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Junk Food for Profit: Fat, Sick and Addicted

Junk Food for Profit: Fat, Sick and Addicted

  “We are what we eat,” as the old adage says. “If you eat a hamburger one day, then its atoms and molecules will end up making your cell walls and different organs and tissues,” explains Logan McCarty, a lecturer on chemistry, chemical biology, and physics at Harvard University. For humans, as for other animals, [...]

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Fox in the Chicken Coop: Outsourcing Customs Tax Collection in Haiti and Elsewhere

Fox in the Chicken Coop: Outsourcing Customs Tax Collection in Haiti and Elsewhere

Haitian President Michel Martelly, along with dozens of cabinet ministers and members of the private business sector, went on a European tour from October 27 to November 2, 2014, to promote the notion that Haiti is “open for business” with Europe. We are beginning to get a glimpse of the kind of business they had [...]

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Overpopulation Fuels Climate Change: Breeding Ourselves To Extinction

Overpopulation Fuels Climate Change: Breeding Ourselves To Extinction

By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier The United Nations has held countless major meetings on climate change, at great consumption of fuel, that have amounted to nothing but reports and promises of more talk. After many of these alarming reports, the G20 leaders, in November 2014, decided to throw several billions of dollars at the [...]

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Ghost in the Machine: US and UK Are Capitalism’s Warlords

Ghost in the Machine: US and UK Are Capitalism’s Warlords

For the global majority, the disappointing world order is owed in large part to the current capitalist system and its industrialized military operations around the world. After half a century of loans, structural adjustments, industrialization, austerity measures, embargoes, sanctions, wars, and neoliberal trade agreements, wealth has increased and stratified for the powers that have historically orchestrated [...]

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Child Marriage and Teen Pregnancy: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Child Marriage and Teen Pregnancy: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Child brides are a big issue for eastern countries, as are young mums or teenage mothers for western countries like the United Kingdom or United States, respectively. The way these issues are often discussed highlights an inconsistency in the western mind. Why, for example, is an under-aged girl called a child bride when she is [...]

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