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13 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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

The Miami Herald

Idaho dairy org asks to join in farm video lawsuit

The Idaho Dairymen's Association is asking a federal judge to allow the industry group to intervene in a lawsuit against a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Animal Rights, Agriculture, Science, Prison

CBS Local

Court: White House Must Disclose Legal Justification For Using Drones ...

The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and senior government officials have commented on the subject, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Publishing, Media, New Times

The Miami Herald

Probe urged over missing Thai environment activist

Thai authorities were urged Monday to investigate the disappearance of an environmental activist who has worked to help ethnic Karen villagers report on illegal activity around Thailand's largest national park.

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WTVF Nashville

Pulitzer-Winning Composer Coming To UT Knoxville

A Pulitzer Prize winning composer who is also an environmental activist is coming to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as part of the school's Earth Day celebration.

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Related Topix: University of Tennessee, Tennessee

WECT-TV Wilmington

Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, Marijuana, Food Poisoning, Health

Sun Apr 20, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Marijuana, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.

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Related Topix: Fire

Messenger Newspapers

Tribute to 'death penalty' boxer

A British human rights barrister who tried to overturn the wrongful murder conviction of US boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has paid tribute to him following his death at the age of 76. Geoffrey Robertson QC was part of Carter's defence team at his retrial in 1976 after the sportsman had been jailed for a triple murder in Paterson, New Jersey 10 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Paterson, NJ

Canada.com

Anti-prohibition pot protesters hit Parliament Hill as 420 goes after policy

An annual day of celebrating cannabis culture is ramping up into mainstream political activism as the pot-smoking 420 movement takes on marijuana prohibition with rallies across Canada.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

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