Tag Archives: USA

Economy Hurts Government Aid for H.I.V. Drugs

The weak economy is crippling the government program that provides life-sustaining antiretroviral drugs to people with H.I.V. or AIDS who cannot afford them. Nearly 1,800 have been relegated to rapidly expanding waiting lists that less than three years ago had … Continue reading

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African-American women struggle to overcome wealth gap

A recent academic study found that the gap in wealth between white and black Americans had more than quadrupled between 1984 and 2007. A quarter of all black families, it said, have no assets at all. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10497083.stm

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Indians, Envious of U.S. Spill Response, Seethe Over Bhopal

The contrast between the disasters, more than a quarter-century and half a world apart, could not be starker. In 1984, a leak of toxic gas at an American company’s Indian subsidiary killed thousands, injured tens of thousands more and left a … Continue reading

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Nutrition: Study Examines a Diet From TV Ads

If Americans ate only foods advertised on TV, a new report says, they would consume 25 times the recommended amount of sugar and 20 times the amount of fat they need, but less than half the dairy, fiber and fruits and … Continue reading

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Population key to power

In the forecasting business, demographics always rule, the report says. People are a nation’s primary resource. Therefore, it is safe to predict that both economic and military power will lie with the countries that have the right population numbers, and … Continue reading

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BP’s behaviour in the Gulf is appalling. But our thirst for oil is the real issue

Science will solve this crisis, but the real cause is America’s demands and our refusal to pay oil’s true price http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/30/bp-oil-spill-gulf-mexico

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Fast Food Nation Movie Trailer

A trailer for the movie ‘Fast Food Nation’ which explores the dark side of the “All American meal”.

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US Oil Spill: The Big Picture Gallery

A very good photo gallery of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Over one month after the initial explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, crude oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, and oil slicks … Continue reading

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Can a Cartoon Character be an Illegal Migrant?

The state of Arizona in the USA has passed tough new anti illegal migrant laws. a BBC article says “Campaigners against a controversial new immigration law in the US state of Arizona have adopted a popular children’s cartoon character as … Continue reading

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Super Size Me Trailer

The trailer for Super Size Me, a well known documentary in which Morgan Spurlock looks at the health impacts of eating nothing but McDonalds for a month. I don’t know why, but whenever I see this movie I feel like … Continue reading

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