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Storms and fires: Is white monopoly capital really to blame?
Natural disasters aren’t the fault of any one person or population group – and to say that they are is scientifically preposterous and distracts us from learning how to manage them.
People like blaming other people
When disaster strikes, we cast about for someone, rather than something to blame. It’s an understandable reaction: we continually hear via the media of crises…
How Wars and Disasters Fuel Child Labor
Rahimullah, a 15-year-old Afghan boy, told Human Rights Watch last year that he has worked as a brick maker for five years, working from 4:00 a.m. until nightfall.
“My smaller siblings also work,” he said. “When they turn five, they start working… It’s not just one thing we do; there are a lot of things to do in the brick business – go clear the ground, take the shovel, bring the pickaxe, do this thing, bring me the bucket… the point is, everyone works.”
In Afghanistan, years of armed conflict have fueled poverty, and by extension, child labor. At least a quarter of Afghan children aged five to 14 work to support their families – often for long hours
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