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Features, Human Rights, International

United National Anti-War Coalition statement from the US, responds in real solidarity with the victims of violence & extremism, for freedom of expression & against racism & imperialism.

We are NOT Charlie Hebdo!
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Francois Hollande
and other heads of state at Paris March
Neither do we condone the bombings and murder of journalists at their headquarters, however much we are repulsed by their racist, chauvinist and hateful Islamophobic caricatures of oppressed people. Neither do we condone the subsequent murders at the Paris Kosher supermarket.
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Animal Welfare, Features

by Jamison Maeda

Few people would knowingly purchase food that came from a factory where animals were tortured. This is precisely why factory farming corporations have pulled out all the stops to ensure that information about animal torture and cruelty never reaches the public. The factory farm industry has funded legislation in the US to pass “ag-gag” anti-whistle blower laws making it illegal to film animal cruelty on factory farms. Someone convicted of breaking an ag-gag law can serve up to a year in prison, which is twice the length of an animal cruelty sentence. If convicted an undercover investigator could also be added to a terrorist registry.
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Animal Welfare, Features

Sandra at Buenos Aires Zoo

Sandra at Buenos Aires Zoo

by Jamison Maeda

Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan was born in captivity in Germany and was sent to the Buenas Aires Zoo in Argentina 20 years ago. Sandra was expected to live the rest of her life captive in the zoo entertaining tourists, until animal activists filed a habeas corpus petition challenging her imprisonment. The court agreed that Sandra deserves the basic rights as a non-human person, opening the possibility of her finally being freed from the zoo and sent to live in an animal sanctuary. This ruling will certainly pave the way for future animal rights cases, but it’s not the first of is kind.
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Features, Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

Rosebud Sioux Tribe chairman Cyril Scott

Rosebud Sioux Tribe chairman Cyril Scott

Native Americans have historically not had a voice in American government. But today they are standing up to politicians and oil industry lobbyists, and their voice is being heard.Last week the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline in yet another demonstration of the influence of oil industry money in American politics, as both Republicans and Democrats voted in favor of the pipeline.
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