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Malawi Girls Take Self Defense Classes To Combat Widespread Sexual Violence
Society & Culture  (tags: Malawi, sexual violence, sexual assault, Ujamaa, Self Defense, violence, safety, society, children, women )

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Terrible & heartening DEDZA, Malawi âEUR" The girls at Makankhula primary school in MalawiâEUR(TM)s Dedza district say they want to be nurses, so that they can take care of people. But as soon as class starts, fists and fingers start flying towards faces.
An Oil Pipeline Nearly As Long As Keystone XL Has Been Fully Approved
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bakken Oil Pipeline )

- 37 minutes ago -
Despite several months of heavy opposition, an oil pipeline slated to cut through four Midwestern states has all the regulatory permits it needs for full build-out.
Scientist Predict a Dead Zone the Size of Connecticut in the Gulf of Mexico
Environment  (tags: Oceanic Dead Zones )

- 43 minutes ago -
Scientists are predicting this yearâEUR(TM)s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico to grow and cover approximately 5,900 square miles, an area the size of Connecticut.
Commend Organization for Saving Wildlife Poisoned By Lead PETITION
Animals  (tags: animals, cruelty, wildlife, suffering, protection, habitat )

- 47 minutes ago -
It is estimated that ten to twenty million animals from more than 130 species die from lead poisoning in the United States each year. Wild animals become poisoned by ingesting prey that has been wounded by lead ammunition,
More Chemicals Allowed in Florida Waterways, Toxic Algae Blooms Continue to Spread Across State
Environment  (tags: Florida )

- 49 minutes ago -
Florida regulators voted to approve new water quality standards that would increase the amount of carcinogenic toxins allowed in Florida's waterways.
Human Consumption of Earth's Natural Resources Has Tripled in 40 Years
World  (tags: Human consumption )

- 51 minutes ago -
Humans' appetite for gnawing away at the fabric of the Earth itself is growing prodigiously. According to a new UN report, the amount of the planet's natural resources extracted for human use has tripled in 40 years.
21 Plaintiffs Unite Cancer Cases Against Monsanto as EPA Forms Panel to Review Glyphosate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Monsanto Suit )

- 52 minutes ago -
Cancer lawsuits against Monsanto over the company's glyphosate-based weedkiller, Roundup, are gaining steam.
Airplane Pollution Endangers Wildlife Habitats. Emissions Must Be Capped PETITION
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, environment, protection, wildlife, energy, CO2emissions )

- 54 minutes ago -
Tell Secretary Kerry-the US government representative in charge-to protect wildlife by fighting for a global cap on international aircraft pollution.
How Erdogan Destabilized Turkey
World  (tags: Erdogan )

- 58 minutes ago -
Vijay Prashad explains how the Turkish pivot towards Russia is propelled by the failure of relationship building with Europe and the war with Syria
The Turkish Pivot Towards Russia
World  (tags: Russia courts Turkey )

- 59 minutes ago -
Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin says that Turkey's relative independence from NATO is of interest to the Russian elite
Ex Counselor to Bill Clinton: Hillary's Economic Justice Incompatible With Her Corporate Relationships
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Clinton )

- 1 hour ago -
In response to Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech, Bill Curry, former counselor to Bill Clinton's White House, says that progressives should focus on building an independent political movement
West Virginia: Put An End to the Cruel Sport of Greyhound Racing PETITION
Animals  (tags: animals, cruelty, dogs, suffering )

- 1 hour ago -
Greyhound racing is an inhumane form of entertainment that treats dogs as dispensable commodities to be used and abused at the will of the track and the owners. Typically, dogs are kept at the track where they race, confined in small stacked cages
6 Reasons a Cat Would Make An Excellent U.S. President
Offbeat  (tags: funny cats, Presidential candidates, pics )

- 1 hour ago -
With nine lives, mad staring skillz, and no need for Secret Service, a cat would be an ideal chief.
New Jersey: Adoption of Dogs and Cats Used in Research PETITION
Animals  (tags: animals, suffering, protection )

- 1 hour ago -
This bill would require institutions of higher education to first offer cats and dogs used in research to an animal rescue organization for adoption instead of euthanizing the animal. Facilities that conduct research in collaboration with
Ban the Trade of Shark Fins in the United States PETITION
Animals  (tags: animals, wildlife, suffering, cruelty, protection )

- 1 hour ago -
Shark finning is a cruel and wasteful practice by which a fin is sliced off a shark while the shark is alive and conscious. The shark is then tossed back into the ocean where it is unable to swim and suffers a slow and painful death over the course
ISIS Is Escalating Its Violence Against Iraqi Civilians. Why DoesnâEUR(TM)t the World Care?
World  (tags: ISIS in Iraq )

- 1 hour ago -
Outside Iraq there are no speeches made, no flags lowered in response to the almost daily terror attacks. And yet our people continue to show resilience and hope
Don't Fast-Track Destruction PETITION
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, water, ecosystems )

- 1 hour ago -
For years, the Army Corps of Engineers has been abusing a provision of the Clean Water Act in order to fast-track the approval of projects that damage and destroy our rivers and wetlands without adequate environmental review or public input.
Six More Charged in Flint Water Crisis, But Still No Accountability for Snyder
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Flint, MI )

- 1 hour ago -
'Most of the questions involving the Flint water crisis and Gov. Snyder are still unanswered,' says Common Cause
Support EPA's Plan to Limit Greenhouse Emissions! PETITION
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, environment, protection )

- 1 hour ago -
On Monday, July 25, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally issued an endangerment finding that will require the airline industry to cut carbon emissions from aircraft.
U.S. State Department: Provide Direct Assistance to Help Starving Animals in Venezuelan Zoos PETITION
Animals  (tags: animals, cruelty, suffering, wildlife )

- 1 hour ago -
Please join me in requesting that the U.S. State Department provides direct financial assistance to help the starving animals in Venezuelan zoos. The agony of these animals is deplorable and they need you to speak for them immediately.
Bird of the Week: Kaempfer's Woodpecker
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, ecosystems, environment, green, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

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Once feared extinct, the Kaempfer's Woodpecker was rediscovered in 2006, 80 years after its initial discovery. Long considered a subspecies of the Rufous-headed Woodpecker, Kaempfer's was recognized as a distinct species in 2003 based on differences in...
Stop the FOP's 'Blue Lives Matter' Laws
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, crime, culture, law, media, police, politics, society, violence )

Cheryl A.
- 1 hour ago -
Cops must be prevented from getting away with murder. "Instead of protecting law enforcement, Blue Lives Matter Bills can be used to silence the movement to hold police accountable" Peace.

Offbeat  (tags: browser, library cat, reinstated, awesome-pawsome kitty, pics )

- 1 hour ago -
A social media campaign led the city council to reconsider its vote to oust the 6-year veteran.
No Classified National Security Briefings for Donald Trump PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump and Puting, national security, politics, Campagin 2016 )

- 1 hour ago -
TrumpâEUR(TM)s encouragement of a dangerous dictator like Vladimir Putin to commit espionage and publicize state secrets poses serious national security concerns, and may violate federal law. T
Let's End Waste From Coffee Cups ACT NOW!
Green Lifestyle  (tags: greenproducts, recycling, environment, eco-friendly, protection, sustainable, ecosystems )

- 1 hour ago -
he big coffee chains make billions of pounds in profit. Meanwhile, many of them have given us the impression their cups are recycled.
Stars Prepare for 'Celebratory' David Bowie Prom
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Arts, David Bowie Prom, BBC Proms, UK )

- 1 hour ago -
A little over 10 years ago, in May 2006, David Bowie gave his last ever UK performance at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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