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Save the Checkerspot Butterfly From Extinction
Animals  (tags: sacramento mountains, new mexico, checkerspot butterfly, petition, endangered )

Scooby
- 3 hours ago - forcechange.com
The Sacramento Mountains checkerspot butterfly is a rare species found in only one place in the world. With all of its population limited to a six-square-foot area in New Mexico, the slightest disruption of its environment can be deadly for the species.
George Clooney on the Sony Hack and the Demise of 'The Interview': 'The World Just Changed'
Society & Culture  (tags: sony, film, the interview, cancellation, attack, George Clooney, americans, arts, corruption, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, movies, rights, society, usa, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ca.movies.yahoo.com
The most powerful people in Hollywood were so fearful to place themselves in the cross hairs of hackers that they all refused to sign a simple petition of support
Where Is Fidel Castro on New U.S.- Cuban Deal?
World  (tags: cuba, Fidel Castro, diplomatic relations, freedoms, government, humans, politics, society, usa, world )

Lone
- 17 hours ago - thestar.com
The larger-than-life retired leader of Cuba so far has made no public comment about the announcement that the U.S. will restore diplomatic relations.
10 Best Things About Being An Atheist on Christmas
Society & Culture  (tags: holidays, Christmas, winter, atheism, atheists )

Freya
- 11 hours ago - alternet.org
When it comes to wrapping paper, travel and movies, the holidays can be a special time even for non-believers.
VIDEO - No Donkeys Allowed
Health & Wellness  (tags: checkpoints, Shuhada, Palestinians, human rights, Israeli oppression, apartheid wall, ethnic cleansing of Palestine, end US aid to Israel, freedom of movement, video, occupation-siege, West Bank, treatment, prevention, society, environment, safety )

Jess
- 1 day ago - imemc.org
Mohammad Saleh, a sixty-six-year-old Palestinian resident of Tel Rumeida, al-Khalil (Hebron), waited with his mule outside Shuhada checkpoint for nine hours over the course of two days.
From a Victim of Human Trafficking to a Global Hero
World  (tags: world, humanrights, GoodNews, Victims is now a hero, Human Trafficking )

Rose
- 14 hours ago - business-standard.com
Anoyara Khatun was a victim of trafficking, but is now a global hero who has foiled numerous attempts of unscrupulous men to lure away girls from West Bengal's remote villages
Japan Provides Emergency Funding for Rubble Removal in Gaza Through UNDP
World  (tags: Japan Provides Emergency Funding, Gaza Strip.humanitarian crisis, END ALL us AID TO iSRAEL, NOW!, end the siege on Gaza-occupation, BDS, siege-assault on Gaza 2014, GoodNews, world, UnitedNations, violence, war, usa, terrorism )

Jess
- 1 day ago - english.pnn.ps
With the Government of Japan's contribution, around 30,000 tonnes of rubble will be removed over the period of 10 months, generating approximately 5,400 workdays.
They Paid Him To Research Frogs, And Now They're Telling Him To Shut Up
Environment  (tags: healthconditions )


- 1 day ago - higherperspective.com
The chemical, known as Atrazine, is a pesticide that's applied to almost half the corn in the United States.
Awe Inspiring Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
World  (tags: interesting, exercise )

Patricia
- 10 hours ago - coweave.org
Awe Inspiring Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Praise Protection of Great Lakes Wolves
Animals  (tags: great lakes, wolves, federal judge, protection, good news, animal welfare )

Scooby
- 3 hours ago - forcechange.com
Endangered species status has been returned to Great Lakes wolves by a federal judge. Their protected status was taken away in 2012 by the Fish and Wildlife Service, which claimed that populations had recovered enough to allow wolf hunting once again.
8 Ways Facebook Is a Cult Just Like Scientology
Society & Culture  (tags: Facebook, Internet, Scientology, cults, control, privacy, surveillance, contracts, stalking )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
We all know Scientology is a cult. But Facebook, everyone's favorite social network, has plenty of cultish qualities too.
Sanders Slams GOP For Maneuvering to Slash Social Security and Medicare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Economy, U.S., Social Security, US House, Bernie Sanders )

Judy
- 17 hours ago - commondreams.org
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday slammed the GOP for jockeying to slash Social Security and Medicare in the next Congress, denouncing the plan as a "moral outrage."
Surprising Facts About N.Korea
World  (tags: north korea, facts, corruption, government, humans, politics, society, world )

Lone
- 16 hours ago - ba-bamail.com
A Few Things You Probably Don't Know About N. Korea
A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast - The Good News Network
Environment  (tags: weather, GoodNews, nature, trees, forests )

Glenn
- 10 hours ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
Something good came out of a disaster.
Pakistan Executes Militants and Bombards Tribal Areas
World  (tags: pakistan, execution, militants, hanged, death, humans, politics, society, world )

Lone
- 17 hours ago - thenewstribune.com
Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan
Virunga
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, corruption, crime, ethics, environment, humans, politics, animals )

Barry
- 1 day ago - virungamovie.com
VIRUNGA IS THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF A GROUP OF BRAVE PEOPLE RISKING THEIR LIVES TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE IN A PART OF AFRICA THE WORLD'S FORGOTTEN AND A GRIPPING EXPOSE OF THE REALITIES OF LIFE IN THE CONGO. Watch the movie and spread the word.
Change May Not Come Quickly in Cuba, Obama Cautions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, cuba, castro, americans, freedoms, government, politics, usa )

Lone
- 17 hours ago - thestar.com
Barack Obama expects to visit Cuba before he dies. But neither he nor the elderly Castro brothers are likely to cross the 150-kilometre divide in the final two years of his presidency.
Ask Boohoo to Ban Angora
Animals  (tags: Angora Rabbits, angora fur farms, animalcruelty, animalrights, crime, cruelty, death, ethics, humans, killed, killing, law, pets, protection, sadness, slaughter, society, suffering )

Sara
- 1 hour ago - action.peta.org.uk
In China, where the majority of the world's angora wool is produced, rabbits scream in pain as the fur is ripped from their skin or tremble in fear as they are roughly sheared. T
The Downside of the Boom
Environment  (tags: destruction, environment, energy, healthconditions, pollution, nature, protection )

Ewoud
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
North Dakota took on the oversight of a multibillion-dollar oil industry with a regulatory system built on trust, warnings and second chances. Fracking.... a dirty bussiness. Visit site
Israeli Role in Syrian Conflict Brought Into The Open
World  (tags: Syria, conflict, Israel, incursions, humanitarian crisis, politics, exploitation, war, refugees, UNDOF, AIPAC, HumanRights )

Jess
- 1 day ago - english.pnn.ps
Overtly, the Israeli superpower of the Middle East has been keen to posture as having no role whatsoever in the four-year old devastating conflict in Syria
Conscienceless Senator Blocks Suicide Prevention Act, Saying It's Too Expensive
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, military, crime, suicide rate, corruption, economy, lies, troops )

Evelyn
- 17 hours ago - sott.net
Despite an epidemic of astonishing proportions - 22 veterans a day so broken by grief, shame, horror or trauma they resolve not to live another day..
Ari Roth Is Fired By DC Jewish Center -- After Staging Nakba Play
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: American Jewish Community, Israel Lobby, US Politics, Nakba, news, usa, americans, media )

Jess
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
Ari Roth has been fired as artistic director of the Jewish theater he built over 18 years at the Jewish Community Center in Washington. WHY? Because he staged a Nakba play, written by an Israeli.
SYRIA: 66 JOURNALISTS MURDERED IN 2014
World  (tags: journalists murdered, Syria, Gaza )

David
- 18 hours ago - unitycoalitionforisrael.org
The deadliest country for journalists in 2014 was Syria, where 15 were killed, followed by the Palestinian territories, especially Gaza.
Family of Toddler Injured By SWAT 'Grenade' Faces $1M in Medical Bills
World  (tags: abuse, americans, crime, violence, society, humans, children )

Evelyn
- 17 hours ago - sott.net
Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police. But that's exactly where they found themselves when their toddler was seriously injured by a SWAT team, also leaving...
Ralph Lauren Sorry for Native American Ad Photos - CNN.Com
Society & Culture  (tags: ralph lauren, advertising, native americans, genocide, assimilation, western clothing, western gear, the American West, genocide, forced assimilation )

BMutiny
- 11 hours ago - edition.cnn.com
'the imagery is not only ignorant, it's a harsh reminder of a time of extreme oppression, and even genocide, for the nation's indigenous people.' A time when Native Americans were FORCED to wear "Western clothing" instead of their traditional items.
For Israeli Media, Even the Memory of the Nakba Poses a Threat
World  (tags: expulsions, haaretz, nakba, memory, maariv, Palestinian dispossession, Iyedioth ahronoth, truthtelling, sraeli public opinion, HumanRights, Refugees&Relief, freedoms, world )

Jess
- 1 day ago - 972mag.com
A new study reveals that although Israeli newspapers present an array of views on the Nakba, the most common one sees it as nothing less than a threat that seeks to delegitimize Israel.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION - #NoMoreForgottenLives
Health & Wellness  (tags: Beitunia killings Nadim Siam Nuwara, Defence for Children International-Pales, live ammunition, occupation forces, justice, thunderclap, violence against children, Impunity, social media Israeli Border Police Muham, death )

Jess
- 16 hours ago - thunderclap.it
On May 15, 2014, Mohammad Abu Daher, 16, was fatally shot in the back by an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank city of Beitunia. One hour earlier, Israeli forces shot and killed Nadeem Nawara, 17, in the same spot.
Top 5 Groundbreaking Movements That Rocked the Boat in 2014
Society & Culture  (tags: protests, activism, Palestine, minimum wage, net neutrality, immigration, police brutality, racism, Black Lives Matter )

Freya
- 11 hours ago - alternet.org
2014 was an unjust year to say the least. From corporations pursuing control of the Internet to cops getting away with murder, the last 12 months were certainly filled with oppression. But that doesn't mean people didn't fight back.
Will Cuba Now Embrace U.S. Technology?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, usa, cuba, technology, government, Castro, telecommunications, services, gadgets )

Darren
- 1 day ago - scientificamerican.com
The president is offering Cuba something the Castro government never asked for: access to U.S.-backed telecommunications services and gadgets

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