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The Earth Charter
World  (tags: Earth Charter, Unity, Universal Human Rights, Respect for Nature, Economic Justice, Culture of Peace, Please Sign )

Dandelion
- 28 days ago - earthcharterinaction.org
We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. We must join together to bring forth sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.
Canada: Saudi Arabia Man Accused of Trying to Strangle His Daughter for 'Dishonoring Her Family'
World  (tags: Newfoundland, Canada, Saudi Arabian man attempts honor killing )

Beth
- 27 days ago - monctonnews.net
A Saudi Arabia man, Khalaf Alshaek, accused of trying to strangle his daughter for being with a (non-Muslim) man he disapproved of is scheduled to appear in provincial court in St. John's this afternoon.
Famed Syria Crusader Castle Survives Fierce Battles
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, society, war, Syria )

Cal
- 29 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The army seized the medieval fortress on Thursday after fierce fighting in the nearby village of Al-Hosn in central Syria, routing rebels who had captured it in July 2011.
Call on the Hong Kong Government to Protect Domestic Workers From Bonded Labor
World  (tags: Hong Kong, slavery, human rights, petitions )

Freya
- 14 days ago - walkfree.org
After 8 months of being forced to work with no pay in a Hong Kong family's home, Erwiana's beaten and broken body was dumped at the city's largest airport with a one way ticket home and a frightening threat - tell anyone about what happened and your...
Rwanda Genocide Survivors Lament Syria on Eve of 20th Anniversary
World  (tags: genocide, Rwanda, Syria, ehtnic cleansing, war, world, politics, violence )

Cal
- 13 days ago - macleans.ca
Survivors haunted by the lessons the world has yet to learn from the slaughter of approximately 800,000 ethnic Tutsis
Scotland, Please Don't Go
World  (tags: politics, news, society, Scottish independence from the UK, UK, freedoms, world )

Cal
- 13 days ago - globalpost.com
As Scottish support for independence grows, the English scramble to woo back their northern neighbors.
Agricultural Patterns From Above
World  (tags: Netherlands, flowers, crops, USA, Israel, Uganda, Germany, Bali, Franceworld )

Nancy
- 29 days ago - local.msn.com
Global aerial views. Photo editing by Connie Ricca
Boycott Tourism to the Andaman Islands ACTION
World  (tags: humanrights, Jarawa Tribe, indigenous rights, Andaman Islands )

Nancy
- 15 days ago - survivalinternational.org
Every day hundreds of tourists travel along the Andaman Trunk road in the hope of 'spotting' members of the Jarawa tribe - treating the Jarawa like animals in a safari park.
A Lesbian Sentenced to Death ACTION
World  (tags: family, humanrights, Nigeria, UK, discrimination, crime, murder )

Nancy
- 4 days ago - allout.org
May has the power - and the responsibility - to stop the Home Office from deporting Aderonke until they can be sure everyone's being treated fairly and humanely.
Turkey Blocks Twitter, After Erdogan Vowed 'Eradication'
World  (tags: Turkey, PM Erdogan, twitter, social media block, internet, freedoms, corruption, politics, Gezi park protests )

Angelika
- 30 days ago - hurriyetdailynews.com
Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to close down the social media platform. "We now have a court order. We'll eradicate Twitter. I don't care what the international community says."
Billionaire Wants to Mine the Moon
World  (tags: news )

David
- 14 days ago - cnbc.com
As a child growing up in rural India in the 1960s and 1970s, Naveen Jain would gaze up at the moon and imagine a life beyond his modest surroundings. Today he's still gazing at the moon, but for far different reasons...
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Starvation in South Sudan
World  (tags: world, politics, HUNGER, SOUTH SUDAN, South Sudan, violence, society, humanrights, conflict, africa, ethics )

Cal
- 5 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
South Sudan is facing a hunger crisis if the world does not act now. Due to a savage war that has displaced hundreds of thousands, food security in South Sudan is teetering on the verge.
U.S. Urged to Push World Bank on Human Rights Safeguards
World  (tags: world, politics, usa, Refugees&Relief, loans, World Bank, humanrights, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, government, ethics )

Cal
- 7 days ago - ipsnews.net
Rights advocates and community leaders, together with some U.S. lawmakers, are urging the United States to take a more robust role in pushing the World Bank to explicitly incorporate human rights into policies that dictate how and when the bank can engage
World Not Ready for Climate Change, New Report Says
World  (tags: Climate Change, World, UN, IPCC Report, Adaptation, Survival, Human Civilization, Climate Change Impacts, Human Extinction )

Brian
- 15 days ago - richarddawkins.net
"The world is not ready for climate change, which poses a number of serious risks, says the planet's leading body of climate scientists. "
 

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