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[31 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Ohio Tackles Sex Trafficking

From WTTE-TV
Ohio panel begins look at human trafficking
July 30, 2009 08:51 EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A special task force has begun its investigation of human trafficking in Ohio that steers child and adult victims into prostitution and forced labor.
Wednesday’s first meeting of the Trafficking in Persons Study Commission came almost seven months after Gov. Ted Strickland signed a law to increase sentences for crimes if human trafficking is involved.
Kathleen Davis, of the Washington-based Polaris Project, gave the panel an estimate that up to 17,500 trafficking victims come through Ohio every …

Environment, Featured »

[31 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Men’s Health on Bottled Water

In their promotion of their “Eat This, Not That” diet, Men’s Health Magazine has a new article titled “The Truth About Bottled Water.” It’s a basic intro to the various issues with bottled water – from heath concerns to environmental issues. Their recommendation is to drink this (tap water) not that (bottled water). Kudos to pop culture for getting the word out about the negatives of buying bottled water.

Featured, slavery »

[7 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Obama in Ghana

Emily George has a great post up at her blog asking what Obama will see on his upcoming trip to Ghana. She writes –
In just a few short days President Obama will be arriving in Ghana to mark his first presidential trip to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is widely known that Mr. Obama has insisted on visiting the slave castles that line the Cape Coast to witness remnants of the horrors from when thousands of African slaves were being sold to Europe and the Americas.

My hope is that …

Featured, Food, Reviews »

[6 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
Movie Review: Food, Inc.

“The industry doesn’t want you to know the truth about what you are eating, because if you knew you might not want to eat it ” – Food, Inc.
I recently headed out to a sold-out showing of the documentary Food, Inc. at Austin’s own Alamo Drafthouse. Generally, getting dinner and drinks along with my movie is my favorite “night out” activity, but in watching a film which critically examines our industrial food system, it was a bit strange. Granted, all around me I heard orders for veggie …