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It's Not Unchristian to Be Concerned About Refugee Resettlement, Religious Freedom Advocate Says

Christian religious freedom activist Faith McDonnell is pushing back against the notion that it is unchristian to voice concerns with how the State Department is resettling Syrian refugees inside the country.

Cops in the U.K. Are Now Treating Misogyny and Street Harassment as a Hate Crime

42 minutes agoNews : Truthdig

  SS&SS (CC BY-NC 2.0) The police force in the Nottinghamshire county of England came to an important decision after meeting with women’s rights activists. Starting at the end of July, “crimes ranging from harassment on the street to...Show More Summary

Flood-Ravaged Gulf Coast Residents Ask President Obama To Cancel Federal Offshore Drilling Lease Auction

During President Obama’s visit to a flood-ravaged area near Baton Rouge, Louisiana this week, a group of environmental activists delivered a petition to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ( BOEM ) protesting the planned leasing of...Show More Summary

ASHE SCHOW: Differing definitions of rape create opening for misuse. Different federal agencies …

ASHE SCHOW: Differing definitions of rape create opening for misuse. Different federal agencies define rape differently, and activists looking to make it look like there’s a rape “epidemic” occurring across the country can take their pick of data related to those definitions. The Government Accountability Office, in response to a request from Sen. Claire McCaskill, […]

In a Powerpoint, Philippine police detail body count in drug war

MANILA/BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Philippine police report on an anti-drugs campaign that has killed 1,900 people in seven weeks shows an openness and even pride in an escalating body count that has horrified rights activists and unsettled allies such as the United States.

Turkish military and Syrian rebels storm border city held by Islamic State

Syrian rebel fighters backed by Turkish air and ground units stormed a Syrian border city held by Islamic State on Wednesday, officials and activists said, in what was seen as an unprecedented operation aimed at ousting the jihadist group while preventing Syrian Kurdish militias, Ankara’s bete...

The newest challenge to family farms: Low milk prices

Arden Tewksbury has been a dairy farmer in northeast Pennsylvania for most of his 83 years. He’s also an agricultural activist who’s part of a movement to try to stop … Click to Continue »...

With 'healing hikes,' activists take black lives into the outdoors

After high-profile shootings last month reignited a national debate on race and policing, thousands of black Americans responded through protests across dozens of cities with chants of “black lives matter” and demands for policing reforms. A smaller but growing number have also replied in another, subtler...

IRL: August 24, 2016 | Racists Stage Fake ISIS Attack in Prague With Actual Camel & Other News

Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights. Czech anti-immigration activists staged a fake ISIS attack to attract attention to their cause, driving a humvee into Prague’s Old Town Square, wearing fake beards, Arabic garb, waving toy guns, and, to top off all these layers of racist stereotypes, they had […]

Injection Drug User Turned Professor & Activist Carrie Foote is #16 of 75 Amazing HIV+ People of 2016

This long-term survivor was a homeless teen addict, now she's a college professor, HIV researcher, activist, and mom.

Corporate Cheat Sheet for Engaging Shareholder Activists

When it comes to corporate investor engagement, the socially responsible investing (SRI) community can be a unique challenge. Investor relations experts share 10 pro tips for building relationships, responding to resolutions and humanizing the responsible investor.

Trump to meet with black, Latino activists

9 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The GOP nominee is making outreach efforts in the African-American and Latino communities.

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman: ‘We’re Standing Up, and We’re Saying, ‘No More’

11 hours agoNews : Truthdig

More than one thousand Native American activists have traveled to Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in North Dakota to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Now, the fight continues in federal court in Washington, D.C.

CBS This Morning interviews Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about Writings on the Wall (VIDEO)

Throughout his career, former Los Angeles Lakers player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a social and political activist. He boycotted the 1968 Olympics and supported Muhammad Ali’s decision to refuse induction into the military during the Vietnam War. Show More Summary

Abortion Activists Want Head of Pro-Life Group Removed From Ohio Medical Board

Abortion activists are trying to push a pro-life leader off the State Medical Board of Ohio after the board received a recent complaint involving an alleged forced abortion at a Dayton abortion facility. Mike Gonidakis is the chairman of the medical board and president of Ohio Right to Life. Gonidakis recused himself from the case […]

Courthouse Rally to Cheer for Woman Facing Jail Time for Giving Water to Thirsty Pigs

Holding signs proclaiming, “We Stand With Anita. Compassion Is Not a Crime,” PETA members—including Steve Jenkins, guardian of Esther the Wonder Pig—will show support for activist Anita Krajnc on... The post Courthouse Rally to Cheer for Woman Facing Jail Time for Giving Water to Thirsty Pigs appeared first on PETA.

Alleged Dog Rapist Dragged Naked From Home And Beaten After Animal Rights Activists Discover 'Evidence' He Posted Online

A man in Chengdu, China was recently assaulted by animal rights activists and neighbors after allegedly running a "dog brothel" and raping a number of dogs — on film. Related: Disney Alligator Who Killed Lane Graves Lost Its Fear Of Humans According to online footage, the naked man was dragged out of his house by an angry [...]

Burmese Official Laughs Hysterically At Idea Of LGBT Rights: “I’m Not Interested”

17 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

When Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s progressive National League for Democracy (NLD) won the majority in Myanmar’s parliament in the historic 2015 open elections, many activists believed the nation’s LGBT community would finally get legal protections written into law. However, nearly a year later, gay and transgender citizens of Myanmar continue to face... Read more »

Christian Activist: Vote for Donald Trump Because It Could Mean “Life or Death for Millions”

Christian activist Janet Porter wants you to vote for Donald Trump and she's going to guilt you into it. Referring to Trump's apparent plan to eradicate abortion rights, she says that millions of unborn babies are relying on a Trump presidency for their survival. (And so is God.)

Syria war: Aleppo's civilians face humanitarian crisis

Residents and activists in Syrian city say supplies are scarce and aerial bombardment of civilian areas is unrelenting.

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