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2 hrs ago | OUPblog

Antislavery history and antislavery activism converge in Philadelphia

This past weekend, the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic held its thirty-sixth annual meeting in Philadelphia.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

7 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Sad, But True: Activism Just Ain't Sexy to the So-Called Netroots

Since around here at Daily Kos if you're not crystal clear about what you're saying, too many people get all funky and keyboard spew before fully reading or reconciling what they think you said with what you actually said, let's start with a few disclaimers: 1) I love Elizabeth Warren.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden

11 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Berkeley disability activists receive peace award in emotional ceremony

A man called the father of the disability civil rights movement and a current federal advisor on international disability rights shared something special Wednesday -- a peace award, and a sense of accomplishment.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, us Travel

15 hrs ago | Reuters

Fight against domestic violence stalls in patriarchal Turkey

Beaten, burned and threatened by her husband, Hayat has repeatedly turned to the Turkish authorities for help.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sunday Herald

Activist's strange death at root of two Fringe shows

IN what is surely the oddest coincidence of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two plays, both entitled 3000 Trees, telling the story of the death of Scots solicitor and political activist Willie MacRae in 1985, will be staged within half a mile of one another.


Related Topix: Weird


Gaza Conflict: Hospitals Shelled, Death Toll Soars and Peace Protesters Attacked

The tone of the White House and some of Israel's other Western allies shifted slightly Monday from unequivocal support to "concern for the growing number of casualties" and calls for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hamas as the Palestinian death toll in the now two-week operation by the Netanyahu administration climbed to 548.


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

WAVE-TV Louisville

CFO: Sterling can't pay debt without Clippers sale

A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

New Jersey judge considering records request suit

Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union and the New Jersey state government are due in court to argue whether government records requests should be considered open public records.


Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie


Modi's BJP puts political twist on local Indian sex abuse case

A local sexual abuse case took on national political overtones on Monday as students from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party accused a state government run by the country's main opposition of inaction.


Related Topix: India, World News

Free Republic

The Armpit of Academia

"'Life' in this 'society' being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of 'society' being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and eliminate the male sex."


Related Topix: Arizona State University, Psychology, Science, Occidental College

The Arizona Republic

Phoenix's attempt to curb puppy mills challenged

Phoenix's attempt to quash the market for A puppy-mill dogs has landed the city at the center of a national battle.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Retail, PETsMART, Pets

Bajan Reporter

Amnesty International and trinidad+tobago film festival establish new human rights prize

In an effort to support the promotion of human rights in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean, Amnesty International and the trinidad+tobago film festival have established a human rights film prize.


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Trinidad and Tobago, Central America, World News

Sun Jul 20, 2014

UK Government Minister: I Had More Death Threats From The Greens Than IRA Terrorists

Former UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson - recently sacked in Prime Minister David Cameron's reshuffle - said today that he received more death threats from green activists than ever he did from Republican and Loyalist terrorists during his stint as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, Irish Republican Army

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted

The deadly war in the Gaza Strip and Israel is being fought with rockets and guns.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Twitter

The Baltimore Sun

Bahrain asks court to suspend main opposition bloc's activities

Bahrain's Justice Ministry has asked a court to suspend the activities of the country's main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group, a move that could set back efforts to restart reconciliation talks in the Gulf Arab kingdom.


The Rio Times

Police with Arrest Warrents Look for 18 Activist in Rio: Daily

Eighteen of 23 activists accused of violent acts in Rio de Janeiro during protests held in August of last year and/or possessing explosives while plotting violence during the World Cup, remain classified as fugitives while lawyers for several activists currently jailed argue for the release of their clients.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Prison

New York Daily News

Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal writes dozens of animal rights bills

Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal is still waiting for passage of at least a dozen more animal-related bills she's sponsored.


Related Topix: Animal Rights, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jerrold Nadler, New York

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Netroots Nation and Mark Ruffalo protest for Water to be a human right

The Left-wing Liberal Netroots Nation protested for " water rights " in Detroit yesterday.


Santa Cruz Sentinel

American Civil Liberties Union, Santa Cruz chapter: License plate readers? Not here

Santa Cruz is a few pen strokes away from installing Automated License Plate Readers in city police cruisers.


Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, ACLU, Privacy, Opinion


Exhumation of bodies of alleged Indian rape victims halted by rain

Indian federal investigators on Saturday suspended the exhumation of the bodies of two teenage girls, who were allegedly raped and found hanging by their necks from a tree in May, as heavy rainfall inundated the burial area.


Related Topix: Weather