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Historic Kyoto Temple First in Japan to Offer Gay Weddings
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, freedoms, goodnews, gay marriages, temple, Japan )

Naoko
- 4 days ago - japantoday.com
Joining big venues like Tokyo Disneyland, an ancient Zen temple in the picturesque city of Kyoto is offering gay weddings in traditional Japanese style.
Hibakusha: A Keen Sense of the Value of Life
Offbeat  (tags: death, humanrights, violence, war, atomic bombings, Hiroshima, hibakusha, life )

Naoko
- 33 days ago - mainichi.jp
"War is about taking other people's lives. If you take someone's life you get a medal. That's why war is no good," he says.
Fire Taco John's Manager for Forcing Employee to Wear Offensive Name-Tag in Front of the Customers!
Offbeat  (tags: culture, humans, society, lgbt, LGBT rights, humanrights, americans, america, United States )

Adrian
- 173 days ago - yousign.org
A teen in South Dakota was forced by his boss to wear a homophobic name tag in front of the clients. The manager pulled him into the office and gave him the name tag with the offensive slur on it while laughing.
Michael's Revolution #9   video
Offbeat  (tags: activists, americans, goodnews, government, health, interesting, society, humans, ethics, elections, freedoms, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, best, ethics, humanrights, israel, middle-east, UnitedNations, world, bizarre, business, children, ethics, inter )

Michael
- 179 days ago - youtube.com
A hard to believe story which will all add. How many will believe that Michael of Daniel 12;1, is the child of Revelations 12, and #9 from the Beatles song Revolution #9 where Lennon says near the end, "Take this brother may it serve you well.?"
One Woman's Mark on the Nation's Constitution
Offbeat  (tags: society, war, asia, humanrights, women's rights, Japan, Constitution, Beate Sirota Gordon )

Naoko
- 185 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Beate Sirota Gordon, who played a big role in drafting the women's rights section of the Japanese Constitution.
Jewelry Innovator Shiraki Puts Ethics at the Heart of Beauty
Offbeat  (tags: society, investing, Entrepreneurs, humanrights, gems, jewelers, ethics )

Naoko
- 227 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Since then, she has been making and selling "ethical jewelry" by sourcing gems, seashells and other materials directly from their producers in Pakistan, Rwanda and other developing nations.
Akie Abe Joins Gay Parade
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, gay parade, Akie Abe, Tokyo, sexual minority )

Naoko
- 233 days ago - japantoday.com
The 51-year-old wife of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donned a white suit to stand on a float with a drag queen, as some 3,000 participants marched through the trendy Shibuya business and shopping district.
FOREIGN SECRETARY: HELP STOP THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN IN TOURISM
Offbeat  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, ethics, crime, corruption, politics, world, violence, society, europe, UnitedNations, news, media, HumanRights, government, politics, humans, environment, world, protection, safety, society, world, government, humans, ethics, chi )

Wendy
- 248 days ago - campaigns.walkfree.org
We can do this by calling on the Government to strengthen its commitment in the fight against transnational child abuse by implementing international obligations and setting up national and international law enforcement teams to protect children everyw'
Video:Maya Angelou Gave a Beautiful Poetic Video Tribute
Offbeat  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, conflict, death, crime, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights, humanrights, media, society, world, arts, humans, interesting )

JL
- 374 days ago - youtube.com
"No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn. Yes, Mandela's day is done. Yet we, his inheritors, will open the gates wider for reconciliation."
A Beautiful Tribute to Mandela - Lion in a Cage   video
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, Mandela, freedoms, performance )

Evelyn
- 375 days ago - youtube.com
Listen to the words as well as the beautiful voice. Very moving
Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers Speak: Is It Time for Us to Join Them?
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, pollution, activists, americans, culture, education, freedoms, government, environment, ethics, economy, politics, interesting, humanrights, corporate, dishonesty, ethics, finance, SustainableDevelopment, sustainabledevelopment, conservati )

Michael
- 381 days ago - opednews.com
The name of the game was Monopoly and it was played out in the "real world" as well as in the board game of the same name. Thus, today, we have just a few corporations left competing on the "Board of Life." And just like the game, the prize is ownership.
Video:What One Thing Has Every Woman Of A Certain Age Done, According To Meryl Streep?
Offbeat  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, children, conflict, ethics, death, crime, freedoms, goodnews, GoodNews, HumanRights, humanrights, humans, interesting, politics, violence, world, usa, society, Refugees&Relief, middle-east, media, europe, c )

JL
- 385 days ago - upworthy.com
Victoria Fine It's pretty rare for one incredibly successful woman to vulnerably look up to another in public. Yet here we are. **watch to the end**
Osaka Ward Officially Declares Support for LGBT Community
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, humanrights, government, LGBT, Osaka, Japan, support )

Naoko
- 464 days ago - japantoday.com
However, one municipal government in Osaka is taking charge of the situation by officially declaring their support for the LGBT community.
Why I Love My Country
Offbeat  (tags: constitution, usa, humanrights, world, ethics, Mandela, Africa, Martin Luther King Jr, Arab Spring )

Nancy
- 531 days ago - go.sojo.net
He confided in me that Nelson Mandela, even while still in prison, had asked a few people to begin the drafting of a new South African constitution. And Frank was one of them.As he began to show me the work, I noticed two other documents on the table:
Bangladesh: Tragedy Shows Urgency of Worker Protections
Offbeat  (tags: business, corporate, dishonesty, ethics, labor, lies, money, news, society, rights, safety, murder, humans, interesting, government, freedoms, crime, protection, risks, humanrights )

Robert
- 601 days ago - hrw.org
"Given the long record of worker deaths in factories, this tragedy was sadly predictable," said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "The government, local factory owners, and the international garment industry pay workers among the world's l
 

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