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Saudi Authorities Must Put An End to Public Flogging of Blogger --- PLEASE SIGN!!
World  (tags: Saudi Arabia, Raif Badawi, Human Rights, ethics, violence, torture, UN Convention Against Torture )

Lynn
- 15 days ago - act.amnestyusa.org
On January 9, Saudi Arabian authorities publicly lashed Raif Badawi 50 times - the first flogging meted after Raif was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years imprisonment in May 2014.
Tell UN - End Child Slavery - Petition
World  (tags: UN, Petition, End Child Labor, Sustainable Development Goals )

Dandelion
- 12 days ago - credomobilize.com
The Sustainable Development Goals, now under discussion, represent the international community's crucial recognition that child labor and contemporary slavery hinder the efforts of people to work their way out of poverty.
'Terrorists' in Deadly Shooting at Paris HQ of French Magazine
World  (tags: politics, violence, world, terrorism, europe, conflict, news )

Cal
- 18 days ago - france24.com
Gunmen have attacked French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in the heart of Paris Wednesday, with police officials reporting 11 fatalities and 10 wounded
UN Arms Trade Treaty Goes Into Effect
World  (tags: UN Arms Treaty, 60 countries, Amnesty International.December 24th, United Nations )

Nancy
- 31 days ago - startribune.com
So far, 60 countries have ratified the treaty including five of the world's top 10 arms exporters -- France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain. However, there is little hope of U.S. ratification, which requires approval by two-thirds of the Senate.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Edits Angela Merkel Out Of Paris Solidarity March Photograph
World  (tags: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Paris Mayor Ann Hidalgo, HaMevaser, Paris solidarity march, ultra-orthodox Jewish Newspaper )

Dandelion
- 11 days ago - independent.co.uk
An ultra-orthodox Jewish newspaper removed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other female leaders from a photograph showing European politicians attending the Paris solidarity march.
Twelve Arrested Over Paris Terror Attacks
World  (tags: violence, society, terrorism, politics, europe, world )

Cal
- 9 days ago - france24.com
Paris police have arrested 12 people suspected of providing "logistical support" to the gunmen in last week's terror attacks
Kurdish Women Line Up to Take on the Islamic State
World  (tags: politics, middle-east, violence, PKK, Kurdish women, battlefront, women's rights, world, war, society, humanrights )

Cal
- 15 days ago - globalpost.com
Kurdish women join the PKK in droves to fight the Islamic State, which has captured and enslaved up to hundreds of Yazidi women.
U.N. Security Council Rejects Palestinian Statehood Resolution
World  (tags: world, politics, palestine, israel, peace talks, recognition, middle-east, war, society, interesting, government )

Cal
- 26 days ago - npr.org
The U.N. Security Council failed to pass a Palestinian draft resolution that called for, among other things, an end to the Israeli occupation by late 2017. The proposal faced strong U.S. opposition, which threatened to veto the measure if it passed.
Worse Than Islamic State? Concerns Rise About Iraq's Shiite Militias.
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 30 days ago - csmonitor.com
The Islamic State is a serious threat to Iraq from the outside, former military officials agree. But Shiite militias, which are gaining influence, threaten from within, they say.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Boko Haram's Reign of Terror
World  (tags: TERROR, BOKO HARAM, NIGERIA, RELIGIOUS WAR, killing, terrorism, violence, society, world, UnitedNations, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, conflict, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 7 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
Let's multiply that pressure now and persuade our leaders and the United Nations to convene an emergency Security Council meeting and prioritise this crisis.
SYRIA: Forgotten in Aleppo: Thousands Stuck Between Regime and ISIS
World  (tags: politics, world, Refugees&Relief, violence, war, Syria, society, humanrights, freedoms, conflict, death, ethics, news, middle-east, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 16 days ago - cnn.com
Over 300,000 face dangerous battles and privations as the Syrian Civil War continues.And above all a sense, for months now, of hopelessness that their world has only worsened since the fight for Aleppo began in June 2012.
Utopia - Breaking the Great Australian Silence
World  (tags: world, politics, society, discrimination, abuse, Aborigines, australia, culture, world, news, humanrights, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 5 days ago - theecologist.org
Several recent events in Australia have served to again highlight how little the peoples and cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island nations feature on the national radar.
For Cuba, Now Come The Hard Questions
World  (tags: world, society, politics, Cuba, humanrights, government, usa, freedoms )

Cal
- 27 days ago - worldcrunch.com
Once the noise dies down over the deal with the U.S., Cuba's educated populace may not take it so well when it realizes the communist regime will budge very little at home.
Philippines Embraces Free Birth Control Despite Opposition From Catholic Church
World  (tags: womens' rights, Philipines, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, news, society )

Cal
- 2 days ago - globalpost.com
Catholic Church (VIDEO) Half of all pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines are unintended. But that may change as the country begins to roll out its new reproductive health law.
Build a Bridge of Hope in Paris --- Petition PLEASE SIGN!
World  (tags: France, terrorism, Muslim extremists, crime, death, freedom of speech, politics, society, violence, world, cartoons, Charlie Hebdo )

Lynn
- 17 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
The gunmen have fled, the city is on high alert and France lost four of it's most famous political commentators. This is an attempt to silence speech by spreading fear, it's what extremists do over and over again. But France isn't letting it happen.
 

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