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More Than Half Of All Syrian Citizens Have Been Forced Out Of Their Homes
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, Refugees&Relief, Syria, children, war, violence, society, news )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
The United Nations announced on Friday that more than have of all citizens in Syria have had to flee their home during the three year-long civil war with the result being a record three million Syrians housed as refugees around the region.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Small Island States From Rising Sea Levels - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: climate-change, ecosystems, environment, protection, world, oceans, politics )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - forcechange.com
Small island states (Sids) face a greater threat from rising sea levels, as the populace needs to be evacuated to the mainland and the biodiversity of the land will be completely lost if the ocean swallows up these islands
Australia to Scrap Plan for Dumping Near Great Barrier Reef
Environment  (tags: Great BarrierReef, environment, conservation, ecosystems, destruction, energy, government, GoodNews, wildlife, world, protection, pollution, oceans, nature, politics, humans, habitat )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - reuters.com
Australia will abandon plans to dump 3 million cubic meters of dredged sand into the Great Barrier Reef area in its effort to create the world's biggest coal port, the Australian Financial Review reported on Tuesday.
Texas and Louisiana Abortion Laws Blocked, But Are Clinics Disappearing?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, news, usa, abortion politics, clinics, acccess to abortion services )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - csmonitor.com
Two federal court decisions in Texas and Louisiana have delayed the closure of many abortion clinics. But nationwide, the number of clinics is shrinking.
Florida's Sugar Barons Grow Fat on Subsidies, Diabetes and Everglades Destruction
Environment  (tags: BigSugar, bad business, politics, environment, destruction, ecosystems, healthconditions, water, humans, government )

Cal
- 13 hours ago - theecologist.org
Big Sugar is the new Big Tobacco, writes Alan Farago - lethal to human health, wreaking environmental devastation, gouging huge public subsidie
Ukraine Warns of Europe's Worst Conflict Since World War II
World  (tags: world, politics, war, ukraine, russia )

Cal
- 13 hours ago - finance.yahoo.com
Ukraine warned of an escalating conflict in its easternmost regions as a rebel leader said talks this week may include negotiations for a truce.
Jordan's LGBT Community Fears Greater Intolerance
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, gayrights, Jordan, safety, politics, law, government, ethics, culture, freedoms, rights )

Cal
- 15 hours ago - ipsnews.net
As the region is rocked by violence against a backdrop of the rise of radical groups, Jordan's lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community fears that new instability in the Hashemite kingdom could lead to increased intolerance towards the commun
ACTIVISM: 4 Reasons Water Advocates Should Join the People's Climate March Sept. 21
Environment  (tags: activism, activists, march on September 21, wildlife, protection, water, ecosystems, environment, conservation, destruction, habitat, habitatdestruction, politics, humans )

Cal
- 17 hours ago - ecowatch.com
The future of the rivers of America is directly tied to our ability to control climate change.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Dole: Speak Out for Human Rights Defender Andy Hall
World  (tags: world, society, politics, humanrights, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', government, HumanRights, news )

Cal
- 20 hours ago - action.sumofus.org
Andy was brave enough to take on Natural Fruit Ltd, one of the biggest pineapple producers and exporters in Thailand, and reveal the company's abuse of migrant workers. But now Natural Fruit Ltd. is striking back -- hard
Pennsylvania Finally Reveals 243 Cases Of Drinking Water Contamination By Fracking Chemicals
Environment  (tags: Fracking, Facking Wastes, drinking water contamination, destruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, politics, pollution, science, Sustainabililty, water )

Betsy
- 21 hours ago - earthfirstjournal.org
For the first time, Pennsylvania has made public 243 cases of contamination of private drinking wells from oil and gas drilling operations. Wells in 22 counties effected. Some "accidents" poisoned more than one well, some water "undrinkable".
How Toronto's Labour Day Parade Began
Business  (tags: march, Labor Day, economy, government, labor, law, money, politics, society, Toronto, parade )

Lone
- 23 hours ago - thestar.com
In 1872, 10,000 people took to Toronto's streets to fight for a nine-hour workday. And labour leaders say there's still a reason to walk.
The True Meaning of Labor Day
Business  (tags: Labor Day, workers, usa, americans, society, politics, labor )

Cal
- 1 day ago - thenation.com
For America's workers, Labor Day marks more than the end of summer. It's a reminder of the struggles we have won--and those that lie ahead.
Beinart Urges Young Jews to Get Arrested in the West Bank for the Sake of Zionism. Will They?
Society & Culture  (tags: Peter Beinart, West Bank Settlements, Hman Rights, Palestine, Israel, society, culture, freedoms, interesting, media, activists, politics, government, humans, world )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
Peter Beinart has a column in Haaretz calling on American Jews who believe in the two-state solution to take direct action now and like the Mississippi Freedom Summer go out to the West Bank to oppose the settlement program.
The March on Islamabad
World  (tags: world, politics, asia, humanrights, Pakistan, activism, protests, society, news )

Cal
- 1 day ago - news.vice.com
This month has seen the largest demonstrations against the Pakistani government in more than 20 years.
 

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