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Mark Serwotka has heart transplant at Papworth

Leader of the Public and Commercial Services union became ill after apparently contracting a virus from his dog Mark Serwotka, the leader of the largest civil service union, has had a successful heart transplant operation, with the medical team at Papworth hospital, Cambridgeshire, saying they were very happy about how the new heart was performing. Show More Summary

Great moments in syphilis

Today being the last teaching day of fall semester, I finally get to reveal to my students the outcome of the American Civil War. Ordinarily, I would resort to boring clichés about how the Union won the war only to squander the aftermath, or how blood drawn by the lash was repaid with blood drawn […]

The U.S. appears not to value California, so why not secede?

To the editor: Michael Hiltzik writes, “To dispense with the prospect of California’s seceding from the union: On the gonna-happen scale, it’s a Not.” He mentions civil war or a constitutional amendment as two ways to secede. (“Should California secede? How the state is politically out of step...

Sharon Van Etten, Beirut, Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, More to Play Planned Parenthood, ACLU Benefit Shows

Sharon Van Etten, Beirut, Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, and more have announced a pair of benefit shows for Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. Kevin Morby, Helado Negro, Hand Habits, and Ruth Garbus will alsoShow More Summary

ACLU And LGBT Groups Call On Obama To Grant Clemency To Chelsea Manning

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union and over a dozen LGBT groups sent a letter to President Barack Obama today urging the commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence for disclosing classified information to the media to raise public awareness regarding the impact of war on innocent civilians. Show More Summary

Put Up or Shut Up: The Drums’ Jonny Pierce Takes on #DumbDonald

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

The Drums are headlining a benefit concert for the American Civil Liberties Union this Thursday at 8pm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Judge lets ACLU sue US over abortion, contraception

A federal magistrate in San Francisco says the American Civil Liberties Union can proceed with a nationwide suit challenging government contracts to religious organizations that provide care for minors who enter the United States onShow More Summary

Report: Black Public School Students In NYC Arrested 10 Times More Often Than White Peers

Black students at New York City's public schools are arrested at a rate 10 times higher than their white peers, according to a new report on school discipline from the New York Civil Liberties Union. [ more › ]

NYC school suspensions down 16%, race gap still exists

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Suspensions dropped in city schools by nearly 16% in the 2015-16 year, according to a data analysis the New York Civil Liberties Union.

The Coming Immigration Wars In Trump's America

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. Maria Elena Durazo knows about immigrant workers, labor and civil rights. She has been the hospitality union UNITE HERE’s General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights and Diversity since 2014. Show More Summary

Women's health groups, ACLU, and others sue NC over its unconstitutional 20-week abortion law

Women’s health groups, two branches of the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood of the South Atlantic, and the Center for Reproductive Rights have filed a lawsuit against North Carolina’s forced-birther law that bars abortions...Show More Summary

Unexploded Civil War Cannonball Found In Georgia, Bomb Squad Summoned

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The port city of Savannah, Georgia, was where the Union Army’s General William Tecumseh Sherman completed the Sherman’s March to the Sea during the American Civil War. Today, it’s a lovely city, which apparently still has a Civil War souvenir or two hidden away. Read more...

Indian pilots say government’s proposed rules may force them to fly sick and endanger air safety

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

NEW DELHI — Indian pilot unions are angry with the government. They say the authorities have now proposed new rules that may force them to fly sick. Earlier this month, India’s civil aviation ministry proposed changes to create stricter rules on pilots reporting for flight duty. When pilots report being sick, according to the new government proposal, […]

Man denied bizarre license plate

A man in Kentucky was denied a personalized license plate reading 'IM GOD,' reports WHAS. With the help of the state branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, he has filed a lawsuit. According...Show More Summary

A 151-Game Charity Bundle To 'Combat Some Of The Ugliness In Our World'

A Good Bundle is offering 151 games, including indie hits like Gone Home and Proteus, for peanuts. 100 percent of the profits will be split between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood. Read more...

Transgender Americans Voice Safety Concerns Following GOP Election Victories: VIDEO

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is reporting that many transgender people in the U.S. are concerned for their safety following the election of Donald Trump. According to ACLU attorney Chase Strangio (above), transgender people “are co… Read The post Transgender Americans Voice Safety Concerns Following GOP Election Victories: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

The government's plan for a smooth Brexit is turning out to be a logistical nightmare

Theresa May's pledge to transpose all European Union Law into UK legislation is turning out to be a logistical nightmare for civil servants charged with carrying out the task. May announced her plan to enshrine all EU law that currently impacts the UK into domestic legislation at the Tory conference in September. Show More Summary

What Will Trump Team Do On DOJ Private Prison Ban?

By Christopher Zoukis In what the American Civil Liberties Union hailed as a groundbreaking step, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced with great fanfare in August that it planned to stop using private prisons. The announcementShow More Summary

GOP sweep heightens anxiety for many transgender Americans

Transgender people "are concerned for their safety, survival and legal rights in the coming years," said Chase Strangio, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who often works on transgender issues. — Many transgender people...Show More Summary

Republicans on CNN Panel Decry Lack of ‘Civility’ in Reactions to Pence at Hamilton

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

The two Republicans on the CNN State of the Union panel next morning both invoked the same word––"civility"––in response to Mike Pence's reception at a showing of Hamilton on Friday.

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