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National Wildlife Federation Action Fund - Take Action for Migratory Birds
Animals  (tags: Fish and Wildlife Service, Migratory Bird Treaty Act )

- 18 hours ago -
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently signaled that the agency would no longer enforce the Migratory Bird Treaty Act except in the extremely limited cases of purposefully causing death and harm.
Why Elderly Japanese Women Are Going to Jail On Purpose   video
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, elderly, jailed, petty crime, security, company, care, breakdown of traditions )

- 5 hours ago -
Increasingly, the elderly populations feel lonely, bored, and unafraid of the legal ramifications. Many have even come to see prison as an upgrade from their daily lives. The elderly crime rate has quadrupled over the past couple of decades.
'Tubewell Chachis' Become Bundelkhand's Messiahs
Offbeat  (tags: India, Bhopal, Bundelkhand, water supply, tubewell repairs, "chachis" (Aunties), tribal women )

- 7 hours ago -
A self-taught band of tribal women armed with spanners & hammers is going from village to village repairing tubewells. They have repaired >100 tube wells this season. "We understand the plight of villagers who go without water. The drought has added
Israeli Court Rules to Dismiss Confession of Israeli Charged With Burning Palestinian Family to Death
World  (tags: International Court, world, Ahmad Dawabsha, survivors, Right-wing Zionist extremists, impunity, justice, extremist Jewish settlers, settler attacks, Palestinian Dawabsha family, media, middle-east, news, palestine, israel, violence, death, crime, children )

- 2 days ago -
Survivors from the Dawabsha family, who were burned to death in their bed by right-wing Israeli settlers in 2015, have vowed to take a case to the International Court
Teen Loses Eyesight Due to Israeli Prison Neglect
World  (tags: israeli prison neglect/abuse of children, Hassan Abdulkhaleq Mizher Tamimi, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, ISRAEL, Palestinian prisoners rights abuses, Nabi Saleh, Khalida Jarrar,, oPT, news-media/U.S./WORLD, Tamimi family )

- 2 days ago -
He is part of the extended Tamimi family that is the frequent target of collective punishment, imprisonment and harassment by Israeli occupation forces.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahus Wife Sara Charged With Fraud
Business  (tags: Sara Netanyahu, media, news, money, fraud, charges, israel, ethics )

- 2 days ago -
Sara Netanyahu was charged on Thursday along with Ezra Saidoff, a former deputy director general of the Prime Ministers Office
Bill Maher From 6/22
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: humor, maher, satire, videos )

- 13 hours ago -
It's that time of week again, so here are three fine video clips from Bill's show last night. Enjoy!
Open Thread - 6/23/2018
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

- 10 hours ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 4 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). If you would like me to send you cards with links to my articles, add me as a friend.
PETITION! Stop the Destruction of Majestic Trees!!
Environment  (tags: Stop the destruction of majestic trees, petition )

- 6 hours ago -
New sections of the South West Coast Highway between Walpole & Manjimup are due to be widened. There are some majestic trees close to the road, most of them several hundred years old. They are due to be destroyed.
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