Andrea Casad

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Inside the Chinese Factory Making Ivanka Trump’s Shoes

Meanwhile, in Guangdong<p>While Donald Trump rails against outsourcing jobs to China, his daughter does just that with her shoe line. Tour the factory …

A new report shows the hell LGBTQ kids go through in school

The report describes the school experience for LGBTQ kids as “walking through a hailstorm.”<p>There has been a lot of progress on LGBTQ issues over the past couple of decades, with the legalization of same-sex marriage, the spread of laws that legally protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, the …

Texas could lose $8.5B if anti-gay or transgender bathroom laws are passed, study claims

AUSTIN — The Texas economy could lose up to $8.5 billion if state lawmakers pass a so-called transgender bathroom bill or other anti-LGBT …

Trump: this Pew study proves my voter fraud claims. Actual study: nope.

Trump and his team have pointed to this report to defend their baseless claims that “millions of people” voted illegally.<p>In President Donald Trump’s world, the election that he won was rigged. Shortly after he won the 2016 election, Trump claimed on Twitter that “millions of people … voted …

Three surprising ways to challenge violence against women | Stéphanie Thomson

Indonesian men in mini skirts, truck drivers against trafficking and heterosexual women in Tanzania marrying each other – what will it take to end the violence?<p>Related: Violence against women harms us all: will measuring the pain help prevent it?<p>It’s been more than 20 years since the UN General …

Trucking

White women, own up to it: You're the reason Hillary Clinton lost

I don't understand white women.<p>Fifty-three percent of you chose an indisputably unqualified man for a job over a woman who could run circles around him.<p>Isn't that the very thing you're always complaining about in the workplace?<p>Here, you had an opportunity to place a woman in the most coveted …

Minnesota Mom Sues Her Trans Child Over Gender Reassignment

A Minnesota mom filed a lawsuit Wednesday against her 17-year-old transgender daughter, along with county health boards, a school district and local health care nonprofits.<p>“It was brought to my knowledge that my son (sic) began receiving hormone replacement treatments from Park Nicollet Health …

So much for Trump’s “stop it.” There are now 867 reported post-election hate attacks.

Update: People are still running around screaming, “Trump will deport you,” at strangers.<p>During the presidential campaign season, there were scattered, alarming news reports of harassment that echoed Donald Trump’s stump speech rhetoric — white students chanting, “Build the wall,” during a …

Aleppo's hospitals are running out of medicine for 100,000 children trapped by Syrian regime siege

Hospitals in besieged east Aleppo are running out of medicine for children and will be completely out of medical supplies within a month as they struggle to deal with a wave of fresh airstrike casualties, doctors have warned.<p>Medical facilities have had no new supplies since a regime siege began in …

Barack Obama moves to protect funding for abortion clinics from attack by Donald Trump’s Republicans

Barack Obama is moving to protect funding for abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood from political attack.<p>The landmark ruling will block …

Ku Klux Klan group plans North Carolina rally to celebrate Donald Trump's election victory

The Ku Klux Klan has announced a "victory" parade in North Carolina following Donald Trump's election as president.<p>The parade was announced by the Loyal White Knights, a KKK chapter based in the rural village of Pelham, and will take place in early December.<p>"Trump's race united my people," the …

Donald Trump

Legal challenge to Brexit campaign: 'so misleading it broke the law'

A group of academics and lawyers has written to prosecutors to complain about "false statements" made ahead of the UK referendum vote on June 23. …

UN paints apocalyptic picture of famine, war and disease unless world wakes up to dangers of climate change

The world will “grieve over the avoidable human tragedy” of climate change, as refugees flee “hunger, poverty, illness and conflict” unless urgent …

Labor board: Trump hotel violated labor law

The Obama administration threw Donald Trump a regulatory curve ball as he makes his final pitch to working-class voters.<p>The National Labor Relations Board, the agency charged with enforcing federal labor law, ruled Thursday that the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas violated the National Labor …

Smoking More Likely to Kill HIV Patients Than the Virus

Smoking is so deadly that it may be more likely to kill HIV patients than the virus, researchers reported Thursday.<p>A second study helps explain why -- it causes dozens of cancer-causing DNA mutations.<p>New cocktails of HIV drugs can keep patients healthy, even though they don't cure the infection. …

The United Nations heads to North Dakota to investigate possible human rights abuses

There’s no end in sight for the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline.<p>This pipeline is being built to carry crude oil from the Bakken oil field in North Dakota to a refinery near Chicago. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters say the $4 billion oil pipeline threatens its only water …

She used Indiana’s religious freedom law as a defense for beating her son, then got probation

By Kristine Phillips<p>, Reporter<p>An Indiana mother who beat her son dozens of times with a coat hanger — and used the state’s new religious freedom law to justify the punishment — has been sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty to battery.<p>Kin Park Thaing was sentenced in Indianapolis …

Marion County

When did 2016 become all about men?

2016 was supposed to be the year of women, but fittingly, it’s been all about men.<p>Although it’s the first time a woman is genuinely close to winning the White House, her campaign has been overshadowed by transgressive male behaviors: alleged criminal acts inspired by their dicks.<p>Take your pick: …

A New Law To Protect Sexual Assault Survivors Means Rape Kits Are No Longer Disposable

The major bipartisan legislation focuses on survivors’ rights with respect to rape kits, the forensic evidence that is collected after a suspected …

Civil Rights

#RepealThe19th: Donald Trump supporters tweet new anthem after Nate Silver’s poll shows he’d win if only men voted

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Trump backers have finally found a poll they like: An imaginary electoral map with no women voters<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>October 12, 2016 8:39pm (UTC)<p>Less than a month after the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which finally enshrined women's right to vote in the U.S. Constitution, …

Constitutional Amendments

The biggest climate change story in the world this week is quietly playing out in Rwanda

One of the tricky aspects of writing about climate change is that it often involves tossing around tiny numbers with mind-bogglingly large consequences.<p>If, for instance, global average temperatures rise a mere 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, we start losing coral reefs. Go up to 2°C and we risk …

Homophobic attacks in UK rose 147% in three months after Brexit vote

Campaigners call for tougher laws after hate crimes against LGBT people more than doubled after EU referendum<p>The number of homophobic attacks more than doubled in the three months after the Brexit vote, with toxicity fostered by the EU referendum debate spreading beyond race and religion, new …

EU Referendum

Watch What Happened When A Food Truck In NC Refused To Serve Gays

This "The Daily Show" segment shows just how insane the state's HB2 really is.<p>No BBQ for you.<p>“The Daily Show” decided to put North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 bill ― legislation widely known as the “Bathroom Bill” ― which restricts transgender people from using the restroom that corresponds with …

Whales Found Washed Up on Shore Died With Stomachs Full of Plastic and Car Parts

10K<p>1<p>163<p>Shares 11K<p><b>(TrueActivist)</b> In January, 29 sperm whales were found stranded on shores around the North Sea, an area that is too shallow for the …

Egyptian lawmaker to women: Want to go to college? First, prove you're a virgin.

As if the SATs weren't enough, one Egyptian lawmaker says he wants to see all women interested in attending college in his country pass an …

If you don’t understand Black Lives Matter after Terence Crutcher’s death, you never will

His car broke down. An officer said he looked “bad.” Now he’s dead.<p>Countless studies, statistics, investigations, and anecdotes tell us that a person’s race can determine the kinds of interactions he or she will have with the police — and how likely it is that he or she will survive the …

Daniel Radcliffe Has Some Strong Words for the Men's Rights Movement

The Imperium star talks masculinity, feminism, and yelling like a white supremacist.<p>Looking at him, you wouldn't believe Daniel Radcliffe just woke up. Iced coffee in hand, wearing a tightly fitted green t-shirt and sporting a beard, he appears at ease with himself. It's just after 2 p.m. at the …

Ghana's problem with 'racist' Gandhi

<b>Nelson Mandela said that the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi had helped to topple apartheid in South Africa. Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, was also an admirer. "Mahatma Gandhi will always be remembered as long as free men and those who love freedom and justice live," he said. Yet not all</b> …

South Africa

Costa Rica has gone 76 straight days using 100% renewable electricity

Costa Rica is pulling off a feat mostcountries just daydream about: For two straight months, the Central American country hasn’t burned anyfossil fuels to generate electricity. That’s right: 100 percent renewable power.<p>This isn’t a blip, either. For 300 total days last year and 150 days so far this …