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28 min ago |

Uganda: 'We Have to Fight the Law' - LGBTI Activism After the Anti-Gay Bill

Kampala: In a small house, tucked a few narrow alleys away from a busy street in Kampala, Frank Mugisha leans forwards in his chair and places his hands on his desk, the wideness of which emphasises his own slight frame.


Related Topix: Uganda, Africa, World News, Gay/Lesbian

4 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown

Burundi's ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year's election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today.


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Pierre Nkurunziza

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Gov. Brown agrees to Mexico pact on climate change; environment activists wary of business ties

Gov. Jerry Brown, calling for "heroic efforts" to combat climate change, agreed with Mexican officials Monday to work together on policies to address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Environment, Science, California, California Government, World News, Mexico


One Simple Solution To Make Sure Colleges Start Taking Rape Seriously

Colleges across the country continue to come under fire for mishandling cases of sexual violence on campus.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News


Menstrual Activism

In the fall of 2011, Breanne Fahs, an Arizona State University Women's and Gender Studies professor, taught a course called "Psychology of Gender."


Related Topix: Arizona State University, Opinion

CBS Local

Human Rights Report: Government Surveillance Harming US Journalism

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.


Related Topix: Journalism, Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch

The Daily Star

Activists: 6 children among 15 dead in Aleppo bombing

A rescue worker and residents carry an injured man following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on July 27, 2014 in the northern city of Aleppo.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East

The Beaumont Enterprise

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

In this May 22, 2014, photo, a ship is docked at Norfolk Southern's Lamberts Point coal terminal as a man plays golf in Norfolk, Va.


Related Topix: Norfolk, VA, Global Warming, Newport News, VA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Coal exports help US clean up global warming pollution at home - but still pollute elsewhere

Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily.


Related Topix: Global Warming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, George Bush, W.

Rebellious shareholders see activism pay dividends

Shareholder activism is on the rise, with rebel investors becoming increasingly successful in their interventions, according to major new research.


Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom,

Santa Cruz Sentinel

July 27, 2014 Editorial: Teachers extend poitical activism

Democrats are in an interesting position when it comes to educational reform as teachers unions pour more money than ever into political campaigns ahead of coming November elections.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Los Angeles County, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Opinion


Wired for change: Millennials, hashtag activism and today's new Arabs

The role of the Internet in the revolutions that began in 2011 has provoked debate.


Related Topix: World News, Tunisia,

Bali to continue anti-rabies dog cull as gory video emerges

Stray dog wander near by a temple compound in Jimbaran village on the resort island of Bali.


Related Topix: Indonesia, Animal Rights, Vaccinations, Health

Juan Cole

In Palestine, R2P isn't Dead; It was never on the Table

My response to students' queries on the matter of Responsibility to Protect has generally been that the whole narrative is a bit of a distraction: R2P merely repackages a principle that already existed, namely that states have a moral - and kind of legal - obligation to act in the face of genocide and widespread human rights abuses.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Sex Trade Survivor Sheds Light on Dark Crime

A woman who thought she was moving to the United States for a new job quickly found herself sold in the sex trade industry once in the country.


The Georgia Straight

Housing activists demand end to gentrification in Downtown Eastside

Organized by the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, the protest began across the street from Insite, Canada's only legal supervised-injection site.


New Jersey Herald

Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria

An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.


WKXW-FM Trenton

American suicide bomber said he's going to heaven

An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.


The Daily Star

85 Syria troops killed in jihadist advance: activists

BEIRUT: At least 85 Syrian army troops were killed as the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria advanced on a regime position in the northern province of Raqa, an activist group said Saturday.


Activists: Syrian rebels shoot down helicopter

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the helicopter was shot down with a missile over a poor area of town known as Camp Nairab.