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Anti-Abortion Groups Condemn Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Attack

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Anti-abortion advocates were quick to condemn the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday that left three dead and nine injured. It is not yet clear what the motives for the attack were and whether Planned Parenthood was the intended target. Show More Summary

France Uses Emergency Laws to Place Climate Activists Under House Arrest

At least 24 activists who advocate for climate change have been placed under house arrest ahead of the highly anticipated United Nations talks in Paris. France used emergency laws that were implemented after the Paris shootings to arrest the green campaigners, the French government confirmed on Saturday. Show More Summary

Building A Business As A Consumer Advocate, Q&A With Financial Expert Howard Dvorkin

The world of finance is not one I am normally prone to play in, if you will. But being the uber-curious person that I am, I was intrigued by the possibility of speaking with Howard Dvorkin, a personal finance expert and consumer advocate. He has established himself and his personal brand [...]

LIARS GONNA LIE: Wikipedia founder advocates for updating policies following ‘The Hunting Ground’ c…

LIARS GONNA LIE: Wikipedia founder advocates for updating policies following ‘The Hunting Ground’ controversy. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is looking to tighten his website’s rules about editors altering pages with which they have a conflict of interest. Show More Summary

The Curious Case of Black Advocates and MSM Hatred for Dr. Ben Carson

Blacks from the hood like my dad and Dr. Carson who achieve their American dreams contradict the Democrats' and mainstream media's it-sucks-to-be-black-in-America story line.

Edward Snowden Continues To Bring Out Differences Between Civil Libertarians And Advocates Of The Surveillance State

The recent vote by the European Parliament calling on member states to protect whistle blower Edward Snowden from extradition and  prosecution, while largely symbolic, demonstrates how the United States government is conservative by international standards. This was seen again in the past week when, with absolutely no evidence to back them, some in the intelligence [...]Show More Summary

GOP Candidates Take Different View of Heroin Crisis

Washington Post: “Several GOP presidential contenders have advocated treating the nation’s growing heroin epidemic as a health crisis, not a criminal one. But most stop short of advocating the same approach to other drug laws, notably those involving marijuana and [...]

Red Pill, Blue Pill: if Dr Seuss wrote about Men's Rights Advocates

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Jaya Saxena and Matt Lubchansky roast the Red Pill men's rights movement in a scathing, scintillating, rhyming Dr Seuss parody that features such gems as: "They’re in the friendzone!/What a pity/Stuck in the orbit/Of a girl that’s pretty." (more…)

Mizzou Students and Pro-Choice Advocates to Take #FixItFoley to the Streets

Student activists from the University of Missouri and Planned Parenthood supporters are calling on the interim chancellor to reverse the decision to revoke admitting privileges for Planned Parenthood's Columbia Health Center. Image: Shutterstock The post Mizzou Students and Pro-Choice Advocates to Take #FixItFoley to the Streets appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Chinese rights activist jailed for six years

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A prominent Chinese rights activist, Guo Feixiong, was sentenced to six years imprisonment on Friday by a court in southern China, amid a continuing crackdown on human rights advocates across the country, his lawyer said on Friday.

Why Melinda Gates May Be One Of The World’s Most Powerful Advocates For Women And Girls

Melinda Gates has become one of the most powerful individuals on earth whose primary focus is advocating for girls and women. The American businesswoman and philanthropist has a $41.3 billion endowment, and she can use it in just about any manner that she and her husband Bill Gates see fit. Show More Summary

Obama Uses Thanksgiving Mythology to Advocate for Syrian Refugees in Holiday Message

The pilgrims were a persecuted minority fleeing violence in their home countries. Sound familiar?

Yik Yak for good

Invoking Title IX, that law of so many uses, some identity advocates are demanding that colleges curtail student access to the chat service Yik Yak, popular for anonymous chatter on campus. While the press routinely portrays Yik Yak as a sump of digital hostility, Virginia Postrel found something quite different when she went on. Show More Summary

VIDEO: 'Shake Off Those Charter Chains!'

What you really need to know about the chains that run charter schools. Advocates for charter schools frequently argue that generalizing about these schools is unfair because charters, by their very entrepreneurial, unregulated design, are not all the same. Show More Summary

L.A.'s homeless, in their own words, on how it happened

Advocates for homeless people avoid using the phrase "the homeless" because there is no monolithic tribe of people who lost their housing. The details that distinguish their lives emerge from a survey conducted earlier this year by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which interviewed...

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin Doubleheader Advocated by WBC President

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman wants to see the governing body's new middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBA, IBO and IBF titleholder Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on the same bill on Cinco De Mayo weekend 2016, but not necessarily...Show More Summary

Florida State Official Details Sexual Assault Claims Against Football Players

According to a report from Gary Fineout of the Associated Press, the former director of the Florida State University’s victim advocate program detailed 20 claims of sexual assault and said “ she was concerned that athletes get preferential treatment during investigations of misconduct. Show More Summary

A digital gold mine on the subway

Why just leave today's paper on the subway seat when you can chuck your entire Kindle? We don’t advocate for the practice, but some people are apparently pretty cavalier (or careless… or really drunk) about leaving their digital readers on the train and not bothering to retrieve them....

Former FSU Official: Football Players Receive Special Treatment As Dozens Accused Of Sexual Assault Or Domestic Violence

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

The former Florida State administrator in charge of the university’s Victim Advocate Office until this past August testified that over nine years, around 40 football players were accused of intimate partner violence or sexual assault, according to court testimony released Wednesday. Read more...

Cenk Uygur: Sam Harris’ anti-Muslim ‘thought experiments’ are like Repubs’ actual policy ideas

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur hammered neuroscientist and atheism advocate Sam Harris on Wednesday, saying his “thought experiments” are similar to the anti-Muslim policies actually being suggested by Republicans. “It’s funny how all these ‘thought experiments’...

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