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Haiti’s Gold Rush: An Ecological Crime in the Making | NEWS JUNKIE POST

Haiti’s Gold Rush: An Ecological Crime in the Making | NEWS JUNKIE POST | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

'Show me a corporate boss who calls Haiti the “poorest country in the western hemisphere,” and I’ll show you a con artist preparing to fleece Haiti. Likewise, show me a western technocrat who bemoans Haiti’s “dramatic deforestation due to charcoal production” and I’ll show a bio-pirate or vandal preparing to wreck the country’s remaining cloud-forest and mangrove-forest ecosystems.

 

It turns out that the real plan for Haiti’s northeastern region — especially the Caracol Bay area — is one that was hatched by U.S. and Canadian mining corporations, with the U.S. and South Korean sweatshop zone being a side project and distraction. If this mining plan is given a green light while Haiti is under foreign occupation, it will permanently strip the country of much of its mineral, cultural, and ecological wealth.'

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Why David Cameron may not have long to savour his success

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Cameron must manage a majority even smaller than John Major’s while delivering an inevitably divisive referendum.
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Health struggles in Myanmar’s emerging democracy

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This photo essay explores how workers and patients are coping with a severely underfunded health service.
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How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening

How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
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Detroit’s Chief Instigator

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Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler, has an ambitious plan to save the auto industry. And he can’t seem to sell it.
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Ousted Egyptian President Morsi and 105 Others Given Death Sentences

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Three Egyptian judges and their driver were reportedly killed on May 16 just hours after the courts announced preliminary death sentences against the ousted former President Mohamed Morsi along wit...
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Malaysia and Thailand turn away hundreds on migrant boats

Malaysia and Thailand turn away hundreds on migrant boats | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
An estimated 6,000 Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis are stranded at sea as south-east Asian nations turn back refugees
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Bedroom Tax to hit a million more people as Tories launch 100-day welfare blitz

Bedroom Tax to hit a million more people as Tories launch 100-day welfare blitz | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
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Nasty saga you nearly missed

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News Limited was willing to pay dearly for this story not to be published. It first offered a $110,000 payment, plus a private apology, to avoid going to court. But the price it demanded was that the matter be kept confidential. The company was told to take a jump. See you in court.
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Sampling error's more dangerous friend

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As the UK election results roll in, one of the big shocks is the discrepancy between the pre-election polls and the results. All the pollsters agreed that it would be incredibly close, and they wer...
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Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey, Patricia Hewitt and the Paedophile Information Exchange

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‘Dismay doesn’t do it justice': How a secret system was used to axe hundreds of affordable homes on Britain’s most iconic construction site | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

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The struggle to get indigenous knowledge into policy

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Local expertise is being included in more scientific assessments, but efforts remain patchy, finds Yojana Sharma.
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Shell accused of strategy risking catastrophic climate change

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Vatican agrees first treaty with State of Palestine, solidifying relationship | NewsDaily

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Prince Charles's 'black spider memos' show lobbying at highest political level

Prince Charles's 'black spider memos' show lobbying at highest political level | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Publication of 27 letters after 10-year legal battle shows heir to the throne petitioning ministers on subjects from the Iraq war to alternative therapies
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Live updates as hundreds march against new Conservative government

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NHS sell-out: Tories sign largest privatisation deal in history worth £780MILLION

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“It Doesn’t Quite Feel Right”: The British Election Result

“It Doesn’t Quite Feel Right”: The British Election Result | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
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The Problem With Kissinger’s World Order

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