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Banned Book Week: Banned & Challenged Classics
Society & Culture  (tags: banned books week, bbw, censorship, freedom )

- 11 days ago -
Each year, the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts to have books removed from library shelves and classrooms. At least 46 of the Radcliffe list of Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century have been the target of ban attempts.
Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of the 21st Century
Society & Culture  (tags: bbw, banned books week, censorship, freedom )

- 11 days ago -
Banned Books Week 2015 runs from Sept. 27-Oct. 3. This year's theme is Young Adult (aka YA) literature. In honor of freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and freedom of expression, read a banned book this week. Celebrate the freedom to read.
13 Surprising Uses for Baby Powder
Offbeat  (tags: humans, interesting, odd, protection, unusual )

- 10 days ago -
Baby powder isn't just for babies. It contains less chemicals than talcum powder, so it is much safer to use, and it can help sooth and prevent chafing, rashes and soften your skin. But beyond benefits of baby powder ...
Badgers Suffered -- Humaneness Matters
Animals  (tags: UK, badgers, cull, suffering, protection, cruelty, Humane society International )

- 561 days ago -
We believe many badgers will have suffered considerably and if the culls are rolled out thousands more will suffer a similar fate. Tell Mr Eustice that the issue of humaneness matters to you.
Stop Female Genital Mutilation
World  (tags: world, humanrights, children, girls Stop FGM, ACTION PLEASE )

- 561 days ago -
arget: Chief Justice Adly Mansour Goal: End the mutilation of female genitalia in Egypt With a new government in power, Egypt has finally decided to prosecute the doctor and father responsible for the death of 13-year-old
Sick Baby Gorilla Reunited With Mom in San Diego
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, baby gorilla, reunited with mother, San Diego Zoo, good news )

- 561 days ago -
Video: A gorilla got to hold her baby girl for the first time since she was delivered by C-section two weeks ago. The newborn has battled pneumonia and other health problems.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Save California's Water Supply
Environment  (tags: water, politics, environment, destruction, conservation, ecosystems, nature, humans )

- 561 days ago -
Demand that California's governor stop water project that is damaging to the environment and populace
Gold: Much More Than a Precious Metal
Science & Tech  (tags: science, NewTechnology )

- 561 days ago -
A Spanish research institute has developed a new filter to clear out organic contaminants from industrial water based on gold nanoparticles.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Demand the Release of Political Prisoners in Sri Lanka - ForceChange
World  (tags: world, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, SRI LANKA, political prisoners, government, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

- 561 days ago -
Today amidst mounting pressure from the United States and other countries, Sri Lankan authorities released two political prisoners, who had been held on suspicion of breaking anti-terrorism laws but had not been charged with any crime.
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