert Baldwin and part-funded by Sam Little from Arlesey in Bedfordshire, is one of the most extensive efforts yet to distribute the miracle cure known as MMS, or miracle mineral solution. The Guardian has learned that poor Ugandans, including infants as young as 14 months old, are being given chlorine dioxide, a product …

Mike Pompeo visits Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran

Secretary of state abruptly pulls out of Berlin meeting with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, cancelled a long-established plan to hold talks with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin on Tuesday, and instead travelled to Iraq to show US support for the Iraqi government during rising tensions with Iran. The unusual last-minute schedule change follows brief talks between Pompeo and the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, on the sidelines of an Arctic Council meeting in Finland on Monday. Pompeo earlier rang the German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, to explain the decision to drop his first meeting in Berlin as secretary of state and promised to reschedule soon. Norbert Rttgen, the chair of …

The Guardian view on the Democratic race: real debate should be welcomed | Editorial

Editorial: The contest for the presidential nomination is wide open, and the political differences are stark For a long time, the prospect of a Trump presidency was unthinkable. For many, even when the votes were counted, it was so appalling and implausible that it took a while to sink in. Now the prospect of a second term is very possible indeed. The stakes in 2020 could not be higher for Americans and the rest of the world: another four years of a man who should never have claimed the Oval Office and has used it to wreak damage at home and abroad or a second chance. The Democrats are now beginning to determine who might best grab that second chance. …

The literary advocate bringing books back to her south Bronx community

A failed attempt to save Barnes & Noble sparked Nolle Santos quest to open The Lit. Bar an indie neighborhood bookstore For more than two years, the Bronx borough of New York City home to 1.5 million people was without single general interest bookstore. That has now changed, thanks to Nolle Santos, who made it her years-long mission to bring an independent community bookstore to her native borough. I was disgusted. I was angry at the powers that be that allowed this to happen in a community of 1.5 million people in the literary capital of the world, Santos told the Guardian. Her store, called The Lit. Bar, opened Saturday. When the boroughs last bookstore, an outlet of the national …

Conservatives take aim at Roe v Wade with ‘extreme’ six-week restriction bills

Heartbeat bills, which would make the procedure illegal at about six weeks into gestation, are misleading and unconstitutional Destinee Marett was less than two years sober when she got pregnant. She already had three children, her first when she was 13 years old. At the time, she was waitressing at a diner in Cleveland, surviving on tips alone. Employers in Ohio pay servers only $4.30 (3.31) per hour, and between taxes and child support her check was often for nothing. I grew up fast, real fast, said Marett, a former felon. This pregnancy was the wrong time, wrong place kind of thing. She found out five weeks into the pregnancy, and had an abortion, as has been every womans constitutional …