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'Reprieve' Take Action: Saudi Arabia, Stop Crucifixion of Ali Al-Nimr, Teen Sentenced in Wake of 'Arab Spring' Pro-Dem Uprising
World  (tags: Saudi Arabia, death penalty, dictatorship, repression, Arab Spring, freedom, free expression, demonstration, Ali al-Nimr, teenager, targeted revenge, uncle, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, noted critic of kingdom, Reprieve, British, legal aid group, Guantanamo )

- 17 days ago -
At any moment, w/out prior notification of family, Ali al-Nimr, 20, may be crucified by Saudi authorities. Join campaign to save Ali, 3 yrs in prison, accused of many offenses, inc illegal demonstration; tortured, forced to sign false confession when 17!
Navajo/Maidu Student Claims Native-American-Genocide-Denyi ng Professor Expelled Her From Cal State US History Course
Society & Culture  (tags: Cal State Sacramento, education, US history, Native American history, Chiitaanibah Johnson, Navajo/Maidu, Native Americans, genocide, genocide denial, racism, discrimination, War Crimes, atrocities, Indian Country Today )

- 25 days ago -
Chiitaanibah Johnson challenged professor's view with facts she'd researched, was accused of hijacking lesson & told she'd be disenrolled. Some students agreed she'd disrupted class by insisting on accuracy of term genocide for Native American demise
Austerity Has Failed: An Open Letter From Thomas Piketty to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel
World  (tags: Greece, bailout, Eurozone crisis, leading economists, anti-austerity, call, appeal, debt relief, Merkel, Troika, Grexit, ultimatum, collapse, unemployment, suicides, infant mortality, healthcare collapse, medicine, food shortages, bank bailouts )

- 92 days ago -
5 leading economists- T Piketty, J Sachs, H Flassbeck, D Rodrik & S Wren-Lewis- warn Mme Merkel: "History will remember you for your actions this week." & 525,050 Europeans have signed Avaaz 'Stand with Greece' anti-austerity petition to Merkel & Troika!
Greeks Defy Europe With Overwhelming Referendum 'No' !
World  (tags: Greece, EU, referendum, NO!, debt, bailout, historic, defiance, negotiating tool, PM, Tsipras, Varoufakis, Troika, Merkel, austerity, Greek economy, finances, five-yr crisis, depression, Euro Zone, ECB, emergency lending, warnings, risks, bankruptcy )

- 96 days ago -
Greeks voted overwhelmingly "No" today July 5th in a historic bailout referendum, partial results showed, defying warnings from across Europe that rejecting new austerity terms for fresh financial aid would set their country on a path out of the euro
EU Seeks UN Backing for Military Action to Stop Wave of Migrants Fleeing Horrific Abuse in Libya
World  (tags: Amnesty, Libya, report, migrants, refugees, ghastly conditions, desperation, Sanctuary Europe, smugglers, traffickers, abuse, rape, armed gangs, EU, immigration, Fortress Europe, military action, UN backing )

- 151 days ago -
Libya full of cruelty: Stories of abduction, sexual violence & abuse from migrants & refugees, new Amnesty briefing just out, exposes full horror/plight of refugees/migrants, desperate to reach sanctuary. Spiralling lawlessness & armed conflicts raging
The Huge Impact of Wolves on the Environment in the Most Positive Way
Animals  (tags: animaladvocates, conservation, environment, GoodNews )

- 160 days ago -
How Wolves Change Rivers Have a look at this amazing video showing how one species can have a massive cascading effect on the entire ecosystem in which it livesâEUR¦ and even alter the geography of the area.
Cops Break Up Fight in NYC Subway, Subdue Aggressor, Nobody Dies or Even Injured! (Maybe 'Cause the Cops Were Swedish?) Video +
Society & Culture  (tags: police, Sweden, Swedish cops, NYC, ending a brawl, no injuries, non-violent )

- 167 days ago -
4 young Swedish cops on vacation managed to stop a brawl w/out shedding blood, breaking necks, shooting in the back or causing any unwarranted killings. Cell phone video shows 4 Swedes calmly moving in- separating the 2, holding down aggressor & asking..
Evicted & Abandoned: How the World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect The Poor - Projects Leave Trail of Misery Around Globe
World  (tags: World Bank, projects, environmental, economic &, social impacts, ICIJ, HuffPost, investigation, broken promises, the poor, indigenous, worldwide, uprooting, evictions, home demolitions, land grabs, livelihoods, human rights abuses, Africa, Peru, Asia )

- 171 days ago -
ICIJ/HuffPost joint global investigation: From 2004 to 2013, 3.35M folks forced from their homes, deprived of their land or livelihoods ruined, due to living in the path of a WB project. Sharp growth in those wi unprecedented social/environm'tal impacts
Freedom of Speech: Acclaimed Italian Writer/Poet Facing Jail Over Remark on Sabotage of TAV High-Speed Rail Line Through Alps
Environment  (tags: Erri De Luca, trial, high-profile, target, No-TAV movement, censorship, activism, SusaValley, Val di Susa, Lyon-Turin rail line, freedom of speech, opinion, HuffPost, asbestos, radioactive, toxins, contamination, environment, battle, govt )

- 199 days ago -
Myriads of Italian protesters fighting 20-yr battle to stop 35-mi tunnel being dug thru pristine Susa Valley, due to release of asbestos & other toxic deposits, fiercely opposed by locals & eco-activists. Erri de Luca joined the No-TAV movement 8 yrs ago
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