Post Tagged with: "human rights"

Life Imprisonment And Torture Are The New Normal For LGTBI People In Gambia

By Ludovic Bertron from New York City, Usa [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Homosexuality is now a crime that carries a life sentence and possible torture in Gambia. Hopefully, something can be done to help those people.

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Anti-Gay Group Serves As Perfect Example Of Projection: Gays Want To ‘Criminalize Christian Belief’

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The group calls itself MassResistance. Their website carries the banner: Pro-family activism that makes a difference! Their latest press release concerns the Human Rights Campaign  — whom they call “Orwellian-named,” displaying ignorance of that term — and their upcoming fundraiser in Boston. It’s bad enough that the HRC has a […]

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Jon Stewart Responds To Being Called Anti-Semitic: ‘Go F*ck Yourself’

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The idea that any criticism of Israel at all is “anti-Semitic” is one that has been pushed here in the United States for decades. But Jon Stewart, himself a Jew, responded to allegations of anti-Semitism leveled against him with a statement that even Fox News would find it hard to […]

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New York Forbids Wedding Venues From Discriminating Against Same-Sex Couples

The New York Division of Human Rights has declared that it is unlawful to discriminate against same- sex couples in the renting of wedding venues. Religious conservatives will have a fit. 

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The New York Division of Human Rights has declared that it is unlawful to discriminate against same-sex couples in the renting of wedding venues. Religious conservatives will have a fit.

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Real Life Superhero Malala Yousafzai Donates $50,000 Prize Money To Rebuilding Gaza Schools

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Malala Yousafzai just won a ton of money for her human rights advocacy, and she’s giving it all away to help children in Gaza rebuild their schools. Of course, anyone who has been following her story knows that this sort of compassion is no surprise.

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Another 150,000 Detroit Residents Are About To Become Homeless Under GOP Governor’s Emergency Manager

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As the looting of Detroit continues, another 1/5 of the city’s residents are slated to become homeless, under right wing governor Rick Snyder’s Emergency Manager. On October 8th, Detroit’s appointed Emergency Manager, Kevin Orr, along with the city’s conspicuous mayor, Mike Duggan (read how Duggan was *elected here) and Wayne […]

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VIDEO: Israelis Chant “N*ggers Go Home” Carrying ISIS-Style Flags At Anti-African Rally

Jewish Israelis with ISIS-style flags, chanting “niggers go home” at an anti-African rally in Tel Aviv on October 5.

Simply horrifying.

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Autopsy Reveals Mentally Ill Prisoner In Solitary Confinement Died Of Thirst

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Dr. Susan E. Venuti of the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office wrote in the autopsy report that several questions in the internal prison report — such as when Kerr had last eaten or drank water — were not answered.

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North Korea On USA’s Human Rights Record – The ‘Laughing Stock Of The World’

Photograph by KCNA/Xinhua

The mighty have been lain bare, and the little nation which we made fun of has said the truth – the Emperor has no clothes.

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ISIS Reportedly Beheads U.S. Journalist On Camera; Warns U.S. To Stay Out Of Iraq

ISIS Reportedly Beheads U.S. Journalist On Camera; Warns U.S. To Stay Out Of Iraq

According to multiple sources, ISIS – the Islamic militant group currently occupying large territories of Iraq and Syria – has beheaded a captured American journalist live on camera. According to reports, and seemingly confirmed in photos of the beheading, journalist James Wright Foley, who has been missing in Syria since […]

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Human Rights Champion and Reverend Commits Suicide to Protest Racism

Human Rights Champion and Reverend Commits Suicide to Protest Racism

Reverend Charles Moore dedicated his life to fighting for human rights. The East Texas minister dedicated his death to the same causes he endlessly championed for as well. Moore, at the age of 79 years-old, late last June, went to a strip-mall parking lot in his home town of Grand […]

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How The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling May Benefit Gitmo Detainees

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The Supreme Court’s decision in the recent Hobby Lobby case “makes clear that all persons – human and corporate, citizen and foreigner, resident and alien – enjoy the special religious free exercise protections of the RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act,)” attorneys for two detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay state […]

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United States Joins Search For Over 200 Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

United States Joins Search For Over 200 Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Following the April mass kidnapping there has been a major backlash from Nigerians and the international community to have the girls returned to their families.

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WATCH: It Just Got Real In Venezuela So Where’s The Coverage?

Protests are being cracked down on by government troops and gangs all over Venezuela. But coverage in the world media has been sparse. What’s the deal? Image: CaracasChronicles

Major cities in Venezuela have become virtual war zones. The National Guard is shooting tear gas at protestors. Government-backed gangs are killing others. Why haven’t we heard about this? What’s going on in Venezuela? The death of Hugo Chavez last year paved the way for the current atmosphere of unrest […]

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WATCH: This Pro-LGBT Olympics Commercial From Norway Is Awesome

Photo screen-captured from XXL 'Airport Love' ad. http://youtu.be/y5pzhmGX1sk

Some of Sweden’s biggest athletes came together to make this XXL commercial, and send an important message of support to Russia’s oppressed LGBT community

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Is Google Mocking Gay Rights With Its Daily Banner, Or Is There More To It?

Is Google Mocking Gay Rights With Its Daily Banner, Or Is There More To It?

Today, Google celebrates the opening of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games. They also celebrate equality, human rights, and non-discriminatory understanding. How can they do that at the same time? A rainbow colored banner with a quote from the Olympic Charter adorns the search engine’s page. “The practice of sport is […]

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Watch: Human Rights Group Exposes LGBT Terror In Russia Before Olympics (Graphic)

Photo screen captured from Human Rights Watch's video showing footage from attacks on members of the GLBT community in Russia.

Prior to the opening ceremonies in Socchi, a human rights group released a graphic video of attacks on the LGBT community. So why do we watch the Olympics?

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Rand Paul: Food, Water, And Healthcare Should Not Be Considered Rights, Lest We End Up Enslaving Providers

Rand Paul: Food, Water, And Healthcare Should Not Be Considered Rights, Lest We End Up Enslaving Providers

For Rand Paul to say food and water are not human rights is to grant corporations permission to maximize commercial profits at the expense of those in need.

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‘Hero’ Or Hypocrite? Snowden Happy To Take Russian Asylum As They Invoke New Anti-Gay Law (VIDEO)

As those fighting for LGBT rights feel unsafe in Russia, Snowden, under the banner of civil liberties and freedom from government, happily moves in. Screenshot  @ CNN

As those fighting for LGBT rights feel unsafe in Russia, Snowden, under the banner of civil liberties and freedom from government, happily moves in.

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Majority Of American Voters See Snowden As Whistleblower Who Has Opened Eyes On Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Majority Of American Voters See Snowden As Whistleblower Who Has Opened Eyes On Anti-Terrorism Efforts

The Snowden controversy is provoking an increasing amount of thought and discussion over civil liberties and human rights, here and around the world.

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