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Graphic: The Pros And Cons Of Legalizing Prostitution

18 hours agoHumor : The Onion

Several global advocacy groups, including the World Health Organization, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch, are calling for the decriminalization of prostitution, but many are fighting to keep the practice illegal, citing the moral, ethical, and practical concerns of condoning the sale of sex. Show More Summary

Al Jazeera Journalists Found Guilty

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

With the world watching, Egypt’s court system decided to assert itself by finding three journalists guilty, including one represented by celebrity human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.?

HRW urges Lebanon to establish national commission on disappearances

Human Rights watch organization issued the following press release in which it urged the Lebanese authorities to set-up an independent national commission to investigate the fate of people forcibly disappeared during the country’s 1975-1990 civil war and aftermath. Show More Summary

9 Charming Romantic Comedies That You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

Amélie. This movie is absolutely required viewing for every single introverted or shy human being in existence.

Israel: Surge in Unlawful Palestinian Home Demolitions: 126 in West Bank Left Homeless

Human Rights Watch | – – (Jerusalem) – The Israeli military unlawfully demolished at least 39 structures in Bedouin Palestinian communities in the West Bank on August 17 and 18, 2015. The…

Syria: Impose Arms Embargo on Regime Following Deadly Airstrikes

Human Rights Watch | – – (New York) – The United Nations Security Council should impose an arms embargo on the Syrian government following the government’s repeated air attacks on Douma’s popular…

Racial Bias Makes AIDS Epidemic Sweeping United States Worse - Reports

The disproportionate imprisonment of African-Americans in the United States contributes to their greater likelihood of being infected with the HIV virus, Human Rights Watch researcher Megan McLemore warned in an op-ed published in The Hill.

UN Should Investigate Violations Against Yemen Civilians By All Sides - HRW

The United Nations (UN) should look into violations against the civilian population by all parties of the Yemeni conflict, Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated in a press release on Wednesday.

South Africa's disabled children shut out of school

Human Rights Watch says 500,000 disabled children have been excluded from the education system.

Comics A.M. - Was Snoopy Behind The Slow Death Of "Peanuts"?

Reflecting on the decline of the beloved strip! Malaysian cartoonist Zunar wins Human Rights Watch grant! Interviews with Alison Bechdel and Kieron Gillen! Plus more!

HRW Calls on Saudi Arabia to Release Writer Sentenced for Political Views

Human Rights Watch calls on the Saudi government to release writer and activist Zuhair Kutbi, who was detained without charge for sharing his political opinion.

Pastor says belief in evolution has killed 55 million Americans as he praises God for his trigger finger

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

While telling his father’s church about how much he values human life, Matthew Hagee thanked God for giving him a finger he can use to pull the trigger in a recent sermon, Right Wing Watch reports. Hagee, the son of John Hagee, gave the talk at the elder Hagee’s Cornerstone Church on...

Jemera Rone, dogged human rights researcher in conflict zones, dies at 71

It was the mid-1980s, at the height of a brutal civil war in El Salvador, when Jemera Rone, a young American lawyer working for a human rights group, watched while five decomposed bodies were brought up from a well.Read full article...

Round-up: Obama in Africa, and Supreme Court on solitary confinement

In the news: President Obama made a historic trip to Kenya this week, and called upon African states to abandon anti-gay discrimination (watch the full speech here). In a speech welcomed by Human Rights Campaign, he urged Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop treating people differently based on their sexuality, comparing the effects of this to racial […]

Saudi-led raid on Yemen plant appears unlawful: Rights Watch

(Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition carrying out air strikes in Yemen may have committed a war crime when it bombed two residential compounds, killing 65 people including 10 children, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

Yemen: Saudi & Coalition guilty of War Crimes for Bombing Civilians: HRW

Human Rights Watch | – – (Sanaa) – Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that killed at least 65 civilians, including 10 children, and wounded dozens in the Yemeni port city of Mokha on July…

Southeast Asia Links: Human trafficking, UK in SEA, Thai-Vietnam trade, Hun Sen's hold and more

Human Rights Watch slammed the conviction of 11 opposition activists in Cambodia. The activists are from the Cambodian National Rescue Party and have been sentenced to between 7 and 20 years in prison for 'insurrection'. Indonesia has...Show More Summary

South Sudan Troops Crushed Civilians With Tanks: Report

A new report from Human Rights Watch charges the government of South Sudan and its allies with carrying out a campaign of murder, sexual violence and destruction of property in Unity State, in the country’s northern region. The alleged...Show More Summary

HRC President Chad Griffin on the LGBT Equality Act: ‘Our Opponents Have Not Gone Away’ – WATCH

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Chad Griffin, president of The Human Rights Campaign, sat down with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell this morning to talk about competing bills over LGBT rights Congress is set to consider. Republicans have already introduced a federal anti-gay license… The post HRC President Chad Griffin on the LGBT Equality Act: ‘Our Opponents Have Not Gone Away’ – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

YouTube Is Making Vertical Video Less Awful Because Humans Never Learn

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Because we can’t be trusted to do anything right, YouTube is alleviating our long-standing pain and anguish over watching vertical videos in landscape by finally giving us the option to watch those horizontally-challenged bits of cinema in full screen on Android phones. And there was much rejoicing. Read more...

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