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1 Minute And 45 Seconds That’ll Make You Think Twice About Poverty

1 Minute And 45 Seconds That’ll Make You Think Twice About Poverty | Sweet Duds Dude | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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Not Just a Piece of Cloth

Not Just a Piece of Cloth | Sweet Duds Dude | Scoop.it
Not one strip of cloth is wasted at Goonj, a volunteer-run urban recycling center in New Delhi, founded by Anshu Gupta.
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Volunteers. Because they care. 

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9 Out Of 10 Americans Are Completely Wrong About This Mind-Blowing Fact

9 Out Of 10 Americans Are Completely Wrong About This Mind-Blowing Fact | Sweet Duds Dude | Scoop.it
Everything you've ever known is a lie.
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The reality of wealth distribution. 

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Jimmy James, "Fashionista" (2006) | Stylish Tunes: Top 10 Songs About Fashion | TIME.com

Jimmy James, "Fashionista" (2006) | Stylish Tunes: Top 10 Songs About Fashion | TIME.com | Sweet Duds Dude | Scoop.it
With New York Fashion Week in full swing and the Grammy Awards around the corner, we roundup some of the most fabulous fashion tunes
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Song 8, Jimmy James, "Fashionista" (2006). Beauty has a price. 

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Lonnie Donegan - Pick a Bale of Cotton (video by 41)

I made a music video for a great song. I hope you enjoy it.
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An old song from the slavery days. Pick a Bale of Cotton. A bale is 500 lbs. (or about 225 kg). 

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How inventions change history (for better and for worse) - Kenneth C. Davis

How inventions change history (for better and for worse) - Kenneth C. Davis | Sweet Duds Dude | Scoop.it
Invented in 1793, the cotton gin changed history for good and bad.
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And then there was the cotton gin. 

 

Important questions:

 

Does the inventor retain responsibility for how the invention is used? 

 

What is lost in the name of progress? What is gained? 

 

 

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Poor Us: an animated history - Why Poverty?

POOR US: Do we know what poverty is? The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewi...
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Slavery Goes Public

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Are the products you buy tainted by slavery and child labor? A new California law can help you find out.
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Do you even want to know? In the cave or out?

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Slavery - Why no one should be for sale

Slavery - Why no one should be for sale | Sweet Duds Dude | Scoop.it
The modern-day slave trade is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, enslaving more than 30 million individuals today. According to the U.S.
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Whaaat? This is big. It should open your eyes...and your heart.

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Story of Stuff « The Story of Stuff Project

Story of Stuff « The Story of Stuff Project | Sweet Duds Dude | Scoop.it
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Let's watch this one together.

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Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery—Again

Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery—Again | Sweet Duds Dude | Scoop.it
It took just 20 years to end the British slave trade. What history teaches us about ending exploitation today.
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The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty -- and It's Creeping toward 75%

The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty -- and It's Creeping toward 75% | Sweet Duds Dude | Scoop.it
The Census Bureau has reported that one out of six Americans lives in poverty. A shocking figure. But it's actually much, much worse.
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Do you own (stuff made by) slaves?

Most good, human loving people will be surprised to know that they own stuff that was produced by slaves. Consumers and businesses can unite to fix this prob...
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Brought to you thanks to a suggestion by Jose D.

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Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom

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Howard Zinn strikes again.

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Macklemore - Thrift Shop (Clean Radio Edit) NEW SONGS 2013

Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft.Wanz Download link http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/61722974/file.html Lyrics: What, what, what, what... [x7] [Hook] I...
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How To Pick Cotton

Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/B1pd/ An interview with a hand laborer about his life and the proper way to ...
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Old-timer cotton picker telling how it is.

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2009 Picking Cotton - DEJ Turner Farms

Jared Turner with DEJ Turner Farms picks cotton on the Cameron Farm in southern Appling County, Georgia. Jared farms with his dad, Danny and his grandfather,...
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Now this is how farmers pick cotton these days. Again, what is gained and what is lost?

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China Blue

China Blue leva o espectador para dentro das fábricas de jeans no sudoeste da China, onde adolescentes lutam para sobreviver as cruéis condições de trabalho....
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Well, let's watch it to see. Check your shirt tags. 

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Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32

Mongols Shirts and Crash Course Posters! http://www.dftba.com/crashcourse In which John Green wraps up revolutions month with what is arguably the most revol...
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The big revolution.

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Apparel Industry Trends 2012

Apparel Industry Trends 2012 | Sweet Duds Dude | Scoop.it
"Apparel Industry Trends: From Farm to Factory" ranks 300 apparel brands on their efforts to address child and forced labor in their supply chains.
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Here's that report. Seek the truth, my fellow lovers of fashion.

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Do Your Clothes Come from Slave Labor?

Do Your Clothes Come from Slave Labor? | Sweet Duds Dude | Scoop.it
A new study of over 300 companies shows exactly how ethical clothing manufacturers are.
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You'll definitely want to check out the referenced report within, but the article itself provokes the general thought.

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