News for 2010-06-12

Saturday, June 12, 2010
Hunger Strikers' American Dreams
I asked Sonia, a student from Harlem who was born in Ecuador, how it is that she looked so energetic and, for all appearances, normal, given that it was her 10th day without eating. She laughed a little, and this is what she had to say:
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Global Protest Planned over BP's Handling of Oil Disaster
New Orleans, Louisiana - Environmentalists plan to stage a worldwide protest against BP on Saturday as the petroleum giant takes hits from politicians and Gulf residents. Worldwide BP Protest Day claims demonstrations will take place in more than 50 cities across five continents from Pensacola,...
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[title] Child Labor Thrives in Pakistan
Tens of millions of children around the world are forced to work in dangerous conditions for very little money. In Pakistan, boys and girls as young as five-years-old are deprived of education, and instead made to toil for long and gruelling hours. To mark Child Labour Day, Al Jazeera's Imran Khan...
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Spill, The Scandal and the President
On May 27th, more than a month into the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Barack Obama strode to the podium in the East Room of the White House. For weeks, the administration had been insisting that BP alone was to blame for the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf - and the ongoing...
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Goal to Eliminate Child Labor Running out of Steam
GENEVA - The International Labor Organization says progress toward eliminating the worst forms of child labor is slowing down. To mark the World Day Against Child Labor, the ILO is urging countries to do more to end this abhorrent practice. This year's World Day Against Child Labor coincides with...
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Climate Deal Blueprint Could Curb US Emissions and Poor Nations' Growth
A new blueprint for a global climate agreement would force the United States to massively reduce its greenhouse gas emissions but could also limit developing countries' attempts to grow their economies, diplomats at the resumed global climate change talks said today.
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