Review on The Dark Side of Chocolate

This week I saw the documentary called "The Dark Side of Chocolate". This is about all of the hidden things that occur between the making of our beloved chocolate. One big ingredient in making any chocolate is Cocoa and there is great supply of this in the Ivory Coast. Sadly companies which own the plantations that supply the Cocoa widely use child slavery and child labor. Children are kidnapped and tricked from neighboring countries so they can be caught by Child Traffickers and brought to work in the plantations illegally.

NATO Admits to Dangerous Missile Attack

Article from The New York Times

NATO Investigates June 19th "Accident"

NATO is now giving many possible explanations for the Missile attack on June 19th which hit a civilian home and killed at least 2 children. They have begun to make excuses such as that it wasn't even their missile  that it was a Libyan missile. Another explanation they gave was that an encounter with another missile to be specific an SA-6 missile which supposedly threw off the accuracy of the NATO missile. Do you believe these explanations? Should they just take the blame?

A Young Girl Dies Beaten by 14 Year Old Boy.

Article from The New York Times

Young Girl in Kabul, a Suicide Bomber Without Knowing

Article from The New York Times

The Daughters of an Activist Speak Out

Article from The New York Times

Even the young are following in their elder's footsteps. Two of the daughters of a man who received a life in prison sentence for supposedly plotting against the government, are speaking out for him. They are standing up for their father and for the freedom of their people. How does this translate to the community? Do you find this admirable?

Rice High School, One of Many which are closing.

Article from The New York Times

Child Soldiers, Will there be an end?

Article from HRW on Child Soldiers

There have been bans all around to stop the use of Child Soldiers in countries. Some countries still illegally have children fighting in wars. This is unjust. Will anything finally stop the use of child soldiers? Any ideas that could help stop the use? Alternatives or Compromises?

Check out the Coalition to stop Child Soldiers

Syrians looking for refuge in Turkey

Article From The New York Times

Levis Uses Cotton From Uzbekistan

Through research I have found that Levi & Strauss a huge jean manufacturing company, uses cotton produced through forced child labor in Uzbekistan. The country's cotton industry is known for these acts. How does this change your mind about some of the most used jean company?


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