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The group La Alameda from Argentina and Dignity Returns from Thailand are beginning to sell thousands of T-shirts as a way to support and improve working standards for many employees in textile factories. “It’s a way to prove that high quality clothing can be produced without having to enslave workers,” said one of the initiatives […]
The EPA in 2003 lifted a temporary prohibition on pesticide testing involving humans. It allowed experiments in which people are intentionally dosed with pesticides to assess the chemicals’ toxicity and eventually set exposure standards. Healthy young men and women were recruited through newspaper ads or on college campuses to serve as test subjects with compensation […]
Billions of dollars have been invested in building the U.S.-Mexico border in order to keep immigrants out, but it seems that it has only made it slightly more difficult for immigrants to cross instead of eliminating the issue. American taxpayers are taking on the burden of the $2.6 billion on border walls and the cost […]
There are an estimated 150-200 deserters from the U.S. military who have made their way to Canada since the start of the Iraq War in 2003. About 50 of them have officially applied to stay in the country. The first refugee-status application by an American Iraq War deserter, Jeremy Hinzman, was turned down in 2005. […]