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I was lucky to be able to attend the Flyleaf Books evening of political poetry on August 23. Five poets read from their work as well as work published in Jacar Press’s fabulous Resisting Arrest. Poet and Jacar Press publisher Richard Krawiec read along with El Habib Louai, a Moroccan who’s also a musician; Techa Beaumont, […]

Islamophobia and Radicalized Perceptions

The current American presidential election has placed Islam and Muslims on the center stage of a nasty campaign politics. The post Islamophobia and Radicalized Perceptions appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Free Trade Taking a Beating in U.S. Election

In a sharply divided electorate, opposition to free trade is creating an unlikely point of unity between angry voters across the aisle. The post Free Trade Taking a Beating in U.S. Election appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

My Brother Was Brutally Murdered, But the Delaware Supreme Court’s Decision to Ban the Death Penalty Was the Right One

The sister of a murder victim explains why the death penalty is a false promise of justice. As the sister of a murder victim who opposes the death penalty, the Delaware Supreme Court’s decision in early August declaring the state’s death penalty statute unconstitutional gives me hope. Show More Summary

Labor Department Ensures Federal Contractors Comply with LGBTQ Non-Discrim Protections

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations implementing President Obama’s executive order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. Among its provisions, the regulations will help to ensure companies contracting with the...Show More Summary

Escaping “the jungle” must be done in an orderly manner

SSHD v ZAT (Syria) and ors (UNHCR and anor intervening) [2016] EWCA Civ 810 Court of Appeal decides, in the absence of an application under the Dublin III regulations, asylum seekers can only succeed on article 8 ECHR grounds in “exceptional circumstances” Four asylum seekers, namely three unaccompanied minors and one disabled adult, were in […]

#AM_Equality News: August 24, 2016

NYT EDITORIAL: TX AG KEN PAXTON’S LAWSUIT “BASED ON BIGOTRY”: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a new lawsuit yesterday aimed at denying healthcare to transgender patients. The lawsuit has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Reed...Show More Summary

Actress Amber Heard Donates Millions to Support the ACLU and Its Work Fighting Violence Against Women

The ACLU’s Executive Director Anthony Romero comments on the donation. Actress Amber Heard announced yesterday she will give the American Civil Liberties Union half of her $7 million divorce settlement to support our work fighting violence against women. Show More Summary

HRC Global Partners with Pride JA for Pride in Jamaica

HRC Global was honored to partner with this year’s successful Pride JA in Jamaica, a week of LGBTQ Pride events from August 1-7, 2016. The Pride events were a successful outcome of the tremendous efforts of J-FLAG, the foremost human...Show More Summary

DatNav: How to Navigate Digital Data in Human Rights Research

From online videos of war crimes, to satellite images of rights violations in areas as reclusive as North Korea, to eyewitness accounts disseminated on social media, we have access to more relevant data today than ever before.

The Environmental Law Foundation

Many readers will know that I have banged on, long and hard, via this blog about the constant problem we have in the UK trying to ensure that the cost of planning and environmental litigation is not prohibitively expensive for ordinary people. The UK system has been held repeatedly to be in breach of Article 9 of the Aarhus Convention, which says […]

Truth-Telling with W. Kamau Bell—#Roots2Liberation

Truth-Telling with W. Kamau Bell—#Roots2Liberation zaineb | August 24, 2016 During our 20th anniversary event, From Revolutionary Roots to Liberated Futures, socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell will serve as the moderator of our panel discussion featuring Patrisse Cullors, Eva Paterson, and Bryan Stevenson. Show More Summary

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

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