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Obama Names Scott Gration as Special Envoy to Sudan
World  (tags: World, politics, obama, government, aid, ICC, Hague, Africa, Arab League, Khartoum, Sudan, Darfur, Bashir, janjaweed, violence, rape, murder, genocide, arrest, war crimes, terrorism, starvation, extermination )

Tom
- 2013 days ago - reuters.com
"Sudan is a priority for this administration, particularly at a time when it cries out for peace and for justice," Obama said in a statement announcing Gration's appointment. "The worsening humanitarian crisis there makes our task all the more urgent.
Wildlife Centre Heals Survivors of Australia Fires
Animals  (tags: animals, australia, kangaroo, koala, wombats, lyre bird, echidna, healesville, sanctuary, wildlife, brushfires, burn, death, habitat, destruction, suffering, rescue, humans, firefighters )

Tom
- 2013 days ago - reuters.com
The rescue of Sam the koala gave Australians hope during the devastating bushfires, and one of the nation's most well-known wildlife sanctuaries is working hard to ensure she's not the only survival story.
Russia Bans Bloody Hunting of Baby Seals
World  (tags: world, russia, arctic, whitecoats, government, putin, ban, baby seal, hunting, bloody, cruel, wildlife, protection, goodnews )

Tom
- 2013 days ago - reuters.com
Russia has banned baby seal hunting after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called it a "bloody industry." "The bloody sight of the hunting of seals, the slaughter of these defenseless animals which you cannot even call a real hunt, is banned in our country."
1,000 'Witches' Arrested and Drugged in Gambia
World  (tags: world, africa, witch hunts, death, gambia, religion, superstition, violence, politics, government, freedoms, crime, HumanRights, humans )

Tom
- 2013 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Witch doctors and security forces in Gambia have detained up to 1,000 people on suspicion of being witches, Amnesty International said. Victims were held in secret detention camps for up to five days and forced to drink hallucinogenic substances.
Take Action: Citigroup MUST Stop Using Bailout Funds for Anti-Worker Lobbying
Business  (tags: consumers, corruption, americans, business, corporate, dishonesty, economy, finance, government, investing, money, society, politics, ethics )

Tom
- 2012 days ago - action.americanrightsatwork.org
Citigroup's subprime mortgage deals and corporate excess helped ruin our economy. Are you ok with Citigroup spending YOUR tax money to protect CEOs while workers continue struggling? Tell Congress to put an end to this inappropriate spending at once.
A Change In How The Rich Are Seen
Society & Culture  (tags: money, society, ethics, economy, corporate, greed, corruption, dishonesty, consumers, americans, culture, rights, abuse )

Tom
- 2011 days ago - latimes.com
A few years ago it was common to think of the rich as a special breed. We may soon come around to George Orwell's view that the only difference between rich and poor is income: "The average millionaire is only the average dishwasher dressed in a new suit"
Not Just Homeowners, But Renters Are Really Getting Screwed
Business  (tags: americans, business, corporate, investing, finance, economy, dishonesty, corruption, consumers, money, foreclosures )

Roseann
- 2010 days ago - alternet.org
Homeowners aren't the only ones in trouble from foreclosures -- renters, urban neighborhoods, and entire cities are at risk.
Brazilian Court Ruling Backs Amazon Rainforest Reservation
Environment  (tags: Brazil, good news, amazon, rainforests, indigenous people, Indians, land, court, government, humans, environment, globalwarming, protection, nature, conservation, sustainable )

Tom
- 2011 days ago - google.com
Brazil's Supreme Court sided with Amazonian Indians in a land dispute that some have called critical for determining the future of the rainforest that sprawls the size of Western Europe and provides a critical cushion against global warming.
McMeat Is Destroying Amazon Rainforest
Environment  (tags: Amazon, rainforests, clearcutting, ranchers, cattle, fast food, mcdonald's, burgers, sustainabililty, environment, food, humans, conservation, consumers, climate-change, globalwarming, habitatdestruction, environment, ecosystems )

Tom
- 2011 days ago - sustainabilityninja.com
Burger-crazy America imports over 200 million pounds of beef from Central America every year. Grazing land is needed, and the only way for grazing land to appear in a densely forested region is from clear-cutting the rainforest.
   
 
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