by Chris Caliman
Music: Gustavo Santaolalla – Can Light Be Found in the Darkness?
Agbogbloshie is a suburb of Accra, Ghana known as a destination for legal and illegal exportation and environmental dumping of electronic waste (e-waste) from industrialized nations. Often referred to as a "digital dumping ground", millions of tons of e-waste are processed each year in Agbogbloshie
Processing electronic waste presents a serious health threat to workers at Agbogbloshie. The fumes released from the burning of the plastics and metals used in electronics are composed of highly toxic chemicals and carcinogens. Workers often inhale lead, cadmium,dioxins, furans, phthalates and brominated flame retardants.
Exposure to these fumes is especially hazardous to children, as these toxins are known to inhibit the development of the reproductive system, the nervous system and the brain.
This short Mood-Documentary is recutted from the material of the german Documentary "Die Kinder der Toxic City" which i shot this year as a second dop with Jürgen Steiger as the first dop with Christian Bock
-director- in Ghana.
This pictures are all shooted by me…
Here is the link to the original full length German documentary from the ZDF.
Mina Kim, reporter for KQED News and Ryan Gabrielson, senior reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting who led the investigation into this story join host Michael Krasny for this important story.
State regulators have been conducting “cursory and indifferent” investigations of complaints against caregivers for the elderly, disabled and sick, even when those cases involve suspected abuse or suspicious death, according to an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED. Documents obtained by CIR also reveal the California Department of Public Health dismissed nearly 1,000 pending cases of abuse and theft over the past decade, when the state was dealing with a backlog of cases.
On Tuesday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released approximately 1,800 pages of documents that shed light on the constitutionality of the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs. The documents reveal that the NSA had been running an automated “alert list” on selected phone numbers. RT correspondent Ameera David breaks down the latest revelations in this report.
Harris County investigators said Deputy Jimmy Drummond was caught on dash cam video brutalizing a family.
Drummond followed the son home because he said he was speeding. As other family members approached the scene, they were all beaten.
The son’s ribs were broken and his father’s face was bruised. The mother was dragged.
Deputy Drummond was charged with official oppression and is due in court on Friday.