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UN Warns Syrian Refugee Situation Poses 'Most Dramatic Humanitarian Crisis'
World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, politics, society, middle-east, Syrian refugees, world, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', war )

Cal
- 20 hours ago - globalpost.com
More than three million Syrians have fled their country since the uprising that began in March 2011, with most taking shelter in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Health Canada -- Reject Bayer's Risky New Pesticide to Bees
Environment  (tags: bees, pesticides, die-offs, protection, pollution, environment, destruction, ecosystems, animals, nature, government )

Cal
- 9 hours ago - action.sumofus.org
If approved, this new pesticide will likely wreak further havoc on our bees -- which are already dying in record numbers. Last winter, almost 30 percent of Canada's bee colonies were devastated,
The Invisible Reality of Spain's Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: society, rights, homeless in Spain, humans, government, ethics, culture, world, politics )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - ipsnews.net
Spain's long, severe recession and high unemployment rate, which currently stands at 24.4 percent according to the national statistics institute, INE, have impoverished the population while government budgets for social services for the poor have been cut
McConnell Concedes GOP Senate Will Not Mean Obamacare Repeal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, obama, healthcare, repeal of obamacare, GOP, Senate )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - npr.org
Election Day isn't until next week, but Senate Majority Leader-in-Waiting Mitch McConnell is already warning Republicans who would like to repeal Obamacare and roll back environmental regulations about two key numbers: 60 and 2.
Boycott the GOP!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Campaign 2014, GOP Crimes )

TomCat
- 21 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment
Open Thread - 10/29/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 21 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
End Forced Labour and Abuse of Migrant Workers in South Korea ACTION
Business  (tags: abuse of migrant workers, South Korea, labor, corruption, business, money, human rights, freedoms, world )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - campaigns.amnesty.org
Imagine your food being produced by migrant agricultural workers who are trafficked and work in forced labour conditions. It's what's happening in South Korea. Help us stand by those who grow food and rear animals by taking action to pressure the South...
Mormon Church Admits For First Time That Founder Joseph Smith Had A 14-Year-Old Bride
Society & Culture  (tags: Joseph Smith, prophet, polygamy, 27 wives, teen wives, 14 year old wife, church of jesus christ, of latter day saints, mormons )

Brian
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
"The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians knew for years."
Halloween and Cat Safety
Offbeat  (tags: Halloween cat safety, pets, good advice )

BarbCat
- 1 day ago - meow.com
On Halloween night our front doors will repeatedly open and I don't want my cat to escape. If your cat is a "door darter", he may slip out unnoticed while you're chatting with the ghouls and goblins.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Demand Thorough Investigation of Duck Farm - ForceChange
Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, protection )

Cal
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
A search has been conducted on the Reichardt Duck Farm, one of the biggest duck farms in the state of California, after a video recorded by an undercover animal rights activist surfaced revealing sick and dying ducks in their pens.
 
 
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