Anthony Batista

32 Added | 9 Magazines | 2 Likes | 1 Following | 29 Followers | @AnthonyBati2014 | Keep up with Anthony Batista on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Anthony Batista”

Chocolate and Child Slavery: Say No to Human Trafficking this Holiday Season

The prevalence of human trafficking, child slavery, and abusive labor practices in the cacao industry is surprisingly under-reported. With the average U.S. citizen eating over 11 pounds of chocolate (that's about 120 chocolate bars), per year, it is incredible to consider how few of us are aware of …

Fair Trade

stop child labour

Indian is sadly the home of the largest number of child labours in the word<p>poverty and lack of social security are the main causes of child labour<p>The …

STOP CHILD LABOUR

Firestone Liberia: CNN clip (Part 2)

Child labour

Obama administration withdraws farm child labor proposal after wave of internet outrage

(NaturalNews) A proposal by the U.S. <i>Department of Labor</i> (DoL) that would have restricted children under the age of 16 from performing certain routine …

World Day Against Child Labor

Ten years ago, the International Labor Organization (ILO) established June 12 as World Day Against Child Labor. The ILO, an agency of the United Nations, says on its website: "Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are engaged in work that deprives them of adequate education, …

You can't get there from here (site_id mismatch error). This happens when an external blog (a self-hosted blog using the Stats plugin) is pointed to …

In Mexico's fields, children toil to harvest crops that make it to American tables

Alejandrina Castillo swept back her long black hair and reached elbow-deep into the chile pepper plants. She palmed and plucked the fat serranos, dropping handful after tiny handful into a bucket.<p>The container filled rapidly. Alejandrina stopped well before the pepper pile reached the brim.<p>She was …

If You're Appalled That Apple Uses Tin From Child-Labor Mud Mines, You Should Stop Buying iPhones (And Lots Of Other Things)

These discoveries are startling and depressing. At the very least, they should remind us that the true cost of iPhones is much higher than what we, Apple's rich customers, actually pay for them.<p>If this really is news to you, though, you've been living in denial.<p>If you're suddenly appalled at Apple, …

Profit

Colorado's Legal Weed Edibles Are High on Sophistication

Today, America's first retail marijuana stores are open to all adults 21-and-over, with no need for a doctor's note. Beyond weed itself, marijuana edibles mark the culinary gunshot of an industry that is rising in sophistication. Pot brownies are so...<p><i>Marijuana plant via.</i><p>Today is the historical …

Cannabis

Some Weed Shops Face 93 Percent Tax Rates

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As more states legalize recreational and medical marijuana (with President Obama's tacit approval), …

52% of America Wants to Legalize Weed

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More than five months after two states voted to legalize marijuana — and as a host of other states …

GMO safety, weed control top concerns as US study kicks off | Reuters

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Agriculture experts raised a number of concerns with genetically modified crops, including safety and spreading weed resistance, at the first public meeting of a a U.S. government sponsored study of genetically engineered crops held Monday.<p>The study, led by the National Research …

Prosecutors Object to War on Weed

The prosecution objects. That's one way to put it, at any rate.<p>Two news stories from the Pacific Northwest today pose an interesting question: Are prosecutors beginning to get fed up with the War On Weed? The two stories are completely unrelated, I should mention -- one is about a current …

British hostage David Haines beheaded by Islamic State terrorists

Prime Minister David Cameron describes murder of British aid worker David Haines by Isil as 'an act of pure evil', as Foreign Office works urgently to verify video released by extremists<p>Islamic State has released a video showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines.<p>It comes just hours …

Woman TORCHES Car After Man Refuses To Buy Her McFlurry

I scream, you scream, we all set cars on fire for ice cream!<p>Witnesses say a Florida woman gave a man's car the ol' gasoline-plus-fire-combo after he refused to purchase a McFlurry dessert for her at McDonald's.<p>Bystanders watched the unnamed pair as their argument over frozen treats escalated …

Good Samaritans: Guy At Burger King Buys All The Pies To Spite The Whiny Brat In Line Behind Him

A man in line at a Burger King bought all 23 pies available (links to Reddit post with more info) to spite the little jerk behind him screaming, "I …

Dog Fighting: NJ Police Bust Major Ring, Rescue 21 Pit Bulls; 4 Dead Dogs Found in Garbage Bags

Two people were charged after police making a drug bust in Paterson, New Jersey, found bloodstained walls and starving Pit Bulls. Their target was …

Nas Talks Illmatic Anniversary on "Tavis Smiley"

On his show last night, Tavis Smiley sat down with Nas to discuss his classic LP <i>Illmatic</i> (which turned 20 this year and is being celebrated with a reissue and feature-length documentary)<i>.</i> He discussed his relationship with the album, his current projects, and shared advice with young rappers.<p>On …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Floyd Mayweather Slammed by Amir Khan After Adrien Broner-Based Fight Offer

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has agreed to face Amir Khan in a much-anticipated big-money bout—if the Englishman can overcome Adrien Broner first.<p>"Money" spoke honestly on Twitter, telling Khan he can earn the contract he has longed for with a victory over his American associate:<p>Khan responded angrily by …

Boxing

Egypt cleared for U.S. military aid

The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.<p>“Today, Secretary Kerry spoke with Egyptian Foreign Minister [Nibil] Fahmy to inform him that he is …