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Sabeen Mehmud, Pakistani women’s rights activist, shot dead

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Country’s prime minister condemns killing of campaigner who helped organise forum about disappearances of nationalists in Balochistan region A leading member of Pakistan’s small band of liberal social activists has been gunned down outside the pioneering Karachi arts venue she founded, in an...

Breaking: Jerusalem Quartet disrupted in London

A concert by the Jerusalem Quartet at the Queen Elizabeth Hall was disrupted last night by the usual suspects – a group of fanatic ant-Israel activists. Shouting erupted during their performance of the first item on the programme, Mozart K387. The disrupters were silenced and the concert continued. They posted a video of their action. […]

Gunmen Kill Prominent Female Activist in Pakistan

Sabeen Mahmud was shot in what friends are calling an assassination

Live: Protest Gathers to Shut City Down Over Death of Freddie Gray (Video)

Thousands of activists are expected to show up as protest leaders are vowing to shut down the city of Baltimore to protest the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who mysteriously died of back injuries after he was arrested by Baltimore police.

Pakistan PM orders probe into killing of activist

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif orders high-level investigation, as hundred attend funeral of activist Sabeen Mahmud

Global Quickies: Racist Jewelry, Racist Columnist, and Volcanoes

Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion Science Skepticism PAKISTAN “The progressive activist and organizer who ran Pakistan’s first-ever hackathon and led a human rights and a peace-focused nonprofit known as The Second Floor (T2F) was shot dead today... (Read more...)

Madrid Activists Protest Against NATO Military Bases in Spain

Dozens of people took to the streets to protest against NATO and the bloc’s military bases in Spain, marching some 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Madrid to the Torrejon military base, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Gunmen Kill Prominent Women's Rights Activist In Pakistan

15 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday. While...Show More Summary

Rights Activist Gunned Down in Pakistan

Gunmen shot dead a prominent Pakistani human rights activist on Friday as she was returning home after hosting a seminar about human rights abuses in Baluchistan province, police and associates said.

Activists demand Obama appoint envoy for persecuted Middle Eastern Christians

A group of Evangelical leaders met with White House officials to push for a special envoy to thwart beheadings, church burnings and other attacks against Christians in Middle Eastern countries.

Pakistani security agencies to investigate activist's murder

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's military intelligence agencies will investigate the murder of a human rights activist, shot after she hosted a talk on disappearances and killings in Baluchistan province where the army is fighting separatists, the military said on Saturday.

On Monday’s Radio Show…

• Anti-gay activist Scott Lively explains why an “angry mob” is needed to stop same-sex marriage. • And there’s another sign Gov. Chris Christie might run for President…But when will he announce?  

Chinese woman activist says interrogated a week after release

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - One of five Chinese women activists whose detention last month sparked an outcry said she was interrogated and verbally abused by police for eight hours on Friday, a little over a week after being released on ba...

Prominent Pakistani rights activist killed

In latest blow to civil society, Sabeen Mahmud shot shortly after hosting event on Balochistan's "disappeared people".

Christopher Swain's Gowanus Swim

How much would your buddies have to pay you to swim around in a pool filled with jagged metal, poison chemicals and human waste? How drunk would you have to be? For environmental activist Christopher Swain, apparently the answer is “not...Show More Summary

Some Jewish activists don't want Cornel West at UCLA conference

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was a Jewish theologian and civil rights activist close to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Cornel West, the philosopher and African American history scholar who often speaks out on public issues, describes himself as an admirer of Heschel.

Trans Activist Jenny Boylan Explains What It's Like To Transition In The Public Eye

Trans author Jenny Boylan is no stranger to the public spotlight. Her 2003 memoir, She's Not There, was the first bestselling work by a transgender American, she's a nationally known activist for civil rights, she's the national co-chair...Show More Summary

SeaWorld Barbie Is Out, Ava DuVernay Barbie Is In 

Mattel is discontinuing its Seaworld Trainer Barbie line, Page Six reports, partly in response to concerns from animal rights activists that SeaWorld mistreats its orcas. Simultaneously, the company has announced a new doll to honorShow More Summary

New generation of Civil Rights activist and pastors go beyond protest for social change

Jacob Lee visited Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell’s office Thursday and while others wanted to talk about the prospects of a vote for Attorney General Loretta Lynch,  the 12-year-old from Northeast Washington asked the Senator’s aides about creating a law to prevent officers from fatally shooting crime suspects.Read full article >>

Mike Huckabee blatantly lies about something no civil marriage activist is seeking

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Good As You

One thing that has annoyed me most about this particular "culture war" debate is how the opposition is so hellbent on painting us as evil tyrants that they won't accept any good faith efforts that we extend. For instance, we...

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