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Maria Da Penha: The Woman Who Changed Brazil's Domestic Violence Laws
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, government, violence, women, law )

- 34 days ago -
In September 2006, Brazil introduced ground-breaking legislation on domestic violence. It was called the Maria da Penha Law after a women's rights activist who was left paraplegic by her violent husband.
World  (tags: Mark Weisbrot, Eurozone, European economies, unelected authorities, economy, workers, working class )

- 52 days ago -
CEPR economist Mark Weisbrot says the failures of the Eurozone and European economies are due to unaccountable, unelected authorities who have taken control of fiscal policy in order to remove social and economic protections for ordinary people.
The Secretive Tribunal That Corporations Use Against Governments
World  (tags: politics, government, law, ethics, dishonesty, corporate, finance, lies, corruption, world, politics )

- 55 days ago -
International corporations have been able to avoid punishment for toxic pollution and worse by appealing to a secretive and little-known international tribunal. ItâEUR(TM)s called the Investor-State Dispute Settlement program, or ISDS
FYI: The 14 Characteristics of Fascism From Free Inquiry Magazine (US IS There Already!)
World  (tags: fascism, Definition, US, Fraudulent Elections, society, violence, usa, world )

- 80 days ago -
Powerful and Continuing Nationalism Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs,. Please note, comment, and forward. We live already in a fascist government no matter who wins in November????
Please Restore Critical Military to Military Communications Between the United States and Russia - Petition
World  (tags: war, petition, military to military, communications, Russia, USA, President Obama )

- 84 days ago -
These channels were painstakingly built up during the Cold War to avoid an accidental nuclear war. We need them now more than ever!
Disfiguring Tropical Bug Spread Across Syria After ISIS Turn the Streets Into a Filthy Wasteland Is Now Eating Its Way Across Th
World  (tags: Disfiguring Tropical Bug )

- 149 days ago -
Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a disease spread by bites from sand flies Can lead to severe scarring and regularly goes undiagnosed and untreated
Historic' Surge of Cubans Crossing Into U.S.
World  (tags: politics, usa, Refugees&Relief, Cuban immigrants, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', world )

- 148 days ago -
Experts say several factors are fueling a spike in the number of Cubans to brave this dangerous journey to reach the United States. Chief among them: fear that U.S. policies that put Cubans on a fast track to legal residency could be repealed
German MPs Recognise Armenian Genocide Amid Turkish Fury
World  (tags: Germany, Turkey, Armenians, Armenian genocide, 1915 killings )

- 146 days ago -
Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their people died in the atrocities of 1915. Turkey says the toll was much lower and rejects the term genocide. More than 20 nations, have recognised the 1915 killings as genocide.
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