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Why We Need to Address Gender-Based Violence, Now More Than Ever

The 16 Days campaign is exactly that —16 days of global activism, starting with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25th and leading up to Human Rights Day on December 10th

Dutch court convicts far-right populist politician of inciting discrimination

A far-right Dutch politician who has made attacks on Islam his signature issue was convicted Friday of inciting discrimination – but the court ordered no penalty, and more serious hate-speech charges were dropped. The trial of Geert Wilders, whose Party for Freedom is leading in polls ahead of...

Trump said to pick drilling advocate Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Interior

Obama orders probe into alleged Russian efforts to interfere with U.S. election Dec. 9, 2016, 11:37 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: President Obama wants review of hacking related to 2016 presidential raceAndy Puzder is picked...

Clippers still trying to determine if Blake Griffin will play against New Orleans

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Friday that team officials would determine after the day’s practice whether Blake Griffin will play Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans. Before members of the media were escorted out of the early morning practice, Griffin, who is dealing with issues with his...

Trump's transition picks are no surprise - they mirror today's GOP

The Pew Research Center released its initial findings Thursday on Americans’ views of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition. The top-line message was that Trump’s overall approval numbers are lower than his predecessors’ were during their transitions. But a deeper dig into Pew’s numbers reveal...

Michigan law permits cars with no steering wheels

The governor of Michigan signed a legislative package Friday that allows cars without steering wheels or drivers to be tested on the state’s highways. The plan is to make the state “the epicenter for driverless vehicle technology,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. Florida already allows testing of completely...

The “Success Kid” in This Famous Picture is Using His Fame to Save His Ill Father’s Life

Often pro-life and anti-abortion become synonymous terms. While the pro-life message includes the anti-abortion position, pro-life is so much more than just that and transcends abortion to include valuing life at all stages. “Success Kid,” for those unfamiliar with it, is an internet photo meme that shows a baby on the beach making a fist […]

Woman Charged With Murder After Pouring Boiling Water Over Her Paralyzed Elderly Father

Police charged a Mississippi woman with murder in a horrific elder abuse case this week after she allegedly poured boiling water over her paralyzed father. The Associated Press reports Diane Coleman, 55, of Jackson, Mississippi was the primary caregiver for her father, Earl Coleman, 81. On Sept. 3, police said Diane poured boiling water on […]

Here We Are

[Content Note: Authoritarianism; abuse of power; threats and harassment.]These are the first three pieces we published at Shareblue today:1. Katie Paris: "Trump's Inaugural Committee succeeds in barring Women's March from Lincoln Memorial."First...Show More Summary

Rescues, key U.S. and global campaigns highlight our top videos of the year

Among the most popular videos was one showcasing The Fund for Animals' Duchess Sanctuary, home to about 200 formerly abused, abandoned, and homeless horses. Photo by Jennifer Kunz/The HSUS The HSUS uses videos as a key instrument in our campaign to tell the story of our human relationships with animals. Show More Summary

Trial judge hijacked Mary Wagner’s historic case for the unborn, lawyer argues on appeal

The pro-life advocate spent nearly two years in jail because of an "ambush opinion," attorney Charles Lugosi says.

Former Orange County pastor sentenced to prison for sexual battery of church members

A former Lake Forest youth pastor convicted of the sexual battery of four adult female church members was sentenced to two years in state prison Friday, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office. Sean Patrick Aday, 39 — who worked as a youth pastor at Grace Community Church in Lake...

A Bright Spot in Hard Times: LGBTQ Workplace Equality

HRC Senior Vice President for Programs, Research and Training Mary Beth Maxwell penned a piece for the Huffington Post this week on the release HRC's 2017 Corporate Equality Index and the progress of LGBTQ workplace inclusion acrossShow More Summary

Calendar Letters: Remembering Grant Tinker's kindness

  A kind, caring man I appreciated The Times’ appreciation for the remarkable Grant Tinker [“Smart-Show Man,” Dec. 1]. I had the privilege to spend a season on the MTM lot doing “The Tony Randall Show,” and I’ll never forget the day he stopped to greet me and to inquire if all was well and whether...

‘Tigers’ to Crack the Whip on Ringling’s Cruelty to Animals

What:    Two “tigers” and members of Nashville Animal Advocacy will lead a crowd of PETA supporters in a lively protest outside Ringling Bros.’ opening night at the Bridgestone... The post ‘Tigers’ to Crack the Whip on Ringling’s Cruelty to Animals appeared first on PETA.

‘Orca’ to Mark 47th Anniversary of Corky’s Capture With Demand for Her Freedom

What:    On December 11, 1969, Corky the orca was captured rodeo-style off the coast of British Columbia—and this December 11, a costumed “orca” will mark the 47th anniversary... The post ‘Orca’ to Mark 47th Anniversary of Corky’s Capture With Demand for Her Freedom appeared first on PETA.

PETA Members Streak to Save Sheep

It's hard to imagine anyone being violent toward a gentle sheep. But that wooly sweater hides a bully's secret. The post PETA Members Streak to Save Sheep appeared first on PETA.

Photos: You Won’t See This Snow Globe in Santa’s Workshop

PETA inflated a life-size snow globe in Boise, Idaho; Reno, Nevada; and Salt Lake City to show shoppers why they should scratch wool off their shopping list. The post Photos: You Won’t See This Snow Globe in Santa’s Workshop appeared first on PETA.

Donate Your Car to PETA!

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Urgent! PETA Warns Buncombe County Residents: Animals Will Die During Cold Weather

Every year, PETA receives thousands of complaints about people who leave animals outside in the cold. Cold temperatures and inclement weather spell extra hardship for “backyard dogs,” who often... The post Urgent! PETA Warns Buncombe County Residents: Animals Will Die During Cold Weather appeared first on PETA.

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