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Take Action: Make the Fair Trade Promise Reality
World  (tags: world, society, politics, humans, government, freedoms, ethics, corruption, Fair Trade, NAFTA, Trump, trade, Congress )

Darren
- 4 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
In the first days of Trump's administration, he officially withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the massive trade pact with eleven other countries that Congress had already declined to sign into law, and promised to renegotiate
Veterans For Peace at Standing Rock - Global Action
World  (tags: march on dc, March 10, rally march 10, 2017, water if life, STanding Rock, mini wiconi )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - veteransforpeace.org
Leaders at Standing Rock are calling for solidarity actions around the country and around the globe to protest the recent order and for a large demonstration on Washington on March 10.
Girl Scouts: Switch to Fair Trade Chocolate In Your Thin Mint Cookies
World  (tags: children, Girl Scouts, cookies, slaves, chocolate, cocoa )

Beth
- 5 hours ago - change.org
Please use fair trade chocolate. It is currently sourced from farms that use child slaves and laborers to harvest cocoa beans. Many of these slaves are young girls, ages ten to twelve.
'Do Not Breathe Under the Water'? 'Falling Can Be Deadly'? You Don't Say! The World's Most Entirely Pointless Signs Revealed
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, news, travel, signs, sense, off-beat )

Evelyn
- 3 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Light relief! MailOnline Travel has rounded up a collection of confoundingly obvious signs. One reads: 'If door does not open, do not enter' - as if that were even possible! Another helpfully informs road users: 'Caution, water on road during rain'
Pennsylvania Confirms First Fracking-Related Earthquakes
Environment  (tags: USA, Pennsylvania, Lawrence County, Pittsburgh, New Castle, Utica Shale, Department of Environmental Protection (, “zipper” fracture, Hilcorp Energy Company )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - stateimpact.npr.org
Officials say they've confirmed the state's first fracking-related earthquakes took place last year in Lawrence County. DEP has set up a "stop-light" procedure -which the company has agreed to -to shut down operations there if an earthquake greater than2
These Last Moments of the Standing Rock Protest Will Break Your Heart
Society & Culture  (tags: US, Standing Rock camp, #NoDAPL, Donald Trump, share-holder, order, closure, changed battleground, Energy Transfer Partners, Native Americans, human rights, violations )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - upworthy.com
This is the end of the Standing Rock camp. For now. "People have said their last prayers, and offered cedar to the sacred fire and are also burning these structures we have ceremonially built, so they must be ceremonially removed,"
Thousands of Emails Between Trump's EPA Chief and Big Oil Just Came Out - Here Are the Most Insane Revelations
Business  (tags: usa, corporate, environment, Environnment Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, collusion, Big Oil, Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), watchdog, Continental Resources, Devon Energy, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufact )

Evelyn
- 3 days ago - usuncut.com
emails confirm level of collusion between Scott Pruitt & oil & gas executives, as well as his disdain for the agency. On his LinkedIn, Pruitt described himself as a "leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda"
Haaretz: Palestinian Villagers Tilled Their Land So Well, Israel Is Now Confiscating It From Them
World  (tags: Haaretz, middle-east, palestine, israel, annexation, occupation, Al-Walaja, Ein Haniya spring, West Bank, Jerusalem, Green Line, settlements, confiscation, separation wall, Ir Amim )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - haaretz.com
Israel made sure to annex only the land, without granting the people living on it residence status. That's why residents of Al-Walaja have been arrested several times for illegal residence in their own homes.
"As Americans, We Have to Speak Up" -The Seattle Times (VIDEO)   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: The Seattle Times, Executive Order 9066, Japanese Americans, internment, Tosh and Toshi Okamoto, discrimination, fear, intolerance, Lauren Frohne )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - vimeo.com
On the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which interned Japanese-Americans during World War II, Tosh and Toshi Okamoto share their story and speak out about today's attitude toward Muslims.
Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns F.B.I. 'Leakers'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Trump, White House, media, press, exclusion, pool, gaggle, "friendly" )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
Trump & members of his inner circle are eager to use the prerogatives of the presidency to undercut those who scrutinize him, dismissing negative stories as lies, confining press access at the WH to a few chosen news organizations considered friendly
 
 
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