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4 hrs ago | Amnesty International

Israel/Gaza: Attack on UN school in Gaza a potential war crime that must be investigated

If the strike on this school was the result of Israeli artillery fire it would constitute an indiscriminate attack and a likely war crime.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Palestinian Territories

8 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Rights group: Syria using barrel bombs, defying UN

The Human Rights Watch statement came as the Security Council was expected to meet for a fifth round of reporting on the resolution - and at least 11 people were killed by the bombs overnight.


11 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Gay marriage supporters push for quick N.C. ruling

Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, ACLU

15 hrs ago |

A community activist and former councillor has died peacefully.

The lifelong Labour supporter and former councillor in Leyton and deputy mayor prior to the formation of Waltham Forest, was known throughout the community for her activism and support of public libraries.


Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom, Libraries

19 hrs ago | Media Research Center

Five Climate-Change Claims as Ridiculous as Sharknado

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" is poised to take a bite out of Manhattan and devour many of the week's water-cooler conversations.


Related Topix: 9, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, Meteorology, Science

Tue Jul 29, 2014

USA Today

Mother of dead Mexican teen sues Border Patrol

Nearly two years after her teenage son was shot to death in Nogales, Mexico, by one or more Border Patrol agents, Araceli Rodriguez is headed to court to find out who killed him.


Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Nogales, AZ


PETA Will Help Detroiters Without Water, But It Wants Them To Go Meatless First

An Indian activist from The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wears a dress of lettuce leaves and holds a placard during a demonstration in Kolkata on June 3, 2014.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer

Watch out Congress: Girl Up activists came to the nation's capital in June to lobby for issues affecting girls in the developing world.


Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

Uganda: 'We Have to Fight the Law' - LGBTI Activism After the Anti-Gay Bill

Kampala: In a small house, tucked a few narrow alleys away from a busy street in Kampala, Frank Mugisha leans forwards in his chair and places his hands on his desk, the wideness of which emphasises his own slight frame.


Related Topix: Uganda, Africa, World News, Gay/Lesbian

Amnesty International USA

Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown

Burundi's ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year's election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today.


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Pierre Nkurunziza

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Gov. Brown agrees to Mexico pact on climate change; environment activists wary of business ties

Gov. Jerry Brown, calling for "heroic efforts" to combat climate change, agreed with Mexican officials Monday to work together on policies to address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Environment, Science, California, California Government, World News, Mexico


One Simple Solution To Make Sure Colleges Start Taking Rape Seriously

Colleges across the country continue to come under fire for mishandling cases of sexual violence on campus.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News


Menstrual Activism

In the fall of 2011, Breanne Fahs, an Arizona State University Women's and Gender Studies professor, taught a course called "Psychology of Gender."


Related Topix: Arizona State University, Opinion

CBS Local

Human Rights Report: Government Surveillance Harming US Journalism

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.


Related Topix: Journalism, Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch

The Daily Star

Activists: 6 children among 15 dead in Aleppo bombing

A rescue worker and residents carry an injured man following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on July 27, 2014 in the northern city of Aleppo.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East

The Beaumont Enterprise

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

In this May 22, 2014, photo, a ship is docked at Norfolk Southern's Lamberts Point coal terminal as a man plays golf in Norfolk, Va.


Related Topix: Norfolk, VA, Global Warming, Newport News, VA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Coal exports help US clean up global warming pollution at home - but still pollute elsewhere

Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily.


Related Topix: Global Warming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, George Bush, W.

Rebellious shareholders see activism pay dividends

Shareholder activism is on the rise, with rebel investors becoming increasingly successful in their interventions, according to major new research.


Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom,

Santa Cruz Sentinel

July 27, 2014 Editorial: Teachers extend poitical activism

Democrats are in an interesting position when it comes to educational reform as teachers unions pour more money than ever into political campaigns ahead of coming November elections.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Los Angeles County, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Opinion


Wired for change: Millennials, hashtag activism and today's new Arabs

The role of the Internet in the revolutions that began in 2011 has provoked debate.


Related Topix: World News, Tunisia,