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26 min ago | WBRZ

PETA files complaints against Hammond turtle farm

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed six complaints against a Hammond turtle and alligator farm.


4 hrs ago |

Syrian rebels seize Israel crossing

Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al Qaida -linked group, have seized control of a border crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights after heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces, activists and rebels said.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

8 hrs ago | NCR Iran

Iran: Amnesty International urges action to save Mohammad Ali Taheri

Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action demanding action to save "prisoner of conscience Mohammad Ali Taheri, who has spent over three years in solitary confinement in Section 2A of Evin Prison in Iran's capital, Tehran."


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Toronto Star

Anti-torture activist Helen Bamber lived a noble life: Mallick

Human rights and anti-torture campaigner Helen Bamber , the woman who rode straight into what her biographer Neil Belton called “the bad weather of our century,” died on Thursday at age 89. My shock was great.


Related Topix: Death-Metal, Hate, Irish Republican Army, Opinion

Why two pet stores made the change to selling rescue dogs

On Christmas, while his 3-year-old daughter opened her presents, pet-shop owner Michael Gill was in his bathroom cradling an English bulldog mix puppy suffering from a lethal canine virus.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas, Goodman, MO


Ugandan Activists Doubt Claims of Death by Stoning

A prominent Ugandan LGBT advocacy organization has asked local authorities to investigate claims from a pair of American organizations that recently launched fundraising efforts around claims that LGBT Ugandans have been stoned to death, reports BuzzFeed .


Related Topix: Prison

Group files petition to idle California nuke plant

Friends of the Earth - an advocacy group critical of the nuclear power industry - filed a petition Tuesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission asking for a hearing and charging the Diablo Canyon plant is violating its operating license.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy

The Post-Standard

PETA blasts NYS Fair cow birthing center, saying it's a stage...

After an emergency C-section at the New York State Fair's Dairy Cow Birthing Center Monday, animal rights organization PETA now demands that the exhibit be replaced with a more realistic representation of the birthing process on farms.


Related Topix: Animal Rights, Clinton County, NY

Film School Rejects

Richard Attenborough's Accessible Activism

Yesterday, Scott Beggs discussed how the subject of war permeated throughout Richard Attenborough 's career both in front of and behind the camera, noting how anti-war themes ran through the former Royal Air Force flier's directing debut in Oh! What a Lovely War to his Best Director win for Gandhi and beyond.


Related Topix: Oh! What a Lovely War, Musical Movies, US Military, US Air Force

Amnesty International USA

Viet Nam: Police beatings outside court amid crackdown on activism

The Vietnamese authorities must stop attacks on peaceful activists, Amnesty International said today after three human rights defenders were sentenced to jail and police beat and arrested their supporters.


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

The Age

New food packaging could be toxic and should be regulated, says Friends of the Earth

New packaging technology created to improve the shelf life of food is potentially toxic and should be regulated, an environmental group has warned.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology


Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

Dana Bolger, who says she was raped in 2011 while a student at Amherst College, co-founded a group that seeks to educate students about their rights under Title IX.


Related Topix: Amherst College, Family, Kids, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fox News

Al Sharpton's controversial activism

This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," August 25, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.


Related Topix: HarperCollins Publishers, Publishing, Media, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Digital Journal, FOX News Network

National Public Radio

Student Activists Shine Spotlight On Sexual Assault Issues

More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults.



Opposition activists get arrested before Minsk meeting

Police took Dzmitry Kramianietski right from his home. His girlfriend reported of the detention to a human rights activist Nasta Lojka, Radio Svaboda reports.


Mon Aug 25, 2014

'Please don't go to the bigot congress'

MINISTER for Social Services Kevin Andrews plans to attend a conference linked to the harassment, prosecution and murder of gay people worldwide.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Leave The Crabs At The Jersey Shore, PETA Urges

As the last week of the Jersey Shore tourist summer winds down, people are looking for souvenirs to take home from their trip to the beach.


Related Topix: Jersey Shore, PA

Treaty on racism will force Obama to answer UN on COINTELPRO and Omaha Two case

A United Nations treaty against racism, the International Convention of all forms of Racial Discrimination, requires the United States to submit to periodic review of its compliance with the treaty.


Related Topix: Prison, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News

Al Jazeera

Kuwait activists decry social media curbs

Kuwait is forging ahead with a law that will regulate the country's telecommunications and information technology, including social media, despite claims by human rights activists that the bill will restrict freedom of expression.


Related Topix: Twitter

The Washington Post

More prisoners in Egypt join ongoing hunger strike

A Cairo-based rights group says a prominent activist imprisoned in Egypt has joined others in an ongoing hunger strike to protest the government's crackdown on dissent.


Related Topix: World News