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Nader Backs Laws Aimed at Ending "Corporate Carnage"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ralph Nader, Corporatism, Corporate Crime, Safety, GM, deadly ignition switch, Dangerous Products Warning Act, Corporate Crime Database Act, Center for Corporate Policy )

- 16 hours ago -
"Consumer advocate Ralph Nader announced last week he is supporting two corporate accountability bills aimed at warning the public about dangerous and deadly products and tracking corporate crimes."
Killing Healthy Zoo Animals Is Wrong--And the Public Agrees Scientist Calls Lion, Giraffe Deaths "Zoothanasia"--or Heartless Elimi
Animals  (tags: abuse, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, animals, endangered, ethics, cruelty, habitat, killing, protection, wildlife )

- 16 hours ago -
The four lions killed by the Copenhagen Zoo this week, as well as the healthy young giraffe named Marius put to death in February, didn't have to die.All of the newborn lions whose kin died to make way for them will spend their lives in captivity.
Should Scientists Be Killing Species They Thought Were Extinct?
Animals  (tags: endangered species, extinction, specimens, scientists, survival, animals )

- 16 hours ago -
"When rediscovering species that had been presumed dead, scientists should think twice before taking specimens, a new paper argues."
Month Of Resistance To Stop Mass Incarceration
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: activists, direct action, month of resistance, prison industrial complex, #massincarceration, #incarcerationnation, popular resistance, criminal injustice system, police abuse )

- 16 hours ago -
"2.2 million people in prison, more than 80,000 of them held in the torture of solitary confinement, more than 5 million formerly incarcerated people are denied basic rights even after they've served their sentences. All of this disproportionately..."
First of a Series on BLM & Other Agency Failures to Protect Public Lands or Collect Proper Value for Takings
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, usa, ethics, government, politics )

- 17 hours ago -
BLM's Mineral Materials Program Failure to obtain adequate compensation15 recommendations by OIG on updating program & collaborating with Interior's Office of Valuation Services to ensure program operates more efficiently& charges for sales from Fed Lands
New Report Reveals Two-Thirds of European Honeybee Pollen Contaminated By Dozens of Pesticides
Environment  (tags: bees, honeybees, pollen, pollinators, pesticides )

- 17 hours ago -
More than two-thirds of the pollen that honeybees collect from European fields is contaminated by a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides. These are the shocking findings ...
Haunting Instagrams Show What Drone Operators Would See If They Targeted Americans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Drones, UAV, unmanned aerial vehicles, US, targets, instagram, funerals, weddings, terror weapon, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia )

- 19 hours ago -
"What would drone-strike footage look like if one of those heavily armed UAVs took aim at the West? What would it look if those missiles and cameras were pointed at your house, your car, your family and friends? Frankly, it's bone-chilling."
TAKE ACTION: Demand Transparency in the Final Keystone XL Decision
Environment  (tags: TAKE ACTION, Sign the Petition, Demand Transparency, Keystone XL Pipeline, Obama Administration, President, Obama, Sec of State, John Kerry, final decision )

- 19 hours ago -
Americans have submitted millions of comments opposing Keystone XL and thousands have risked arrest to urge Pres. Obama to reject it. Tell Pres. Obama and Sec. Kerry: We demand transparency in the final decision.
Jews Ordered to Register in East Ukraine
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, children, ethics, freedoms, government, news, politics, society, terrorism, UnitedNations, usa, violence, world, Ukraine, Russia, Jewish people )

- 20 hours ago -
"Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city's Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee "or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated,"
Two Cats Found Locked in a Boiler Room for Years Get Rescued - Heroic Video
Animals  (tags: animals, cats )

- 1 day ago -
So happy these two were finally rescued.
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