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The Guardian: The Estonian picked as the United Nation’s first digital privacy investigator was blocked on Friday by the German president of the UN Human Rights Council, after activist groups said she would not be a strong enough critic...Show More Summary

Clinton reaches out (and out and out!) for 2016 policy ideas

In the months before she began her second run for the White House, Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators and activists about everything from executive compensation to the latest research on lead paint. [...] introduced: proposals for paid family leave, free community college, universal pre-kindergarten, lowering student debt and job retraining. [...]Show More Summary

“We should eliminate them from the food supply.”

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

That’s sugary drinks that Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the (notably activist) public health school at Tufts, is talking about banning. You didn’t really think it was going to stop with trans fats, did you? [Nicholas Bakalar, New York...Show More Summary

Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

The bank's charter expired June 30 due to congressional inaction, a defeat for business and a victory for conservative activists who turned killing the obscure agency into an anti-government cause celebre. The Senate opens its legislative...Show More Summary

The Ten Biggest Losers of the Marriage Equality Debate, And How We Should Deal With Them

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

For years, antigay activists have been making our lives miserable by doing everything in their power to stop marriage equality and any other remotely related LGBT cause. Well, the joke’s on them after the conservative majority Supreme Court put the kibosh on their persecution dreams (not to mention their salaries)! But what happens now that they’ve lost, big […]

Will Gay Identity Really Disappear Now That We Have Marriage Equality?

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Every great success carries with it a touch of sorrow, and that’s turning out to be the case with marriage equality. In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling granting us the right to marry, a number of long-time activists are fretting that we are at risk of losing the things that make us unique. […]

Myanmar: Still locking up political prisoners

Despite reforms, lifting of sanctions and 'opening', political activists in Myanmar continue to face arrests.

They Want To Use "Hate Speech Laws" To Destroy Freedom Of Speech In America

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Hate speech laws are going in all around the world, and progressive activists in the United States want to use these kinds of laws to destroy free speech in America....Show More Summary

Feminist activist Li Maizi ties the knot in a completely illegal same-sex marriage ceremony

14 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Li Maizi, member of the high profile "Feminist Five" who were detained by Beijing in March on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," recently married her partner Teresa Xu in a push for same-sex marriage. [ more › ]

Activist Appeals Six-Year Prison Sentence for Her Membership in Peaceful Political Group 

Civil and political activist Minoo Mortazi Langroudi has launched an appeal against the six-year prison sentence she received for her peaceful activism. Ms. Langroudi was convicted on charges of disturbing national security and propaganda against the state, based on her activities with a peaceful group that is critical of government policies. “Ms. Langroudi’s activities have […]

Fourth Of July: San Diego Beachgoers Display Their Knowledge Of Independence Day [Video]

To commemorate the Fourth Of July, political activist and author Mark Dice tested the basic knowledge of some Americans at a San Diego beach about the meaning of Independence Day, the holiday that marks the 13 original colonies’ Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776 as adopted by the Continental Congress. Show More Summary

Gay Activists Want FBI To Change Name Of J. Edgar Hoover HQ

22 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

A campaign has been started to get J. Edgar Hoover’s name off the FBI building in Washington due to his persecution of homosexuals throughout his career. […]

LGBT activists call for new focus on violence against transgender community

23 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

While the supreme court victory on gay marriage sparked celebrations, the lives of transgender individuals – particularly black trans women – remain in danger Advocates for transgender rights are hoping that last week’s historic US supreme court ruling on gay marriage will pave the way to renewed...

Gay Rights Activist, MLK Mentor Bayard Rustin To Be Honored In LGBT Celebration

(RNS) Years before the gay rights movement gained momentum, an openly gay black activist named Bayard Rustin advised Martin Luther King Jr. on nonviolent protest tactics and organized the 1963 March on Washington. But attacks on Rustin’s...Show More Summary

Lima Declaration On Tax Justice And Human Rights

Over 100 organizations have signed the Lima Declaration on Tax Justice and Human Rights: We come together as a broad-­based community of experienced advocates, practitioners, activists, scholars, jurists, litigators and others committed to advancing tax justice through human rights, and to realizing human rights through just tax policy. Tax revenue...

MLK3 Calls For A Boycott Against Stone Mountain Park For Its Confederate Carving - All Of The Black People Who Exercise In This Outdoor Naturescape Will Have To Choose To Be "Followers" Or Focus On Their Healthy And Fitness

I made this graphic about 7 years ago.It perfectly models what you are seeing today among the "Black Progressive Fundamentalist Totalitarian Activists".The image takes the "Black Permanent Interests" (Local Economic Development, Healthy...Show More Summary

Explosion in Syrian Mosque Leaves At Least 25 Killed

A mosque blast in Idlib has left 25 militants of Al-Nusra Front dead, activists say.

11 Religious Americans Who Fought For Freedom

   The Fourth of July commemorates the United States declaring its independence from Britain, but the Revolutionary War did not win freedom for all Americans. The 10 activists and religious leaders below are just a handful of people throughout American history who spent their lives working to extend freedom to all. Show More Summary

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