Source: Universal Justice – YouTube I am a human rights and consumer protection advocate and lawyer waging a legal campaign against the world’s largest companies who profit from the exploitation of consumers, slave labor, and human trafficking in their supply chaIn in connection with the products they manufacture and sell. We identify and advocate against … More Universal Justice – YouTube
Judges uphold building the worldwide social cost of carbon into new regulations. Source: A Court Ruling That Could Save the Planet The social cost of carbon is meant to capture the economic damage of a ton of carbon emissions. The assumptions that go into the analysis, and the resulting number, matter a lot, because they … More A Court Ruling That Could Save the Planet
Source: For-Profit Education Has Been Rotten From the Start. Trump U Is Just the Latest Example. Some of the early for-profit founders were thinking in an altruistic way. Ben Franklin, for instance, said “We need to be done with traditional colleges and universities, because I want to be able to learn basket-weaving if I want … More For-Profit Education: Rotten From the Start?
Source: OPED: Chocolate industry still tied to child slave labor NICOLE WATT, New York Dispatch Guest-Column: “In the slavery novel, The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd writes ‘There’s a frightful muteness that dwells at the center of all unspeakable things…’ I don’t know what I find more disheartening: the silence of a large corporation … More The chocolate supply chain is tied to human trafficking and child slave labor, and Big Chocolate tolerates it, indeed profits from it.
Source: Twist: DeVry Goes to Court To Stop Students From Bringing Arbitration For-profit DeVry, which announced last month that it was dropping mandatory arbitration clauses, reached out to David Halperin and answered these questions: “Has committed to “eliminate the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in its students’ enrollment agreements.” Will mandatory arbitration also be removed … More DeVry Goes to Court Try to Stop Class Action Arbitration; Heads DeVry University Wins, Tails DeVry Students Lose?
Source: Boycotts could stop slave labor Recently, a group of human rights activists in Uzbekistan filed a complaint against the International Finance Corp., the World Bank’s private lending arm, seeking investigation into a $40-million loan to an Asian-based multinational operating in Uzbekistan. Cocoa and chocolate candy bars, coffee, tea, bananas, rice, fish, tomatoes, sugar, electronic … More Can a boycott stop goods from being made slave labor?
The government has struggled to get the word out to former students whose federal loans can be written off. Source: Tens Of Thousands Of People Can Cancel Their Student Loans, But Don’t Know It Along with chasing down loan payments, it’s the job of federal loan servicers to inform people of their repayment options — … More You May Be Eligible to Cancel Your Student Loans, But Watch Out for Scams
Source: Human trafficking on group’s radar “The cocoa industry is a $100-billion industry, with over two million children working as labourers or slaves,” Maleyev says. “Due to growing poverty, child labour is up 20 per cent in the last few years, as families are desperate to make money and are sending their children to work … More Put Human Trafficking on Your Radar