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Dáil Issues, International

by Jamison Maeda

Edward Snowden exposed the existence of a US government data mining program called PRISM, and is being hailed by some as a hero. To them, he sacrificed his career and possibly his freedom to blow the whistle on the secret surveillance of innocent American citizens.  According to a recent Reuters survey, 31% of Americans polled think Snowden exposing the PRISM program makes him a patriot. However, 23% think he is a traitor and a defector and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Snowden himself told South China’s Morning Post that he is “neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American.”
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Dáil Issues, International, Protests

The decision by the Greek Government to close down the national broadcaster is an outrageous attack on democracy, on journalism and on the jobs of 2,700 workers employed by ERT in Greece and has been met with widespread condemnation and serious resistance from Greek workers.
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International, Worker's Rights

by Jamison Maeda

Walmart, the world’s third highest revenue grossing corporation, is well known for both its low prices and Dickens-Era low wages. Though Walmart earns over $15 billion USD per year in pure profit, 80% of its workforce relies on food stamps and other social welfare programs. In many US states, Walmart employees are the top recipients of government funded medical care. It is estimated that the employees of just one Walmart Super Store could be consuming over $900,000 USD in government aid per year.
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Health, International, Women's Rights

by Jamison Maeda

Those of us following the situation of 22 year old Beatriz in El Salvador received disappointing news today as the Salvadorian Supreme Court rejected her appeal for an abortion which her doctors have repeatedly stated is needed to save her life. Beatriz suffers from Lupus as well as kidney issues, which have created life-threatening, pregnancy complications.
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