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Iraq Tries to Improve Human Rights Through Education
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, society, education, human rights, culture, government, protection, safety )

Penny
- 3 days ago - al-monitor.com
In a society where conservative religious trends and the rule of tribal law are on the rise, the dissemination of human rights principles is a difficult task.
Japanese Technology Revives Production of Delicious Palestinian Watermelons
Offbeat  (tags: government, goodnews, middle-east, palestine, Japan, watermelons, sweet, cooperation )

Naoko
- 5 days ago - mainichi.jp
Palestinian National Authority Minister for Agriculture Shawqi Al-Aissa, right, and Japan's special representative for Palestinian affairs Takeshi Okubo, left, try fresh watermelon in the West Bank village of Ein al-Beida, on May 18, 2015.
Israeli Pollution App Entrepreneurs to Be Feted at White House
Offbeat  (tags: pollution, Israel, app, Obama, President, US, environment, government, health, interesting, news, society, technology, unusual, world )

Penny
- 13 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Israeli entrepreneurs Ron Korber and Ziv Lautman are to be honored at the White House Monday, when they will be enrolled in the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) program, an exclusive club with fewer than 100 members consist
Eyeing Presidency, Bush Adopts 'Caveman' Diet
Offbeat  (tags: usa, government, republicans, food, diet, off-beat, Bush, Jeb Bush, president, candidate )

Naoko
- 31 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The former Florida governor, expected to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, is on the popular Paleo diet, which is based on what are believed to be the eating habits of the Paleolithic hunters and gatherers.
The Shoe That Grows Inspires Donations That Shock Its Inventor
Offbeat  (tags: climate, environment, healthconditions, GoodNews, government, green, habitat, humans, protection, politics, pollution, Sustainabililty, weather, world, abuse, activists, children, culture, education, ethics, family, fashion, freedoms, GoodNews, government )

Wendy
- 32 days ago - msn.com
Kenton Lee is the brain behind the innovative new shoe. He was working at a home for 140 HIV/AIDS orphans at a children's home in Nairobi when he saw that none of the children had shoes that fit. .THERE ARE -300 million children who do not have shoes.!
Tell @USDA and @HHSGov to Support Dietary Guidelines That Are Good for Public Health and the Planet!
Offbeat  (tags: research, healthcare, usa, government, ethics, world )

Julie
- 33 days ago - secure.sierraclub.org
Tell @USDA and @HHSGov to support dietary guidelines that are good for public health and the planet .
TorontoâEUR(TM)s Great Raccoon War Has Only Just Begun
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Lone
- 43 days ago - thestar.com
Mayor John Tory thinks a green bin dial is going to stop these mammals from re-devouring our food? He has underestimated the adorable furry enemy.
Stuck in Seattle - The Aggravating Adventures of a Gigantic Tunnel Drill
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, business, government, humans, interesting, off-beat, society, technology )

Kathy
- 53 days ago - bloomberg.com
About 20 workers wearing hard hats and reflective vests clump together on the edge of a chasm near SeattleâEUR(TM)s waterfront, peering down a hole 120 feet deep and 83 feet wide. The last men have been craned out of the pit in a yellow metal cage.
Prince Charles's Handwritten 'Black Spider' Letters to Ministers MUST Be Made Public, Supreme Court Rules
Offbeat  (tags: HRH prince Charles, letters, black spider, government, court, UK )

Scooby
- 59 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers should be made public, the Supreme Court ruled today.
The Queen Guitarist Is Angry at Corruption in Politics - and Thinks He's Come Up With a Way to Fix It
Offbeat  (tags: animals, climate-change, endangered, energy, forests, government, green, habitat, politics, oceans, pollution, protection, nature, wildlife, trees, water, Sustainabililty, activists, americans, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, education, environmen )

Wendy
- 62 days ago - mirror.co.uk
Brian May on Ukip, Russell Brand and how he went from Tory to left-of-centre activist, with the General Elections coming up 6th May in the UK this is a great read, I am sure , everyone will like this, unless they are knuckle dragging racists in hoods.
Hillary Clinton Was Not the Only One.
Offbeat  (tags: government, elections, bushadministration, bush, dishonesty, news, politics, congress )

Gene
- 73 days ago - msnbc.com
While Hillary Clinton's use of personal email during her time as Secretary of State deserves scrutiny, it now is clear that the media need turn their eye on Republicans who did exactly the same thing - including some of her loudest critics.
If Passengers Have to Go Through Tight Security, Why DonâEUR(TM)t Airport Employees?..
Offbeat  (tags: ethics, government, safety )

Marty
- 86 days ago - theepochtimes.com
There are currently no federal laws requiring security checks for employees. Only two major U.S. airports have their workers go through metal detectors, Miami and Orlando, which was instituted after security breaches involving gun and drug smuggling...
20 Rights Groups to Bestow Courage Award Upon Saudi Blogger at Geneva Summit
Offbeat  (tags: world, human rights, UN, Saudi blogger, crime, culture, government, protection, safety, society, Religion, Saudi Arabia )

Penny
- 95 days ago - genevasummit.org
On eve of UN rights session, global coalition of dissidents will spotlight urgent human rights situations and call for action
Young Girl's Letter Pleas for Highway Barriers After Fatal Lillooet Crash! Petition, Please Help!
Offbeat  (tags: children, deaths, safety, sadness, suffering, died, accident, protection, news, government, health, humans, animals, environment, animalwelfare, wellness, wildanimals, wildlife, wild animals, women, media, man, humans )

Miriam
- 98 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Reassess the need for further CRB along Hwy 99/Hwy 12/Road 40 to prevent unnecessary deaths (Whistler - Lillooet- Lytton). Please see Petition for further details, along with a letter written by a 7 year old girl, Riley Donahue.
Above the Law? UK Govt Attempts to Block Torture, Rendition Lawsuit
Offbeat  (tags: Courts, Human Rights, Government, UK )

Ray
- 98 days ago - rt.com
Government lawyers are arguing in BritainâEUR(TM)s Court of Appeal that the case of a Pakistani man who claims he suffered brutal torture at the hands of British and American troops should not be heard in a court of law.
 

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