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Archive for the ‘International’ Category

Features, Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

Rosebud Sioux Tribe chairman Cyril Scott

Rosebud Sioux Tribe chairman Cyril Scott

Native Americans have historically not had a voice in American government. But today they are standing up to politicians and oil industry lobbyists, and their voice is being heard.Last week the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline in yet another demonstration of the influence of oil industry money in American politics, as both Republicans and Democrats voted in favor of the pipeline.
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Human Rights, International, Women's Rights

by Jamison Maeda

Souad Al-Shammary, Saudi Arabia’s first female attorney, has been
imprisoned for speaking out about women’s rights and her opposition to
the male guardian system. She was arrested on October 28th and remains
in detention.
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Environment, Features, International

Billions of Plastic Bottles end up in the Worlds Oceans

Billions of Plastic Bottles end up in the Worlds Oceans

by Jamison Maeda  In our present era of natural disasters, disease, war, and poverty, it’s difficult to imagine that humanity’s biggest threat is actually the bottled water industry. This sounds like hyperbole or sensationalist fear mongering. How could bottled water be as serious a threat as war or disease? To answer that question you have to understand where bottled water comes from.
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Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, International

Last month American whistle-blower Edward Snowden was granted another 3 years extension to his stay in Russia, much to the frustration of the U.S. government. But it appears Mr. Snowden may in fact have a few options to choose from.
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