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2013-12-13 12:22:36

TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - PEN Canada expressed concern today that Winnipeg MP Joy Smith's private member's bill would unreasonably limit access to the Internet, creating a new threat to freedom of expression in Canada. The bill would require Canadians who wish to opt out of system-wide filtering for material deemed to be pornographic to register this preference with their Internet Service Provider (ISP). "Canadians have the right to access information without seeking...

2013-12-11 12:21:59

Keystone XL, Fracking, NRDC's Plan to Cut Carbon Emissions from Power Plants, and More. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council on Thursday will conduct a year-in-review press briefing that also will look ahead at the challenges and opportunities for significant progress for our health and environment in 2014. We'll discuss: fracking; NRDC's plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants and U.S. EPA standards; the proposed...

2013-12-04 23:30:41

Push to Walk is a non-profit organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. The end of the year giving campaign offers people the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those living with paralysis and facing enormous challenges every single day. Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Push...

2013-11-25 16:28:33

Kits are the first distributed in Cebu province DAANBANTAYAN, Philippines, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity distributed shelter repair kits over the weekend to 240 families affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Daanbantayan, the northernmost municipality on the island of Cebu in the Philippines. The kits contain plywood, lumber, galvanized iron sheets, a hammer, a saw and nails. In addition to distributing the kits, Habitat provides training on safe building practices....

2013-11-21 08:26:40

LONDON, November 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The St John International team today hosted celebrated social rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu at their offices in London to discuss the development work of the global health charity and the maternal and newborn health work they are rolling out across Africa. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131121/654215 ) Archbishop Tutu, who chaired South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was...

2013-11-15 12:24:27

Oxfam America Ambassador Johansson Emphasizes Role We Can All Play in the Relief Effort BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxfam America has released a new public service announcement featuring Scarlett Johansson speaking about Oxfam's work in the Philippines delivering emergency aid to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan and calling on viewers to help by donating at www.oxfamamerica.org/haiyan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO ) Oxfam, an...

2013-11-14 08:30:11

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - On Nov.15, three artists will create a mural for three persecuted writers on the 32(nd )International Day of the Imprisoned Writer. The live painting, hosted by PEN Canada, will be one of a number of actions by PEN Centres around the world to mark the day by recognizing writers who have defended our universal human right to freedom of expression and resisted censorship. The public is invited to Ryerson University Square to show their support...

2013-11-13 20:23:37

Podcast with Oxfam staff on the ground available for download for broadcasters http://ipad.io/t5bx BOSTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International humanitarian relief and development organization Oxfam is responding to Typhoon Haiyan and currently has four teams in the affected areas (Northern Cebu, Leyte and Samar) providing household level water purification. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "The coming days and weeks are critical....

2013-11-06 20:22:49

For the first time ever, Habitat served more than 100,000 families in one year, plans to reach 1 millionth milestone home by the end of 2015 ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, supporters and Habitat for Humanity global leaders raised the walls on the 800,000th home the organization has built, rehabilitated or repaired around the world since its founding in 1976. The home is being built by Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. (Photo:...

2013-11-06 12:24:10

PATNA, India, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Two concepts from Greenpeace's Energy [R]evolution Challenge have been selected as the most promising early submissions. The designs address the challenge's core focus: designing a renewable energy powered irrigation pump for off-grid farmers in the Indian state of Bihar, making it affordable enough to reduce the current dependence on diesel pumps. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131106/MN11460) Both ideas address...