The number of Syrian children who need humanitarian assistance has more than doubled in a year — according to a new report published today by UNICEF. The most hard hit: up to a million children trapped in areas of Syria that are under siege or are hard to reach because of violence. Under Siege – […]
Tar sands has been leaking at the Alberta site for about 10 months now. The post Company In Charge Of Ongoing Tar Sands Leaks Wants To Try Again At The Same Site appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Last month, a doctor from Northern Alberta asked a group of U.S. Senators to "keep up the pressure" on the Canadian government about an "ongoing tragedy" he has witnessed firsthand: a health crisis provoked by tar sands development. Dr. Show More Summary
Some animals are born as ones we advocate on behalf of: dogs and cats for example. Others are born as ones we view as mere objects, as food- like cows.
One of the top women’s colleges in the nation thinks the CEO of America’s biggest abortion business is the best candidate to give the commencement address to this Spring to graduating students. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will deliver the keynote address at Barnard […]
Thanks a Million+, American Airlines employees and customers for supporting UNICEF! Today at the Chicago International Airport we celebrated a great achievement: the employees and customers of American Airlines helped raise over $1Show More Summary
Olivia Twist. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
Bad news: Our CO2 will warm the planet even more than previously thought. (Now go look at some cute animals or something, OK?)
Maya: Let’s discuss Lean In’s latest project to “ban bossy.” My first thought is that Beyonce is obviously the best part of the whole thing. Jos: This clearly seems like a highly impactful campaign for a well-funded feminist org to invest in that will make concrete change in people’s lives. I know the word “bossy” [...]
Doctors in Florida are using a high-tech method of detecting problems in unborn children and correcting them as soon as possible. While we often focus on heart disease in adults — sometimes the tiniest of hearts have problems. Now, doctors are diagnosing problems even before some babies are born. When mother Tina Morton got a […]
To combat the poaching and help preserve the sanctity of Indonesia's wildlife, the nation's top Muslim clerics have issued a fatwa against poachers Muslims Declare Fatwa Against Poachers of Endangered Species was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Rape culture; purity culture; Christian Supremacy. There are descriptions of sexual assault and references to self-harm at the link.]"[T]hese extremely strict morality codes...actively prevent the administration from seeing a victim's situation clearly. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, President Obama used his executive authority to create a new national monument, signaling he is serious about bypassing congressional inaction when necessary. The post Obama Creates New National Monument In Sign He Will Take Action When Congress Stalls appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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The day started with snowflakes, overcast skies and long lines. Credentials for the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations’ New York headquarters – held in March of most years – was the hottest ticket in Manhattan today. The credentials process itself is also a bit awkward for me as […]
This piece originally ran at the Guardian. "Whether you are Google or Facebook," Snowden said Monday, "you can do these things in a responsible way where you can still get the value." “You are the firefighters,” National Security Agency...Show More Summary
For her short video First Kiss, director Tatia Pilieva asked 20 strangers to convene in a blank room, pair up with each other, then kiss for the first time in front of her camera. The result looks like real-life romance, sped up to an...Show More Summary
Treating animals well in life doesn't make it acceptable to eat them at some later point.
It's March, which means it's Women's History Month! Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis became a household name overnight when she took an epic stand against extreme anti-choice politicians in her state. There are so many pro-choice champions that few are ever recognized for their hard work and dedication to protecting women's reproductive freedom. Show More Summary
My Saturday morning began with a chilling experience. I am not referring to the colder-than-expected DC weather (coming from Chicago, I had hoped for better) nor to my being an observer at the board meeting of the United Methodist Church’s controversial lobby office (which has its own spiritual challenges). But as I trudged over towards […]