Record Numbers of Venezuelans Seek Asylum In the U.S. Amid Political Chaos

June 22, 2017

Some 8,300 Venezuelans applied for U.S. asylum in the first three months of 2017, which, as the Associated Press points out, puts the country on track to nearly double its record 18,155 requests last year. Around one in every five U.S. applicants this fiscal year is Venezuelan, making Venezuela Americas leading source of asylum claimants for the first time, surpassing countries likeChina and Mexico. Traditionally we have seen a direct correlation between human rights violations in Venezuela …

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Why These Religious Leaders Are Standing With Planned Parenthood

June 19, 2017

Today, this history of activism has largely been overshadowed by prominent voices on the religious right, who promote the idea that it is impossible to be both religious and pro-abortion rights. 390,000 low-income womencould lose access to the abortion care, cancer screenings, STI testing, and other preventative services Planned Parenthood provides. In a new video released by Planned Parenthood, several clergy members spoke up about why their faith compels them to support the organizations …

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Matador Fatally Gored After He Trips On Cape In French Bullring

June 19, 2017

… matadors attempted to distract the bull. The bull was put down. The sport is particularly controversial in France, where close to 1,000 bulls a year are killed for sport. A matador hasnt been killed in the ring in France for almost a century. The sport was officially declared legal in France in 2012 after a challenge by animal rights activists. The Spanish royal family mourned Fandinos passing Sunday, and French bullfighter Sebastien Castella lamented thatdeath has taken a friend and …

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Cuban Government Says Trump Will Not Weaken The Revolution

June 17, 2017

In a statement read out on the evening news, the Communist government said Trump was resorting to coercive methods of the past that hurt the Cuban people and prevented economic development but would not weaken the revolution. The Cuban government denounces the new measures hardening the blockade that are destined to fail … and that will not achieve their aim of weakening the revolution, Havana said. He said he based the measures largely on human rights grounds, calling on Cuba to …

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Healthy & Low Calorie Sandwich Recipe For Weight Loss – Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas With Chickpeas

June 17, 2017

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Hundreds Of Young Russians Arrested En Masse At Nationwide Protests

June 13, 2017

… authorities are trying to quash the voices of the next generation of voters, Hugh Williamson, HRWs director for Europe and Central Asia, said in the report. The opinions of children and young adults matter, and the government should listen to their concerns, not silence them. Credit: NurPhoto via Getty Images Those calls were echoed by another watchdog group, Amnesty International, who said actions by Russian police demonstrated the authorities utter contempt for fundamental human rights. …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… traditional form with a single document outlining a constitutional charter. However, most other modern states in the world do have one of these. Instead the UK’s unwritten constitution has evolved over the centuries from an amalgamation of Acts of Parliament, court rulings that lay down precedents for future decisions and accepted conventions. Two of its historic building blocks are the 1689 Bill of rights which established the supremacy of Parliament over the Crown and Magna Carta of …

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Macron Trolls Trump With ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ Recruiting Website

June 10, 2017

… been a leader in the advancement of human rights and has left its mark in our common history. Our new challenge? Climate change. The website is a concrete tool to enable and facilitate the arrival of every committed citizen, the message adds.Here you can find all the answers to the questions you have about how to complete your project. The French welcome to immigrant scientists is a very different approach from the Trump administrations strategy. Travel restrictions and immigration …

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Trump’s Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

June 9, 2017

… Roberts (Kansas). Since taking office, Trump has mounted a methodical assault on the people of the United States. He has systematically endeavored to destroy the social safety net, including the rights to healthcare, public education and a clean environment, as well as the rights of workers, immigrants, women and LGBTQ people. Although the ICC cannot directly prosecute and try climate crimes, the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC said in a policy paper last year that it would construe …

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Trump Declares Victory, Heads Home To Face More Russia Scandal

… minutes of wrapping up his speech in an aircraft hangar, he climbed aboard Air Force One and was quickly airborne for the 10-hour flight home, his nine-day inaugural foreign trip done. For his part, Trump announced the completion of a massive deal to sell Saudi Arabia U.S.weapons, and in his remarks made it plain that he wasnt interested so much in human rights in the region so long as leaders joined the U.S.-led fight against Islamist terrorism. It was a message the regions autocratic leaders …

May 28, 2017
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New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

Under the Back the Blue Act, introduced on May 16 by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in the Senate and Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) in the House, suing cops in federal court for violating the constitutional rights of civilians will be limited. So,even if the individual can prove their rights were violated by an officer, police departments would be able to claim an individuals injuries were a result of that persons conduct which, to quote the bill, more likely than not, constituted a felony or a crime of …

May 27, 2017
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Ben & Jerry’s Bans Same-Flavored Scoops Until Australia Passes Marriage Equality

Ben & Jerrys currently operates 26 stores across the nation, and is placing the ban on same-flavored scoops as a statement of opposition to the countrys stance on same-sex marriage, where it is currently illegal for two men or two women to wed. The ban is part of the companys push for global LGBTQ rights. We are proud to be standing alongside The Equality Campaign to continue the fight for marriage equality in Australia, Imogen Rugg, Ben & Jerrys Australia spokesperson, said in a …

May 27, 2017
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Alabama Executes Prisoner Convicted Of Killing His Girlfriend’s Husband In 1982

Tommy Arthur was put to death by lethal injection at 12:15 a.m. in Atmore, Alabama, a prison spokesman said, less than two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay on his execution as it considered arguments from his attorneys. When Thomas Arthur enters the execution chamber tonight, he will leave his constitutional rights at the door, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a dissent against the order to lift the stay. Three juries have found him guilty of shooting Troy Wicker to death as …

May 26, 2017
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2 scoops of the same flavour at Ben & Jerry’s banned in Australia until there’s marriage equality

… effort follows a whole slew of companies that have backed marriage equality in Australia: Airbnb released an incomplete black ring for people to show their support earlier this year, while tech giants Facebook and Apple have voiced their side of the issue. Shouldn’t they be encouraging people to order two of the same in this pathetic attempt to monetise a cause in as trivial a way possible? https://t.co/sFnGtEccy7 Tom (@SydneyTom_) May 24, 2017 But really, piss off. My rights …

May 25, 2017
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Government review to order zero-hours contracts overhaul – BBC News

In its submission to the Taylor review, the CBI also said that all employees should have their terms and conditions set out in a written statement. The new “right to request” fixed hours could be used by some of the 900,000 people on zero-hours contracts, a number that has risen from 143,000 in 2008. The contracts have been attacked for allowing some firms to keep people in insecure work, depress wages and deny people their full employee rights. …

May 23, 2017
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Report: Sheriff Clarke Plagiarized Parts Of Thesis On Homeland Security

The sheriff used nearly identical language from sources without properly attributing passages 47 timesin his thesis on security, CNNs investigative KFile reported Saturday. Clarke earned a masters degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, in 2013. His thesis was titled, Making U.S. Security and Privacy rights Compatible. Clarke reportedly used language from sources including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Pew Research Center, the 9/11 …

May 21, 2017
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