German Law Protecting Prostitutes Produces “No Measurable Improvement” – Report – Sputnik International
The legislation defending sex workers rights, also known as the “prostitution law” (“Prostitutionsgesetz”) came into force back in 2002, allowing sex workers to register for state-run health insurance, pensions and unemployment benefits, aiming to improve workers’ social and legal situation. Another prostitution law was enacted by Germany in 2017 calling for prostitutes to register with their local authorities and undergo regular health checkups.
South Africa’s Gold Mines: Radiation Sickness and Lead and Arsenic Poisoning | The Most Revolutionary Act
This documentary exposes the high level of uranium and heavy metal contamination in South African townships adjacent to giant gold mining slag heaps. South Africa’s mountains of toxic waste have been building up for decades – their gold mines produced 2.7 tons of toxic slag in 2017 alone.
Still largely white-owned, the country’s gold mines produce only 5 grams of gold for every ton of ore they process. They leave behind untreated slag with large quantities of iron, manganese, nickel, arsenic, lead, cobalt and uranium.
What’s most worrisome, of course, is the 600,000 tons of uranium contained in toxic dunes surrounding Johannesburg. This results in local radiation counts as high as those of the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine.
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