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VIRAL ACTION NEEDED What Happens When A Rescued Elephant Finds Some Plastic Ribbon To Dance With?
Offbeat  (tags: This is JUST TO AWWWEDORABLE plastic rib, baby elephant Faa, ivory trade, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, world, wildlife, protection, politics, nature, forests, activists, violence, safety, family, protection, GoodNew )

Kelly
- 7 days ago - thedodo.com
The elephants at Chang Mai's Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary in Northern Thailand, know how to have a good time. They play with tires, they play with each other in the rain and they play with just about anything they can find ...
Sexual Abuse Rampant in British Overseas Territory, Report Covered-Up
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Corruption, Crime, Human rights, Police, Politics, Scandal, Sex, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 7 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.
Punished By Axe: Bonded Labour in India's Brick Kilns
Offbeat  (tags: slavery, violence, economy, India )

Ray
- 12 days ago - bbc.co.uk
India's economy is the 10th largest in the world, but millions of the country's workers are thought to be held in conditions little better than slavery. One man's story - which some may find disturbing - illustrates the extreme violence that some labourer
US 'Profoundly Troubled' By Brutal Beating of Palestine Teen Who Turned Out to Be American
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Human rights, Israel, Police, Scandal, Violence )

Ray
- 18 days ago - rt.com
The US has condemned the beating and detention of a 15-year-old Palestinian-American by Israeli police after a massive social media campaign exploded in cyber space decrying the actions and hypocrisy of Israeli authorities.
Was Iraq War Worth the Cost? 75% of Americans Say No - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Iraq, Military, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 29 days ago - rt.com
As the insurgency in Iraq threatens the stability of the Shiite-led government there, only 18 percent of Americans think the Iraq War was worth the costs, according to a new poll.
60 Cases of Female Genital Mutilation Discovered in Swedish School
Offbeat  (tags: Children, EU, Human rights, Medicine, Scandal, Sex, Violence )

Ray
- 33 days ago - rt.com
Up to 60 cases of genital mutilation among elementary school girls have been discovered in Norrköping in eastern Sweden since March, local media reported. Among the cases, 28 girls were subjected to the most severe form of genital mutilation.
'Blair Has Finally Gone Mad': London Mayor Ridicules Ex-PM Over Iraq
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, EU, Iraq, Middle East, Opposition, Politics, Religion, Terrorism, UK, Violence, War )

Ray
- 37 days ago - rt.com
Tony Blair's essay on how the Middle East should blame its own religious dynamics for its troubles - instead of Western attempts at intervention - has seen London Mayor Boris Johnson launch a scathing attack on the "unhinged" former PM.
ISIS Militants Claim Mass Executions of Iraqi Soldiers, Post Gruesome Pictures (GRAPHIC)
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Iraq, Law, Military, Security, Terrorism, Violence )

Ray
- 37 days ago - rt.com
Radical Sunni militants who have been capturing cities in northwest Iraq claimed on Twitter that they executed 1,700 Iraqi soldiers. The radicals posted graphic photos as evidence.
Supreme Court Rules Against Third-Party Gun Purchases
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 38 days ago - rt.com
In a ruling that will help federal prosecutors crack down on one of the most common ways of illegally trafficking guns, the US Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 ruling that upheld the ban of 'straw purchasers' during gun sales.
KKK Plans to Employ US Troops in Training for Upcoming Race War (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Hate crimes, Internet, Meeting, Military, Rally, Religion, Terrorism, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 42 days ago - rt.com
The Ku Klux Klan plans to use US military troops returning from overseas deployments to begin military training for its members, according to a new report, though the success of the group's recruitment drive is unclear.
NYC Pays Largest Occupy-Related Settlement to Protesters for Wrongful Arrest
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Court, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Protest, Scandal, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 43 days ago - rt.com
New York City has reached the largest Occupy Wall Street-related settlement to date with 14 protesters, agreeing to pay up almost $600,000 to resolve allegations that police illegally arrested them back in 2012.
'Is It Necessary to Torture Me?' Gitmo Prisoner Demands 'Civilized' Force-Feeding
Offbeat  (tags: Guantanamo, Health, Human rights, Protest, Psychology, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 49 days ago - rt.com
A Syrian national imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay detention facility petitioned to stop his excruciating force-feeding, and demanded "civilized" forced ingestion after a "really evil" new team of guards roughly stuck tubes into his nose.
Japan: Stop Denying The
Offbeat  (tags: humans, government, women, violence, freedoms, crime, abuse, corruption )

B
- 57 days ago - act.watchdog.net
Historians believe Japan forced up to 200,000 Chinese and Korean women to be sex slaves during WWII. Women who survived -- and weren't shamed into silence - have described being recruited for labor, then beaten and raped by as many as 40 Japan soldiers.
'Not Another Broken Promise!' Activists Across Globe Demand Guantanamo Closure
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Marina Portnaya, Politics, Protest, Violence )

Ray
- 62 days ago - rt.com
Activists around the world will join the Gitmo Global Day of Action, demanding the prison be closed and an end to the indefinite detention of its inmates. They say President Obama hasn't fulfilled his promises as hunger strikes and force-feeding continue.
Domestic Violence: One Month's Death Toll
Offbeat  (tags: Abuse, Murder, Domestic, Violence )

Ray
- 64 days ago - bbc.co.uk
David Gikawa, who murdered ex-girlfriend Linah Keza at her flat in London last year, has become the latest person convicted of a domestic violence-related killing. But how common are such crimes?
 

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