Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Bid Has Led to Possible Corruption and Modern Slavery

*Originally published on RYOT.org on November 1st, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has had its fair share of controversy since it was awarded to the emirate in 2010.  First, it was the weather. Typically, the FIFA World Cup is played in the summer when players are free from their … Continue reading Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Bid Has Led to Possible Corruption and Modern Slavery

Indonesia’s Fight Against Modern Day Slavery

*Originally published on RYOT.org on August 18th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* After a week-long pursuit, an Indonesian naval ship finally seized the vessel Silver Sea 2 on August 13, according to The Diplomat, for allegedly carrying modern-day slaves.  Colonel Sujatmiko of the Indonesian Navy confirmed to the Associate Press that its navy captured the massive Thai cargo ship and brought it … Continue reading Indonesia’s Fight Against Modern Day Slavery

The UK is Investigating a Rumored Pedophile Ring That Went to the Very Top of its Government

*Originally published on RYOT.org on August 6th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath has been named a suspect in an ongoing pedophilia case. In 1950, Heath became a member of Parliament until 1970 when he became PM. Now, a decade after his death, Heath is being investigated for pedophilia. Heath … Continue reading The UK is Investigating a Rumored Pedophile Ring That Went to the Very Top of its Government

An Indian farmer shows his few surviving plants in a parched paddy in Ranbir Singh Pura, near Jammu, in August 2012. (Photo: AP)

Over 40% of the World’s Adults Have Never Heard of Climate Change…Wait What?

*Originally published on RYOT.org on July 29th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* According to the new study, published in Nature Climate Change, at least 40% of the world’s adults has never heard of climate change. This finding really highlights the deep seeded irony of climate change. While first world countries like the United States and most of Western … Continue reading Over 40% of the World’s Adults Have Never Heard of Climate Change…Wait What?

Cholera and Conflict: South Sudan Seeing Huge Cholera Outbreaks Amidst Violence in Region

*Originally published on RYOT.org on July 22nd, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* South Sudan is facing a cholera outbreak…again. Last year, at least 167 South Sudanese people died from the disease and so far about 39 have passed since June and have had over 1,200 cases of cholera, according to the World Health Organization. The majority of these … Continue reading Cholera and Conflict: South Sudan Seeing Huge Cholera Outbreaks Amidst Violence in Region