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Success! House Votes to Stop Military Rape -- Make Sure the Senate Follows
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, protection, military, rape, women )

- 2976 days ago -
When women join the military, they double their likelihood of getting raped -- not by an enemy, but by fellow soldiers, the people they should be able to trust as they serve alongside.
Saudi Women Lobby King for Driving Right
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, women, rights, travel )

- 4324 days ago -
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - For the first time ever, a group of women in the only country that bans female drivers have formed a committee to lobby for the right to get behind the wheel, and they plan to petition King Abdullah in the next few days for the priv
Release Saudi Woman Arrested for Simply Driving a Car ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, environment, rights, protection, women )

- 2977 days ago -
We, the people of Saudi Arabia express our deep concern over the arrest of Saudi citizen Manal al-Sharif on Saturday, May 22, 2011 for driving a car while accompanied by her brother.
Facebook Page Calls for Beating Saudi Women Drivers
World  (tags: world, violence, women, society, sadness, politics, humans, freedoms, crime, culture, abuse, rights, news, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', middle-east, news )

- 2978 days ago -
A campaign has been launched on Facebook calling for men to beat Saudi women who drive their cars in a planned protest next month against the ultra-conservative kingdom's ban on women taking the wheel.
Action Alert: Tell Old Forest Loggers and Apologists Including RAN to End Primary Rainforest Logging
Environment  (tags: Action Alert: send email, destruction, environment, industrial forestry, RAN, Congo, meeting, intact forest ecosystems, Sustainabililty, Earth's last old forests, FSC certification, RAN and other NGO approval, REDD+ funding )

- 2987 days ago -
There is no such thing as ecologically sustainable primary forest logging and those who say there is are using old forests for personal gain. As world's forest protection policy gurus meet in the Congo to finalize the final logging of much of Earth's ...
Fire Destroys 40% of Slave Lake
Environment  (tags: Slave Lake, Alberta, wildfires, destruction, 7, 000 residents, evacuated, Premier Ed Stelmach, Canadian Red Cross )

- 2986 days ago -
Alberta has called in hundreds of extra firefighters to battle a fire that was still considered out of control Monday after destroying 40 per cent of the town of Slave Lake -- and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes.
TAKE ACTION: Stand Up for Veterans - They Stood Up for Us
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TAKE ACTION: SIGN PETITION, troops.survival, Economic Justice, Better body armor, battlefield medicine, lifelong support, sacrifice, equal caregiver benefits to all families )

- 2984 days ago -
Better body armor and equipment plus advances in battlefield medicine are helping more troops survive. But many return home to their families to face a long recovery from serious wounds, including traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities ...
TPRF Supporters Extend a Hand of Help for Japan
World  (tags: TPRF, US$100, 000 of the donations, Japan, tsunami, victims, Mercy Corps, disaster relief, Peace Winds, distribution basic necessities, 371, 800 evacuees, homeless, water contamination, Comfort for Kids program, post-trauma psychosocial assistance, children )

- 2986 days ago -
TPRF has awarded US$100,000 of the donations targeted for Japan to MercyCorps, a previous partner of TPRF, that is responding quickly to the disaster with its Japanese partner, Peace Winds. The money is supporting the immediate distribution of food ...
Iceland Suspends Fin Whaling Due to Lack of Sales
Animals  (tags: Iceland, whaling, Wale and Dolphin Conservation Society, fin whale hunt, industry, demise, minke whales, Japan, earthquake, collapse, market, whale meat sales, export, WDCS, anti-whaling campaign, IFAW, tourism, revenue, whale watching )

- 2983 days ago -
May 2011. WDCS (the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society) has learned that Iceland's fin whale hunt is to be postponed indefinitely and a number of workers at the Hvalur whaling company will lose their jobs in a move which reflects the slow demise ...
Unusual Wildlife Sightings
Animals  (tags: WE photo gallery, animals, environment, GoodNews, ENJOY : ) )

- 2982 days ago -
To Cheer All My Friends On For A Great Weekend Enjoy these photo's of the diversity of wildlife Gifted to our planet. Saving endangered species on this day set aside to protect them, and to simply sit back and 'breathe in' their beauty is amazing.
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