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How Many of the Hundreds of Thousands of Untested Rape Kits in the US Are in Your City?

For decades, anti-rape activists have been fighting to raise awareness about backlogged rape kits, the forensic evidence gathered after a rape report is made. And yet, today, the Department of Justice estimates that there are more than 400,000 unprocessed rape kits in the United States. One of these 400,000 belonged to Heather Marlowe. Show More Summary

Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Recommended For Asylum In The U.S. - VIDEO

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Immigration officials are recommending that the U.S. grant asylum to John Abdallah Wambere, a prominent gay rights activist in Uganda who lives in fear of death threats and repression at home

Dunkin' Donuts & Krispy Kreme Commit To Stop Killing The Rainforest

Chains are slowly coming around to demands of consumers and activists, like when we tell them we don't want to eat yoga mats or drink fire retardant. The latest move by two major doughnut companies has less to do with stomach-turning ingredients and more to do with not murdering the planet. Show More Summary

Deaths in Peru Show the Need to Protect Land Rights of Local Communities

Earlier this month, indigenous activist Edwin Chota and three Asháninka community leaders were murdered as they tried to stop illegal logging in the Peruvian Amazon. While the killers have not yet been caught, a statement by the Inter-Ethnic...Show More Summary

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Now the Top Target of Activist Investors Bill Ackman, Carl Icahn?

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)’s stock experienced a strange phenomenon today, one that has now made it a potential high-priority target of top activist investors like Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn. Speaking on CNBC today, investor and author Josh Brown commented on the slide of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)’s stock even as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)’s roared […]

Tufts Students Nominate Sexual Assault Activist for Honorary Degree

The human cost of college administrations' negligence and ineptitude when it comes to handling rape allegations is monstrously high. In far too many cases, the victim, denied a fair hearing process, drops out while his or her assailant graduates unscathed. Show More Summary

Immigration-rights activist detained in O.C., marked for deportation

An Orange County immigration-rights activist who had led protest marches across California was taken into custody and detained this week, and now is potentially facing deportation hearings.

Newswire: Angelina Jolie chooses a very serious topic for her very serious next film

Because if Angelina Jolie isn’t having fun, no one’s having any fun, the actress/director/activist has chosen another depressing-yet-undeniably-important topic as the subject of her next movie. Jolie has signed on to direct Africa, from...Show More Summary

Zachary Quinto Loves James Franco, But Not ‘Heroes,’ Apparently

Zachary Quinto has been gushing lately over James Franco, his co-star in the upcoming film Michael, which tells the true story of a gay activist turned homophobic minister. But the actor that plays everybody’s favorite Vulcan in the J.J. Show More Summary

#AskYanar: An Iraqi Women’s Rights Activist Answers Your Questions

Thank you for participating in our #AskYanar campaign! Our partner Yanar Mohammed, President of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), appreciates all of your questions on Iraq’s current crisis and how OWFI is working to protect families fleeing the surging violence. Keep reading to see her answers: What actions are people in Iraq—especially [...]

It’s On Us: Obama’s New Campaign Says Everyone Is Responsible for Helping End Campus Sexual Assault

7 hours agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

It's On Us could potentially fill the gap between activists and their administrations, creating cultural demand for the work they've been pioneering for years.

Here’s What An Antigay Protestor Eating His Own Words Looks Like

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

This does not seem to be the week for fundamentalist activists (but then again, when is it ever?). In Virginia we’ve got the hate-smearing Ross Jackson being drowned out by a literal chorus of love, and now in Oberlin, Ohio an antigay protestor shoves his foot deeply into his own mouth. In what was surely a […]

Cops Are Using Power Tools To Break Up And Arrest Immigration Protesters In Washington

Multiple immigration activists have been arrested outside of the women's leadership forum where President Barack Obama is set to speak Friday afternoon, according to reporters present. The protesters apparently locked their arms together with plastic pipeworks, which police removed with power saws. Show More Summary

MS Is Becoming a ‘Young Person’s Disease’

In a recent conversation with my dear friend (and fellow MS activist) Emma Rogan, we were discussing some of the employment programs she is heading up for the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP). As it often does with good friends, our chat zigged and zagged through a number of rapids, eddies, and deep pools. One [...]

Facebook Is Giving Suspended Users Two Weeks To Decide If They Want To Change Their Names Or Leave

Facebook met with a group of queer activists on Wednesday to discuss how its policy forcing members to use their legal name as printed on their driver’s license, credit card, or student ID discriminates against members of the LGBT community, and trans people and drag queens in particular — and didn’t budge on the policy. [...]

Owens-Illinois Inc (OI): Alexander Roepers’ Atlantic Investment Management Ups Activist Stake to 6.7%

Atlantic Investment Management has revealed upping its stake in Owens-Illinois Inc (NYSE:OI) to 11.0 million shares, which is significantly above the previous position of 9.4 million shares that the fund revealed in its latest 13F. Following the increase, Atlantic Investment Management, which is led by Alexander J. Roepers, owns an activist stake that amasses 6.7% of the […]

Could McTablets Help McDonald's Start Paying $15 an Hour?

Alamy McDonald's (MCD) is not in a good place these days, with sales slumping, quality concerns rising, and activists pushing for it to start paying its employees a living wage. It's against this backdrop of McDespair that a radicalShow More Summary

Secret Emails Show Lack Of Support For Hillary Clinton Among Democratic Activists

According to secret emails reviewed by The Hill, some influential Democratic Party members are less than enthused about the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming president. The Google group called “Gamechanger Salon,” hosts 1,500 Democratic Party aligned operatives in activism and media. A years worth of emails revealed “significant dissatisfaction” with Hillary Clinton.

Tibetan Poet and Activist Detained

Yesterday we came across this disappointed news item from Mid Day. Poet and activist Tenzin Tsundue was detained by police ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India. According to the article: Tsundue, a resident of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, is a well known activist associated with Friends of Tibet (India) and has been [...]

Senator Rand Paul to Headline State GOP's Weekend Confab In L.A.

Beginning today, upwards of a thousand Republican leaders and activists from California’s 58 counties will converge on the Marriott Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport for the biannual convention of the California Republican Party. Show More Summary

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