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3 hrs ago | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Obama: No 'strategy yet' for ISIS in Syria

It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News

4 hrs ago | Regina Leader Post

ISIS militants shoot and stab more than 150 Syrian troops in brutal mass killings

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on social networks on Thursday, shows young men in underwear being marched barefoot along a desert road before being allegedly executed on Wednesday by Islamic State militants at an undisclosed location in Syria's Raqa Province.


8 hrs ago | Daily Reporter

Hundreds mourn famed Egyptian rights advocate

Hundreds of activists, lawyers and other admirers gathered on Thursday to pay a final farewell to one of Egypt's leading civil rights advocates, a lawyer who defended Islamists, atheists and homosexuals alike and worked to hold Egypt's decades-old police state accountable for torture and abuse.


Related Topix: Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

10 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

ISIS claims mass execution in Syria

ISIS said Thursday that it has executed at least 250 Syrian soldiers at an air base in the northeastern city of Raqqa.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Autos

10 hrs ago |

Market Basket: The Return of Boomer Activism

Next Avenue is a website from PBS stations designed to inspire America's booming 50+ generation to live the most meaningful and vibrant life possible.


Related Topix: Business News

13 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine

The Fight for Online Anonymity and Privacy During Dragon Con

1. The campaign, online at, is supported by a cross-fandom coalition of organizations, including: Southeastern Browncoats, a Firefly-inspired non-profit; the Harry Potter Alliance, an activism organization; the Baker Street Babes, a Sherlock Holmes fan group and podcast; Wattpad, a community of readers and writers; and the ... (more)


Related Topix: Non-Profit, Wattpad

14 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach


Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights. . Smoke rises following an explosion in Syria's Quneitra province as Syrian rebels clashed with President Bashar Assad's forces, seen from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Explosion

15 hrs ago | WGBH

Telling Crimea's Story Through Children's Books

Understanding all the players, alliances and political stakes in the rapidly shifting crisis in Ukraine can be challenging for anyone unfamiliar with Eastern Europe and its history.


Related Topix: Travel, Ukraine Travel, Europe Travel, Kiev, Ukraine Travel

20 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Kittens: The New Mascot Of Global Warming

Environmentalists with the Sierra Club have brought kittens into the climate debate.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science, Weather, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Al Gore

Wed Aug 27, 2014

20 Corals Protected Under Endangered Species Act Because of Global Warming

The federal government announced today that 20 species of coral are now protected as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Environmental Law, Law

Daily Kos

Holiday Weekend Show Highlighting Social Media Activism Hosted by Leslie Salzillo

In 1989, she built an award-winning song publishing company. When time allowed, Leslie would embark on protest trips to Washington DC with NARAL and Planned Parenthood.


Related Topix: Rush Limbaugh, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

USA Today

Snow foolin': Blizzards still likely despite global warming

Snow foolin': Blizzards still likely despite global warming Big snowstorms won't be a distant memory, even with global warming, says a new study out Wednesday.


Related Topix: Marlborough, MA

The Standard

HKU preparing for student activism

The University of Hong Kong is preparing for any incidents of students and staff who boycott classes after this week's expected NPC political reform ruling.



PETA files complaints against Hammond turtle farm

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed six complaints against a Hammond turtle and alligator farm.


Syrian rebels seize Israel crossing

Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al Qaida -linked group, have seized control of a border crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights after heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces, activists and rebels said.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

NCR Iran

Iran: Amnesty International urges action to save Mohammad Ali Taheri

Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action demanding action to save "prisoner of conscience Mohammad Ali Taheri, who has spent over three years in solitary confinement in Section 2A of Evin Prison in Iran's capital, Tehran."


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Toronto Star

Anti-torture activist Helen Bamber lived a noble life: Mallick

Human rights and anti-torture campaigner Helen Bamber , the woman who rode straight into what her biographer Neil Belton called “the bad weather of our century,” died on Thursday at age 89. My shock was great.


Related Topix: Death-Metal, Hate, Irish Republican Army, Opinion

Why two pet stores made the change to selling rescue dogs

On Christmas, while his 3-year-old daughter opened her presents, pet-shop owner Michael Gill was in his bathroom cradling an English bulldog mix puppy suffering from a lethal canine virus.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas, Goodman, MO


Ugandan Activists Doubt Claims of Death by Stoning

A prominent Ugandan LGBT advocacy organization has asked local authorities to investigate claims from a pair of American organizations that recently launched fundraising efforts around claims that LGBT Ugandans have been stoned to death, reports BuzzFeed .


Related Topix: Prison

Group files petition to idle California nuke plant

Friends of the Earth - an advocacy group critical of the nuclear power industry - filed a petition Tuesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission asking for a hearing and charging the Diablo Canyon plant is violating its operating license.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy