What's going on in the world today? Are Americans being told the full story? In this amazing book you'll learn hard facts that will open your eyes and minds to a very different world than the one we've been sold by the media: There are 27 million slaves in the world today; More people can identify the golden arches of McDonald's than the Christian cross; 81% of the world's executions in 2002 took place in just three countries: China, Iran and the USA; People in industrialized countries eat between 13 and 15 pounds of food additives every year; Nearly half of Americans believe aliens have landed on Earth; Black men born in the US today stand a one in three chance of going to jail; Landmines kill or maim at least one person every hour; Every week, an average of 88 children are expelled from American schools for bringing a gun to class; America spends $10 billion on pornography every year - the same amount it spends on foreign aid; Children living in poverty are three times more likely to suffer a mental illness than children from wealthy families; These are just a few of the shocking, sickening and sordid facts about our world today. In this powerful book the BBC's Jessica Williams presents us with crucial information that is often missed, glossed over or hidden by the government and the media. 50 Facts That Should Change The World just might be the most important book you read this year. Every issue is simply presented with explanation and analysis backed by thorough references. Book jacket.Pejo, Robert is the author of '50 Facts That Should Change The World', published 2004 under ISBN 9780972952965 and ISBN 0972952969.