Global Snippets 2

June 24, 2007

  • A tale of two towns“Two controlled, imagined communities symbolise the global disorder and social polarisation that marks the era of war on terror.” A fascinating but sobering account of two “towns” that illustrate the world of the twenty-first century.
  • Meanwhile satellite images document atrocities in real towns- at least what once was towns.
  • Child labour and the Olympics “…basic labor standards are being violated by four Chinese factories in particular that have been licensed to manufacture goods for the games. The group reported that workers as young as 12 are working 12-hour shifts or longer, seven days a week in unsafe conditions.”
  • Slow intervention could lead to increased child malnutrition in the south of Honduras- early 8,300 subsistence-producer families lost most of the harvest during the 2006/07 agriculture cycle in this region.

One Response to “Global Snippets 2”

  1. La Gringa Says:

    Hi Sharon, I’m looking for your email address and don’t see it. Could you possibly email me? I have a question that you might be able to help me with if you have a minute. Thanks!

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