Six writers have withdrawn from a PEN American Center event over its decision to honor French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo with its Freedom of Expression Courage award. The literary and human rights organization announced Sunday that the writers were disappointed by Charlie Hebdo’s...
President Obama, speaking to the Organizing for America (OFA) Summit Thursday, said that people who have concerns about the Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority process and the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "don't know...Show More Summary
Earlier this week, several prominent conservative and libertarian organizations signed a letter in support of granting the President trade promotion authority (TPA). Later in the week, both House and Senate committees voted to move the bill. Show More Summary
The European Union has approved 17 genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for food/feed uses, the European Commission said in a press release Friday.
In 1994, The Social Organization of Sexuality was published. The authors, Ed Laumann, John Gagnon, Robert Michael and Stuart Michaels,conducted a large N survey of a random sample of Americans. I use the book in my freshman class to discuss sexual behavior. In today’s post, I will discuss what sociologists should take away from the […]
Big business and organized labor squared off Tuesday over President Obama's trade agenda, as a key Senate committee prepared to vote on legislation to give the administration more authority to complete a major deal in the Asia Pacific. "The livelihoods of workers are at stake here," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who opposes the legislation, said […]
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Sunday they had captured a leader of the Juarez Cartel wanted by the United States government who took the helm after the organization's long-time chief was nabbed last year.
Authorities did not respond to calls for help for nearly an hour.
The Russian biker-club "Night Wolves" decided to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over fascism by organizing a bike journey from Moscow to Berlin. However, German authorities will not permit the club to drive to the German capital, according to the German newspaper “Die Welt”.
Working families and a coalition of environmental, consumer, faith, farm, business, and good governance organizations rallied outside Congress today in opposition to fast track trade authority. The legislation, which is expected to be...Show More Summary
Liz Smith, the “patron saint of literacy,” was unable to host Tuesday night’s gala at Cipriani in New York for Literacy Partners, the organization she helped found in 1974. Though Smith felt under the weather, her fellow board of directors,...Show More Summary
This is a series of joint posts with Jamie Anderson, a speaker, author and cyclist. He is co-author of the "Fine Art of Success" and cofounder of ConnectedVisions.Eu. Many organizations are still running work-life programs, which quite frankly are an antiquated 20th century management practice. Show More Summary
April 12--LIMA -- They roam the streets, 30-foot-long behemoths often adorned with colorful ads for various schools or organizations. However, these Allen County Regional Transit Authority buses largely remain unnoticed, according to...Show More Summary
Internet Security Research Group has partnered with the Linux Foundation so it can continue work on Let’s Encrypt, a free and automated certificate authority meant to make it easier for virtually any person or organization to encrypt connections to their websites. Show More Summary
By Ed Walker of Emptywheel.net. You can follow him at Twitter at @MasaccioEW, and here’s his author page at Firedoglake. It is a truth universally acknowledged by all good citizens that markets are the only way to organize a society. The implication is that the role of government is to support and protect the operations […]
Last year, UK authorities denied visas to several members of the Russian delegation who expressed their interest in attending the Farnborough International Airshow, linking the move to Moscow’s stance on the crisis in Ukraine.
Draft legislation authorizing mass digital surveillance powers by French authorities has been approved - and condemned by human rights organizations.
Salim Ismail is the founding Executive Director and Global Ambassador at Singularity University. He's the lead author of the recent award-winning book, Exponential Organizations (co-authored with Yuri van Geest and Michael S. Malone) Many people wonder about the secret behind the Apple phenomenon. Is it the enduring vision of Steve Jobs? [...]
The tongue is an ingenious organ. It manipulates food for consumption, and conveys a range of moods and biological urges. The outstretched muscular member on this woman's face speaks for itself. Vermont authorities identify her as 55-year-old...Show More Summary
IAM union says it learned of discrepancies with worker authorization cards.