Above Working Class

Working class

A social group that consists of people who earn little money, often being paid only for the hours or days that they work, and who usually do physical work:

The working class usually react/reacts in a predictable way to government policies.

Cambridge Dictionary

Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market – full documentary – BBC News Arabic | BBC Africa Eye

4 nov. 2019

BBC News Arabic’s undercover investigation exposes the people in Kuwait breaking local and international laws on modern slavery, including a woman offering a child for sale. At the centre of this powerful investigative film is Fatou, a 16 year old in Kuwait City who has been there for nine months. We follow her rescue and journey back home to Guinea, West Africa and ask: what’s being done to control the apps promoted on Google, Apple and Facebook-owned Instagram?
 
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Through the Eyes of Refugee Children #360YouTube | Save the Children

18 nov. 2015

Think you know what it’s like to be a child refugee? Save the Children and RYOT.org give you a glimpse of the European refugee crisis through the eyes of the children caught in the middle.
 

360 Video: “We Had to Leave,” A Refugee Story from Greece

5 feb. 2016

Drag your mouse in any direction to get a 360-degree perspective of Moira camp in Lesbos, Greece. One refugee at the camp explains why he and his family left war-torn Afghanistan, boarded a dangerously overcrowded boat, and set off into rough winter waters to try to reach “a more developed country”. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in Lesbos to help boats in trouble safely reach shore, and to provide medical assistance.
 

1 Why food won’t solve the problem of hunger | Nick Saul | TEDxToronto

13 dec. 2016

On October 27, 2016, some of Toronto’s greatest thinkers and change-makers joined together onstage at TEDxToronto to deliver powerful talks and performances that embodied our theme, Symbols + Signals.

Born in Tanzania and raised in Canada, Nick Saul is President and CEO of Community Food Centres Canada, a national organization that builds and supports vibrant, food-focused community centres in low-income neighbourhoods. These centres are based on the idea that good food is a powerful force for greater health, equity and social change.

He is a recipient of the prestigious Jane Jacobs Prize, as well as an honorary doctorate from Ryerson University. A long-time community organizer, Nick speaks regularly on issues of justice and the Community Food Centre model of food access, health and community building.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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2 Beating Global Hunger – Think Less, Do More | Neel Ghose | TEDxGateway

20 apr. 2017

Did you know that 40% of the food produced in India is wasted and thrown away? Neel Ghose shows how the problem has never been the lack of food – but the access to food. 
 
Neel is the founder of the Robin Hood Army. Being a finance student and having worked in a New York based hedge fund (D.E. Shaw), Neel looked set for a career in finance – only to realise that he found excel sheets and financial analysis exceptionally boring. This led him to the world of food and startups, and he joined a small passionate team that believed in building a world-class product. Neel is a bit of a nomad and has lived in 8 cities across 5 countries in the last couple of years, setting up operations of the startup Zomato, worldwide. In his free time, along with his friend Anand, Neel has set up the Robin Hood Army – a volunteer based organisation which collects excess food from restaurants and distributes it to the less fortunate. In a little over two years, the RHA has served over 1.5 million people through over 8000 Robins across 12 countries. He likes to believe that the RHA is just ‘1% Done’. 
 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
 

3 Building the Robin Hood Army | Neel Ghose | TEDxYouth@CAJCS

25 sep. 2017

Neel Ghose is currently a student of the Harvard Business School, and the founder of the Robin Hood Army. Before getting back into academics, Neel was the Vice President of International Operations of the startup, Zomato. He is a bit of a nomad and has lived in 8 cities across 5 countries, setting up the operations of Zomato and the Robin Hood Army, worldwide.

In his free time, along with his friend Anand, Neel has set up the Robin Hood Army (RHA) – a volunteer-based organisation which collects excess food from restaurants and distributes it to the less fortunate. In three years, the RHA has served food to over 2 million people through a network of 10,000 volunteers across 41 cities. He likes to believe that the RHA is just ‘1% Done’. Neel Ghose is currently a student of the Harvard Business School, and the founder of the Robin Hood Army. Before getting back into academics, Neel was the Vice President of International Operations of the startup, Zomato. He is a bit of a nomad and has lived in 8 cities across 5 countries, setting up the operations of Zomato and the Robin Hood Army, worldwide.

In his free time, along with his friend Anand, Neel has set up the Robin Hood Army (RHA) – a volunteer based organisation which collects excess food from restaurants and distributes it to the less fortunate. In three years, the RHA has served food to over 2 million people through a network of 10,000 volunteers across 41 cities. He likes to believe that the RHA is just ‘1% Done’. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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4 Being a Robin | Aarushi Batra | TEDxGLIMGurgaon

30 mrt. 2018

Aarushi Batra, Co-Founder of the organisation – Robin Hood Army talks about what it’s like to be a Robin. Robin Hood Army is an organisation that works to eliminate global hunger and food wastage by distributing surplus food from restaurants, weddings, parties to the folks out on the streets. Aarushi Batra is currently the Executive Director for business development and Controlling at SPM Autocomp Systems Pvt Ltd. She co-founded Robin Hood Army, a fast growing volunteer based organization that focuses on providing excess food from restaurants to the less fortunate. She is an integral part of the social media and international operations for RHA responsible for setting up several organizational chapters across the country. She has prior experience of working with organizations such as Citifinancial and PwC India. Aarushi is an MSc graduate from the prestigious London School of Economics. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
 

 

25 Sobering Statistics On Global Poverty That Might Upset You

24 dec. 2013


Everyone knows there is poverty in the world. But what exactly does that mean? These are 25 sobering statistics on global poverty that might upset you.

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At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 per day

To put things into perspective, the top 20% of the world’s population accounts for three quarters of the world’s income

Half of the world’s population accounts for only 5% of the world’s income

According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die every day due to poverty

Nearly one third of children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted

Last year, about 70 million children of primary school age were not in school

Nearly a billion people celebrated the coming of the 21st century without being able to read a book or sign their name

Preventable diseases like Malaria afflict nearly 500 million people every year

Africa alone accounts for roughly 1 million deaths due to Malaria annually. Most of them are children

Speaking of children, there are 2.2 billion children in the world.

Half of them live in extreme poverty

Over 1 billion people have inadequate access to water and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation. Many times this means no separation of drinking water and toilet water.

That is why 1.8 million children die every year of diarrhoea

Approximately half of the world’s population now lives in cities and about one third of those in the cities live in slum conditions

In fact, slum growth is outpacing urban growth by a frighteningly large margin

One quarter of humanity lives without electricity

The 7 richest people in the world make more than the poorest 41 countries combined (roughly 567 million people)

.14% of the world population own over 80% of the world’s private financial wealth. The vast majority of that wealth has managed to avoid all income and estate taxes, either by the countries where it has been invested or where it comes from.

For every $1 in aid that a developing country receives, over $25 is spent on debt repayment.

The poorer the country, the more likely it is that the debt repayments are being extracted directly from the people who neither contracted the loans nor received any money

In 1998 $8 billion dollars was spent on cosmetics in the United States, $11 billion was spent on ice cream in the European Union, $17 billion was spent on pet food in Europe and the US, $100 billion was spent on alcohol in Europe, $400 billion was spent on narcotics globally, and $780 billion was spent on militaries around the world.

In the same year $6 billion was spent on achieving basic education for all, $9 billion was spent on basic water and sanitation for all, and $13 billion was spent on basic health and nutrition for all

If you are reading this list then you are in the top 30% of the world’s population when it comes to poverty and wealth

With new technologies we now grow enough food to feed 10 billion people or 1.5 times the world population. The problem is that most of the world can’t afford to buy that food.

If the world spent less than 1% of what it spends on weapons all the previously mentioned issues would be fixed

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26 Officer Stolen Goods

12 apr. 2011

 
A police officer stops people in the street and offers them some of the goods he stole from thieves.
 
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