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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
- 11 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.......>
Landmark US Court Rulings See Animal Legally Considered Victims of Crime
Offbeat  (tags: Good news, animals, animal rights, law, oregon )

Marie
- 3 days ago - independent.co.uk
A US court has passed two landmark rulings in which animals were given the same basic rights as humans.
Big Tobacco Fuming: Philip Morris Threatens to Sue Over Plain Cigarette Packaging
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Health, Law, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 14 days ago - rt.com
Philip Morris International, the world's largest tobacco company and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is prepared to sue the British government if it implements a law requiring plain packaging of cigarettes.
Michigan Lawmakers Look to Pass Pro-Wolf Hunt Bill
Offbeat  (tags: Michigan, law, wolf hunting, ban, killing, voted )

Marie
- 20 days ago - m.chron.com
Michigan lawmakers on Wednesday are expected to pass a law to keep intact the state's power to allow wolf hunts, overriding two referendums on the November ballot backed by groups that oppose hunting the once-endangered animal.
The Truth About Staffordshire Bull Terriers
Offbeat  (tags: staffies, are a loving and kind breed, a family dog, a friend for life, activists, child, children, family, media, murder, sadness, safety, police, law, dishonesty, dogs, animalwelfare, endangered, animalrights, protection, pets, rescued, sadness, su )

Kelly
- 33 days ago - globalanimal.org
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are often targeted as dangerous and are 'statistically' rated as one of the highest biters/attackers. But as you can see in the video above, Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a loving and kind breed, a family dog, and a friend
Tobacco Giant to Pay $23bn Damages to Florida Smoker's Widow
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Drugs, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 39 days ago - rt.com
A jury in Florida has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 36 punitive damages of $23 billion. RJ Reynolds, the second biggest tobacco company in the US, plans to challenge "this runaway verdict."
US Rights Groups Condemn NSA Spying, Religious Slurs Against Muslim-Americans
Offbeat  (tags: Hacking, Human rights, Intelligence, Law, Obama, Politics, Robert Bridge, SciTech, Security, Snowden, USA )

Ray
- 48 days ago - rt.com
Following reports on the FBI and NSA's targeting of Muslim-Americans, an alliance of 44 civil rights groups has sent a letter to President Obama, while the NSA faces criticism over racial slurs.
14 Facts That Prove Animals Are Winning
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Kelly
- 52 days ago - peta.org
I looked at the page and it is so incredibly encouraging. Please keep and share with your friends and read when feeling, "WHY AM I DOING THIS ????" or "AM I EVEN DOING ANY GOOD" or "DO SIGNING PETITIONS EVEN WORK" lastly "DO TWEETSTORMS REALLY WORK".
Campaign Against Full-Face Muslim Veils Launched in Austria
Offbeat  (tags: Europe, Human rights, Immigration, Law, Religion )

Ray
- 54 days ago - rt.com
As part of his party's plan to introduce a bill banning full-face veils, Austrian politician Heinz-Christian Strache posted on a social network an image of a young blonde woman with the phrase "Too beautiful for a veil."
Free Speech Banned: Student Group Sues 4 US Universities That 'Stifle Dissent'
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Education, Human rights, Law, Robert Bridge, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 57 days ago - rt.com
Arguing that free speech is suffering at colleges across the US, an advocacy group filed lawsuits against four universities, seeking to strengthen the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
Red Cross Says How It Used Hurricane Sandy Funds Is 'Trade Secret'
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Finance, Law, Mass media, Natural disasters, USA )

Ray
- 60 days ago - rt.com
American Red Cross has been reluctant to make public details over how it raised and spent over $300 million in Hurricane Sandy relief funds. The charity's lawyers say the disclosure would inflict "competitive harm" on the group.
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.".
168 Children Rescued, 281 Pimps Arrested in Mass Sex-Trafficking Sting
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Crime, FBI, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 65 days ago - rt.com
A week-long operation across the US against child sex trafficking has resulted in the rescue of almost 170 children and the arrest of 281 pimps, according to the FBI.
Last Nazi on Trial? US Authorities Arrest Suspected 89-Year-Old Death Camp Guard
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Germany, Law, USA, War )

Ray
- 71 days ago - rt.com
An 89-year-old Czechoslovakian immigrant was arrested by federal officials in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday to face charges related to allegations that he worked for the Nazis at concentration camps during World War II.
Elderly, Disabled Philadelphia Inmate Sets Record for Being Held Without Trial
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Human rights, Law, USA )

Ray
- 72 days ago - rt.com
A man who was held in Philadelphia's prison system without trial for seven years - the longest-ever such term in the city's jails, it is believed - was moved to a nursing home on Monday, two years after he was deemed incompetent to stand trial.
 

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