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Al Qaeda Hopes to Exploit the Plight of Myanmar's Embattled Muslims
World  (tags: world, politics, religion, Myanmar AlQaeda, Rohingya, Buddhists, violence, asia, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 2 days ago - globalpost.com
But the terror group is bound to worsen their woes.
Stop the Trafficking of Brides
World  (tags: world, asia, humanrights, ACTION PLEASE, trafficking )

Rose
- 3 days ago - forcechange.com
get: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi Goal: Stop the trafficking of brides in IndiaThere is a skewered ratio of men and women in India, and that is because of a disturbing social preference of males over females
The World's 25 Strangest Drinking Customs ~INFOGRAPHIC
World  (tags: world, culture, society, family, drinking customs, interesting, humans, news, Australia, Japan, India, Asia, Africa, Europe )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
No matter how many historical monuments you visit while traveling, or works of art you fawn over, you'll never understand the people and their culture until you drink with them. But, before you clink glasses with your new friends,you might want to take...
The March on Islamabad
World  (tags: world, politics, asia, humanrights, Pakistan, activism, protests, society, news )

Cal
- 17 days ago - news.vice.com
This month has seen the largest demonstrations against the Pakistani government in more than 20 years.
China Targets Ordinary Uighurs With Beards, Burkas
World  (tags: asia, china, conflict, humanrights, Uighur, burkas, beards, restrictions )

Naoko
- 23 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The personal matter of facial hair has taken on heavy political overtones in the Uighur heartland. Also proscribed are certain types of women's headscarves, veils and "jilbabs," loose, full-length garments worn in public.
The Vietnam War Might Seem Like Ancient History, But Thousands Still Risk Arrest and Torture for Helping the US
World  (tags: Hmong refugees, politics, Refugees&Relief, world, society, ethics, freedoms, conflict, government, Refugees&Relief, asia )

Cal
- 32 days ago - globalpost.com
4 decades later, Hmong who helped the US 'fight communism' are still persecuted and on the run.
Nagasaki Urges Gov't to Heed Security Policy Worries on A-Bomb Day
World  (tags: war, usa, death, asia, Nagasaki Bombing, Nagasaki Mayor, Shinzo Abe, peace, security policy, government, politics )

Naoko
- 38 days ago - mainichi.jp
Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue called on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government to heed mounting public concern over its security policy on Saturday, the 69th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the southwestern Japan city.
Okinawa: Pocket of Resistance
World  (tags: war, usa, government, death, asia, Okinawa US Marines, military bases, discrimination, protests )

Naoko
- 38 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Despite repeated promises from Tokyo to reduce the military burden on Okinawa, U.S. bases still comprise 10 percent of the prefecture (and 18 percent of Okinawa Island) but give back less than 5 percent to the local economy.
India Right-Wing Party Says Rape Charges Now 'Fashionable'
World  (tags: crime, asia, humanrights, India, rape, rage, Shiv Sena )

Naoko
- 45 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
NEW DELHI - Indian right-wing Hindu party Shiv Sena said Saturday filing sexual assault charges has "become a fashion" in an article backing a police officer accused of rape.
Protect Children From Sexual Attacks
World  (tags: world, asia, ACTION PLEASE, protection, children sexual attacks )

Rose
- 49 days ago - forcechange.com
get: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi Goal: Implement and enforce law that protects children from sexual attacks
Help Me to Give a Pound of Organic Cotton!
World  (tags: ethics, world, humans, asia )

Anteater
- 54 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Please, sign the petition to help me earn 5000 butterfly credits to help a farmer grow a pound of cotton.
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Please Stop Purchasing Dolphins From Japan.
World  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, endangered, wildlife, world, oceans, politics, nature, protection, environment, destruction, activists, corruption, crime, children, family, media, society, violence, sadness, world, government, suffering, slaughter, cruelty, ani )

Kelly
- 72 days ago - change.org
immediate action in this case to: 1) deny any export permit to facilitate the transport of these dolphins to China, Korea, Ukraine; 2) revoke any export permit if already issued, and; 3) initiate an investigation of those involved in the exports,
Goat Cafes Are The Next Big Thing
World  (tags: Asia, barnyard animals, cafes, society, business, clientele, world )

Carrie
- 83 days ago - modernfarmer.com
In Asia cat cafes are quaint, dime-a-dozen affairs that are being overshadowed by a new trend:Barnyard animal cafes. Yes, cafe owners in countries like Japan and South Korea are now relying on the romance of the farm to appeal to a more eclectic clientele
Demand Resignation of Rape-Supporting Politicians - ForceChange
World  (tags: asia, India, rape, victims, Samajwadi Party, humanrights, violence, crime )

Naoko
- 89 days ago - forcechange.com
Politicians in the Samajwadi Party in India are threatening women, insisting that rape is forgivable and that victims should face same penalties as rapists. Sign this petition demanding the resignation of these violence-promoting politicians.
Fear, Shock Among Sri Lankan Muslims in Aftermath of Buddhist Mob Violence
World  (tags: communal warfare, violence, world, society, Sri Lanka, religious animosity, politics, asia )

Cal
- 90 days ago - cnn.com
Muslims in Sri Lanka are fearful after a wave of deadly violence by Buddhist mobs Sunday
 

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