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France to Force Big Supermarkets to Give Unsold Food to Charities
Business  (tags: France, supermarkets, excess food, distribution, needy, law, legislation )

Evelyn
- 2 hours ago - theguardian.com
GREAT NEWS!! French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed. French national assembly voted unanimously to pass the legislation as France battles epidemic of waste
Abbott Says the Question of Legalising Gay Marriage Is One for Parliament Not the Public to Decide !!!!!
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT rights, LGBT marriage rights, Australia, Abbott, discrimination )

AniMae
- 5 hours ago - sbs.com.au
Gay marriage in Australia is a matter for the federal parliament rather than a popular vote, Abbott believes. Nevertheless some MPs, including from the prime minister's own back bench, are pushing for a referendum after Ireland voted overwhelmingl
Gambia's President Warns Homosexuals: 'If You Do It Here I Will Slit Your Throat
Society & Culture  (tags: President Yahya Jammeh, Gambia, africa, president, threat, homosexuals, abuse, culture, humans, murder, society, violence, world )

Lone
- 6 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
President Yahya Jammeh, who has a history of outspoken comments against gay people, made the threats during a public speech during an agricultural tour around his African nation last week.
Planned Mega-Port in Brazil Threatens Rich Ecological Region
Environment  (tags: planned development, Brazil, environment, activism, destruction, ecosystems, habitatdestruction, habitat, politics, pollution, protection, world )

Cal
- 18 hours ago - truth-out.org
Activists and local residents have brought legal action aimed at blocking the construction of a nearly 50 sq km port terminal in the Northeast Brazilian state of Bahia because of the huge environmental and social impacts it will have.
Ireland Votes to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
Society & Culture  (tags: world, humanrights, freedoms, ethics, Ireland, legalize, same-sex, marriage, gay, homosexuality, dublin, gayrights )

Darren
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
DUBLIN âEUR" Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the worldâEUR(TM)s first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued.
U.N. Chief Says Save Migrants, Deal With Cause of Flight
World  (tags: world, Refugees&Relief, asia )

Naoko
- 1 day ago - mainichi.jp
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stran-
Sold! to the Man With $12,400: A Pair of Japanese Melons
Society & Culture  (tags: melons, japanese, japan, auction, japan, fruit wholesaler, yubari melons )

Lone
- 1 day ago - msn.com
A single pair of premium melons fetched an eye-watering 1.5 million yen ($12,400) at an auction in Japan on Friday. The winning bid was placed by a local fruit wholesaler for the first Yubari melons to go under the hammer this year at the Sapporo Centra
United Nations: Political Peace Conference Needed! | CODEPINK
World  (tags: North Korea, South Korea, UN, Peace Conference, CodePink )

Kathryn
- 3 days ago - codepink.org
Please sign our petition to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, On this 70th anniversary of the division of Korea, we urge the United Nations to broker a Political Peace Conference. The cease-fire is not a permanent peace creating instability.
NO WAY to Treat a Child - Watch Video, Take Action Please! (Link in Comment)   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: palestinian human rights violations, children, miitary detention, Israel, crime, international right, Congress )

Angelika
- 3 days ago - youtube.com
Every year hundreds of Palestinian children- some as young as 7 yrs old- are detained and arrested in Israels military detention system where ill treatment and abuse is widespread. Take Action against Israel's Mistreatment of Palestinian Children
 
 
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