Post Tagged with: "human rights"

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

Snowden. Image @ Mashable

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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PA’s Attorney General Refuses To Defend Ban On Same-Sex Marriage (AUDIO)

Kathleen Kane. Image by Michael S. Wirtz  @ Philly.com

Kathleen Kane stated that she was not asking the people of Pennsylvania to believe as she believes, but she does ask them to believe in the Constitution.

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50 Liberal Quotes Which Americans Should Remember

50 Liberal Quotes Which Americans Should Remember

Many Americans today tend to take the past for granted, and with that, we also tend to take the words of past leaders for granted. We forget what they told us, and as a result we lose our identity, we lose the values that make us who we are. Below is a list of quotes spoken by American leaders, heroes, journalists, and others.

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52 Things Evangelicals Need To Give Up To Be Right With God; Starbucks Is Number 1

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Evangelicals want to boycott companies supporting marriage equality — here’s the short list of where they can start.

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Former CEO Of Nestle Wants The World’s Water Supply Under Corporate Control (VIDEO)

Nestle water… issues; image@GreenBiz

Giving control of the world’s water to private corporations would take away people’s options, giving human life entirely over to corporate greed.

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BREAKING: Meghan McCain And U.S. Senators Warner & Kaine Join UNITE AGAINST RAPE

BREAKING: Meghan McCain And U.S. Senators Warner & Kaine Join UNITE AGAINST RAPE

Sandra Fluke will speak at an upcoming reception for Unite Against Rape that will be streamed online.

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Roseanne, Sandra Fluke, Margaret Cho Join Campaign ‘Unite Against Rape’ (IMAGES)

Roseanne, Sandra Fluke, Margaret Cho Join Campaign ‘Unite Against Rape’ (IMAGES)

Men and women, around the world, are submitting their photos and statements of solidarity against rape and in support of rape survivors, in a campaign titled ‘Unite Against Rape.’

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Five Potential Rulings From The Supreme Court On Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Screen capture of Paul Katami and Jeff Cirillo, two of the original plaintiffs for the Proposition 8 case, from CBS News. 
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57576243/5-possible-outcomes-of-the-supreme-court-prop-8-case/

‘It’s that shift in public opinion that really gives gay rights advocates hope,’ a reporter observes amongst the crowds shivering outside the U.S. Supreme Court Building.

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Republican Congressman From Texas Compares The National Debt To Slavery

Republican Congressman From Texas Compares The National Debt To Slavery

Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas appears to believe that the national debt is as immoral as slavery.

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Valentine’s Day Sweet For Illinois Same Sex Couples – Marriage Equality Set To Pass

Valentine’s Day Sweet For Illinois Same Sex Couples – Marriage Equality Set To Pass

This Valentines Day will be extra sweet for Illinois families, as it stands to become the 10th state to approve marriage equality in the United States.

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UN To Determine Whether Controversial Drone Strikes Constitute War Crimes

Drone strike controversy @ DW.DE

If China or Russia or North Korea engaged in this kind of program because of ‘national security’ what would we say?

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Labor Camp Detainee Sends Plea For Help Via Halloween Decorations (VIDEO)

Labor Camp Detainee Sends Plea For Help Via Halloween Decorations (VIDEO)

One woman got more than she bargained for in her box of decorations made in China when she found a hand written letter, from slaves laboring in China.

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Pro-Choice Agenda And Gays Responsible For War On Christmas (VIDEO)

Pro-Choice Agenda And Gays Responsible For War On Christmas (VIDEO)

Godless heathens, homosexuals and pro-choice people are responsible for the War on Christmas according to O’Reilly.

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Republican Lawmaker Comes Out Of The Closet

Republican Lawmaker Comes Out Of The Closet

State Rep. Mike Fleck is the only openly gay sitting state legislator who is also a Republican in the country.

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