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Life Inside 'Freedom Flotilla' Boat: The Journey to Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, world, 'Freedom Flotilla', 'Marianne, Gaza relief ship, Israeli blockade, rights, safety, ethics, children, humans, freedoms, society, news )

- 26 days ago -
I am one of nine people united around the same cause: lifting the nine-year-long, inhuman Israeli siege on Gaza. This boat, a fishing vessel capable of carrying only so much aid, aims to punch above its weight and puncture a hole in this blockade that ...
Sepp Blatter Resigns as FIFA President; Corruption Investigation Continues
Business  (tags: news, Sepp Blatter, FIFA, corruption, investigation, USA, money, ethics )

- 26 days ago -
While it remains unclear what prompted BlatterâEUR(TM)s resignation, two people familiar with the case said Tuesday that Blatter remains a focus of the sprawling investigation into FIFA
Pictures of the Day: 3 June 2015
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures of the day: 3 June 2015 )

- 26 days ago -
Good photos.
Nigeria Outlaws Female Genital Mutilation --- PLEASE SIGN!!
Society & Culture  (tags: women, abuse, Nigeria, FGM Female Genital Mutilation, culture, ethics, petition )

- 27 days ago -
... his final acts as President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan signed off on a bill outlawing the practice of female circumcision, also known as Female Genital Mutilation. The horrifying practice of FGM consists of removing ... a girlâEUR(TM)s genitalia...
Free Filmmaker Jailed for Social Media Posts
Society & Culture  (tags: Iran. Canada, Mostafa Azizi, prisoner of conscience, filmaker, culture, ethics, freedoms, society )

- 27 days ago -
Mostafa Azizi, an Iranian-born filmmaker from Canada, is currently being held in IranâEUR(TM)s Evin Prison on vague charges linked to his posts on social media. He is a prisoner of conscience and is being denied adequate medical care.
TAKE ACTION NOW! MARYLAND: Applaud New Ban on Dangerous Fracking
Environment  (tags: fracking, frack is whack, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, pollution, healthconditions, water, government, GoodNews )

- 26 days ago -
The toxic natural gas extraction method of fracking will no longer be allowed in Maryland, thanks to legislation that has recently become law in the state. This is a great victory for the environment and public health. Applaud the state for implementing s
A Dying Girl's Family Takes On Big Pharma Over Drug Access
Health & Wellness  (tags: risks, prevention, protection, healthcare, health, Big Pharma, cruelty, drugs, disease, treatment )

- 26 days ago -
A U.S. pharmaceutical company testing a drug meant to slow down child dementia refuses to offer the medication to a terminally ill young girl in Germany. Her family is fighting the decision.
Protests Continue Across Canada Against Repressive
World  (tags: freedoms, world, society, politics, fighting terror by repressing rights, Canada, activism, news )

- 26 days ago -
Saturday, May 30, was the 3rd National Day of Action held in Canada against Bill C-51, a piece of legislation supported by the ruling Conservative government and Liberal Party of Canada that attempts to address and eliminate potential threats of âEURoeterror
TAKE ACTION NOW! WORLD BANK: Throw Out the Outrageous Oceanagold Lawsuit Against El Salvador
Environment  (tags: pollution, protection, water, world, World Bank, Oceanagold sues El Salvador, environment, destruction, ecosystems )

- 26 days ago -
El Salvador has the right to reject the mine to protect its water and people. But now, the Canadian-Australian company is suing El Salvador for a whopping $301 million in a World Bank tribunal, under investor laws that allow corporations to shamelessly su
The Poachers' Bill: At Least 65,000 Elephants in Tanzania
Animals  (tags: elephants, ivory trade, death, protection, wildanimals, wildlife, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, slaughter, endangered )

- 26 days ago -
Tanzania's savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) population has dropped from 109,051 animals in 2009 to just 43,330 last yearâEUR"a plunge of 60% in just five years.
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