Day: April 9, 2020

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Apr
2020

UK Purchased Billion Euros of Beef from Firms Tied to Amazon DeforestationUK Purchased Billion Euros of Beef from Firms Tied to Amazon Deforestation

The world’s biggest supplier of burgers, Marfrig, has been sourcing cattle from the Amazon rainforest sold to them by ranchers linked to deforestation, and British companies are still buying from them, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported in September 2019. Marfrig is a known supplier of beef to many fast food chains around the world including McDonald’s and […]

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algonquin-anishinabeg-territory-threatened-by-condo-development
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Apr
2020

Algonquin Anishinabeg Territory Threatened by Condo DevelopmentAlgonquin Anishinabeg Territory Threatened by Condo Development

In 2019, the first residents moved into a new riverside condo development in Ottawa. While celebrated in local news reports, Indigenous people have spent the past three years battling against the project. On January 8, 2015, Ontario Provincial Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), a pulp and paper company called Domtar, and a construction […]

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Apr
2020

Removing the Profit from Our Pills: The Case for a Public Pharma SystemRemoving the Profit from Our Pills: The Case for a Public Pharma System

Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, amounting to an estimated $460 billion this year for medications that would sell for less than $80 billion in a true free market. Differential pricing further impacts the nation’s most at-risk patients and communities. The current system also entails loss of tax revenues—which could be […]

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india-bans-colistin-for-livestock-in-response-to-antibiotic-resistance
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Apr
2020

India Bans Colistin for Livestock in Response to Antibiotic ResistanceIndia Bans Colistin for Livestock in Response to Antibiotic Resistance

India has banned the use of colistin, a “last resort” antibiotic, in an effort to combat diseases that are increasingly resistant to antibiotics, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported in September 2019. In 2018, the Bureau had originally reported how five major animal pharmaceutical companies were supplying Indian farmers with products containing colistin to promote […]

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Apr
2020

A Global, Comparative Perspective on US Detention of Immigrant ChildrenA Global, Comparative Perspective on US Detention of Immigrant Children

An interview in the New Yorker with Michael Garcia Bochenek, senior counsel to the Children’s Rights division of Human Rights Watch, discusses the mistreatment of immigrant children held by US Customs and Border Protection officials, and disparities between detention centers in the United States and other countries around the world. Bochenek, who has visited child […]

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Apr
2020

Major Sporting Events and Human Trafficking? The Unfortunate DebateMajor Sporting Events and Human Trafficking? The Unfortunate Debate

Many are aware that human trafficking is a global problem, with more than 40 million victims across the world, according to a 2017 report from the International Labor Organization. Less well known is the debated connection of human trafficking to large sporting events, such as the Super Bowl and the World Series. These events bring […]

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Apr
2020

More Than 700 Activists Arrested During Extinction Rebellion Climate ProtestsMore Than 700 Activists Arrested During Extinction Rebellion Climate Protests

During two weeks of events that took place in sixty cities worldwide in October 2019, more than 700 people were arrested for civil disobedience as the group Extinction Rebellion continued to demand urgent global action on climate change, Democracy Now! reported. Launched in London in 2018, Extinction Rebellion has grown into a global movement.  “This […]

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Apr
2020

TC Energy Natural Gas Pipeline Invades Indigenous LandsTC Energy Natural Gas Pipeline Invades Indigenous Lands

Construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline that would run across British Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, has ground to a halt amid protests from the region’s indigenous people, including the Wet’suwet’en people. Approximately 28 percent of the pipeline’s proposed 420-mile trajectory runs through Wet’suwet’en tribal lands. When hereditary chiefs’ opposition failed […]

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