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by Elmar Stellnberger

Death Penalty for Being Raped

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Noura Hussein was just 16 when she was raped by a man she had been forced to marry. She was brave and has killed the rapist at the second attempt. We believe that Noura Hussein should be completely absolved. Instead she is sentenced to death in Sudan.



Tell the Austrian parliament not to ratify CETA

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The Austrian government wants to ratify CETA this June; a slap in the face of all Austrians who are against CETA by three quarters. The government does not even want to wait for judgment of the EuGH, the court of the EU concerning investor state dispute settlements (see our previous messages). Protest with Attac at the parliamentarians and with Global 2000 at the head of the government; read also 9 reasons against CETA by Attac.



EU steps back from Trump & Polluters at UN climate talks

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The European Union has traditionally sided with the USA in blocking progress on addressing conflicts of interest. However, calls for the EU to stop supporting Trump had been mounting through April, with open letters from 88 MEPs and 100 civil society organisations respectively, as well as thousands of US citizens signing a petition to call on EU negotiators not to back their fossil fuel-friendly President. Although it stepped back from Trump, the EU still did not actively support advancing a conflict of interest policy, despite people’s demands.



Transnational Companies Shall Pay Tax

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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Tell finance minister Olaf Scholz from the social-democrata party of Germany that his country passes a tax transparency law so that big companies need to report on their earnings on a per-country basis. This is an absolute requirement in order to make big transnational companies pay their fair share in taxes.



Tell the EU to act on deforestation now!

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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The production of agricultural commodities such as beef, soy, palm oil and cocoa is responsible for 70% of all deforestation! Ask the European Commission to adapt a law ensuring that EU imports are free from deforestation and land grabs. Land rights activists are being criminalized and murdered. According to Global Witness 200 land defenders have been murdered in 2016. There are over 160 indigenous people in jail in Indonesia for protecting or using their ancestral forests. 3964 people were arrested between 1995 and 2014. Many people fall ill because Glyphosphat is used on nearby soy plantations. Although the EU has committed to halt and reverse deforestation and forest degradation by 2020, it has never taken any steps to stop the terrible impacts that result from the consumption of these goods.