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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
AIRLINE CONFESSIONS: 15 AMAZING SECRETS FROM PILOTS AND FLIGHT ATTENDANTS
World  (tags: news )

David
- 7 days ago - techly.com.au
A lot of these secrets are just good management but plenty will surprise you. They come from an 11,000 comment-strong thread on reddit, where users answered the question: People who work for airlines, what are secrets passengers don't know?
Top 10 Bizarre Aspects of Catholicism
World  (tags: news )

David
- 7 days ago - listverse.com
This is a list of the ten most bizarre aspects of Catholicism. In no particular order:
Iraq: Don't Legalise Forced Child Marriage - SIGN PLEASE !
World  (tags: Iraq, forced child marriage, law, humanrights, society, children, sexual slavery )

Angelika
- 8 days ago - walkfree.org
Any minute now, the Iraqi Council of Representatives will vote on legalising forced child marriage. We must act urgently -- tell them to vote "no" to the Jaafari Personal Status Law now.
Syria Is Now the Biggest Threat to Britain's Security
World  (tags: world, violence, terrorism, politics, middle-east, news, europe )

Cal
- 8 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Returning fighters from the Syrian civil war now pose greater threat than al-Qaeda terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan
Scotland, Please Don't Go
World  (tags: politics, news, society, Scottish independence from the UK, UK, freedoms, world )

Cal
- 12 days ago - globalpost.com
As Scottish support for independence grows, the English scramble to woo back their northern neighbors.
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
- 13 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. "
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
Billionaire Wants to Mine the Moon
World  (tags: news )

David
- 13 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...
Call on the Hong Kong Government to Protect Domestic Workers From Bonded Labor
World  (tags: Hong Kong, slavery, human rights, petitions )

Freya
- 13 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...
End Human Trafficking in Assam - Petition: PLEASE SIGN
World  (tags: Human Rights, human trafficking, Walk Free, poverty, tea plantations, Assam, TATA global beverages, Tetleys )

Evelyn
- 14 days ago - walkfree.org
Workers in Assam are trapped in a unique situation of terrible poverty making them vulnerable to the lure of human traffickers. Investigative reports indicate that people in Delhi have bought girls for as little as $65 USD. Others are taken abroad.
Boycott Tourism to the Andaman Islands ACTION
World  (tags: humanrights, Jarawa Tribe, indigenous rights, Andaman Islands )

Nancy
- 14 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.
Concern as Brunei Brings in System of Islamic Law With Punishments That Include the Dismemberment of Limbs and Stoning to Death
World  (tags: Brunei, Sharia law, flogging, dismemberment, stoning to death )

Beatrice
- 14 days ago - independent.co.uk
The Sultan of Brunei, one of the world's wealthiest rulers and a close ally of Britain, will this week oversee his country's transition to a system of Islamic law with punishments that include flogging, the dismemberment of limbs and stoning to

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