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Features, National

 At 5.30am on Wednesday 16th July Westmeath Co Council attempted to evict 3 families from council land they have grazed for over 40 years. Council staff and several Guards ordered tenants to remove their cattle or a waiting lorry would come to seize cows, young calves and pregnant heifers and transport them to a pound, the cost of recovering the animals to borne by tenants. 
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Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

Brooklyn College in New York was offered a $10 million grant from American billionaires, the Koch brothers, but turned it down. This left some to wonder who the Koch brothers are and could they really be so terrible that a college would walk away from $10 million dollars? 
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Features, Human Rights, International

Detention Centre, Texas.

Detention Centre, Texas.

by Jamison Maeda

Thousands of unaccompanied children are currently locked up in detention centres in the United States. They are the latest victims of the failed “War on Drugs.” The Obama administration estimates that this year, nearly 100,000 children will be detained after illegally cross the Mexican border without their parents. The majority of these children are coming from Central America.
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Features, Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

From before recorded history, numerous wars have been fought over gold. More recently, due to the invention of the internal combustion engine, oil became the world’s most valued commodity. But because of the exponential growth of the human population, the next battle for control may be over something that at one point many of us took for granted, water.

From space, the Earth is sapphire blue because it’s covered in water. However, only 3% is fresh water. Governments and multinational corporations are scrambling to control access to drinkable water. But ordinary people continue the fight for their rights and against water privatisation.
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