Activism

Jim Brown was a sports hero, actor and social activist: PD 175

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- For The Plain Dealer's final 175th anniversary section, publishing <b>Thanksgiving Day</b>, we pay tribute to Cleveland leaders. They are …

Hall of Fame

The Resistance Now: activists plan to protest the Republican tax bill

Indivisible, which has thousands of groups across America, is planning a ‘national day of action’ on the Senate’s first day back in session after recess<p>The Resistance Now on Facebook Sign up for our weekly newsletter about the Resistance<p>Taxes, taxes, taxes …<p>Activists around the country from the …

Politics

The “Redneck Revolt” Is Showing Up at Gun Shows and KKK Rallies to End White Supremacy

Last year, following the presidential election, I wrote a column suggesting that people who identify as White consider working in their own families …

Racism

Activists Are Worried Turkey’s New Law Signals Future Women’s Rights Rollback

Turkey could be facing a “slippery slope” toward legalized child marriage after the passage of a new law, according to women’s rights groups speaking …

Rights & Freedoms

HRW Says Myanmar Troops Gang-raped Rohingya Women, Girls

Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused Myanmar troops of gang-raping countless women and girls from the Rohingya Muslim minority during a military …

Middle East

Civil rights group faults St. Paul, Minneapolis police body-camera policy

A national civil rights organization is leveling criticism at St. Paul and Minneapolis police body camera policies, along with those of several other …

Black Lives Matter

NSSE 2017 finds students enrolling in 'inclusive' courses

College students report that their classes emphasize them sharing their own ideas and perspectives, and that they’re not always learning about other …

Education

Manchester Bombing was an Attack on Women and Girls, Says Leading UK Prosecutor

One of the UK’s leading prosecutors has spoken out about the “50 shades of violence” faced by women and girls both in Britain and around the …

Gender

Video: Dairy farmers up in arms at viral video claims by animal rights group

A war of words has erupted on social media after an animal rights group posted a video of a cow running after calves being taken away in a trailer in …

News (Ireland)

JAG Staff

<b>Phillip L. Jauregui</b>, born January 9, 1970, serves as the President for Judicial Action Group, a 501(c) 4 Non-Profit Organization working towards …

Alabama Supreme Court

VIP Experience to Raptors v. Pacers game (Courtesy of Serge Ibaka Foundation)

Become a Global Citizen.<p>Win VIP Tickets to a Raptors vs. Pacers Game.<p>VIP Package Includes: 2 Tickets, Post Game Meet & Greet Serge Ibaka, Serge's …

Basketball

Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege

MANILA, Philippines – Amnesty International says it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants who laid siege to the southern city of Marawi.<p>The human rights …

World News

L’Oréal Paris Defends Human Rights Activist Over Hateful Comments

L'Oréal

'She was being eaten alive:' Animal rights group takes calf from dairy

Animal rights activists lined outside Zonneveld Dairy in Laton, Calif., Tuesday. They claim calves there are being abused.<p>In a video they shot, they …

Animal Rights

Rights group urges China to ban abusive gay ‘conversion therapy'

HONG KONG — The Chinese government should stop hospitals and other medical facilities from subjecting LGBTQ people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication, a human rights group said Wednesday.<p>The report released by New …

LGBTQ

Buffalo Wild Wings Offers Fast Food for Activist - Bloomberg Gadfly

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., home of chicken wings and beer, is about to become a test case for activist investors' commitment to long-term turnaround …

Business

1% of the World’s Population Owns Over 50% of the World’s Wealth, Report Finds

The numbers on global inequality are in —and they’re astounding.<p>According to a new report on global finance released Tuesday, the richest 1% of the …

Social Justice

Exploring Youth Activism and Civic Engagement with the Writing Our Civic Futures Project

by Casey Rawson<p><i>This post is part of the YALSA Presidential Theme: Youth Activism through Community Engagement</i><p>Who defines civic engagement? Who are …

Young-Adult Fiction

What we know about the 'free speech' rally on Boston Common this weekend

Saturday's gathering is going forward without a permit and without as much fanfare as the rally in August.

Black Lives Matter

Rights group urges China to stop using electroshock therapy to ‘convert’ LGBT people

BEIJING — Taiwan could soon become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, while Hong Kong this month won its bid to host the Gay …

LGBTQ

Why 116,000 Black Women Are Walking Throughout the U.S.

It all began with two friends taking walks together in the streets of Los Angles in the late 1990s, but now it’s a nationwide movement that has more …

Black Lives Matter

Capitalism Is Not the Only Choice

We have opportunities every day to build economies that lift each other up and spread joy.

This Heroic BBC Presenter Rescued a 13-Year-Old Schoolgirl From FGM in Kenya

It was the middle of the night when BBC presenter Kate Humble helped a 13-year-old girl into a waiting car — just hours before the girl was due to …

Africa

Mary Hamilton Wesley: Civil Rights Activist Known for the "Miss Mary Case"

Mary Hamilton Wesley was a civil rights activist who spent her life challenging segregation. Hamilton was found in contempt of court in Alabama when …

Judiciary

Social media shutdowns offset increased access to internet in India in 2017, finds report

Human rights group Freedom House found that more countries are now following Russia and China’s example of suppressing online dissent.<p>Internet …

Rights & Freedoms

Women Are Less Likely to Receive CPR from Bystanders Than Men

We all know that gender disparity can have a dramatic effect on a woman’s quality of life — how much she earns, what jobs she’s offered, how much of …

Medicine

There’s Now a Hijab-Wearing Barbie Celebrating an Olympic Medalist

The Oscar-winning director Ava Duvernay is a “Shero.” The record-breaking gymnast Gabby Douglas is a “Shero.” The plus-sized fashion icon Ashley …

Olympics

FBI: Hate crimes on the rise in the US

Hate crimes increased in the U.S. last year, according to new data released by the FBI.There were 6,121 hate crimes reported in 2016, ...

Racism

Immigrant rights group moves S.B. 4 protest

CORPUS CHRISTI -<p>The Corpus Christi immigration Coalition wants officials to hear their voice when it comes to S.B. 4, which allows police to question …

Corpus Christi

Animal rights group asks Connecticut court to recognize zoo elephants as persons

HARTFORD, Conn. – An animal rights organization has asked a court to legally recognize the personhood rights of three elephants at a Connecticut zoo …

Animal Rights