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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. The piece is short (about 15 minutes) and touches on several sociological concepts, making it a great tool to start a discussion on this topic. I like to ask students to think about the differences between producing and consuming countries when they watch this video. We talked about those conditions but we also talk about what prevents the producers( Chinese workers ) and/or the consumers (the students themselves) from demanding better wages/conditions.

I especially like to push students on their role in this system and one way to do that is to pair the Nightline video with other photos/videos showing people in developed countries waiting in line/camping overnight/and fighting for thew new iPhone. If you are going to watch this in class, you should also check out the iEconomy series produced by the NY Times in 2013. Much of the journalists' work is still relevant. 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. " 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. Adbusters describes itself as "a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. " AFL-CIO www.aflcio.org 815 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006; tel: 202-637-5000; fax: 202-637-5058. Clean Clothes Campaign www.cleanclothes.org P.O. CorpWatch www.corpwatch.org P.O. Noy Thrupkaew: Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works | TED Talk. How the iPhone Helps Perpetuate Modern-Day Slavery | Carl Gibson. "How do we have this amazing microtechnology? 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. But you don't need one. Since 1998, seven million people have died in a civil war that continues to plague the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

As this mini-documentary from the Pulitzer Center shows, children as young as 13 are forced to work in the mines for as little as 2 dollars a day. The raw materials mined in Congo are then sent to factories in China -- most notably, the Foxconn plant in Shenzhen. However, it isn't just low-paid Apple store workers who are getting shafted.

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. 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? This question is on my mind this week, as I read a book titled Ninety-Five: Meeting America's Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs.

It suggests that 95 "is the average number of animals spared each year by one person's vegan diet. " What does "spared" in this context actually mean? Do you find it personally motivating or inspiring to reflect upon the number of animals who live each year, who otherwise would not, because you are vegan? Barbara J. 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. 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. He’s good at it, but there’s one thing on display here that he wouldn’t mind never harvesting again: the tomato.

It's the crop that “leaves you the most tired," he says. The tomatoes are heavy and you have to squat all day to pick them. You also have to inspect each tomato to make sure the color is even. Plus, they’re messy. Then there’s the avocado — also tough. “You have to make sure you pick them at just the right time, when they’re not too mature or too ripe,” he says. He remembers how much the avocados weigh once they fill up the picker’s bag that's harnessed around the shoulders — a full bag is about 50 pounds. 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. 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. Holmes, who lives in San Francisco, spoke with The World’s Monica Campbell about his work. Q: What led you to this research? I’d been interested in our food system for a long time and in learning what’s behind the food that we eat. I’d also been interested in the relationship between the United States and Latin America. So this project of living with an extended family of Triqui people from a village in Oaxaca — moving back and forth between their home village and farms up in the US — was a way to look into all of those aspects of our food system: including relationship between the US and Mexico, and the health of people who can be marginalized in our society.

United We Fall (2010) One has to look at the effects of the free trade agreements between US and Canada. 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. So it's not so good for the people at the bottom of the social ladder. One of the major concerns that Canada and Mexico had about NAFTA was that it might open their capital to being taken over by US multinational corporations.

Watch the full documentary now. Trade Justice Movement - Trade Justice Movement Econo What? reading grou... | Trade Justice Movement | Have, Tjm, Which, Invest. 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.

For information, visit the MDG Special Event page What's Going On? The outcome document for the MDG Summit was adopted by the General Assembly by consensus on 22 September. It includes an action agenda for achieving the Goals by 2015. The MDGs at Work Child mortality (MDG 4) has been reduced, but not quickly enough to reach the target. 2010 UN Summit The 2010 United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) concluded with the adoption of a global action plan to achieve the eight anti-poverty goals by their 2015 target date and the announcement of major new commitments for women’s and children’s health and other initiatives against poverty, hunger and disease. Read the latest news! 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.

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 Launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals As the MDGs era comes to a conclusion with the end of the year, 2016 ushers in the official launch of the bold and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders last September at the United Nations.

The MDG Gap Task Force Report 2015 is now available Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 now available. 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.