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(MEMO Op-ed) — Shortly after the missile attack on Syria, US Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump bragged in his usual pompous way that it was “mission accomplished”. In Britain, there was no such display of hubris. Prime Minister Theresa May was, instead, forced to explain to parliament why she ordered the attack without consulting MPs. Two explanations were given […]Source: Military Intervention in the Middle East Has Never Been About Human Suffering
What does an 85,000-year-old fossilized finger bone the size of a Lego have to tell about the course of human history? Plenty, apparently
The discovery of a rare 85,000-year-old finger bone in Saudi Arabia complicates our understanding of African migration. The fossil builds on the theory that humans left Africa in multiple waves, and suggests they made it as far as the Arabian Desert. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter Smithsonian Magazine
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Trafficked children are forced to peddle candy and other goods on the streets of US cities, anti-slavery campaigners have reported. The Polaris charity said it saw a 13 percent increase in reported abuses last year.
The Washington-based charity is increasingly hearing of children “selling candy or other goods out of baskets out on the street…in major cities,” including New York and Washington, Bradley Myles, the executive director and CEO of Polaris, said on Wednesday.
“We still only have a small handful of cases, but it’s an emerging form of labor trafficking,” he told Thomson Reuters.
Polaris received 8,759 calls and texts to its national human trafficking hotline in 2017. The great majority of the calls, around 6,250, were about concerns that someone was being sold for sex against their will. Another 1,250 were about suspected forced labor, including previously unrecorded forms of exploitation.
The organization said the abuse of trafficked people for peddling and begging the the third-most common form of forced labor it had heard of last year, after domestic servitude (more…)
The Trump administration on Monday accused the California state officials of “bankrolling” criminal human smuggling rings via so-called sanctuary policies.
On the eve of President Trump’s first visit to the state since taking office, his administration took another shot at California lawmakers who have pledged to fight a federal lawsuit against new state laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. illegally. Administration officials said those laws and policies endanger federal agents and make immigrant communities less safe.
“We’re giving them a selling point,” said an administration official. “We’re lining their pockets. Sanctuary cities are bankrolling the very criminal organizations that can smuggle terrorists, that smuggle weapons, that smuggle drugs and have killed border patrol agents.”
Last week, the Trump administration filed suit against California challenging a new state law that restricts how and when state law enforcement can interact with federal immigration authorities.
California Gov. Jerry Brown promised not (more…)
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), one of America’s most secretive spy organizations, will work with a number of human-rights groups to monitor human rights in North Korea, according to a senior NGA official.
Source: US spy agency to help human rights groups monitor North Korea
World leaders abandoning human rights. Regressive policies and hateful rhetoric by leaders such as Trump, Putin, and Xi undermining rights worldwide, according to Amnesty International’s annual human rights report.
World leaders are undermining human rights for millions of people with regressive policies and hate-filled rhetoric, but their actions have ignited global protest movements in response, a rights group said.
Source: World leaders abandoning human rights. Regressive policies and hateful rhetoric by leaders such as Trump, Putin, and Xi undermining rights worldwide, according to Amnesty International’s annual human rights report.
By Stan Schroeder and Chris Taylor
Nov 21, 2014
It’s common knowledge that San Francisco has a serious homelessness problem. Estimates of the size of the city’s streetbound population vary between 6,000 and 10,000, depending on the source. But that population, largely confined to a few nonresidential downtown neighborhoods, can too easily become invisible to most residents.
One thing isn’t invisible, however: the problem of human poop on sidewalks. Since the city slashed funding for Parks and Recreation in 2009, there’s a distinct shortage of working public bathrooms. And that led to a spike in reports of public pooping to the city’s 311 help line.