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Activist 'Beaten' After BBC Story - BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific
World  (tags: child labour, activism, violence, Asia-Pacific, Uzbekistan, cotton industry )

Karen
- 2087 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
An Uzbek rights activist has said he was beaten up after helping the BBC investigate the use of child labour in Uzbekistan's cotton industry.
END THE HUNGER SCANDAL
World  (tags: hunger, food, petition, world food crisis, summit, action, government, world )

Jelica
- 2088 days ago - avaaz.org
The world produces enough food to feed everyone. Yet the number of people suffering from chronic hunger across the planet has reached the record-high figure of 1 billion this year. This is a global scandal! Hundreds of billions are spent by wealthy go
BAN ZIMBABWE BLOOD DIAMONDS
World  (tags: zimbabwe, mugabe, diamonds, global trade, humanrights, freedoms, terror, murder )

Jelica
- 2094 days ago - avaaz.org
Sign the petition to end Zimbabwe's 'blood diamonds'. Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe has brutally seized control of his country's diamond fields and is using the profits from our precious wedding rings and jewelry to finance a vicious political militi
Has President Obama Heard About Mohammad Othman?
World  (tags: humanrights, freedoms, israel, palestine, politics, violence )

Jelica
- 2125 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
On September 22, Mohammad Othman was arrested and detained by Israeli soldiers on the Allenby Bridge Crossing, the border from Jordan to Palestine. He was returning from a trip to Norway, where he was advocating for Palestinian human rights. Ask U.S. Pres
Victims' Families Tell Their Stories Following Nato Airstrike in Afghanistan
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, interesting, violence, afganistan, war, world, politics, humanrights, government, death, crime )

Tinkie
- 2148 days ago - guardian.co.uk
'I took some flesh home and called it my son.' The Guardian interviews 11 villagers This is a real way to make friends!
Ending Africa's Hunger
World  (tags: africa, children, Biotechnology, Gates Foundation, hunger )

Karen
- 2156 days ago - thenation.com
More than a billion people eat fewer than 1,900 calories per day. The majority of them work in agriculture, about 60 percent are women or girls, and most are in rural Africa and Asia. Ending their hunger is one of the few unimpeachably noble tasks left to
Child Divorcee Struggles With Fallout
World  (tags: world, Yemen, religion, government, society, culture, child brides, freedoms, human rights )

Dee
- 2157 days ago - inthefield.blogs.cnn.com
Looking back at my first impression of Nujood Ali and her incredible act of defiance, I was very naive.
Treatment of Aborigines Is Abusive - UN - World - NZ Herald News
World  (tags: Aboriginees, Australia, abuse?, society, UN, racism )

Karen
- 2162 days ago - nzherald.co.nz
CANBERRA: The continuing federal intervention in the Northern Territory's Aboriginal communities has been criticised by the United Nations' special rapporteur on indigenous human rights and freedoms.
Malawi Child Tobacco Pickers Being Poisoned
World  (tags: child labour, tobacco, human rights, children )

Karen
- 2166 days ago - cbc.ca
Child labourers who pick tobacco in Malawi are being poisoned by absorbing up to two cigarette packs' worth of nicotine each day, a children's rights organization said Monday in London.
Jewish Voice for Peace
World  (tags: humanrights, israel, peace activist, civil society, academic freedoms, free speech, petition )

Jelica
- 2165 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
On Thursday, August 20 the LA Times published an op-ed in which Ben Gurion University Professor Neve Gordon, a prominent political scientist and long-time peace activist, wrote that the question that kept him up at night, both as a parent and as an Israel
 
 
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