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Annan's Legacy of Fighting for Equality and Rights Lives on
World  (tags: UnitedNations, Kofi Annan, legacy )

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He launched the U.N. Millennium Development Goals at a summit of world leaders in 2000 to cut extreme poverty by half, promote equality for women, ensure every child has a primary school education, reduce maternal and child mortality, and halt the spread.
NSW Government's 'Road Kill Files' Reveal How State's Dwindling Koala Population Is Under Threat - ABC News (Australian Broadcas
Animals  (tags: koalas, corrupt government, corporatocracy, extractive industries, predatory capitalism, Habitat Destruction, development, wildlife, extinction, environment, conservation, investigation )

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No matter where on our (only) Earth, the devastating effects of corrupted politics, greed, predatory capitalism & extractive industries runs about the same --cruel injustices via ecocide, extinction, conflict, and/or eventual war. VIDEO REPORT
Scientists Identify Enzyme That Could Help Accelerate Biofuel Production
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, discovery, research )

- 6 hours ago -
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have honed in on an enzyme belonging to the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) family as a promising target for increasing biofuel production from the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae.
Tell Zinke: Hands Off the Endangered Species Act
Animals  (tags: Endangered species act, Endangered Species, Interior Department, corruption, trump, wildlife, ethics, extinction, environment, endangered, conservation, AnimalCruelty, society, law, protection, habitat, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, animals )

- 9 hours ago -
Interior Dept, led by Trump-appointed Ryan Zinke, has proposed radical changes that would gut the Act and drive imperiled animals and plants closer to extinction -- actions representing the worst onslaught the Act has ever faced
The 3 Trigger Terms Being Used to Stop Critical Thinking
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, ethics, culture, abuse, government, interesting, internet, media, news, society, rights, politics, police, religion, sadness, triggers, critical thinking, conspiracy theorist, alternatives, hate speech, fake news agenda, censorship, Police State )

- 10 hours ago -
ItâEUR(TM)s a strange world of newspeak we live in. What was once a society devoted to logic and progress is now being herded into echo chambers of thought control and anti-critical thinking. Without the ability to examine an issue impartially and....
How The World Learned China Is Holding Over A Million Muslims In Internment Camps
World  (tags: religion, discrimination, prejudice, oppression, persecution, Asia )

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It's a scale of tyranny that's hard to imagine - a sprawling system of detentions for political "re-education" and a growing surveillance network outside the camps.
Transgender Girl, 12, Is Violently Threatened After Facebook Post By Classmate's Parent
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBTQ, transgender children, schools, education, violence )

- 12 hours ago -
It all started on Facebook. Jamie Crenshaw, whose children attend public schools in the town, complained in a private group for students' parents that the transgender girl, Maddie, was using a bathroom for girls.
Demand a Full Review of Kavanaugh's Records
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SCOTUS, Supreme Court, nominees, justices, judges, petitions )

- 12 hours ago -
Republican Senate leaders are trying to block access to Kavanaugh's time as President Bush's staff secretary - years Kavanaugh has stated "were the most interesting and informative for me."
Tell Congress to Stop Sanctions on Iran
World  (tags: foreign affairs, international relations, Middle East, petitions )

- 12 hours ago -
This week, Trump dropped a horrific economic policy back on Iran - one that starves ordinary people of medicine and food - all in the premise of destabilizing the Iranian government.
VSenate Judiciary Committee: Donald Trump Jr. Lied to You. Hold Him Accountable.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tRump regime, foreign meddling, scandals, corruption, petitions )

- 12 hours ago -
Donald Trump Jr. testified to the GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2017 about the infamous meeting he had at Trump Tower with a Russian operative.
Tell Congress a NAFTA Replacement Must End Job Outsourcing and Protect the Environment
World  (tags: trade agreements, corporate greed, income, wages, petitions )

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Too many Americans haven't seen a pay increase in years and can't find better-paying jobs in part because of corporate-rigged trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Save Quality Affordable Health Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: health insurance, health coverage, ACA, Obamacare, petitions )

- 13 hours ago -
19 states are suing the federal government to shred the ACA - and the Trump administration has decided not to defend it, meaning protections for millions of people with pre-existing conditions, prescription drug discounts and more could disappear.
Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80
World  (tags: United Nations, diplomats, human rights, diplomacy, memorials )

- 13 hours ago -
Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana, who became the seventh secretary general of the United Nations, died on Saturday. He was 80.
The Church Is Tempted By Power and Obsessed With Sex
Society & Culture  (tags: society, religion, rights, politics, humans, law, media, women, safety, freedoms, culture, education, abuse, crime, dishonesty, government, world, violence, health, gayrights )

- 13 hours ago -
The first is an age-old problem.Since its alliance with the Roman Emperor Constantine in the 4th century,the Catholic hierarchy has been tempted by power.The 2nd is the church's unfortunate negative obsession with sex,a shared with Protestant evagelicals
Pope Lectured Trump On Family Separation, But Silent On Priest Child Molestation Report
Society & Culture  (tags: )

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Just last month, Pope Francis lectured President Donald Trump for separating children from their criminal parents (and random child-abusing drug smugglers posing as their parents) caught illegal entering America at the border. Pope Francis had nothing
They Lost Argentina's Abortion Vote, But Advocates Started a Movement
Society & Culture  (tags: world, HumanRights, freedoms, politics, society, rights, religion, violence, women, safety, law, culture, abuse )

- 14 hours ago -
But as supporters of a bill to legalize abortion in Argentina began to shake off a stinging defeat in the Senate on Thursday,they took consolation in having galvanized a reproductive-rights movement across Latin America and began to consider how to redir
Bill Maher From 8/17
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: humor, maher, satire, videos )

- 14 hours ago -
It's that time of week again, so here are four fine video clips from Bill's show last night. Enjoy!
Open Thread - 8/18/2018
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

- 15 hours ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). If you would like me to send you cards with links to my articles, add me as a friend.
Everyday Erinyes #132
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, Dr Stanley Andrisse, From Prison Cells to PhD Inc., drug convictions, college admissions )

- 16 hours ago -
A post on TomCat's blog. A success story which points up some things we as a nation need to be doing.
Photo Tour: Inside Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Spaceship Hangar
Science & Tech  (tags: spaceship, hangar, astronauts, inside-first-glimpse-pics )

- 16 hours ago -
Take a look inside the CST-100 Starliner hangar, where Boeing is building the private space capsules that will fly NASA astronauts and more into space! This photo shows an exterior view of the Boeing Starliner Facility, which once housed the space

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