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1 hr ago | Guardian-series.co.uk

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.

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

5 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.

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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.

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

Switched

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

GPB.org

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.

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

AllAfrica.com

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.

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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.

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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

ThinkProgress

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Townhall

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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Scotsman.com

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.

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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.

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

Salon

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.

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Related Topix: World News, Tunisia,

Channelnewsasia.com

Bali to continue anti-rabies dog cull as gory video emerges

Stray dog wander near by a temple compound in Jimbaran village on the resort island of Bali.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, Animal Rights, Vaccinations, Health

Juan Cole

In Palestine, R2P isn't Dead; It was never on the Table

My response to students' queries on the matter of Responsibility to Protect has generally been that the whole narrative is a bit of a distraction: R2P merely repackages a principle that already existed, namely that states have a moral - and kind of legal - obligation to act in the face of genocide and widespread human rights abuses.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

Sex Trade Survivor Sheds Light on Dark Crime

A woman who thought she was moving to the United States for a new job quickly found herself sold in the sex trade industry once in the country.

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