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Please Sign: Tell the UK to Protect Rare Sea Fans From DoM's Warship Dredging
Animals  (tags: Sea Fan Coral, Devonport docks, warship dredging, UK Ministry of Defence, Whitsands Bay, silt, habitat destruction, Plymouth, England, rare coral, biodiversity, protected species, endangered )

- 4 days ago -
Because pink sea fans are so vulnerable to damage and very slow-growing, they are supposed to be protected. But this rare coral found off the coast near Plymouth, Eng. is being buried in silt. The silt comes from dredging for warships at Devonport docks.
Please Sign: Tell Mississippi to Update Its Anti-Gay Sex-Ed Curriculum!
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT rights, Mississippi schools, homosexuality, 2003 Supreme Court ruling on sodomy, sex education, anti-gay, discrimination, Gov. Phil Bryant, same-sex marriage, teaching intolerance )

- 8 days ago -
The state that took 148 years to officially abolish slavery has now decided to ignore the 2003 Supreme Court ruling invalidating state sodomy laws. Flying in the face of that ruling, MS has mandated that all its schools teach that homosexuality is illegal
Please Sign: Pakistan, Discipline Police Who Charged Infant With Attempted Murder!
Society & Culture  (tags: Lehore Pakistan, infant charged with attempted murder, poverty, police abuse, Muhammad Mosa Khan, Kashif Ahmed, Judge Rafaqat Alichildren, ethics, law, rights )

- 10 days ago -
In February a 9-month-old boy was fingerprinted and charged with attempted murder by police in Lehore Pakistan. The family's lawyer said the charges should have been dropped, but why was a baby charged with a crime in the first place?!
Please Sign: Tell CA to Cut Climate-Credit Incentives for Forest Destruction!
Environment  (tags: Old-growth forests, clear cutting, forest destruction, carbon credits for logging, cap and trade, California, incentivizing forest destruction, Carbon dioxide, climate change )

- 11 days ago -
Older trees remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than newer ones. So why is California now giving companies carbon credits to clear cut old-growth forests? Logging companies should be punished - not rewarded - for forest destruction!
Please Sign: Florida, Close Stand Your Ground Loophole to Protect Rights of the Incarcerated
Society & Culture  (tags: Stand Your Ground, Florida, Lake Correctional Institute, Prison Guard Immunity, aggravated assault, rights of incarcerated, self-defense, Florida Supreme Court )

- 14 days ago -
A Florida appeals court has ruled that prison staff can use the state's Stand Your Ground law as an argument to justify beating inmates in "self-defense." Even though SYG prevents police officers from using it this way, it does not block prison guards.
Please Sign: Schwarzenegger Explain Your Investmetns in Illegal Logging and Rainforest Destruction
Environment  (tags: tropical rainforest logging, Arnold Schwarzenegger, investments in logging companies, habitat destruction, climate change, global warming, orangutan habitat, biodiversity and ecosystem destruction, arms trafficking, Liberian conflict )

- 17 days ago -
Arnold Schwarzenegger is portrayed as a champion of the environment and is applauded for getting the word out on global warming. But new revelations about his private ties to illegal logging make his public image appear deeply hypocritical.
VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE - Please SIGN - Free John Rohrer From Forced Treatment in Ohio
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health rights, patient rights, disability rights, healthcare choices, forced treatment ban, United Nations, John Rohrer, Ohio Supreme Court, mental health, health care choices, international law, torture )

- 17 days ago -
There are two petitions on this case which will test whether Ohio will honor the United Nations ban on forced treatment & stand for human rights & rights of individuals to CHOOSE medical treatment. More effective, safer alternatives to toxic drugs exist!
Please Sign: Ohio, Rule Against Forced Treatment - Free John Rohrer
Health & Wellness  (tags: forced treatment, medical abuse, Ohio, Ohio Supreme Court, John Rohrer, United Nations against torture, Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare (ABH), forced-drugging, health, ethics, psychiatry crimes, hospital abuse, Open Dialogue, Loren Mosher )

- 18 days ago -
John J. Rohrer is a 33-year-old music composer and author of books on wellness and ethics. Although he has never been convicted of a crime, he is treated worse than many prison inmates. He has been egregiously abused by Ohio's forced treatment system.
Please Sign: Don't Let Private Owners Sell Untraceable Guns Without Background Checks!
Health & Wellness  (tags: background checks, cyper currency, Bitcoin, private gun sales, US Congress, online gun sales, homicides, Johns Hopkins study on Missouri gun laws )

- 19 days ago -
More and more businesses are accepting digital currency as payment for goods sold online. Although this can be convenient, it can also be yet another way to get around background checks on gun sales.
Please Sign: US Dept of Health: Don't Make the Public Pay for Brochures About Brain Injury (TBI)
Health & Wellness  (tags: traumatic brain injury, US Department of Health and Human Servic, Health Resources and Services Administra, HRSA, Mild TBI, unidentifed TBI, TBI screening, misdiagnoses, serious consequences to society, misdiagnosed LD, ADHD )

- 23 days ago -
Millions of Americans with traumatic brain injuries don't get the support they need, and the US DHHS says that all states should be screening to identify TBI. So why did Health Resources and Services Administration stop printing handouts about TBI?
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