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Record 13 Muslim MPs Elected
Business  (tags: female muslims, MPs, UK, House of Commons, UK government )

Beatrice
- 9 hours ago - new.muslimnews.co.uk
A record 13 Muslim MPs (up from 8 in 2010) have been elected in one of the most unpredictable and extraordinary general elections in Britain. Eight of the Muslim MPs are now women out of a total of 191 female candidates elected to the House of Commons
France to Force Big Supermarkets to Give Unsold Food to Charities
Business  (tags: France, supermarkets, excess food, distribution, needy, law, legislation )

Evelyn
- 18 hours ago - theguardian.com
GREAT NEWS!! French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed. French national assembly voted unanimously to pass the legislation as France battles epidemic of waste
Malaysia's Human Rights Record May Derail TPPA Talks
Business  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, fast track, controversial, human trafficking, Malaysia, Thailand, usa, ethics )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - themalaymailonline.com
Malaysia's dire record on people smuggling may be used by a US lawmaker to derail talks in the controversial TPP. a US senator has succeeded in inserting a provision that would bar agreements with countries engaging in slavery.
Media Executives Are Salivating Over Big Money Flooding the 2016 Election Cycle
Business  (tags: U.S., advertising, media, big money in elections )

Judy
- 1 day ago - firstlook.org
At least one slice of the American public looks forward to the sleazy, presidential election ads: media executives.
Fossil Fuels Subsidised By $10m a Minute, Says IMF (With Video "Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground")
Business  (tags: costs, pollution, IMF, subsidies, health costs, humans )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
'Shocking' revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world's governments. The vast sum is largely due to polluters not paying the costs imposed on governments by the burning of coal, oil & gas
US Sending Weapons To Iraq To Use Against Weapons US Previously Sent To Iraq
Business  (tags: Iraq, Isis, U.S., weapons )

Judy
- 2 days ago - firedoglake.com
It's almost like war is a business.
Chipotle Under Attack for Going GMO Free
Business  (tags: Chipotle under attack )

Michael
- 2 days ago - ecowatch.com
Chipotle under attack
Senator Glenn Lazarus Calls for Halt on CSG Approvals   video
Business  (tags: Australia, Queensland, CSG, Coal Seam Gas, fracking, Senator Lazarus, water contamination, destruction, health damage )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - youtu.be
Senator Lazarus calls on Abbott Government to undertake Royal Commission into the human impact of CSG (Coal Seam Gas) mining, establish a Resources Ombudsman and stop any further approvals of CSG mining projects.
Tell Advertisers to Ditch Bill O'Reilly | ColorOfChange.Org |PETITION
Business  (tags: Bill O'Reilly, advertisers, petition, drop O'Reilly, right-wing, lies )

Kathryn
- 2 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
Bill O'Reilly has built a lucrative career for himself by attacking Black communities and women with misleading rhetoric and outright lies in order to advance an outlandish, right-wing agenda and smear fair policies.
PETITION: Tell the SEC to Require Companies to Disclose CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
Business  (tags: SEC, CEO-to-Worker Ratio, disclosure, Wall Street )

Kathryn
- 2 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Five years ago, Congress passed a law that included a rule requiring all publicly traded companies to disclose their CEO-to-worker pay ratio. But Wall Street and big corporations have lobbied hard to stop the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Tell Menards: Eliminate Toxic Phthalates in Flooring: PETITION
Business  (tags: vinyl flooring, phthalates, toxins, children, menard's )

Kathryn
- 2 days ago - org2.salsalabs.com
A new study found that vinyl flooring sold by Menards and other retailers tested contained phthalates, toxic chemicals that have been restricted in children's products.  Menards is the third largest home improvement chain in the country.
Reject Gas & Oil Exploration In Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park PLEASE SIGN
Business  (tags: Australia, Northern Territory, Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon, mining, fracking, Minister for Mines and Energy, Dave Tollner )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - communityrun.org
Traditional owners & Aboriginal members of the joint management committee have unanimously rejected the proposal they have no power to veto the exploration permit application because Watarrka National Park is not on Aboriginal freehold title.
University of Helsinki Cancels G4S Contract Over Support for Israeli Prisons
Business  (tags: BDS, Addameer G4S University of Helsinki, University College London, University of Essex, war crimes apartheid Israel Prison Servi, Adrià Porta Caballé Ke )

Jess
- 2 days ago - electronicintifada.net
The University of Helsinki in Finland has canceled its security contract with G4S over its role in IsraelâEUR(TM)s prison system.
Republicans Threaten To Defund Court If It Does Not Vote Their Way
Business  (tags: Court, laws, defund, William E. Raftery, Republicans, Democrats, Kansas, judicial independence )

Dandelion
- 3 days ago - wsj.com
Legal experts said the legislation may be the first to peg the Third Branchs budget to the outcome of an individual case, and public-interest groups described it as the most pointed challenge to judicial independence in recent memory.
Chinese Law Firm to Merge With American Firms, Employ Howard Dean, Newt Gingrich
Business  (tags: China, U.S., Dacheng, Dentons, McKenna Long & Aldridge, law firm merger, largest law firm in world, lobbyists, policy professionals, "government affairs", Newt Gingrich, Howard Dean )

Judy
- 3 days ago - firstlook.org
McKenna Long and Dentons also engage in lobbying, giving Dacheng's clients a new avenue for understanding and influencing the American system.
 

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