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Here’s a thought; There is almost an undoubtedle chancethat something you have used today is madefrom the hands of modern-day slaves. Commonly used materials such…View More Who Picked Your Cotton?
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As the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq enters its final stages, the eyes of the world have begun to…View More The Future of Kurdistan: A New Nation or a Failed State?
The value of one bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, recently surpassed six thousand US dollars, a new high, raising the question as to why,…View More Bitcoin: A Better Way to Pay