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Belo Monte | World’s Third Largest Dam Construction Threatens Kayapó

11/08/2014

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Semana dos Povos Indígenas em São Félix do Xingú, Photo by Governopara

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:30 p.m. DST, 11 August 2014 PARÁ, Brazil — Despite environmental and humanitarian protests, the Brazillian government plans to build five hydroelectric dams on the Tapajos River. The river is an important tributary to the Amazon and if built, the dams will flood the area displacing both people […]

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Immigration Policies: Two Countries Address the Global Expat Dilemma

25/07/2014

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Japan Visa, Photo by Paul Davidson

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 02:23 a.m. DST, 25 July 2014 “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists”. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt This phrase by one of the most iconic figures in the history of the American presidency affirms the fact that […]

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Pressures on the System Threaten the Wealthy’s Income Stream

14/07/2014

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Robert Reich tries to reach the mics, Photo by klutzykristie

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 02:47 p.m. DST, 4 June 2014 ROBERT REICH WEARS many hats. He is a professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He brought his economic expertise to Republican Gerald Ford and Democrat Jimmy Carter’s administrations. As Secretary of Labor during Bill Clinton’s first stint in the White House, Reich […]

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Omani Woman Nora Al-Daher, Gambled and Lost £2m in One Night, then Refuses to Pay Casino

04/07/2014

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Casino III, Gambling Chips, Photo by Mike Jack

UNITED KINGDOM, London – There is such a thing as gambling addiction, problem gambling, or ludomania which is the urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. Pathological gambling is considered by the American Psychiatric Association to be an impulse control disorder rather than an addiction. However, for the DSM […]

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Capitalism vs. Water Rights in Detroit City

26/06/2014

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Highland Park, Detroit, Michigan, Photo by inafreeland Dan

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:45 p.m. DST, 26 June 2014 DETROIT, Michigan — Despite numerous plans initiated by Detroit to encourage its residents to remain in the city, the once great Midwestern city of Detroit has done an about face. In an otherwise tragic situation, some might say that rapacious forces now endeavor to […]

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