Home » Archives by category » News » Rights (Page 2)
Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Corn

By: Anthony Gucciardi. Natural Society. Following the anti-Monsanto activism launched by nations like France and Hungary, Poland has announced that it will launch a complete ban on growing  Monsanto’s  genetically modified strain MON810. The announcement, made by Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki, sets yet another international standard against Monsanto’s genetically modified creations. In addition to being linked to a […]

34 Comments Continue reading …
Uruguay’s president nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for legalizing marijuana

The president of Uruguay has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. According to his advocates, José “Pepe” Mujica’s much talked-about marijuana legalization is in fact “a tool for peace and understanding.” For the second year in a row, the Drugs Peace Institute, which has supported Mujica’s marijuana legalization drive since 2012, insisting that […]

2 Comments Continue reading …
Nestlé child slaves win right to U.S court case

By: Pratap Chatterjee, CorpWatch. Eight years after they sued Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Cargill and Nestlé for allegedly forcing them to work as child labor on a Côte d’Ivoire cocoa plantation, three young men from Mali have won a small victory – the ability to be heard in a California court. The lawsuit was first […]

7 Comments Continue reading …
Everything you think you know about animals is wrong

By: Sophie McAdam, True Activist. Human beings are the most intelligent, and therefore important, of all the world´s species, right? We deserve our superior status over other animals because of the following scientific truths: that only humans are self-aware and feel empathy, that we are unique in our abilities to use language and tools, that […]

14 Comments Continue reading …
The Next US States to Legalize Marijuana

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Colorado and Washington made headlines in 2013 when laws were passed to legalize marijuana. And while the Midwestern state has already created a legal weed business, Washington is not expected to have the market for pot operational until June. In the midst of such historical change, many have wondered, “what […]

No Comment Continue reading …
Smoking in the Car With Children is Now Illegal

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. For some time, the dangers of smoking and the surprisingly worse second-hand effects have been realized. However, statistics have not yet stopped many respectable parents, friends, and family members from lighting up around small children. The toxic effect is invisible in the present, therefore inhalation concerns are easily dismissed by […]

2 Comments Continue reading …
China to Ban Animal Testing On Certain Products

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. For marketing and scientific purposes, over 100 million animals in the US and 400 million in the UK are tested on each year. While it is common for many companies to test on animals for biological research or cosmetics development, the effectiveness and reliability of such experimentation has yet to […]

No Comment Continue reading …
5 Inspirational News Stories from 2013

By: Sophie McAdam, True Activist. Despite the usual stories of financial crisis, ecological disaster and never-ending wars, 2013 wasn’t all doom and gloom. Here are 5 positive news stories from the past 12 months that will give us all hope as we move into 2014. Happy holidays everyone! 1. The Pope is on our side […]

11 Comments Continue reading …