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TAKE ACTION NOW! Towns Don't Need Tanks: Our Communities Are Not War Zones
Society & Culture  (tags: police, society, safety, police vs. the public military grade wea, government, ethics, crime, culture, americans, politics, law, freedoms, usa, rights )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice are funneling billions of dollars to state and local law enforcement agencies every year to help them purchase military weaponry and equipment. What business do DOD, DHS, and DOJ have funding a wa
In India, Rice Replaces Ice in Charity Bucket Challenge
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, goodnews, food, India, rice bucket challenge, poor, give, hunger )

Naoko
- 32 minutes ago - japantimes.co.jp
The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist- they are replacing ice with rice in a bid to help the country's vast population of poor, hungry people.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Coastline From Offshore Drilling - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: environment, energy, conservation, drilling proposal, humans, nature, pollution, protection, water, oceans, politics, wildlife, ecosystems )

Cal
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
After a massive oil spill along the California coastline in 1969, California began implementing protections from offshore drilling--Unfortunately, a loophole in the Coastal Sanctuary Act allows new offshore drilling in Tranquillion Ridge, a section of the
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Corporations From Illegally Destroying a National Park in Borneo- ForceChange
Environment  (tags: corporate abuse, mininginterests, greed, deforestation, environment, destruction, ecosystems, world, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, wildlife, animals, nature, humans, government )

Cal
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Although the Indonesian government has chosen to impose a temporary moratorium on the deforestation of their country's rainforests, corporations continue to illegally raze the ground at Borneo's Tanjung Puting National Park. A palm oil company is tearing
Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-Year-Old Challenges World's Fastest Man
Offbeat  (tags: diet, health, interesting, 103-years-old, Japan, running, sports, exercises )

Naoko
- 14 hours ago - japantoday.com
Miyazaki, who hails from tea-growing Shizuoka prefecture, about 200 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, was a late bloomer, only taking up running at the age of 92 after watching an old people's sports day broadcast on television.
India: A Race to the Bottom With Antibiotic Overuse
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, drugs, risks, medicine, India, Antibiotic resistance, overuse of antibiotics )

Naoko
- 2 days ago - ipsnews.net
An analysis of national pharmaceutical sales data published in 'The Lancet Infectious Diseases' last month found that Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa accounted for 76 percent of the increase in antibiotic use around the world.
Transgenic Silkworm Spins Strong 'Spider' Threads That Could Be Mass-Produced
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, Japan, agrobiology, silkworms, transgenic )

Naoko
- 14 hours ago - japantimes.co.jp
TSUKUBA, IBARAKI PREF. - Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences has developed a transgenic silkworm that produces strong "spider" silk.
Saitama Guide Dog Stabbed While on Duty
Animals  (tags: protection, sadness, cruelty, abuse, dogs, guide dogs, stabbed, japan )

Naoko
- 2 days ago - mainichi.jp
The Saitama Prefectural Police force has launched an investigation after a guide dog for a 61-year-old local man was stabbed while it was on duty in July, it has been learned.
Domestic Violence Abusers Should Not Have Access To Guns - Petition
Health & Wellness  (tags: Domestic Violence, women abused, women shot, petition, close loophole )

Dandelion
- 2 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
46 women in America are shot to death each month by a current or former husband or boyfriend. Yet abusers with a history of domestic violence can easily buy weapons from private sellers online or at gun shows without a background check. Close loophole.
Edible Insects a Boon to Thailand's Farmers
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, diet, ecosystems, water, Thailand, food, insects, food )

Naoko
- 3 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.
 
 
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