Prescription Drug Abuse in the United States

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United States consume approximately 80% of the world’s entire supply of prescription pain relief pills, a total of over 110 tons of opiates (Daily Mail 2012). Despite the dangers of illegal drugs, prescription drugs cause 14,800 US deaths every year

A Global Arms Trade Treaty

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Negotiations for an international Arms Trade Treaty will be taking place in New York this July at a United Nations conference. These negotiations are a product of six years of lobbying by governments, arms companies, and aid agencies. One can

Former Liberian President Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

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Former Liberian President Taylor has been sentenced by the international court in The Hague, Netherlands to 50 years in prison after being convicted of 11 counts of aiding and abetting the rebel campaign in Sierra Leone. As President Judge Richard Lussick

Narco Submarines

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As the drug war ensues and threatens borders worldwide, traffickers must turn to new and innovative methods to deliver their product to their buyers. The rise of narco submarines (submarines which are used for the sole purpose of trafficking drugs)

UK Taxes Being Used to Build Dictator Arsenals

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Members of Parliament have called into question Britain’s arms industry and other companies to explain why taxpayer funds have been used to help dictators build their arsenals worldwide. The Members of Parliament have launched an official inquiry where they plan

Former Liberian President Convicted of Slavery

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor as he waits for the verdict in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, April 26, 2012. (Pool,AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

On April 27, 2012, former Liberian president Charles Taylor was convicted of “aiding and abetting” crimes against humanity including murder, rape, and slavery while assisting the rebel movement in Sierra Leone during the country’s brutal civil war. This verdict signals

Brazil’s Border Problem

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Brazil is the largest country in South America with a border that totals 10,000 miles. The country is located next to the world’s three primary cocaine producers – Columbia, Bolivia, and Peru – which has surely influenced Brazil in becoming

Prostitution Online – Human Trafficking in the US

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I can’t begin to keep track of how many times I have overheard people dismiss sex trafficking as something that happens in other countries such as Thailand or India. Of course it is considered to be an issue everyone should

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Major League Baseball Taking Steps to End Child Slavery

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Those good ol’ baseball games will carry more weight than simply fulfilling childhood dreams and beating a rival team this season. A group of Major League Baseball players have pledged to donate money for every on-field achievement to the Free2Play

Sex Trafficking and the 2012 Olympics

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Many debate whether major sporting events such as the Superbowl, World Cup, and Olympics increase the rate of sex trafficking in the cities they are hosted in. It is logical to assume that the increase in visitors and workers that