Environment

Archive for the ‘International’ Category

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

Features, Human Rights, International

'Anonymous' supporters campaigning for Mat Dehart

‘Anonymous’ supporters campaigning for Matt Dehart

by Jamison Maeda

Twelve protesters stand in the rain in front of the American consulate in Toronto. They hold signs that say “FREE MATT DEHART.” Some wear Guy Fawkes masks. Members of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police keep their eyes fixed on the protesters. Most passers-by don’t know who Matt DeHart is. It’s unlikely anyone would guess that 30 year old Matt Dehart is a former U.S. soldier and Anonymous hacktivist, arrested and allegedly tortured by the FBI in an attempt to recover a highly sensitive national security document.
Read More

Human Rights, International

Tear Gas used on Protestors in Ferguson Missouri

Tear Gas used on Protestors in Ferguson Missouri

   Jamison Maeda

Last Saturday’s fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed American teenager in Ferguson, Missouri led to 4 nights of protests which have been mostly peaceful. However, the horrific police reaction to the protests shocked many across the U.S. and has received much international criticism.
Read More