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There Are 3 Major Famines on Our Planet Right Now—Can You Even Name Them? The Media Is Virtually Blacking Out Human Tragedy | Jack Healey | AlterNet.org

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To be an American in the world today is to be a citizen of a country rapidly losing its place as a global leader in foreign aid, foreign assistance and even what we once might have considered the moral high ground. There are crises, it seems, in every corner of the globe, including refugee camps in the center of Paris and immigrant detention centers on our own borders. Our leaders are telling us these crises are impossible to solve diplomatically, complex in nature and beyond the scope of what we can or should handle.

And yet on April 6, Representative Barbara Lee along with ten other representatives, sent a letter to the Committee on Appropriations with a simple request—money for famine relief. Money for food, for people who had none. Specifically, a billion dollars.

 

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Fashion Transparency Index 2017 Released: How Do Your Favorite Brands Rank?

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Just in its second year, the Fashion Transparency Index ranks 100 of the biggest global fashion and apparel brands based on how much information they disclose about their suppliers, supply chain policies, and social and environmental consequences.

Adidas and Reebok scored the highest and Dior, L.L. Bean and Forever 21 scored among the lowest in this year’s Fashion Transparency Index. 

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America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People – Evonomics

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You’ve probably heard the news that the celebrated post-WW II beating heart of America known as the middle class has gone from “burdened,” to “squeezed” to “dying.”  But you might have heard less about what exactly is emerging in its place.

In a new book, The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy, Peter Temin, Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, draws a portrait of the new reality in a way that is frighteningly, indelibly clear:  America is not one country anymore. It is becoming two, each with vastly different resources, expectations, and fates.

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