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He Could Go to Jail for Defending Workers
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, activists, children, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, environment, fashion, ethics, humans, government, health, law, media, news, politics, safety, sadness, rights, travel, violence, world, government, healthconditions, humans, politics, 'CI )

Wendy
- 5 hours ago - action.laborrights.org
Andy Hall,a British citizen,Thai company called Natural Fruit. Hall found serious rights abuses at one of Natural Fruit's pineapple canning factories, including child labor, illegally low wages, confiscation of identity documents, harrassment.......>
Thousands Protest Police Violence in New York, Call for Justice in Chokehold Death (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Police, Protest, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 3 days ago - rt.com
Thousands of people gathered on New York's Staten Island on Saturday as they protested against police violence and called for justice in the case of an unarmed man killed by an officer via an illegal chokehold.
Terminally Ill Girl Gets Puppy After Internet Scam
Offbeat  (tags: animals, business, children, crime, culture, goodnews, humans, off-beat, pets, society )

Lone
- 6 days ago - abc7.com
A terminally ill girl now has a puppy after her mother tried to buy one from an online ad, but was scammed instead.
TakePart | Stories That Matter, Action That Counts
Offbeat  (tags: funny, crime )

Duke
- 9 days ago - takepart.com
Fed Up With Kids Not Answering, Mom Designs App That Disables Cell Phones
VIDEO - The Mysterious Cat Burglar!
Offbeat  (tags: cat burglar, mysterious, San Francisco, crime, terror, neighbourhood, animals, funny, humans, off-beat, pets, society )

Lone
- 11 days ago - ba-bamail.com
This story comes to us from San Francisco, where a cat has turned to a life of crime, and has rained terror on the neighborhood,
Japan Paid ¥380 Million in Compensation for Accidents Caused By U.S. Military Personnel
Offbeat  (tags: usa, asia, troops, military, crime, Japan, compensation, burden, Okinawa, SOFA )

Naoko
- 15 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Under the agreement, which forms the legal framework for U.S. military personnel operating in Japan, the Japanese government is obliged to cover 25 percent of compensation for incidents that occur during U.S. military duties, even if Japan played no role
Investigate the 2012 Death of Mr. Darren Rainey - Petition
Offbeat  (tags: ethics, humans, crime, society, police, abuse )

Marty
- 20 days ago - change.org
On June 23, 2012 Darren Rainey, a 50-year-old mentally ill state prison inmate in Miami-Dade County, died after guards responded to his defecating in his cell by locking him into a 180-degree shower for two hours--at which point his skin was separating
Japan Teen Murder Accused 'Kept Cat's Head in Fridge'
Offbeat  (tags: society, crime, illness, violence, death, Japan murder, teen )

Naoko
- 23 days ago - japantoday.com
Tokyo (AFP) -- A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl who allegedly confessed to decapitating a classmate kept a severed cat head in her refrigerator, a report said Tuesday.
Hillside Steps in as Major Rescue Is Mounted to Help Abandoned Horses and Ponies...
Offbeat  (tags: cruelty, Horses, death, investigation, sadness, suffering, crime, safety, protection, habitat )

Borg
- 41 days ago - us2.campaign-archive2.com
In the last few days we have received a new wave of calls pleading with us to help, as news circulated that council officials had seized 49 illegally abandoned horses on the common and were desperately trying to rehome them in order to avoid a further...
Sexual Abuse Rampant in British Overseas Territory, Report Covered-Up
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Corruption, Crime, Human rights, Police, Politics, Scandal, Sex, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 43 days ago - rt.com
Child sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual exploitation are rife on the British overseas territory of St. Helena, according to a charity group's report which was suppressed.
UK Shareholders Gear Up for First-Ever US Lawsuit Against BP Over Deepwater Horizon Losses
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Corporate news, Court, Crime, Ecology, Oil, UK, USA )

Ray
- 53 days ago - rt.com
Major UK shareholders in BP have joined together to sue the British energy giant in the US over lost earnings from the infamous Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast in 2010. The case is the first in the US, where awards are much bigger than in the UK.
At Least 40 UK Politicians Complicit in Alleged Westminster 'Pedophile Ring' - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Crime, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 54 days ago - rt.com
A whistleblower who kicked off UK police pedophile probe Operation Fernbridge believes as many as 40 British MPs and peers were involved in or turned a blind eye to child abuse.
Metropolitan Police Destroyed Evidence of Racial and Sexual Discrimination
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Court, Crime, Police )

Ray
- 56 days ago - rt.com
A claim brought against Scotland Yard by a black female officer has revealed a Met practice of deleting internal records relating to sexual and racial discrimination.
Please Can You Demand That David Cameron Puts Our Bees Before Syngenta's Profits?
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, green, government, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, politics, world, wildlife, weather, water, trees, protection, habitat, activists, culture, dishonesty, death, ethics, fami )

Wendy
- 63 days ago - secure.38degrees.org.uk
"If the government approves Syngenta's kneejerk and cynical application then the public are bound to question whether ministers are too close to the agrochemical companies and too distant from the ecology that feeds us.".
At Least 100 Children Killed By Unintentional Shootings Since Newtown, Study Finds
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Children, Crime, Shooting, USA )

Ray
- 64 days ago - rt.com
Accidental shootings have taken the lives of at least 100 children across the United States in the year following Newtown, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, a new report states.
 

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