Cambodia’s aggressive anti-trafficking campaign is designed to rescue and rehabilitate sex workers. But many women say authorities there are actually forcing them into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.
VICE News traveled to Phnom Penh to speak with former and current sex workers, officials, and labor organizers to investigate what is happening to those swept up in the country’s trafficking crackdown.
@tylerl_hoechlin The last few days have been some of the saddest, and most shameful days that I’ve ever witnessed in this country in my lifetime. They’ve also been some of the bravest and proudest. Witnessing the actions and hearing the words of the people who have spoken up and out against the hate and intolerance that some in this country still display, preach, and harbor.
These repulsive groups, the KKK, neo-nazis, white supremacists, teach hate, and spout rhetoric that is beyond closed and small minded. It’s nauseating. My parents always taught us to love and respect every person the same. So clearly, that it is hard to even comprehend that someone could feel this much hate and intolerance for another human being. But this is sadly all too clear.
If anyone has not seen the VICE News @vicenews story about Charlottesville, I urge you to watch it. It brought me to tears to see so graphically and openly this demonstration of hatred. But we must have our eyes open and we must acknowledge what is happening if we are ever going to hope to one day truly overcome this most horrific of diseases, this racism that still lives on. Many have said this, and I’m only going to echo it, hate is taught, and it has to stop. To Heather Heyer’s family, friends, and loved ones, I offer my sincerest condolences. To say the words spoken by Heather’s mother at the memorial were brave and inspiring, would be a severe understatement.
It doesn’t sound like this fossil is going to run for re-election, and there’s no way the city will implement something that so clearly violates the hippocratic oath, but this article is scary because there’s a lot of people in this country who actually think this way deep down. You’d be surprised.
I have more than a few friends who wouldn’t be alive or married or parents of beautiful children if some fuckbucket like this had his way.
There’s a big difference between “tough love” and giving up.
This is a person who doesn’t understand what it means to heal another, and I hope whomever replaces him, does.
VICE News host Thomas Morton swings from the trees with an international team of scientists in Panama that’s found a promising treatment for malaria, Chagas disease and breast cancer in the most unlikely place: The mossy fur of tree sloths. It’s yet another reason to not cut down rainforests. About half of all drugs brought to market from 1997-2006 came from plants, fungi and bacteria discovered by “bio-prospectors” in nature. And we see that sloths are just one of many new and unusual frontiers for this research.
Take a deep breath girl. No ones going to kill you. People were freaking out like crazy when dumpf was elected but absolutely nothing happened. This will all blow over. And don't forget it was a WHITE woman that was killed.
Shut the fuck up. And I mean that quite literally. Shut your fucking mouth. “Absolutely nothing happened.” As if there aren’t fucking Nazi’s waving their flags in public and murdering people right now. Stop talking.
Look at the video of the gang of white men beating Deandre Harris in a parking lot with metal sticks just because he was protesting their Nazi rally. They hated him because he looked like me and he stood up to them so they tried to kill him. https://twitter.com/shaunking/status/897311005419728897
Shut your white, Nazi sympathizing mouth or stop being a coward, come off anon, and show me your face so I can punch it. Those are your only two options right now.
VICE News was with Pussy Riot in Sochi when group of uniformed Cossacks attacked members of the protest group with pepper spray and horse whips. Just moments earlier, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Masha Alyokhina, and a handful of other members headed out of a cafe toward the Sochi seaport, where they prepared to perform. As they were putting on their neon ski masks, about a dozen Cossacks descended on the group, thrashing them with whips, throwing them to the ground and kicking them as police officers stood by. The police allowed the mini-pogrom to continue for about ten minutes.
From the perspective of the private prison industry it doesn’t matter who’s in their prison as long as they have bodies. The handing of prisons over to for-profit companies is a recipe for abuse, neglect and misconduct.