Amazon’s warehouse has brutal working conditions; women are beginning to take over the workforce; meanwhile, a website and app have been developed to tell you how many slaves are working for you. These discoveries and more below.
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Why Israel’s Netanyahu Is on a Roll
Even before President Barack Obama delivered a speech bidding the leaders gathered at the U.N. General Assembly to see the world through Israeli eyes, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in excellent spirits.
How Many Slaves Are Working For You?
A new website and mobile app looks at your purchases and determines the amount of forced labor that’s gone into everything you own. The number may surprise you.
“Fight Club” for young children in U.K.
Footage of two slender boys wrestling in a cage in front of a cheering crowd in a British social club drew harsh condemnation Thursday from government officials and children’s advocates who blasted the match as barbaric.
Starbucks ejects singing barista
Christopher Cristwell, the shirtless Starbucks barista who sings about his disgruntled co-workers and mocks fussy customers on YouTube, was fired in the middle of his shift Tuesday afternoon in Chowchilla, Calif.