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The ICT Industry Must Do More to Stop Forced Labor

KnowtheChain evaluated 20 global information and communications technology (ICT) companies, including Apple and HP, based on their efforts to mitigate forced labor in their supply chains. The labor-rights group found both good and bad news.

Why Obama’s Meeting With the Dalai Lama Was So Controversial

Normally, a meeting between a sitting American president and a widely-respected Nobel Peace Laureate would be cause for celebration. But last week’s meeting between President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, resulted in angry recriminations from China. Here’s why the meeting was so controversial.

NAACP: The Black Vote Is Still Threatened

Van Jones predicted that black voter turnout could well determine the next president. And according to the NAACP, that weighty percentage is being diminished by discriminatory policies at the state level. What impact will it have on the November election?

Creative Solutions to Laos’ Ongoing Problem with Conflict Weapons

Bombs were dropped on Laos every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years. Over a quarter of these bombs failed to detonate and remain underground, limiting the country’s ability to grow food, build roads and expand its economy. As international funding sputters out, innovative solutions — from both social enterprises and NGOs — are emerging to address this dark legacy.