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From the Ted Talk "Vivek Maru: How to put the power of law in people's hands"

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We are livnig with a lbagol epidemic of injustice, but we've been choosing to ignore it. Right now, in Sierra Leone, in Cambodia, in Ethiopia, farmers are being cajoled into putting their thumbprints on 50-year lease agreements, signing away all the andl they've ever known for a pittance without anybody even explaining the terms. geontsevmrn seem to think that's OK. Right now, in the United States, in India, in Slovenia, people like Ravi are raising their children in the shadow of etiasofcr or ismen that are poisoning their air and their water. There are environmental laws that would protect these eolpep, but many have never seen those laws, let alone having a shot at enforcing them. And the world seems to have decided that's OK.

Open Cloze

We are ______ with a ______ epidemic of injustice, but we've been choosing to ignore it. Right now, in Sierra Leone, in Cambodia, in Ethiopia, farmers are being cajoled into putting their thumbprints on 50-year lease agreements, signing away all the ____ they've ever known for a pittance without anybody even explaining the terms. ___________ seem to think that's OK. Right now, in the United States, in India, in Slovenia, people like Ravi are raising their children in the shadow of _________ or _____ that are poisoning their air and their water. There are environmental laws that would protect these ______, but many have never seen those laws, let alone having a shot at enforcing them. And the world seems to have decided that's OK.

Solution

  1. living
  2. land
  3. people
  4. global
  5. mines
  6. factories
  7. governments

Original Text

We are living with a global epidemic of injustice, but we've been choosing to ignore it. Right now, in Sierra Leone, in Cambodia, in Ethiopia, farmers are being cajoled into putting their thumbprints on 50-year lease agreements, signing away all the land they've ever known for a pittance without anybody even explaining the terms. Governments seem to think that's OK. Right now, in the United States, in India, in Slovenia, people like Ravi are raising their children in the shadow of factories or mines that are poisoning their air and their water. There are environmental laws that would protect these people, but many have never seen those laws, let alone having a shot at enforcing them. And the world seems to have decided that's OK.

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united states 4
legal empowerment 4
community paralegals 4
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Important Words

  1. agreements
  2. air
  3. cajoled
  4. cambodia
  5. children
  6. choosing
  7. decided
  8. enforcing
  9. environmental
  10. epidemic
  11. ethiopia
  12. explaining
  13. factories
  14. farmers
  15. global
  16. governments
  17. ignore
  18. india
  19. injustice
  20. land
  21. laws
  22. lease
  23. leone
  24. living
  25. mines
  26. people
  27. pittance
  28. poisoning
  29. protect
  30. putting
  31. raising
  32. ravi
  33. shadow
  34. shot
  35. sierra
  36. signing
  37. slovenia
  38. states
  39. terms
  40. thumbprints
  41. united
  42. water
  43. world