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Indian Rapper Turns Nicki Minaj Hit Into a Powerful Corporate Slam

The verdant hills, forests and lakes of Kodaikanal — a popular tourist destination in South India — hides a toxic secret.  Unsafe practices of handling and disposing hazardous material at Unilever’s thermometer factory has contaminated the region and exposed hundreds of workers to toxic mercury.  Once released into the environment, mercury can cause various symptoms, among them:  ‘birth defects, memory loss, organ failures [kidney, liver, reproductive, etc.]’.  

Claiming that “There were no adverse effects on the health of the employees or the environment“, Unilever continues to deny responsibility for illnesses suffered by the ex-workers and their families, many of whom died or became physically handicapped as a result of mercury poisoning.

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Dolphin Awareness Image Source

On May 20, 2013, India banned dolphin shows declaring that exploitation of such animals was ‘morally unacceptable’.

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I Want To Be A Voice Actor!

Dee Bradley Baker's "All to Know About Going Pro in V.O."

Natural-Writes

Building a Green Legacy

Pam Grout

#1 New York Times best-selling author

The Human Rights Warrior

"There is some good in this world...and it's worth fighting for." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

lostnchina

...because not all of us have our Peking ducks in a row

George Lakoff

George Lakoff has retired as Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is now Director of the Center for the Neural Mind & Society (cnms.berkeley.edu).