Selling human capital
On February 24, Ukrainian authorities made an alarming discovery: bones and other human tissues crammed into coolers in a grimy white minibus.
Investigators grew even more intrigued when they found, amid the body parts, envelopes stuffed with cash and autopsy results written in English.
What the security service had disrupted was not the work of a serial killer but part of an international pipeline of ingredients for medical and dental products that are routinely implanted into people around the world.
The seized documents suggested that the remains of dead Ukrainians were destined for a factory in Germany belonging to the subsidiary of a US medical products company, Florida-based RTI Biologics.
RTI is one of a growing industry of companies that make profits by turning mortal remains into everything from dental implants to bladder slings to wrinkle cures. The industry has flourished even as its practices have roused concerns about how tissues are obtained and how well grieving families and transplant patients are informed about the realities and risks of the business.
Source: The Truthseeker
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Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2002]
First, I want to thank the organizers of the WSF for having me here to give a personal testimony, and for conceiving and organizing this ...ty, diversity, and self-management are coming to the USA and that the World Social Forum and all our movements and efforts need to be part of a massive entwined process that will make it so.
We need only commit ourselves, and seek the best of ourselves -- and it will happen.
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> >what his father did for a living. 'My Daddy,' he said, 'pretends to
> >people.' There have been quite a few of them. Prophets from the Old
> >New Testaments, a couple of Christian saints, generals of various
> >nationalities and different centuries, sever...nce's of history that freed
> >exiles, founded religions, defeated tyrants, and yes, in the hands
> >aroused rabble in arms and a few great men, by God's grace, built
> >If Dr. King were here, I think he would agree. Thank you.
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