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One year after an earthquake devastated Haiti, much of the promised relief and reconstruction aid has not reached those most in need. The details of a recent lawsuit, as reported by Business Week, highlights the ways in which contractors, including some of the same players who profited from Hurricane Katrina-related reconstruction, have continued to use […]
According to the recent information leaked by WikiLeaks, details have emerged that the United States has been pushing efforts to promote genetically modified (GM) crops and biotechnology across the globe, including the Vatican, where US diplomats pushed the Roman Catholic Church to support biotech food in developing nations. Embassies in Spain, Austria and even Pakistan […]
A Palestinian plastic water tank factory was bombed by Israeli warplanes in the early hours of February 9th 2011. Owner of the factory Rabah Al-Hatto spoke as he looked at the rubble of his new factory, “I still cannot believe my eyes as I see the machines of our new factory, scattered to all corners.” […]
Oil quickly surged from the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig shortly after the unit burst into flames. The oil began gushing out of the deep-sea floor at an astonishing rate, slowly making its way to the surface. British Petroleum (BP) announced the company would use Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527 to help break down massive oil […]