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3 hrs ago | WKRN

PETA looks to educate Rutherford students after killing of dog

Los Angeles-based non-profit PETA , or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is reaching out to all Rutherford County schools after a 16-year-old boy brutally killed his family's dog last week.

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Related Topix: Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Rutherford County, TN, Christiana, TN, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

7 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

25 dead as Syrian airstrikes hit market

Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 25 people and wounding scores of others, opposition activists said.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News

11 hrs ago | KLKN

Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 25

An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from... An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste ... (more)

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Related Topix: Explosion, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

15 hrs ago | University of Victoria

Trans* Symposium

Despite the presence of trans* models in major glossy magazines and new school policies on gender identity, not enough is known about the history of early advocates.

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Related Topix: Transgender

19 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

'Freedom to Dissent' Pledge Attempts To Justify Anti-Gay Activism

Since Brendan Eich resigned as CEO of Mozilla because of his donation to the Proposition 8 campaign, many have continued to debate whether public figures should be held accountable for their anti-gay activism.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Liberal Political News

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Palladium-Item

PETA seeks OK from Iowa DOT for turkey memorial

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked Iowa transportation officials for permission to build a temporary memorial tombstone that they say will honor hundreds of turkeys killed in a recent truck crash.

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Fortune

Icahn looking to launch an army of mini-Icahns

Carl Icahn says he is interested in helping to start up other activist funds that invest like him.

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Daily Herald

Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News

TwinCities

Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

St.Petersburg Times

Local Activist Sees Conspiracy in Attack

The Meltser F. & Co factory on the Karpovka River before it was demolished to make way for an apartment building..

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Myrtle Beach Online

Melissa Etheridge stood out by standing up

The last thing Melissa Etheridge ever imagined for her career was activism. But as a long-sought life in rock 'n' roll began to take hold, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discovered that being herself also meant standing up for herself.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Melissa Etheridge, Gay/Lesbian, Entertainment

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Zap2it.com

Earth Day 2014: 'American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire' marks 50 years of environmental activism

"All the social and political ferment that was going on in this country was building up ... and on Earth Day 1970, it was like water bursting through a dam."

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Niagara Falls, NY

National Public Radio

Amnesty: Qatar Fails To Protect Domestic Workers

An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup.

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Related Topix: OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)

Marshfield News-Herald

NEWSMAKER: Kumi Naidoo keeps Greenpeace going strong

From that historical battle he has gone to lead what many consider the world's leading exemplar of confrontational activism: Greenpeace International.

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EDGE

NYC Pride Announces 2014 Grand Marshals

Heritage of Pride, organizers of NYC Pride and the annual New York City Pride March, today announced the Grand Marshals for 2014.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

EDGE

Bishop Terry Angel Mason on HIV and Uganda

Terry Angel Mason wants to save the world -- and his fiance -- from the anti-gay abuses in Uganda Openly gay Christian minister, LGBT civil rights activist and National HIV/AIDS Awareness Spokesman Bishop Terry Angel Mason is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, activist and poet.

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ABC News

No Solution in Sight for China Shoe Factory Strike

Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas.

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Related Topix: Watches, Social Security, Personal Finance, World News, China

WBTV

Earth Day's beginnings rooted in 1970s activism

U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie , author of the 1970 Clean Air Act, addressed an estimated 40,000 to 60,000 people at Earth Day in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Environmental Law, Law, US News, US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, California

Dissident Voice

Behind the Egyptian Junta's Iron Curtain

After a recent CODEPINK delegation to Egypt ended up in deportations and assault , we have become acutely aware of some of the horrors Egyptians are facing in the aftermath of the July 3 coup that toppled Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi.

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Related Topix: Prison, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Earth Day: New books on climate, energy

Steadily rising temperatures could mean the extinction of all its glaciers by 2020, according to climate scientist Dan Fagre whose research is chronicled in The Melting World: A Journey Across America's Vanishing Glaciers .

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science, Meteorology, Alternative Energy, Energy, Texas

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