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Tokyo H-Bomb Fallout Museum Turns 40, Keeps Alive Memory of Bikini Atoll Test
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, humanrights, health, hydrogen bomb, Bikini Atoll, Nuclear weapons )

Naoko
- 115 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A Tokyo museum housing a tuna boat that was coated with radioactive fallout from an American hydrogen bomb test in 1954 is fighting quietly to remind people about the horror of nuclear weapons.
Justice For Teenager Allegedly Beaten and Set on Fire in Guatemala
Offbeat  (tags: HumanRights, Guatemala, Violence, Teenager, Politics )

Rebecca
- 275 days ago - forcechange.com
Please Sign This Petition! Thanks!
Refugees Become Art Guides in Germany
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, Refugees&Relief, interesting, culture, Germany, Iraq, Syria, training, museum, guide )

Naoko
- 286 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Berlin's Museum of Islamic Art is one of four in the German capital training refugees from Syria and Iraq to act as guides for others who have come to the country seeking shelter from war and hardship.
Commemorative Plate for Late Japanese Diplomat Unveiled at Russian Hotel
Offbeat  (tags: war, humanrights, Chiune Sugihara, japanese diplomat, Jews, lithuania )

Naoko
- 351 days ago - mainichi.jp
A plaque commemorating a former Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during World War II by issuing them visas in Lithuania was unveiled at a hotel here on Oct. 14.
Send Girls Off to Learn, Not Off to Marry, Says 13-Year-Old Pakistani Activist
Offbeat  (tags: child, children, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting, law, rights, sadness, safety, society, women, violence, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, humanrights, interesting, asia, HumanRights, freedoms, abuse, children, ethics, investigation, prevention, ris )

ELIZABETH
- 359 days ago - takepart.com
Hadiqa Bashir goes door-to-door in her community, calling for families to end child marriage so girls can complete their education.
Govt Subsidized Muslims OnlyHousing Given License To Discriminate
Offbeat  (tags: Islam, Muslims, apartheid, ethics, freedoms, middle-east, disability, disabilism, crime, HumanRights, ethics )

Penny
- 396 days ago - frontpagemag.com
Muslim Apartheid housing in Canada is apparently not only legal, but even government subsidized. As one wheelchair bound young man found out.
As Violence Worsens in Yemen, War Crimes Alleged on Both Sides of Conflict
Offbeat  (tags: activists, abuse, child, children, crime, culture, death, ethics, freedoms, government, humans, murder, politics, rights, sadness, women, world, violence, war, violence, world, middle-east, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', asia, children, conflict, corr )

ELIZABETH
- 407 days ago - takepart.com
Violence in Yemen has taken a turn for the worse, with human rights advocates voicing concern that war crimes are allegedly under way on both sides of the conflict, leaving scores of women and children among the civilians trapped in the crossfire.
Schools in Uganda Are Getting Bulldozed So Foreign Developers Can Build Stores
Offbeat  (tags: destruction, humans, protection, world, children, corruption, education, humans, news, sadness, world, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, HumanRights, humanrights, humans, interesting, corruption, world, society, prevention, protection, risks, society, stu )

ELIZABETH
- 407 days ago - takepart.com
With dozens of campuses destroyed, the government has launched an investigation into shady-seeming land grabs by real estate investors.
Chiune Sugihara: Man of Conscience
Offbeat  (tags: war, humanrights, Chiune Sughara, Jews, WW2, diplomat, Japan, Nazi-Germany )

Naoko
- 446 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A look at the legacy of the diplomat who saved thousands from the Nazis during World War II
LDP Politician Says Takarazuka LGBT Initiative Will Turn City Into 'Center of HIV Infections'
Offbeat  (tags: funny, humanrights, freedoms, politics, Japan, LGBT rights )

Naoko
- 462 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
An assembly member in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, said the municipal government's efforts to support sexual minorities will encourage such people to move there and make the city "the center of HIV infections."
Food Banks a Vital Lifeline for Needy Families
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, food, food banks, Second Harvest, poverty, welfare, needy )

Naoko
- 471 days ago - the-japan-news.com
These facilities collect leftover food from companies and individuals and distribute it to welfare organizations and people who have difficulty affording basic necessities.
PLEASE HELP , A CARE 2 MEMBER, TO CARRY ON FEEDING STRAY CATS, CALLOUSLY LEFT BEHIND BY PREVIOUS OWNERS
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, humans, nature, protection, abuse, activists, americans, crime, culture, death, ethics, family, law, media, politics, sadness, safety, society, world, ethics, media, abuse, abused, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, anima )

Wendy
- 556 days ago - change.org
Allow your residents at Biltmore Park Apartments to feed stray cats. Your recent ban on feeding strays is cruel, These friendly cats, have depended upon kind residents for food,- for many years.To Allow the cats to starve to death is horribly cruel.
University Students Translate Testimony By A-Bomb Survivor Into English
Offbeat  (tags: war, death, humanrights, hibakusha, atomic bombings, hiroshima, Japan, translation, university students )

Naoko
- 585 days ago - mainichi.jp
In the lectures, the students learned of the process leading to developing atomic bombs and dropping them on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the fact that many hibakusha are still suffering from the after-effects of radiation exposure.
70 Years After WWII / Japanese Internment Camp to Be U.S. National Monument
Offbeat  (tags: usa, war, obama, humanrights, internment camp )

Naoko
- 588 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The history of Japanese internment began on Feb. 19, 1942, when President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which became grounds for forcibly interning Japanese-Americans, although they were U.S. citizens.
 

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