The lives of French cartoonists worth more than those of African villagers, agree world’s media

By Eoin Molloy

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Speaking at the annual ‘Parity and Equality in News International Summit’ in Brussels yesterday afternoon, media conglomerate and all-round sweetie, Goobert Sherlock, decreed that the lives of French cartoonists are to henceforth be worth more than those of African villagers at a ratio of roughly 200:1, insofar as media coverage is concerned.

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Stop worrying about Ebola

By Eoin Molloy

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Thomas Eric Duncan lost his struggle with Ebola on October 8 at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. This was the first fatality on US soil, and since his death, the world has gone Ebola-crazy. The virus has been around since 1976. Outbreaks have traditionally been confined to remote and isolated villages in tropical areas of West Africa. Ebola is thought to have originated from animals like chimpanzees, antelopes, porcupines and bats. The bushmeat of these animals is a prized delicacy in West Africa but it can also be a source of Ebola.

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‘Giving America a Raise’: Senate blocks Obama’s wage-raise proposals

By Eoin Molloy

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When speaking at a Laborfest conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the 1 of September this year, President Barack Obama used his speech to make a renewed push for an increase in the federal minimum wage. It was the first time the President had visited this event since his first address here on the campaign trail back in the heady ‘Yes We Can’ days of 2008.

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