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Drop Rush Limbaugh Sponsors
Business  (tags: Rush Limbaugh, sexual assault, petition, drop advertising )

Dandelion
- 23 minutes ago - action.dccc.org
During a rant on sexual assault, Rush Limbaugh asserted that sometimes "No means yes." See top comment for full sentence. Please sign.
Open Thread - 9/17/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 5 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). 3rd attempt ti upload.
Measles Is Back: A Mother's Warning
Health & Wellness  (tags: Immunization, Vaccination, Measles, Encephalitis, Anti-Vaxxers, Fear Mongering, Misinformation, Risk Assessment )

Brian
- 1 hour ago - latimes.com
"I know that parents worry about whether vaccines are safe for their children. But they should also consider the dangers of not vaccinating, which is why I'm telling my family's story."
Whole Foods' Anti-GMO Swindle: Cute Labels Saying Products Haven't Been Genetically Modified Are Designed to Profit Off of Fear,
Business  (tags: Whole Foods, Whole Profits, Corporation, Capitalism, Exploitation, Manipulation, Deceptive Labeling, Fear Mongering, Anti-GMO Fear, Public Perception )

Brian
- 1 hour ago - thedailybeast.com
"Putting a butterfly on food boxes may seem harmless. Dig deeper, though, and these tactics start to look somewhat deceptive."
The Deadliest Environmental Problem Today Is Indoor Air Pollution -- Killing 4 Million a Year
Environment  (tags: Indoor Air Pollution, Global Problem, Poverty, Open Fires, Charcoal, Smoke, Particulate Pollution, Respiratory Diseases, Lungs, 4 Million, Annual Deaths )

Brian
- 1 hour ago - vox.com
"Here's the basic version: About 3 billion people around the world -- mostly in Africa and Asia, and mostly very poor -- still cook and heat their homes by burning coal, charcoal, dung, wood, or plant residue in their homes. These homes often have poor..."
The Coronation That Wants to Be a Movement: Scenes From Hillary's Iowa Steak Fry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hillary Clinton, Corporate Tool, War Monger, Toxic Capitalist, Coronation, Tom Harkin, Steak Fry, Iowa, Movement, Campaign, Unease, Disingenuous )

Brian
- 1 hour ago - thedailybeast.com
"The real advisers to the Ready for Hillary organization are almost comically precise in their avoidance of the term "campaign." They prefer to call it a "movement." There are legal reasons for the distinction, to be sure..."
World Bank to Roll Back Safeguards for Indigenous People
World  (tags: world, politics, WorldBank, protections for indigenous peoples, safeguards, indigenous rights, humanrights, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news )

Cal
- 7 hours ago - theecologist.org
If passed by the Bank's Board, the changes would strip away a raft of essential human rights protections..
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: A 'Circle' Of Support Helps Families Stay Out Of Poverty
Society & Culture  (tags: job economy, support, programs, politics, society, usa, ethics, family )

Cal
- 1 hour ago - npr.org
Employment is up, but many Americans still lack jobs that pay enough to meet basic needs. This has some people questioning whether current anti-poverty programs are doing enough.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stand With the UN on Climate Action
Environment  (tags: climate change, UN Conference on Climate Change, activism, activismenvironment, weather, environment, ecosystems, water )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - change.org
On September 23, a Climate Summit called by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will bring together the world's leaders to spur action to address climate change and build momentum toward reaching a new global agreement in Paris late next year.
 
 
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