Social Issues & Advocacy

American Humane, the organization which provides the “No animals were harmed” verification on Hollywood productions, was found to have colluded with studios to cover up major animal abuses on movie sets.

Animals Were Harmed A Hollywood Reporter investigation reveals disturbing account after account of injury, death and cover-up on huge Hollywood productions from ‘Life of Pi’ to ‘The Hobbit’ as the American Human Association, charged with monitoring, turns a blind eye. “Last week we almost f–ing killed King in the water tank,” American Humane Association monitor …

American Humane, the organization which provides the “No animals were harmed” verification on Hollywood productions, was found to have colluded with studios to cover up major animal abuses on movie sets. Read More »

In 1998, Alex Trebek donated of 74 acres of open land (worth $2m at the time) in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills for the purpose of conservation and as a wildlife corridor

Alex Trebek Trebek at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, in 2007 Trebek was a longtime philanthropist and activist. He was active with multiple charities, including World Vision Canada and United Service Organizations. For World Vision, Trebek travelled to many developing countries with World Vision projects, taping reports on the group’s efforts on behalf of children …

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Meet Rhea Clyman, a Jewish Canadian Journalist who travelled to the Soviet Union and made reports on the Siberian labor camps and the Holodomor. This led to her deportation in 1933 after which she reported on Nazi Germany until 1938 when she was forced to flee due to growing anti Semitism.

Rhea Clyman Rhea Clyman, c. 1932 Rhea Clyman (1904–1981) was a Canadian journalist who travelled the USSR and reported about the Holodomor. She was famously expelled from the USSR in 1932. Early life Clyman was born in 1904 in Poland. She moved with her Jewish parents, Solomon and Anna Kleiman, to Toronto two years later. …

Meet Rhea Clyman, a Jewish Canadian Journalist who travelled to the Soviet Union and made reports on the Siberian labor camps and the Holodomor. This led to her deportation in 1933 after which she reported on Nazi Germany until 1938 when she was forced to flee due to growing anti Semitism. Read More »

Farmers in Bangladesh have been raising ducks instead of chickens as when a flood happens, ducks float.

Grants, ducks and cyclones: seven lessons from Bangladesh Imagine living in an area that floods nearly every year. For two to three months, you earn can no money and have to leave your home because it is surrounded by several feet of water. Your house and farm animals can even get swept out to sea. …

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Martin Luther King Jr. considered running for president in 1968 after being urged to by anti-Vietnam Democrats, but ultimately decided against the proposal as he felt uneasy with politics and considered himself better suited for his morally unambiguous role as an activist.

Martin Luther King Jr. For the monk who started the Reformation, see Martin Luther. “Martin Luther King” and “MLK” redirect here. For other uses, see Martin Luther King (disambiguation) and MLK (disambiguation). Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Christian minister and activist who …

Martin Luther King Jr. considered running for president in 1968 after being urged to by anti-Vietnam Democrats, but ultimately decided against the proposal as he felt uneasy with politics and considered himself better suited for his morally unambiguous role as an activist. Read More »

Japan proposed an amendment to the Treaty of Versailles that outlawed all racial discrimination. Despite receiving a majority vote for it to be added to the treaty Woodrow Wilson personally vetoed the measure and as a comprise let Japan claim a number of islands in the Pacific.

Racial Equality Proposal The Racial Equality Proposal (Japanese: 人種的差別撤廃提案 Hepburn: Jinshutekisabetsu teppai teian, lit. “Proposal to abolish racial discrimination”) was an amendment to the treaty under consideration at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference offered by Japan. The racial equality proposal was never intended to have any universal implications, although one was attached to it anyway, …

Japan proposed an amendment to the Treaty of Versailles that outlawed all racial discrimination. Despite receiving a majority vote for it to be added to the treaty Woodrow Wilson personally vetoed the measure and as a comprise let Japan claim a number of islands in the Pacific. Read More »

The boycott was named after Charles Boycott, a man so hated that people wanted nothing to do with him

How the Irish invented the boycott after tenants were thrown off their land Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott, who unwillingly lent his name to history.Vanity Fair / Public Domain Have you ever wondered where the term “boycott” come from? Many might be surprised it originates from Ireland in the time of Charles Stuart Parnell. Charles Cunningham …

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