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Anai Rhoads is a Human Rights journalist originally from Athens, Greece. Her work has been featured on several web-based newspapers and media outlets, which include ZMagazine, InfoShop.com, and Media Monitors. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief for AnaiRhoads.org.
(1 comments) Wednesday, May 2, 2007 Anorexia May Strike Twice
Anorexia nervosa is a chronic eating disorder, that if left untreated, often leads to death. The disorder affects more women than men. While many believe it strikes adolescents more than any other age group, anorexia has been known to claim lives of any age.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 The Battle Against the Egg Industry
Hens are typically forced to moult to increase egg production. This process involves starving the chickens of natural daylight, restriction food and water. Aside from the obvious sanitary issues, this "forced moulting" has been shown to increase our risk of contracting salmonella poisoning from the eggs and hens themselves.
Sunday, April 15, 2007 New IEO Report Slams IMF Practices
An incommodious report was released Friday by the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) that elucidates restrictive spending of annual aid on behalf of the 29 Sub-Saharan African countries.
Sunday, April 15, 2007 Pediatrician's Battle The Unnecessary Evil - Vaccine Makers
Pediatricians across the country are dealing with depreciated incentives to vaccinate children, and in addition, the doctors are being forced to pay out more as a result of the price gouge on several popular vaccines.
(1 comments) Friday, April 13, 2007 Countries Urge The United Nations to Fight Genocide
"There seems to be a world-wide consensus that the United Nation
Security Council has a responsibility to act to protect populations against genocide," said Steven Kull, editor of WorldPublicOpinion.org.
Friday, April 13, 2007 Massive Honey Bee Wane Threatens World Crops
Albert Einstein once forecasted, "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left." A dire comment that is prognosticating in our present day.
(3 comments) Tuesday, December 26, 2006 Racial and Religious Profiling Background and Statistics
Profiling is not something that sprung up after 911, dedicated to "protect" us. It violates civil liberties and generalises by appearance. This method has now increased in intensity, expanding its scope into religion and origin.
(1 comments) Friday, December 15, 2006 Food Not Bombs Heads to Nigeria
Many groups and organisations have come through Nigeria offering help, but none have made such a personal and useful impact as much as Food Not Bombs. While most offer a somewhat impersonal approach, Food Not Bombs stands with the people.
Friday, December 15, 2006 Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue
Highly trained medical specialists, including physicians, nurses, and biomedical laboratory technicians were fired due to their sexual preferences. The military's policy has alienated skilled medical staff - in a time where they are most needed.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 Soldiers Lose The War For Their Freedom of Speech
The Pentagon is concerned that milblogs may have a negative impact on how Americans see the military and how the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are being serviced. Others in the military believe the blogs may serve as notification for insurgents to view and subsequently act on.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 Northern Uganda Death Rate Rivals Iraq's
The rate of death among children under the age of 5 is a stupefying 41 percent. The report also estimates that 1,000 babies have been born to young girls and women captured by the rebel army.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 Female Genital Mutilation On The Rise
FGM/C has been done on young girls for generations. Some cultures believe by removing a girl's sexuality, they are improving her appearance, making her "honourable", and ensuring certain monogamy after marriage. Ironically, some young women have become infertile as result.
(1 comments) Thursday, December 14, 2006 EPIC Reveals Connection Between FBI and ISPs
The web sites you visit, the e-mail you send and receive (including all content, mail server information, DNS verification found in full headers, and addresses), the messenger you use to chat to friends and relatives, the music you download, and even the traffic to your own web site can be easily monitored.
(2 comments) Sunday, December 10, 2006 Undocumented Worker Used As Slave In WI Home For 19 Years
According to court documents, the woman was forced to hide in her basement bedroom when guests were visiting the home and she was not permitted to socialise with anyone apart from the immediate family members. Contact with the outside world was severely restricted and all of her out-of-home errands were always supervised by the couple as they tagged along.