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Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest Pending Israeli Draft
World  (tags: world, politics, israel, reliion, draft, Orthodox Jews Jewish education, news, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, ethics, government )

Cal
- 532 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked highways across Israel Thursday to protest attempts to draft them into the army, clashing with club-wielding police who aimed water cannons and fired stun grenades at large crowds of black-garbed men.
Who Are The Circassians, And Why Are They Outraged At Sochi?
World  (tags: Sochi, ethnic vilence, Cricassians, world, politics, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, society )

Cal
- 533 days ago - nbcnews.com
Only one day old, the Sochi Olympics have already proved the most controversial games in decades. But while gay rights, Islamic terrorist threats and Pussy Riot have stolen the headlines, the Circassian ethnic group has a far older grievance with Sochi, a
Israel Doubled the Destruction of Palestinian Structures in the Beqaa Jordan Valley
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', crime, israel, middle-east, palestine, terrorism, violence, Refugees&Relief )

Abdessala
- 534 days ago - haaretz.com
Statistics on home demolitions in Area C prove that over the past year, the Civil Administration stepped up its efforts to remove Palestinian communities from the Jordan Valley by demolishing their homes.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Let the Afghan Government Silence Women and Girls
World  (tags: humanrights, world, society, violence, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, women's rights, politics, freedoms, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, news )

Cal
- 534 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The Afghan Parliament has passed a law that would effectively silence women and girls who are attacked by family members by banning them from testifying against anyone they are related to...no matter how horrible the crime.
Iran: Leading Muslim Cleric Tortured, Near Death for Criticizing Political Islam
World  (tags: Iran, Political Islam, Ayatollah, Torture, Rape, Poison, Prison, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', corruption, death, freedoms, government )

Jay
- 536 days ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
He is presently serving the eighth year of an 11-year sentence handed down to him by the Islamic Republic's courts for advocating the separation of state & religion inside Iran. He has endured the rape of his spouse in front of other family members
TAKE ACTION NOW! Time to Champion Human Rights at the World Bank!
World  (tags: WORLD BANK, AID, DUE DILIGENCE, due diligence, world, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', humanrights, government, ethics, society )

Cal
- 537 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The U.S. government provides more than a billion dollars to the World Bank every year to invest in projects in the name of "development." Yet the World Bank has no internal safeguard policies that guarantee respect for human rights.
20 Million People Face Hunger in Africa's Sahel Region
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', food crisis, africa, Sahel, Sahel region, government, conflict, society, politics, world )

Cal
- 537 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The UN and partner humanitarian groups today called on the international community to spend $2 billion to avoid a famine in Africa's Sahel region, which includes nine nations along the southern edge of the Sahara.
The Right Wing's Role in Ukrainian Protests
World  (tags: world, society, Ukraine, violence, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, government, politics )

Cal
- 542 days ago - spiegel.de
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich appears bent on crushing the protest movement but the opposition won't go quietly. A right-wing nationalist party is seeking to benefit from the growing violence and has begun warning of a civil war.
SLIDESHOW: Amazon Warriors Turned Eco-Activists
World  (tags: endangered, ecosystems, environment, conservation, destruction, forests, humans, nature, wildlife, Sustainabililty, protection, habitat, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights, humanrights, world, society, UnitedNations )

JL
- 542 days ago - support.edf.org
Find out how the Kayapo are protecting their home from deforestation--and what you can do to help.
Syrian Government Backs Away From U.N. Plan on Humanitarian Relief for Homs
World  (tags: Syria talks, politics, Refugees&Relief, society, world, news, middle-east, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', death, conflict )

Cal
- 545 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Hopes faded Monday for a quick win at peace talks between Syria's warring factions after the Syrian government declined to authorize a convoy of food to enter a besieged neighborhood in the center of the city of Homs
'The World's Biggest Slaughterhouse' for Whale Sharks Found in China
World  (tags: world, politics, china, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, news, media )

Cal
- 546 days ago - globalpost.com
A factory which processes around 600 whale sharks annually has been found in southern China, a conservation group said Monday,
China Jails Prominent Rights Activist for Four Years - Behind The Wall
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, china, humanrights, HumanRights )

Glenn
- 546 days ago - behindthewall.nbcnews.com
More civil rights violations in China.
Final Stop: Why Syrian Refugees Have Ended Up In Gaza Read the Full Article: Final Stop: Why Syrian Refugees Have Ended Up In G
World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, Refugees&Relief, Syrian refugees, Gaza, relocation, immigration policies, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, government )

Cal
- 547 days ago - worldcrunch.com
The Syrians do not have much choice, as they are less and less welcome in other neighboring countries: from Lebanon, where Syrian refugees now account for nearly one-quarter of the population, to Jordan, which hosts Zaatari, the largest Syrian refugee ca
Opposition Says No to Ukraine on Power Share
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Ukraine, conflict, freedoms, government, politics, society, violence )

Kit
- 547 days ago - nytimes.com
In a striking concession aimed at defusing Ukraine's civil uprising and preserving his own grip on power, President Viktor F. Yanukovych on Saturday offered to install opposition leaders in top posts in a reshaped government, but they swiftly [....]

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