The Guardian

0 The human cost of Qatar’s migrant policies

Doha Construction Site Revelations of the mistreatment of migrants working on the World Cup sites in Qatar continue to bring forward a larger problem in the Middle Eastern nation. The AFP revealed on Monday that more than 450 Indian migrants have died while working in Qatar over the past two…

10 Three reasons why CIA faked vaccines may cause contagion of damage

New Action Thriller: From UNICEF with Love?Flickr, johanoomen Now that the CIA has acknowledged running a deceptive, if not totally fake, vaccination program in Pakistan as part of the effort months ago to hunt down Osama bin Laden, here are three reasons why this episode is prompting an angry response…

0 TOMS Shoe flap update 2: Weird placement of news and advertising

In the midst of a raging blogosphere debate regarding the wisdom and worth of TOMS “One Day Without Shoes” campaign, I noticed this odd juxtaposition of news and advertising at The Guardian: TOMS Shoes advertising is literally wrapped around a column by Rick Rowden arguing that “It’s Time for a…

3 Gates Foundation responds re Monsanto investments

Flickr, by sarniebill1 The Guardian recently published a post on its new online Global Development site (funded by the Gates Foundation) in which their environmental writer demanded that the Seattle mega-philanthropy explain why it had recently upped its investments in Monsanto. Monsanto is big on genetically modified seeds and crops.…

4 Gates Foundation Funds Media Coverage of Itself

Okay, this could be a little awkward. But it’s not the first time we’ve seen this kind of arrangement; nor will it be the last. The Guardian newspaper in Britain announced today it has launched a new Global Development section on its website, partly funded by the Bill & Melinda…