Fast food giants McDonald’s and KFC have apologized to Chinese customers for using expired meat from a local supplier in China. Now Starbucks and Burger King have also been engulfed in the mess. The revelation was made in a local Chinese TV investigation. Food safety is a big concern in China after a 2008 milk scandal which led to the death of six kids and made thousands sick.
Latest news in Iceland’s unpronounceable volcanoes: Bárðarbunga looks like it might erupt any day now. Over 2,600 earthquakes have been observed under the surface, indicting instability and a likely eruption. The Icelandic Civil Protection Authority called for an evacuation of the surrounding areas. All the roads nearby have been closed.
By the end of this year, between 60,000 and 90,000 Central American children will be at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of them seeking asylum. These child migrants have sparked pro- and anti-immigration protests around the country. So what obligations does the U.S. have toward them? Dr. Barbara Harrell-Bond, OBE, a foremost name in global refugee movements and rights and the founder of the co-founder of Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Center, talks to AJ+.
From clashes across the Philippines to the fight for higher wages in Chicago, AJ+ highlights global acts of civil disobedience that you might have missed this week from locations including Sao Paulo Brazil, and Tel Aviv Israel.
http://www.democracynow.org – New details have emerged about the FBI’s efforts to turn Muslim Americans living abroad into government informants. An exposé in Mother Jones magazine chronicles the story of an American named named Naji Mansour who was living in Kenya. After he refused to become an informant he saw his life, and his family’s life, turned upside down. He was detained, repeatedly interrogated and ultimately forced into exile in Sudan, unable to see his children for years. Mansour began recording his conversations with the FBI. During one call, an agent informs Mansour that he might get “hit by a car.” Mansour’s story is the focus of a new piece in Mother Jones titled, “This American Refused to Become an FBI Informant. Then the Government Made His Family’s Life Hell.” We speak with Naji Mansour in Sudan and Nick Baumann, who investigated the story for Mother Jones.
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