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Turkish government urged to free human rights activists

4 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

A week after the arrests of three human rights campaigners in Turkey, international advocates urged the Turkish government to release them.

Jailed Bahraini activist taken to hospital with heart problems-supporters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Prominent Bahraini rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, in detention for alleged remarks criticizing the kingdom's prison system and its involvement in a war in Yemen, has been taken to a hospital with a heart condition, supporters said on Twitter.

Bernie's Next Big Task: Build a Large-Scale, National Progressive Movement

Sanders should concentrate on launching a new movement organization right now — one that would mobilize for his democratic socialist agenda The Sanders campaign compiled an email list with 130 million names, a donor list that produced over $200 million in contributions, and a volunteer army of millions of enthusiastic supporters. Show More Summary

Elderly Political Prisoner’s Early Release Blocked Despite Supreme Leader’s Decree

Seventy-two-year-old political prisoner Mohammad Hossein Rafiee has threatened to go on hunger strike if the authorities continue to block his pardon from prison, his daughter told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Sometimes we are told that the Intelligence Ministry is in charge of my father’s case and that they are against his […]

Russia Approves ‘Big Brother’ Surveillance Law

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Strict anti-terror laws that require phone and Internet providers to store all communications records for six months have been passed by Russia’s parliament, prompting criticism from privacy advocates and human rights campaigners. The...Show More Summary

Indian gay couple celebrates their love in candid photo shoot

Despite an active LGBT rights movement and numerous campaigns, homosexuality remains illegal and punishable in India under a controversial colonial-era law. As part of a new campaign to promote the right to love, a gay Indian coupleShow More Summary

Clinton Campaign Pounces on Trump for Talking Golf After Brexit

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Donald Trump talking about his new golf course in Scotland right after Brexit baffled a lot of people, and the Hillary Clinton campaign naturally pounced.

Time to Brexit the Health Care System?

By JOE FLOWER Can’t. Won’t work. We’re stuck with this. We have to fix it. But “Brexit” was a great logo/hashtag/campaign meme, with echoes of “Britain, break it, exit” all in one. Falls right off the tongue, it does. And it described fairly exactly the mood behind it, one of breaking, getting out. So in

The Latest: McCrory, Cooper clash over LGBT rights law

Gov. Pat McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper are differentiating themselves in their gubernatorial campaign over a law McCrory signed limiting LGBT anti-discrimination protections in the state. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Thinks Brexit Foreshadows His Victory. Here's Why He May Be Right.

The campaign for Britain's exit homed in on a key message that is also central to Trump's campaign: Take back control -- of trade and borders. The universal shock Friday among Europeans who thought logic and rational self-interest would prevail in the U.K. should give pause to those who expect Trump to go down in electoral flames.

Enough With the Spectacle: How About We Just Ban All Assault Weapons Instead?

The Dems’ campaign should inspire nothing but cynicism — our gun problem has nothing to do with terror watch lists “They know that we will not bring a bill that takes away a person’s constitutionally guaranteed rights…without due process,” said...Show More Summary

5 Ways You're Destroying Your Marketing Campaign

One of the most common reasons brands fail at marketing is because their campaigns are being sabotaged from the inside, they're not taking the time to establish the right foundations to maximize their success.

John Andrist: An Open Letter to Wayne Stenehjem

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, right, talks with Doug Burgum, left, during a campaign kick-off event at the North Dakota State University Alumni Center in Fargo, N.D. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Carrie Snyder / The Forum Dear Wayne: Welcome to the still pretty exclusive Good Old Boys Rejection club. Show More Summary

The Campaign To Dox Twitter Users In Islamic Countries For 'Blasphemy' And Supporting LGBT Rights

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Nearly half a decade ago, we wondered publicly what a company like Twitter, a self-proclaimed advocate of free and open speech, would do if confronted by a government that is anything but. In that post, Mike discussed how Twitter had...Show More Summary

Hey, Paul Ryan, how about these great Obamacare numbers?

Campaign Action Hey Paul Ryan and team, top this with your long-awaited, not-really-a-plan Obamacare replacement plan. Oh, that's right. You can't, can you? WASHINGTON — Twenty million or so more people have health insurance now than...Show More Summary

John Lewis' Final Sit-In: How Big a Ripple Will It Make?

The House Democrats' 24 hour gun control sit-in, led by civil rights champion John Lewis (D-GA), has clearly elevated the gun issue in this fall's campaign. Republicans clearly worry the gun issue will hurt them - that's why they are so resolute to avoid duplicating the vote Senators cast last week. Show More Summary

Marco Rubio Will Not Campaign For Donald Trump (VIDEO)

Yesterday, Senator Marco Rubio made the right decision to not sulk like Achilles in his tent and announced he would run for re-election. Rubio was always one of my top choices this primary season, he’s an immense talent and it would be a shame if the GOP, in this moment of flux and danger, lost him to a lobbying or law firm. Show More Summary

Anti-poverty group sues over rush-hour ban on DNC protest

The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign hopes to march from City Hall to a park near the convention site on opening day, July 25. The ACLU of Ohio sued Cleveland earlier this month, alleging the city's rules for protests at the Republican National Convention violate free speech rights.

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