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1 hr ago | Advertising Age

Activist or Capitalist? How the 'Food Babe' Makes Money

To her thousands of fans and followers, Vani Hari -- the "Food Babe" blogger -- is a savior, brazenly taking on corporations in the name of better eating as she questions processed-food ingredients and manufacturing methods.


Related Topix: Blog News, Marketing, Life, Food, Nutrition, Medicine

5 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Rights groups challenge UK cyber-snooping

Civil liberties groups are taking Britain's spy agencies to court in a bid to limit electronic surveillance, as the government tries to pass legislation to extend snooping powers.


Sun Jul 13, 2014

Malala meets parents of abducted girls

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa


Disinvestment of Fossil Fuels -- Symbolism and Hypocrisy

A group called Fossil Free UC wants regents to divest the University of California's endowment fund of all fossil fuel holdings.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Opinion

In-depth Africa

Court orders release of ex-student activist's result 15 yrs after graduation

The Supreme Court last Friday ordered the release of the academic record and degree of a former student activist, Olarenwaju Akinola, fifteen years after completing his study at the University of Ilorin.


ABC News

Kurds Clash With Extremists in Northern Syria

Heavy fighting broke out Sunday between an extremist group and Kurdish gunmen in northern Syria, activists said, adding that jihadis have captured a dozen fighters.


The News Tribune

Charlotte’s Food Babe has lots of fans – and some critics

But in interviews with food-policy advocates and academics, she is criticized for sensationalized and overblown claims.


The News-Star

Industry seeks to create right to farm

In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Animal Rights, Missouri

The Marion Star

Activists continue fight year after Zimmerman verdict

A year after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin, the trial's outcome clearing the former neighborhood watch volunteer is a source of ongoing activism and debate.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Non-Profit, Life, Self Defense


.com | Sudan activists freed after alleged torture

A Zimbabwean court has reportedly upheld the eviction of a disabled white commercial farmer who sought compensation after his farm was seized under the country's controversial land reform programme.


Related Topix: Sudan, Africa, World News, Journalism

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Ukrainian rebels accused of mass kidnap and torture

Life goes on ... platoon commander Arsen Pavlov, and Elena Kolenkina after their wedding ceremony in the city of Donetsk.


Related Topix: Wedding

The Times of Israel

Pro-Israel students 'assaulted' at Boston protest

A protest outside Israel's consular offices in downtown Boston turned ugly Friday when 100 anti-Israel demonstrators "swarmed" some dozen Israel supporters.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Boston University

Global Voices Online

Hong Kong's Anglican Archbishop Says Pro-Democracy Protesters...

Pro-Beijing camps have spent the week blasting Occupy Central's plans to peacefully occupy Hong Kong's downtown to demand a genuinely democratic election of the city's next leader.


Related Topix: Anglican, Chinese Communist Party, World News, China

Journal and Courier

ACLU asks for federal recognition of same-sex marriagesACLU asks for...

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to extend federal recognition to the hundreds of same-sex couples who were married in Indiana last month.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Indiana, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, ACLU, Indianapolis, IN

Comatose boy, Roma evictions up pressure on France

Then one of the inhabitants of this Roma camp on the northwest edge of Paris, a teenage boy named Darius, was beaten into a coma, apparently by residents of a neighboring housing project.



Is Chicago Gun Violence A Human Rights Issue?

Executive Director Steven Hawkins says the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago should be considered a human rights issue.


Fri Jul 11, 2014

NBC Bay Area

Chicago Readies Its Own Bull Run

Bill Hillman isn't detered by being gored by a 1,500-pound animal. Neither are the Chicagoans who plan to run with the bulls over the weekend.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Thousands of Ukrainians Flee to Russia as Army Attacks

Last week, Natasha decided she had seen enough. Her hometown of Kramatorsk, in east Ukraine, was pocked by airstrikes.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Russia, Asia,

WIBW-TV Topeka

ACLU, Kobach Back In Court Over Kansas Voter Rule

The American Civil Liberties Union and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach are heading to court again in their battle over Kobach's attempts to enforce a proof-of-citizenship requirement for new voters.


Related Topix: ACLU, Shawnee County, KS


AG Appeals Judge's Ruling on Wis. Gay Marriage Ban

Wisconsin's attorney general on Thursday appealed a federal judge's ruling from last month striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, ACLU, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Scott Walker, US Governors