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Harvest Of Shame: America’s Poisoned Children Need A Hashtag

More than 50 years ago, CBS correspondent Edward R. Murrow revealed to America the awful conditions suffered by migrant farm laborers in Harvest of Shame, an angry documentary that would become a classic. While conditions have improved for some of the families whose work provides our cornucopia of affordable food, there remains a special group of […]

May 16, 2014

Boko Haram Says It Is Willing To Negotiate Release Of Nigerian Girls

By Kristin Palitza CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The Islamist extremist sect Boko Haram said Monday that it is willing to negotiate with Nigeria’s government over the release of more than 200 schoolgirls it abducted four weeks ago. The group released a video demanding the release of all imprisoned insurgents in Nigeria in exchange for […]

May 12, 2014

New Boko Haram Video Claims To Show Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

Lagos (AFP) – Boko Haram’s leader said in a new video obtained by AFP on Monday that more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls would only be released if the government freed militant fighters from custody. Abubakar Shekau made the claim in a 27-minute video, which he claimed showed about 130 of the girls who were […]

May 12, 2014

Nigerian Police Offer $300,000 To Recover 276 Missing Girls

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Nigerian police offered a $300,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the rescue of about 276 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist militants in northern Nigeria. The militants, members of the violent group Boko Haram, have threatened to sell the girls into slavery. The reward is a […]

May 7, 2014