Megan Armstrong

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6 charts show Stephen Harper has the worst economic record of any Prime Minister since World War II

It turns out the emperor has no clothes after all.<p>Although Conservatives like to drone on like robots about how Stephen Harper is a “steady hand on …

Do you have a right to film the police? Sandra Bland was arrested and told to put phone down by Brian Encinia.

The dashcam footage of Sandra Bland’s arrest is disturbing for a number of reasons—including trooper Brian Encinia’s apparent use of excessive force …

People Are Speculating That Sandra Bland Was Already Dead When Authorities Took Her Mugshot

Many people on social media believe the details surrounding Sandra Bland's jail cell death are inconsistent and don't add up — but almost all evidence points to the contrary, especially after prosecutors on July 28 released video of Bland having her mugshot taken.<p>Waller County Sheriff officials …

Crime

Sandra Bland Becomes The Latest Victim Of The ‘Marijuana Smear’

Sandra Bland was high on marijuana — while she was incarcerated in the Texas jail where she eventually died — according to Waller County District …

Cannabis

Srebrenica Genocide: U.S. Prosecutors Vow Suspects Will Face Justice

Two decades after Europe's worst massacre since World War II, some of the war criminals behind the Srebrenica atrocity are believed to be living in the United States where they are being hunted by prosecutors.<p>Some 8,000 men and boys were killed in the deadliest single event of the bitter national …

Human Rights

A Woman Made A Comic Book About Abortion And It's Awesome

One woman is on a mission to demystify the realities of abortion -- using illustrations.<p>Writer and artist Leah Hayes created an illustrated book, <i>Not Funny Ha-Ha: A Handbook for Something Hard</i>, which takes readers through the thought processes of two women who choose to have abortions -- one …

One Year After Gaza Massacre, UN Exposes Likely War Crimes

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Truthout.</i><p>One year ago, on July 7, 2014, Israel launched “Operation Protective Edge,” a …

Israel

Why It's Completely Okay To Objectify Men

Ah, the objectification of men.<p>I hear the cries of sexism already. Men see male strippers in "Magic Mike," shirtless photos of sexy male celebrities …

World Population Day 2015: We need to empower vulnerable displaced women and girls

War, conflict and human rights violations have forced the highest number of people to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere since records began. …

LGBT activists call for new focus on violence against transgender community

While the supreme court victory on gay marriage sparked celebrations, the lives of transgender individuals – particularly black trans women – remain …

A referendum is not the way to go when it comes to gay rights or minority issues

Ireland’s referendum sets a dangerous precedent for other nations where public opinion might not be so tolerant<p>In the era of democracy, referendums have popular appeal. They may look like the best way to change policies, amend discriminatory practices or even determine the fate of a nation. It is …

LGBTQI

Silent No More: What Canada’s mayors have to say about violence against aboriginal women

[np_storybar title=”Silent No More: How do you tell the story of aboriginal women who live amid daily tragedy? Give them a voice” …

Canada

Dear marketers, stop trying to sell sexism. You're failing.

"Men everywhere can now rejoice as their wives and girlfriends finally have a way to track their time of the month." I received this pitch email for …

Mike Huckabee calls for massive resistance if Supreme Court rules for marriage equality

Republican’s support for flouting the Court is rooted in an ugly historical concept<p>With the Supreme Court set to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans this June, a specter is haunting social conservatives -- the specter of a country in which committed same-sex couples can wed, …

Sitting for too long can kill you, even if you exercise: study

Sitting on one's butt for a major part of the day may be deadly in the long run — even with a regimen of daily exercise, researchers say.<p>In an …

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

Why Don't Jewish Lives Matter More?

The Charlie Hebdo massacres highlighted two different cultures to Americans. The first was already way too familiar: Islamic fundamentalism that drives disaffected young men and women to insane violence -- in this case, the massacre of cartoonists who they felt mocked their religion.<p>The second was …

Support Black Women in Film by Putting Sisterhood on the Agenda

Oh, what a surprise, the Oscar nominees are White men! As they try to use awesome talent like Lupita Nyong'o as a poster child for their agenda, we should remember that the Academy Awards have never been kind to Black women. Ava DuVernay and Gina Prince-Bythwood, we love and support you!<p>The Academy …

Women of Color

Inequality is killing American women

Research reveals women living in the lowest-income areas in the U.S. are twice as likely to suffer maternal death<p>Imagine that each year six U.S. passenger jets crashed, killing all passengers on board. Imagine that every person who died on those planes was a woman who was pregnant or recently gave …

Cardinal Raymond Burke blames ‘radical feminists’ for paedophile priests

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke.<p>Women. Is there anything good and holy in this world that they don't destroy? From inserting themselves into the …

Boko Haram massacre is so big, survivors give up counting bodies

By Amelia Butterly <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>France is still in shock after the deadly shootings in Paris which left 17 people dead.</b><p>But there has been another shocking death toll in recent days with reports of hundreds, possibly thousands, of people massacred by Boko Haram.<p>Even there the Paris deaths got …

Africa

Nigeria's Horror in Paris's Shadow

Why a 10-year-old suicide bomber isn't front-page news<p>As many as a million people, joined by 40 world leaders, filled the streets of Paris on Sunday in solidarity after two separate terrorist attacks claimed 17 innocent lives last week. The day before, more than 3,000 miles to the south, a girl …

Why did the world ignore Boko Haram's Baga attacks?

As media coverage focused on the Paris terror attacks last week, more than 2000 Nigerians were reported to have been killed by Islamist militants. What makes one massacre more newsworthy than another?<p>France spent the weekend coming to terms with last week’s terror attacks in Paris that left 17 …

Africa

Nine days later, bodies still litter bushes from Boko Haram's 'deadliest' massacre

<b>Kano, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> The attackers sped into a Nigerian town with grenade launchers -- their gunfire and explosions shattering the early morning calm.<p>As terrified residents scattered into bushes in Baga town and surrounding villages, the gunmen unloaded motorcycles from their trucks and followed …

Africa

10 remote national parks you should visit

IT'S NOT SURPRISING that more accessible national parks get a lot more attention. But with around 36,000km of coastline and a whole of land in …

Lassana Bathily, Muslim Employee At Kosher Market, Saved Several People During Paris Hostage Situation

Lassana Bathily, a Muslim employee at Paris Kosher grocery store Hyper Cacher, saved several people by hiding them in a walk-in freezer when a gunman laid siege to his workplace on Friday.<p>Amedy Coulibaly burst into the market and opened fire, killing 4 people. He took several shoppers hostage and …

Experts stress value of inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women

Karina Wolfe turned up at her mother's Saskatoon apartment in July of 2010 after spending a week at rehab.<p>The 20-year-old native girl dropped off her belongings before going to the home of a male friend, where she had a shower and a bite to eat. That man drove Ms. Wolfe to a seedy section of the …

Against their will: Inside Canada's battle against forced marriages

Forced marriage is one of the last taboos to break. A new law could make it a crime. So why do those who champion prevention oppose it?<p>Two weeks …