World Turned Upside Down

Guatemala: A nation in the grip of depression

Guatemalans are suffering from “an epidemic of chronic pessimism,” said Jose J. Camacho. We all seem to agree that “everything is bad, nothing is certain, everyone has a price, and something evil lurks behind every good deed.” The media fuel ...
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Internment Camps in the United States

Internment Camps in the United States

Internment Camps in the United States Miyuki is old enough to have been a child during World War II. Indeed, some of her students are that old as well but they are eager to learn and listen to her carefully.   ...
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Pollution arrives on winds from China

Along with goods for U.S. markets, China's booming factories are exporting pollution that fouls the air over the Western U.S., a new study has found. "We've outsourced our manufacturing and much of our pollution, but some of it is blowing ...
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Mentally ill - alone

Bright Lights in a World of Darkness

Bright Lights in a World of Darkness More than 30 years ago the Supreme Court in the United States ruled that if individuals are mentally ill but not criminally insane they cannot be confined to asylums. They must be allowed to live in ...
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Anti-Semitism

Where Jews still aren’t welcome

Anti-Semitism is sweeping Hungary, said Colin Freeman. It’s so bad that the World Jewish Congress held its annual conference in Budapest to express solidarity with beleaguered Hungarian Jews. The Jobbik party, which is openly anti-Roma and anti-Semitic, is now the ...
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Indefinite Detention Of American Citizens

President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 including a separate section that could allow the military to indefinitely detain American citizens on suspicions of supporting terrorism. His signature means indefinite detention without charge or trial will ...
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Oceans are dying

Oceans are dying due to... - sewage - radiation - heating up - acidity - dumping - overfishing If we do not become more proactive about the longevity of our planet's resources and the lives of all creatures, then we ...
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military hazing In South Korea

Military Hazing In South Korea

“How did we end up with a military like this?” asked The Hankyoreh in an editorial. Hazing in South Korea’s conscription army is shockingly brutal—and increasingly deadly. Within weeks before this writing, two soldiers have hanged themselves to escape bullying ...
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Inmate Starves To Death In Prison

Eddyville, Ky A prison doctor and two other staffers at the Kentucky State Penitentiary have been fired after a mentally disturbed inmate starved himself to death. James Kenneth Embry, 57, who had three years left on a nine-year drug sentence, ...
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Horror over baby murder

Changchun, China The senseless killing of an infant has plunged China’s social media sites into another round of soul-searching. The baby was in a car stolen outside a grocery in northeastern China, and the carjacker admitted to strangling and burying ...
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