Archive for the ‘International’ Category

International, Worker's Rights

imagesby Jamison Maeda

McDonald’s recently purchased a $35 million luxury jet for its corporate executives. But the life of a front line fast food worker is startlingly different to say the least.

McDonald’s Canada is being accused of forcing five Belizean workers to live in an apartment leased by McDonald’s then deducting rent from their pay checks leaving them barely enough to live on.  “Even if we leave the apartment and go rent another apartment, that McDonald’s would still deduct the rent from our salary,” one of the workers said.
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Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

We live in an era it seems where self-serving politicians and giant corporations hold a monopoly on power and influence. But once again, the indigenous people of the Amazon are speaking up, and the world is starting to listen.
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Equality, Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

imagesA vicious battle is being waged in Uganda for the human rights of gay men and women. But the players are not who you might expect.

Ugandan President Museveni signed a bill in February criminalizing homosexuality with penalties of up to life in prison. Though not a significant issue in the past, the attitude toward gay people in Uganda changed drastically in 2009 when legislation proposing the death penalty for homosexuality was introduced. Gay Ugandans already experience violence, death threats, and what is known as “correctional rape.” And though bigotry and hatred toward gays has been exhibited by thousands of Ugandans, some suggest it is in fact American Evengelicals who are leading the attack on gay people in Uganda.
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Foreign Affairs, International

Clare raises the situation in the Ukraine, click on the link below to watch: