Women dying in Sterilization Camps, ‘herded like cattle’

India mass sterilization: women were ‘forced’ into camps .. Brother-in-law of one victim says women were ‘herded like cattle’ after 12 die and scores injured following botched operations Relatives of the 12 women who died after a state-run mass sterilization campaign in India went horribly wrong have told local media they were forced by health workers to attend the camp. More than 80 women underwent surgery for laparoscopic tubectomies at a free government-run camp in the central … [Read more...]

Is this Tibet’s big chance?‏

Tibetans who refuse to fly the Chinese flag above their homes risk being beaten or shot in the latest attempt to break their spirits. But now is the best moment in ages to bring hope to Tibet's proud, but desperate people. China’s leaders are mounting an intense campaign to draw a veil over their rights abuses and persuade governments to vote them onto the UN Human Rights Council. So if enough of us shine a light on what’s going on in Tibet -- squashing an ancient religion, banning … [Read more...]

Ana Paula Trapped in a Russian Jail – closing in on 1 million!‏

Over 960,000 have signed in a few days and some countries are speaking out -- let's hit a million!   Dear friends,   Ana Paula and 29 of her Greenpeace crewmates are trapped in a Russian jail for trying to save the Arctic from oil drilling. But our community could set them free if we help Greenpeace build a massive global outcry targeting Russia’s biggest global partners.   Let’s reach 1 million to free the Arctic 30 -- sign now by clicking below:   Ana Paula … [Read more...]

Lorre White, ‘Your Voice Could Be Costing You Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars’

James Earl Jones: CEOs earn more if their voices sound like his. If James Earl Jones were the boss, he would likely make hundreds of thousands a year more than a CEO who sounded like Mike Tyson. Those are the findings of new research by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. The study, published online April 8 in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, shows that male CEOs with deeper voices tend to manage larger companies, make more money and stay in their jobs for … [Read more...]

POPE BENEDICT XVI – St Peter’s Square in Rome celebrates final appearance

KEEPING THE FAITH Tens of thousands of pilgrims have attended St Peter's Square in Rome for one of the final public appearances of Pope Benedict XVI. He is stepping down on 28 February. The Pope recited the Angelus prayer and thanked all those who had prayed for him and shown him support over the past few days since his resignation. The Vatican has said it may hold the conclave that chooses the new pope early, so he can be in place before the start of Holy Week on 24 … [Read more...]

AVAAZ.org , Murder in the Amazon‏

The Amazon forest is at risk. The Brazilian Congress has watered down strict forest protection laws and brave Brazilian activists are being murdered for speaking out. It’s time for us to take this critical battle global -- if we all call on President Dilma to veto the bill, we could save the Amazon. The Amazon is in serious danger, the lower house of the Brazilian congress has approved a gutting of Brazil’s forest protection laws. Unless we act now, vast tracts of our planet’s lungs could be … [Read more...]

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