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Following boisterous confrontations in the Diet and more than three days of public protest, the Upper House finally enacted two divisive security laws early Saturday that will mark a significant departure from Japan’s postwar pacifism.
Tags: War and Peace, Asia
Student protesters in Japan continued to cry foul over what they call “unconstitutional” security legislation Wednesday in a last-minute effort before the bills’ expected Diet passage later this week. Student Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy (SEALDs) is a leading student group campaigning against the government’s security bills.
Tags: Asia
A Path Appears follows intrepid reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and actor/advocates Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and throughout the United States as they uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as... Read more
Tags: Global
PBS Shortwave debate on the business of sex.
Tags: Global, Human Trafficking, Women's Rights
The illegal, and often perilous business of smuggling refugees into the European Union has grown into a huge business, larger than the illicit trade of drugs and weapons.
Tags: Europe, Human Trafficking
"The Environmental Protection Agency was investigating an old mine near Silverton, Colo., earlier this month, when it accidentally released 3 million gallons of toxic waste water into the Animas River. Initially the agency downplayed the incident and provided little information. So Navajo President Russell Begaye traveled to the source of the toxic spill and posted a video of it on Facebook."
Tags: Environment, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, North America
"The fact that some people were still living in them because they had never gotten enough money to rebuild their homes, or had run afoul of unethical contractors, was just an unwanted reminder of how far the city still had to go to recover from Hurricane Katrina."
Tags: #BlackLivesMatter, Environment, Environmental Justice, Housing Rights, Hurricane Katrina, United States
For Immediate Release Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:00pm Sierra Club Contact: Rudhdi Karnik,, 202-495-3055
Tags: #BlackLivesMatter, Activism, Environmental Justice, Health, United States