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Sex Workers Protest Rentboy Crackdown: "F--- The State!"

About 100 activists rallied outside Brooklyn federal court on Thursday afternoon to demand that prosecutors drop the charges against the seven recently arrested staffers of the male escort site Rentboy.com and decriminalize prostitution. Show More Summary

Lebanon news updates for Friday September 4

Here are the latest updates on current issues in Lebanon. Protests in Lebanon Several Lebanese activists launched an open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, demanding the resignation of the environment minister at the center of the country’s trash crisis. -Information Minister Ramzi Jreij told VOL (93.3) radio station in comments about the coverage by the media […]

Friday funny – Unbalanced by Josh

Josh writes: On Wednesday the BBC’s Newsnight interviewed Emma Thompson on the newsworthy topic of left wing activists protesting about drilling for oil in the Arctic. And refugees. And voting for Jeremy Corbyn, hopeful candidate for the Leadership of the UK Labour Party. Emma clearly did not have a clue what she was talking about – even Richard…

‘Love has won’: Same-sex couple celebrates marriage with activists at Kim Davis’ office

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A gay couple obtained a marriage license Friday morning in Rowan County, where a county clerk’s refusal to follow the law has drawn international attention. The Rowan County courthouse opened its doors Friday at 8 a.m., one day after County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed for contempt. Five of her...

Constructive Feedback University: 3 Aggrieved Activists Lobby For Progressive Change For The Catholic Church By "Narrowcasting Their Indictment Of The Church's Character" In An Effort To Make The Church More Progressive

Let me start out by saying: "I AM A CRITIC OF THE SO-CALLED 'CATHOLIC CHURCH'. They insert worship of 'The Virgin Mary', obscuring 'Jesus' There is no provision for a 'Commander On Earth' in the bible They have a history of ultimately...Show More Summary

Marine vet behind video blasting Black Lives Matter video takes message to

That Cruz, Haley, and Walker criticized Obama and the police activists was not surprising. Law enforcement officers deserve our appreciation and admiration – not our condemnation. On Friday, a Houston-area sheriff’s deputy was ambushed at a gas station and shot 15 times, according to authorities. Hickman’s assessment that cops are the victims in a world

Lebanon activists stage hunger strike, want minister to quit

Several Lebanese activists launched an open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, demanding the resignation of the environment minister at the center of the country’s trash crisis. The activists set up tents outside the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut. Several supporters joined the 11 hunger strikers Thursday evening. “I want him to feel our pain,” 25-year-old protester […]

Black Lives Matter Backlash Gets Real

In the Black Lives Matter movement, the only “weapons” protesters wield are their mouths, but you wouldn’t know that from the way the activists and organizers are being spoken about by some in the press.

Animal shelters improving, officials say, but activists call conditions inhumane

The running battle over the treatment of dogs and cats in government-run shelters in the Los Angeles area has produced a mixed, intensely disputed record of reform and has left animal rights activists and many city and county officials at odds.

Just Like the Good Ol’ Days… Democrats Dress as KKK to Protest Donald Trump (VIDEO)

The Ku Klux Klan was founded as the activist wing of the Democratic Party. On September 28, 1868, a mob... The post Just Like the Good Ol’ Days… Democrats Dress as KKK to Protest Donald Trump (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Gay Activists Protest Rentboy Raid

Gay-rights and civil-liberties groups demanded that charges be dropped against the chief executive and several employees of an online male-escort service. Protesters say authorities unfairly targeted a vulnerable community.

Chicago hunger strike activists say plan to reopen high school next year is ‘a sham’

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A shuttered Chicago high school that has been the subject of a hunger strike protest will reopen next year as an open-enrollment arts-oriented high school, the Chicago Public Schools said on Thursday. The new Dyett High School will focus on students from the neighborhood and a dozen nearby schools,...

Watch this hilarious yet slightly creepy video about Jeremy Corbyn

The veteran human rights activist spoke out in favour of the left-wing MP, who is the favourite to succeed Ed Miliband as leader of the Labour Party this month. There was a clear message of anti-austerity, i.e., that young people and the labour force should not be punished for the mishaps of the corporate world,

Alice Waters Will Be Honored With a National Humanities Medal

Nice job. On September 10, Chez Panisse owner and influential food activist Alice Waters will be one of the ten recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal from President Obama. Her restaurant pioneered the produce-first, celebrate-the-seasons...Show More Summary

Protesters Say Raid On Rentboy Escort Site Puts People At Risk

15 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- A crowd gathered outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn on Thursday to protest last week's government raid on a gay escort website, a crackdown that sex workers and LGBT activists have likened to the police raids on gay bars and bathhouses of the 1970s. Show More Summary

GE’s Taft-Hartley Comic, 1947

Thanks to Bruce Vail for sending me this hilarious propaganda comic General Electric put out in 1947 during the debate over the Taft-Hartley Act. He asked me to credit the Maryland labor activist Bill Barry in hunting this up and putting it into a PDF file. Enjoy!

Lying Is for the Birds: An Interview With Kris Radish

Kris Radish's tenth novel, The Year of Necessary Lies, follows an eventful year in the life of budding ornithologist and activist, Julia Britton, who learns through the beauty and power of birds the skills to change her own life. I spoke...Show More Summary

Supreme Court to Consider Texas Pro-Life Law Closing Abortion Clinics, Saving 10,000 From Abortion

Abortion activists from Texas are asking the Supreme Court to strike down a pro-life Texas law credited with closing multiple abortion clinics and cutting abortions 13 percent, saving an estimated 9,900 babies from abortion. The legislation, House Bill 2 (HB2), requires abortion facilities to meet the same safety standards of other Ambulatory Surgical Centers in […]

Open Letter to Starbucks: Your "Green" Straws Make Mermaids Cry

Dear Starbucks, I am a real mermaid, not just a graphic on a plastic cup. As an ocean protection activist, environmental attorney and surf lover, I spend a lot of time at the beach and in the ocean. I want you to know that your "Green"...Show More Summary

President Obama to award the National Humanities Medal to 10 authors, scholars and historians

Novelists Jhumpa Lahiri and Larry McMurtry and food activist and writer Alice Waters are among the 10 authors, historians and scholars to receive the 2014 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama on Sept. 10. Writer Anne Dillard, architect and preservationist Everett L. Show More Summary

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