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May 2 in Odessa: The Massacre Which Sparked Wider Civil War in East Ukraine

Exactly two years ago, pro-Kiev nationalist activists blocked anti-Maidan protesters inside Odessa's House of Trade Unions building and set it on fire, killing nearly 50, and injuring hundreds more. The event, which has yet to receive a proper investigation, marked the point of no return in the escalation of the civil war in eastern Ukraine.

Clinton challenges Indiana abortion law at campaign stop

INDIANAPOLIS — Just hours after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against a new Indiana abortion law, Hillary Clinton stumped miles away from the state capitol and filed a sort of amicus brief. “I will defend a woman's right to make her own health-care decisions,” Clinton said to a few hundred supporters packed into […]

“‘Chaos’ In Kansas: ACLU Says Two-Thirds Voter Registrations On Hold”

AP: Voting rolls in Kansas are in “chaos” because of the state’s proof-of-citizenship requirements, the American Civil Liberties Union has argued in a court document, noting that about two-thirds of new voter registration applications submitted during a three-week period in … Continue reading ?

HaBO: Heroine Poses as a Boy During Civil War

This HaBO request is from Alissha, who is hoping to find this Civil War romance: It was the Civil War. The hero was a Union soldiery doctory type; the heroine a southern belle that was somehow orphaned? Abandoned? Something. She was posing as a boy and ended up working at his field hospital while looking for her aunt. Show More Summary

Ukraine, US Must Ensure Protection of Odessa Memorial Demonstrators

The city of Odessa and the governments of Ukraine and the United States must protect the civil rights of demonstrators and monitors attending a May 2 memorial for the victims of the 2014 Trade Union Building fire, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) Co-Coordinator Joe Lombardo told Sputnik.

UNIONS VS. THE PUBLIC: Blue Civil War Meets Thin Blue Line. One highly-publicized and worthwhile…

UNIONS VS. THE PUBLIC: Blue Civil War Meets Thin Blue Line. One highly-publicized and worthwhile endeavor of the Black Lives Matter movement has been to draw attention to the way police union contracts sometimes go too far in shielding misbehaving officers from disciplinary sanctions. But that’s not the only way strong police unions can negotiate […]

Gay Police Officer Celebrates Civil Union in Chile

last weekLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Hugo Alcalde is the first policeman ever to enter into a civil union in Chile.

EU official urges U.S. to accept more refugees from Syria

A top European Union official urged the United States on Thursday to accept more refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria. Continue reading ? The post EU official urges U.S. to accept more refugees from Syria appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

This Day In Naval History: April 20

1861 - Union forces burn screw frigate Merrimack and Gosport Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., to prevent Yard facilities and ships from falling into Confederate hands during the Civil War.

HRC Joins Petition Delivery in Tennessee; Asks Lawmakers to Veto Anti-LGBT Legislation

Today, HRC joined transgender students and their families, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, the Tennessee Equality Project, the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition, Believe Out Loud and the Religious Institute in Tennessee to deliver a petition with 67,000 signatures urging Tennessee lawmakers to veto HB 2414 and SB 2387. Show More Summary

ACLU Sues CIA for Afghan Detention Site Info

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit regarding CIA documents from a detention site in Afghanistan going back to 2002, according...

ACLU sues federal government over CIA "black site"

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the federal government for information about one of the CIA's detention centers in Afghanistan

ACLU sues Kansas and its anti-immigrant secretary of state over voter ID law

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday will seek to block a Kansas state law that requires people to prove American citizenship if they want to register to vote while applying for a driver’s license. The civil rights group will ask a federal judge in Kansas City, Kansas, to issue a...

This Day In Naval History: April 12

1861 - The Civil War begins with Confederates firing on Fort Sumter, S.C. The Union Navy plays an integral part blockading Confederates, keeping them diplomatically

-Lawsuit to Force Catholic Hospitals to Perform Abortions Dismissed

An ACLU lawsuit to force Catholic hospitals to perform abortions has been dismissed this week by a Federal District court. From Townhall: A federal court has dismissed the case American Civil Liberties Union v. Trinity Health Corporation, which sought to force Catholic hospitals and staff members to perform abortions regardless of their religious beliefs or […]

Court Dismisses ACLU Lawsuit Attempting to Force Catholic Hospital to Do Abortions

In December, LifeNews reported the American Civil Liberties Union sued a Catholic health system in an attempt to force its staff to perform abortions, despite their religious and personal pro-life convictions. On March 23, the court examined the evidence to determine whether to dismiss the ACLU’s lawsuit against the Trinity Health Corporation. Today, the federal […]

Court Dismisses Lawsuit That Would Have Forced Catholic Hospitals to Perform Abortions

A federal court has dismissed the case American Civil Liberties Union v. Trinity Health Corporation, which sought to force Catholic hospitals and...

Indiana Is Latest State to Pass Restrictive Abortion Bill Claiming Safety

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filled suit against the state of Indiana over the recently passed law that bans abortions sought for genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome. Republican Governor Mike Pence's...Show More Summary

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

On Our Radar Bitch HQ Happy, happy, happy Friday! • Congratulations to Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna—she was admitted to every single Ivy League School! [Colorlines] • Yes! The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky are suing the state of Indiana over its recently signed abortion law, saying it is unconstitutional. Show More Summary

?Colombia high courts paves way for gay marriage rights

Gay couples in Colombia were already allowed to form civil unions; Thursday's Supreme Court ruling by a 6-3 vote would allow them to marry

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