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No protection for Indy Camp under Articles 10 and 11

Petition of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body for an Order under Section 46 of the Court of Session Act 1988 [2016] CSOH 113 – read the judgment here The Court of Session recently ruled in favour of the eviction of the Indy Camp outside Edinburgh Parliament. Background Since November 2015, the foot of Arthur’s Seat […]

School Board Elections in Ferguson Are Rigged Against Black Voters

A federal judge finds that the dark cloud of discrimination hangs over the school district’s political process. Nearly two years ago, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division began an investigation into the Ferguson Police Department for racial bias in the aftermath of the police shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager. Show More Summary

Texas AG Paxton and Extremist Becket Fund File Lawsuit Aimed at Denying Healthcare to Trans Patients

Today, HRC blasted a federal lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the extremist Becket Fund for Religious Liberty that seeks to overturn a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulation implementing Section...Show More Summary

The Malnutrition Miracle: What Is Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food?

The specially formulated peanut paste known as RUTF is nothing short of a miracle for severely malnourished kids.

Broken Dreams: UNICEF Reports on Children Fleeing Poverty and Violence

Thousands of Central American refugee and migrant children risk harrowing journeys to the United States every month.

HRC Foundation and Whitman-Walker Health Release Comprehensive Transgender Sexual Health Guide

Today, the HRC Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and Whitman-Walker Health, a community health center with special expertise in LGBTQ...Show More Summary

Libya: Still a Fractured Land

Disagreement over how money from the country’s oil, which represents 98% of government revenue, should be distributed is paralyzing Libyan peace efforts. The post Libya: Still a Fractured Land appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Gulf Coast Diversity Conference

On August 16, Ingalls Shipbuilding hosted the first annual Gulf Coast Diversity Conference. Participants included representatives from Ingalls, Chevron Refinery, Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Mississippi Power and many others. For its...Show More Summary

Reckless Pursuit of Hegemony Inevitably Leads to Downfall

Japan's Sengoku Jidai period demonstrates the necessity of restraint in U.S. foreign policy. The post Reckless Pursuit of Hegemony Inevitably Leads to Downfall appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: August 23, 2016

MAT STAVER & NC GOV. PAT MCCRORY PRAISE DANGEROUS DECISION PUTTING 1000s OF SCHOOL CHILDREN AT RISK: Yesterday, a federal judge issued an injunction against guidance provided to school districts by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice regarding the civil rights of transgender students. Show More Summary

Juneau Assembly Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Juneau is the second major city in Alaska to pass a non-discrimination ordinance protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, following the Anchorage Assembly’s passage of similar protections in September 2015. Show More Summary

Refugee Olympic Team: Impact Reverberates as Games End

They fled violence and persecution — and made it all the way to the Olympic Games in Rio. The inspiration they provided continues.

New York Area Trainings Kick Off National Tour for Voter Mobilization in November

Post submitted by Ryan Wilson, Senior Regional Field Organizer for the Southern U.S. Last week, HRC’s Equality Votes campaign kicked off a nationwide tour holding workshops in local communities where staff equip and empower local volunteers...Show More Summary

HRC Arkansas Participates in Community Talks Conference

Post submitted by Dr. Denise Donnell, HRC Arkansas Faith Organizer Earlier this month, HRC Arkansas participated in the Community Talks Conference: Building Safe Spaces for the Transgender Community hosted by The McElroy House. Located...Show More Summary

HRC Recognizes Missouri Senate Democrats

From August 8-11, HRC staff was in Chicago to attend the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit. An annual conference open to state legislators of all political parties, the NCSL Legislative Summit provides an opportunity for legislators to network, share best practices, and learn about current issues impacting states. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: August 22, 2016

JUDGE BLOCKS FED GUIDANCE ON TRANS STUDENTS, PUTS 1000s AT RISK AS THEY RETURN TO SCHOOL: On Sunday, a federal judge issued an injunction against guidance provided to school districts by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice regarding the civil rights of transgender students. Show More Summary

Muslim, American, & Intersectional: The Activism of Linda Sarsour

Activist Linda Sarsour sees the struggle of Muslim Americans on a continuum with civil rights battles past and present. TO THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW HER, Linda Sarsour might seem out of place in the lobby of the Public Theater on a blustery...Show More Summary

BREAKING: Judge’s Decision to Block Federal Guidance on Trans Students Puts Thousands at Risk

Today, HRC responded to a federal judge’s decision to issue an injunction on guidance provided to school districts by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice regarding the civil rights of transgender students. In Texas v. United States, U.S. Show More Summary

The Strategy Behind Single-Assailant Terrorist Attacks

The recent surge of “lone-wolf” operations, is part of ISIS' strategy to create a climate of insecurity and portray itself as wide-reaching. The post The Strategy Behind Single-Assailant Terrorist Attacks appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Taking Advantage of Foreign Policy

In the eyes of Russia, Iran, American allies and many Americans themselves, the United States is no longer guiding foreign policy in the Middle East. The post Taking Advantage of Foreign Policy appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs...

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