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Chemicals Used in Plastics Linked to Diabetes in Women

Crystal Gammon scientificamerican.com A group of chemicals found in household plastics and medical supplies is linked to higher rates of diabetes in women – up to double the rate for women with the highest levels, according to new research led … Continue reading

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Ban Ki Moon Declares “Model Of Consumption Dead”, Envisions World Of Forced Environmental Labor

P Gosselin NoTricksZone UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has written a guest piece for Der Spiegel. In it he declares that “consumption is dead” and that a new economic model is needed for the planet. However, like everyone one … Continue reading

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The Power Principle: Empire, Metanoia-films (Noam Chomsky et al.)

Noam Chomsky et al. Metanoia Films This documentary is about the foreign policy of the United States. It is the first of three parts. It demonstrates the importance of the political economy, the Mafia principle, propaganda, ideology, violence and force. … Continue reading

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The Empire in Africa

New Digital Videos Located in Western Africa, Sierra Leone is a nation caught in a struggle between extreme poverty and extreme wealth; while diamond mining provides the bulk of the country’s income, most of its people struggle to survive by … Continue reading

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Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

Bryan Stevenson TED In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial … Continue reading

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UK fuel poverty deaths ‘horrifying’

Press TV New research has revealed that the number of British people who die due to fuel poverty is three times more than what the government has estimated, with campaigners calling the number “horrifying.” A research study carried out by … Continue reading

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More than 1.4 million families live on $2 a day per person

Marisol Bello USA Today The number of families living on $2 or less per person per day for at least a month in the USA has more than doubled in 15 years to 1.46 million. That’s up from 636,000 households … Continue reading

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Gates to U.N.: World must help poor farmers more

USA Today ROME (AP) – Bill Gates pressed U.N. food agencies on Thursday to become more efficient in helping poor farmers and to set up a kind of accountability “report card” system for countries receiving aid, as he announced nearly … Continue reading

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Struggling Greeks losing belief in the state

Paul Mason BBC News The breeze block homes that cling to the sides of the cliffs above Piraeus harbour are painted typical Greek colours: cream and pink. The bare twigs poking out of hanging baskets and trellises stand ready to … Continue reading

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Confucius – Words of Wisdom

Youtube In an age of intrigue and vice, he was a voice of morality and virtue. Twenty-five hundred years after his death, he is revered as one of the greatest teachers in history, even credited as galvanizing East Asia’s current … Continue reading

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