Ebola Is Temporarily Halting Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone

The devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa has one slim silver lining: it's temporarily putting a stop to the female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone, where the procedure is traditionally performed on most pre-pubescent girls. Bloomberg reports that many FGM practitioners are refusing to do the procedure, because… »1/14/15 4:20pm1/14/15 4:20pm


HIV-Positive People in China Hired to Harass Residents Out of Homes

A real estate company in China is accused of hiring six HIV-positive people to "harass" residents into leaving a housing compound so it could be destroyed, paving the way for a profitable re-development. The HIV-positive people were apparently told to wave their "AIDS identity cards" at the residents to frighten them… »12/31/14 10:50am12/31/14 10:50am

Reporter Describes Finding Underage Garment Workers in Bangladesh

The recent series of disasters in Bangladeshi garment factories over the past several years perhaps got its most alarming and high-profile installment last November when a factory fire at Tazreen Fashions Ltd. — a supplier for Wal-Mart — killed 124 workers and left many observers dazed at the casual supply-chain evils… »10/19/13 12:30pm10/19/13 12:30pm

Obama Recommends Al Jazeera, Though Most Americans Can't Watch It

Apparently the entire Obama administration has been taking Hillary Clinton's TV recommendations. In addition to being forced to participate in Grey's Anatomy marathons, that means more staffers are tuning into Al Jazeera, the network Clinton recently praised for providing, "real news around the clock instead of a… »4/18/11 10:03am4/18/11 10:03am

Hillary Clinton Says Al Jazeera Is "Real News," Unlike American Networks

This week while testifying before the U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities Committee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised Al Jazeera and dared to suggest that the constant fear-mongering, silly social networking, and misinformation featured on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC isn't the height of journalistic excellence. »3/04/11 12:30pm3/04/11 12:30pm