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Actress Amber Heard Donates Millions to Support the ACLU and Its Work Fighting Violence Against Women

The ACLU’s Executive Director Anthony Romero comments on the donation. Actress Amber Heard announced yesterday she will give the American Civil Liberties Union half of her $7 million divorce settlement to support our work fighting violence against women. Show More Summary

Asia-Pacific peoples movements come together to challenge RCEP

More than 80 participants representing trade unions, farming communities, indigenous peoples, health networks, women’s organisations, academia and civil society organizations met on 27-28 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to take stock of the new generation of mega regional free trade agreements (FTAs) emerging in the region. Show More Summary

Federal Court Says Trans Worker Can Be Fired Based on Owner’s Religious Beliefs

“Plain and simple, this is just discrimination against a person because of who she is,” said John Knight, the director of the LGBT and HIV Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, in an interview with Rewire. The post Federal Court Says Trans Worker Can Be Fired Based on Owner’s Religious Beliefs appeared first on Rewire.

Amber Heard’s Donation of Her Entire Divorce Settlement Is a Huge Power Move

Amber Heard will donate the entirety of her $7 million divorce settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, according to a statement the actress released on Thursday.

Actress Amber Heard Donates Millions to Support ACLU Work Fighting Violence Against Women

The ACLU’s Executive Director Anthony Romero comments on the donation. Actress Amber Heard announced yesterday she will give the American Civil Liberties Union half of her $7 million divorce settlement to support our work fighting violence against women. Show More Summary

Amber Heard Is Donating All of Her $7 Million Divorce Settlement to Charity

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

The money will go to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Southern Africans Set to Test Anglican's Ban on Same-Sex Unions

The province is scheduled to vote on gay clergy and blessing civil unions. When the global Anglican Communion censored the Episcopal Church in the United States for redefining marriage eight months ago, it warned that similar actions...Show More Summary

Amber Heard is donating Johnny Depp's entire $7 million divorce settlement to charity

Amber Heard is giving her entire $7 million divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to charity, the actress said in a statement on Thursday, according to Variety. The actress will be giving half to the American Civil Liberties Union, "with...Show More Summary

Amber Heard Donates $7M Johnny Depp Divorce Settlement To Charities

Two days after Amber Heard and Johnny Depp reached a $7M divorce settlement, the actress says she is donating the entire amount to charity. The recipients are the American Civil Liberties Union, with a particular focus to stop violence...Show More Summary

If California wants better compliance from charter schools, it must fix its oversight system

California needs reasonable, clearly defined and well-enforced rules for charter school oversight, a point driven home by a recent report issued by the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the nonprofit law firm Public Advocates. The study concluded that 253 California...

Senate hopeful in North Carolina: ACLU work defended freedom

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross is taking on Republican criticism of her former position with the American Civil Liberties Union, saying the organization defends individuals against government overreach.

Why Profit-Driven Private US Prisons Have Problems Competing With Public Peers

The reasons for security-related problems in private US prisons lie in the very concept of outsourcing incarceration, Margaret Winter, Associate Director of the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project, told Sputnik.

New York Bar Only Lets In Women Over 25 and Men Over 30

According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, the policy is sexist, ageist, and probably illegal.

Maryland Gold Mine Ruins in Potomac, Maryland

During the Civil War a Union soldier unintentionally panning for gold while cleaning pots and pans in a nearby stream made the first discovery of gold in the area of Maryland outside of Washington, D.C. After the war, the Maryland Mine Company was founded to prospect and dig in the area. Show More Summary

American Civil Liberties Union publishes redacted US government’s drone strike ‘playbook’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The US government has released a once-secret policy document dubbed “the playbook” that shows how officials select drone targets in areas outside war zones and the key role the president has in the process. The 18-page Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG), published Saturday by the...

Redacted U.S. Drone Strike Policy Shows How Targets Are Evaluated

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Obama administration released a redacted version of President Barack Obama's once-secret policy on drone strikes abroad following a freedom of information lawsuit filed last year, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Saturday. The...Show More Summary

US Releases ‘Edited’ Version of Deadly Drone Strike Policy

The US authorities released a redacted version of the paper outlining the government's policy framework for drone strikes outside the United States and in "areas of actual hostilities," the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Saturday.

How Left-Handed Penmanship Contests Tried To Help Civil War Vets After Amputation

This eight-page handwritten letter by Private Franklin H. Durrah describes his service as a private in the Union Army during the Civil War, which ended with the loss of his right arm. The letter’s neat cursive—and the story it tells—is...Show More Summary

ACLU Giving Away Free Pocket Constitutions Until Election Day

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The American Civil Liberties Union has started giving away pocket versions of the U.S. Constitution immediately after Khzir Khan, father of a fallen Muslim-American war hero, offered Donald Trump his copy during his speech at the Democratic...Show More Summary

Gay Civil Unions Have Begun Taking Place in Italy – PHOTOS, VIDEO

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Same-sex couples have begun receiving civil unions in Italy, months after the nation became the last in Western Europe to provide some measure of marriage rights for its LGBT citizenry. Same-sex civil units were finally approved by Italy’s parl… Read The post Gay Civil Unions Have Begun Taking Place in Italy – PHOTOS, VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

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