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AVID Sociology Instruction: Global Inequality & iPhones [Video] This short Nightline Video is a great way to engage students in a discussion of Global Inequality.

AVID Sociology Instruction: Global Inequality & iPhones [Video]

Made in China - Video. Businessinsider. Rethinking Schools Online. Note that in addition to those found below, other valuable websites may be listed with their journals in the category "Journals for Global Justice.

Rethinking Schools Online

" It is impossible to list all the organizations working for a more just world. Websites of the organizations listed below include hundreds of links to other worthy groups. See "Defeating Despair," p. 329, for lesson ideas to accompany this listing of organizations and websites. Adbusters Media Foundation www.adbusters.org 1243 West 7th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V6H 1B7, Canada; tel.: 604-736-9401; fax: 604-737-6021; e-mail: adbusters@adbusters.org.

Noy Thrupkaew: Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works. How the iPhone Helps Perpetuate Modern-Day Slavery  "How do we have this amazing microtechnology?

How the iPhone Helps Perpetuate Modern-Day Slavery 

Because the factory where they're making these, they jump off the fucking roof because it's a nightmare in there. You really have a choice -- you can have candles and horses and be a little kinder to each other, or let someone suffer immeasurably far away just so you can leave a mean comment on YouTube while you're taking a shit. " -Louis CK, Of Course, But Maybe The iPhone 6 is coming out soon. Does Being Vegan Really Help Animals? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture. More people are moving toward a plant-based diet, owing in part to evidence about human health and environmental sustainability, and in part to the emerging scientific consensus on the breadth and depth of animal consciousness and sentience.

Does Being Vegan Really Help Animals? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Full disclosure: I am a pesco-vegetarian — I eat an occasional fish. But how might choosing to eat fewer animals than ever before — or no animals at all (vegetarian), or no animals or animal products (vegan) — make a difference for animals or for the world? How the produce aisle looks to a migrant farmworker. In the produce aisle of a supermarket in Madera, in California’s rural Central Valley, Francisco surveys the fruits and vegetables on display in the produce aisle.

How the produce aisle looks to a migrant farmworker

He’s 40 years old and stocky. He's also undocumented, and he asks to use his first name only. For years, he’s picked produce in Mexico and along the West Coast of the United States. What's it like to be a migrant farmworker? One anthropologist lived and worked alongside them. He met a number of people during his research, from farm owners and doctors to crop inspectors.

What's it like to be a migrant farmworker? One anthropologist lived and worked alongside them.

But he largely focuses on the daily life of the farmworkers — their journeys across the US-Mexico border, away from tough economic conditions back home, and what life is like in the fields along the West Coast of the United States. United We Fall (2010) One has to look at the effects of the free trade agreements between US and Canada.

United We Fall (2010)

They've been good for some powerful sectors and not at all good for poor, working people, for those that are not benefiting from corporate profits. So in Canada, for example, since they've signed the bilateral free trade agreement with the United States, two thirds of the Canadian families have experienced a decline in their real incomes. Also the North American free trade agreement has displaced 2 million Mexican peasant farmers from their land. Some of them have migrated to cities and about half a million every year try to enter illegally into the United States to find work. Trade Justice Movement - Trade Justice Movement Econo What? reading grou... We Can End Poverty, Millennium Development Goals, 2015: UN Summit, 20-22 September 2010, New York.

Notice: The President of the UN General Assembly will hold a Special Event towards achieving the MDGs at UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2013, during the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.

We Can End Poverty, Millennium Development Goals, 2015: UN Summit, 20-22 September 2010, New York

Ited Nations Millennium Development Goals. The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.

ited Nations Millennium Development Goals

They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. The UN is also working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda. News on Millennium Development Goals. The World as 100 People. The World As 100 People Continent 60 Asia 15 Africa 9 South America 5 North America 11 Europe Gender 50 female 50 male Age 26 aged 0-14 66 aged 15-64 8 aged 65+ Religion 33 Christians 22 Muslims 14 Hindus 7 Buddhists 12 Other 12 No religion Literacy 83 able to read & write 17 unable College 7 have a college degree 93 do not Internet 30 can access the internet 70 cannot Phones 75 have cell phones 25 do not Water 87 have safe water 13 do not Poverty 48 live on less than 2 US dollars per day.

The World as 100 People