High levels of bacterial contamination have been found in the water of a popular bathing area in Hawaii. The pollution is from animal waste and could prove harmful to people, yet the Department of Health has not put up any warning signs. Demand signs be placed at the affected areas to protect people’s health.
Articles written by: Neil Rochford
Monsanto wants to release genetically modified crops in Nigeria that could potentially be harmful to millions of people, just like they were in a nearby region. Sign this petition and prevent their application from being approved.
Serious human rights abuses are still occurring in Myanmar, but Australia has suggested reducing monitoring of the situation. Demand that the Australian government and the UN keep monitoring human rights in the country.
An environmental activist was murdered close to his home after protesting the eviction of 150 families. Demand that the government enact justice upon the gunmen who killed him.
A food trade organization broke the law and hid campaign funding sources from the public. They did so to protect food and beverage corporations from having to label their products as genetically modified. Sign this petition and call for the maximum punishment for violating the law.
Police footage of shooting incidents can be withheld from the public for up to 90 days under a newly proposed policy. This comes right after it was found that police may have withheld footage of a teen being shot 16 times by officers. Call for this policy to be revised.
Precious glaciers are receding because of climate change and the effects of tourism in China. Applaud a recent decision to reduce the impacts of damaging tourism on the area.
A conservation area that is home to many unique species of flora and fauna is at risk from the construction of a new motorway. Stop this road from being built and protect the area from destruction.
A leader of anti-immigration and anti-Islam group has been charged with incitement of hatred against foreigners. Applaud the decision to prosecute him for his actions.
More than two hundred koalas are at risk of having their habitat destroyed to build a coal mine. Help save these vulnerable animals and their imperiled home.
Protesters would be jailed and fined for peacefully protesting under a new bill proposed by the Australian government. Stop this anti-democratic bill from becoming law.
Schools could save millions of dollars and protect the environment by installing solar panels. However, legislation makes their installation cost prohibitive. Demand that legislators change these policies now.
A luxury toilet has been built on the banks of lake in a poor region of Cambodia solely for the use of a visiting princess from Thailand. After one night, the $40,000 toilet will be disassembled. Denounce this shameful waste of money when so many are struggling in this country.
The second largest palm oil producer in Indonesia has pledged to become more ecologically sustainable and to protect human rights. Applaud this company’s decision for a sustainable future.
A man has been charged for allegedly cutting off his dog’s ears. Demand that he is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if he is found guilty.
Two dogs were left in horrendous conditions after a couple were evicted from their home. One of the people involved in their neglect has been given two five-year sentences. Applaud this decision by the court to punish this offender.
Planned Parenthood will be in dire straits in Ohio after legislation was signed to strip their funding. This will mean they have to end programs that many women and mothers desperately need. Denounce this politically motivated decision by the Governor to defund this organization.
The public may have been misled regarding the dangers of climate change by the oil and gas company Shell. Members of Congress have called for an investigation into the company. Applaud this decision for an investigation to hold Shell accountable for allegedly misinforming or withholding information regarding climate change.
A 92-year-old woman with health problems faces deportation from the U.K. because of her immigration status. Stop her from being expelled and protect her right to be with her family.
The U.K. allegedly altered a U.N. statement to downplay Bahrain’s human rights violations. Denounce their actions and the undermining of international efforts to improve human rights.
Activists and peaceful dissenters are being jailed in Oman for speaking out online. Sign this petition and demand protection for their rights to freedom of expression.
An Asian-American police officer has been convicted of second-degree manslaughter and faces 15 years in prison for an accidental shooting. Denounce this disproportionate and discriminatory conviction.
The Food and Drug Administration has decided to test foodstuffs for a potentially harmful chemical, glyphosate. Applaud this decision to protect the health and safety of Americans.
A legislator in Connecticut is reviving an animal cruelty bill to impose harsher penalties on offenders who harm animals. Applaud this decision to protect animals from torture and death.
Transgender students will be discriminated against by new bills regarding the use of public school facilities and participation in sports teams. Stop these bills from becoming law and protect the rights of these students.