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America’s Farmers Killing Themselves in Record Numbers

December 8th, 2017

Via: Guardian: Last year, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people working in agriculture – including farmers, farm laborers, ranchers, fishers, and lumber harvesters – take their lives at a rate higher than any other occupation. The data suggested that the suicide rate for agricultural workers in 17 […]

Living in Cars, Working for Amazon: Meet America’s New Nomads

December 3rd, 2017

Via: Guardian: Millions of Americans are wrestling with the impossibility of a traditional middle-class existence. In homes across the country, kitchen tables are strewn with unpaid bills. Lights burn late into the night. The same calculations get performed again and again, through exhaustion and sometimes tears. Wages minus grocery receipts. Minus medical bills. Minus credit […]

Apple iPhone X Is Reportedly Assembled with Illegal High-School Student Labor

November 21st, 2017

Via: CNBC: Apple supplier Foxconn has been employing students illegally work overtime to help assemble the iPhone X, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. Six high school students told the Financial Times they would usually work 11-hour shifts to help manufacture Apple’s flagship phone at a factory in Zhengzhou, China. The long hours breach Chinese laws […]

The Fixers Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

November 20th, 2017

Thanks for everything you do, Jehu. Jehu Garcia – YouTube Via: Vice:

Military Coup in Zimbabwe

November 15th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Zimbabwe was on a knife’s edge on Thursday after the military seized power in what it dubbed a targeted operation against “criminals” in the entourage of President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the southern African nation for almost four decades. It was not clear whether the apparent military coup would bring a formal […]

Venezuela Defaults on Foreign Debt Repayments

November 15th, 2017

Via: Radio New Zealand: The ratings agency said the South American nation had failed to make $200m in repayments on its foreign debt. Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA has also been declared in default by rating agencies Fitch and Moody’s. The news came just hours after the government met investors in Caracas to try to […]

Recovery: Many Older Americans Are Living a Desperate, Nomadic Life

November 11th, 2017

Via: MarketWatch: In her powerful new book, “Nomadland,” award-winning journalist Jessica Bruder reveals the dark, depressing and sometimes physically painful life of a tribe of men and women in their 50s and 60s who are — as the subtitle says — “surviving America in the twenty-first century.” Not quite homeless, they are “houseless,” living in […]

DOJ: Billionaire Pharma Owner Fueled the Opioid Epidemic with Bribery Scheme

October 29th, 2017

Via: Ars Technica: The billionaire founder and majority owner of Insys Therapeutics was arrested Thursday on racketeering and fraud charges for an alleged nationwide scheme to push an extremely potent opioid drug containing fentanyl onto patients. According to the Department of Justice, John Kapoor, 74, of Phoenix, Arizona, used bribes, kickbacks, and other fraudulent practices […]

MADRID SEIZES CONTROL OF CATALONIA AFTER INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION

October 27th, 2017

Via: AFP: Spain was plunged into crisis Friday as Madrid seized power from independence-seeking Catalonia, the first curtailment of regional autonomy since the brutal dictatorship of Francisco Franco. After regional lawmakers voted to declare a Catalan “republic”, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy moved swiftly to dissolve the rebel government and parliament, and called December 21 […]

DoD Plans Solar-Storm-Based National Blackout Drill During Antifa Protests In November

October 27th, 2017

Via: ZeroHedge: According to The National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL), elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will simulate a “communications interoperability” training exercise across the United States on November 04-06. The announcement released on October 24 has not been widely distributed to the media, because the drill is simulating a total grid […]

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