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Features, International

Known as Madiba to his admirers around the world, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in July 18, 1918 in Mvezo on the banks of the Mbashe River in South Africa.  As a child he attended a Methodist missionary school then the University College of Hare and the University of Witwatersrand. He said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
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International, Worker's Rights

by Jamison Maeda

Reminiscent of the Dickens novella “A Christmas Carol,” Walmart made headlines last week as a global symbol of stunning corporate greed and shamefully low wages.  A Walmart store in Canton, Ohio set up canned food bins accompanied by a sign asking store employees to “Please Donate Food Items Here So Associates In Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner.” Public reaction was swift and negative.
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Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

prohibitionThe United States has become an “incarceration nation.” Over 7 million people are under correctional supervision. No other nation holds this many people behind bars.  Violent crime in the US has significantly decreased  since 1980, but the prison population has quadrupled. 
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Foreign Affairs, International

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will contact the Colombian authorities as a matter of urgency and demand an independent and rigorous investigation into the assassination of Cesar Garcia, a farmer and environmental activist opposed to the La Colosa gold mining project; and demand that the safety and security of community activists who oppose this project is guaranteed..
– Clare Daly.
For ORAL answer on Tuesday, 19th November, 2013.
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