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Sao Paulo Public Transit Goes On Indefinite Strike Days Before Brazil 2014 World Cup Starts
World  (tags: Brazil World Cup 2014, Strike, Organized Labor, Sao Paulo Metro Strike, Police Brutality, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, corruption, government, HumanRights, violence )

Betsy
- 138 days ago - bbc.com
Police in Brazil have used tear gas to break up protesters on the second day of a metro strike that has left Sao Paulo's transport in chaos. Half of the stations were closed and gridlock on the streets of Brazil's largest city. Watch BBC video.
TAKE ACTION NOW! End Slavery at Sea - ForceChange
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', HUMANSLAVERY RINGS, world )

Cal
- 139 days ago - forcechange.com
Headlines started appearing in 2012 about men being tricked into unpaid labor aboard fishing ships in New Zealand waters. Young men like Yusril signed up in desperate hopes of a promised monthly salary of $260, with bonuses for hard work.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Save the Great Barrier Reef
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, conservation, Great BarrierReef, overdevelopment, world, protection, pollution, nature, humans )

Cal
- 139 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The Great Barrier Reef is a global treasure, home to more than 1,500 species of fish, 411 types of hard coral, six of the world's seven species of threatened marine turtles, and more than 30 species of marine mammals.
Senators Reach Framework To Pay For Veterans' Care Outside System
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: veterans health costs., VA, usa, government, congress, healthcare, politics, obama )

Cal
- 139 days ago - npr.org
Senators from both parties have reached an agreement on legislation that would expand the ability of veterans to seek government-paid medical care outside the network of the VA medical system.
Koch Brothers-Owned Company Coats Chicago Homes With Petcoke Dust, Accused of Clean Air Act Violation
Environment  (tags: pollution, protection, destruction, environment, Koch Brothers, ecosystems )

Cal
- 139 days ago - ecowatch.com
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that KCBX Terminals Co. violated the Clean Air Act earlier this year, based on dust-wipe samples taken from homes in the neighborhood adjacent to to the Koch Brothers-controlled facility.
Indigenous Bolivians Are Seething Over Mining 'Reforms'
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, destruction, indigenous rights, world, protection, politics )

Cal
- 139 days ago - theecologist.org
The government of president Evo Morales has approved a new mining law for Bolivia giving precedence to mining over other interests
How Weeds Could Help Feed Billions in a Warming World
Environment  (tags: agriculture, global warming, climate change, resistent crops, world, pollution, radia-active, globalwarming, ecosystems, environment )

Cal
- 138 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Scientists in the U.S. and elsewhere are conducting intensive experiments to cross hardy weeds with food crops such as rice and wheat. Their goal is to make these staples more resilient as higher temperatures, drought, and elevated CO2 levels pose new thr
Hunger Games Salute Being Used to Protest Thai Military Coup -
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, society, news, humanrights )

Cal
- 139 days ago - occupy.com
The three-finger salute from the Hollywood movie "The Hunger Games" is being used as a real symbol of resistance in Thailand. Protesters against the military coup are flashing the gesture as a silent act of rebellion, and they're being threatened with ar
Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise: Russia 'Frees Protest Ship'
World  (tags: europe, HumanRights, GoodNews, freedoms )

B
- 139 days ago - bbc.com
Russian authorities have released the Greenpeace ship seized after a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic last year, the environmental group says. The ship and 30 people on board were detained in September after activists tried to scale a Russian
***URGENT*** Last Chance To Help Tony The Tiger *** PLEASE ACT NOW! ***
Animals  (tags: URGENT!, LAST CHANCE, Tony the Truck Stop Tiger, Suffering, Animal Welfare, VETO SB 250, ACT NOW! )

Sharon
- 139 days ago - secure.peta.org
Tony the tiger has been caged and used as a tourist attraction at Tiger Truck Stop for 14 years He could continue to languish in this cage his whole life PLEASE ACT NOW tell Governor Jindal to VETO SB 250 and send Tony to an accredited sanctuary
 
 
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