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The Pentagons War on Accountability
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, cover-up, military )

- 40 minutes ago -
The Pentagons routine use of the war budget as a way to fund whatever it wants has set an example for a Congress thats seldom seen a military project it wasnt eager to pay for.
Hazardous Child Labor on Indonesian Tobacco Farms   video
World  (tags: Child Labor )

- 32 minutes ago -
Thousands of children in Indonesia, some just 8 years old, are working in hazardous conditions on tobacco farms.
Tapes Reveal Coup Plot Against Rousseff, Weakening Temer Government
World  (tags: Brazilian Coup )

- 25 minutes ago -
Media Professor Joao Feres Jr. says that the Temer government, judiciary and the opposition media are all collaborating against the PT as evidence of the conspiracy is revealed
Koch Funded Free Market Universities in Arizona
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Koch )

- 23 minutes ago -
Arizona's state legislators, many with Koch campaign funds, pass a budget that creates a "right-wing laboratory", says independent investigative journalist Alex Kotch
Dams Flood 36,000 Hectares of Brazilian Rainforest

- 1 hour ago -
The flooding has destroyed an area of forest half the size of New York City.
An Improbable Future for NicaraguaâEUR(TM)s Inter-Oceanic Canal
World  (tags: Nicaragua's Proposed Canal )

- 52 minutes ago -
Many social and ecological processes and current events will likely undermine the success of NicaraguaâEUR(TM)s inter-oceanic canal project.
Thousands of Southeast Asian Newts Being Collected From the Wild for Pet Trade
Animals  (tags: Pet Trade )

- 44 minutes ago -
New study finds that official records greatly underestimate the number of Southeast Asian newts being sold to meet the demands of the international pet trade.
Take Action to Create a New Food System in Maryland! PETITION
Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, protection, food, eco-friendly )

- 2 hours ago -
Fair Farms Maryland is building a movement of Marylanders working together for a new food system one that is fair to farmers, invests in homegrown healthy foods, and restores our waterways instead of polluting them.
Send Elephants From Worst Zoo to Sanctuary PETITION
Animals  (tags: animals, wildlife, suffering )

- 2 hours ago -
For the last thirty years, Asian elephants Ruth and Emily have been forced to share a tiny exhibit in the cold winter city of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Emily outweighs Ruth by 1,200 pounds, and these two DO NOT get along.
Stop Eagle-Slicing Turbines PETITION
Environment  (tags: animals, habitat, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 2 hours ago -
A new proposal could allow wind energy companies to kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year. Wind turbines already kill hundreds of thousands of winged animals each year in the United States alone; from bats, to small migratory songbirds to larger
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