Civil Rights

Trump’s latest nominee believes protecting LGBTQ rights leads to legalizing pedophilia

President Donald Trump has nominated former far-right radio host Sam Clovis—who has argued that protecting LGBTQ people could lead to the …

Freedom of Religion

8 Women's Rights Organizations Everyone Should Know About

With so many values and civil rights at stake today, and with Women's Equality Day coming up on August 26, we feel that it's essential to speak up …

Rights & Freedoms

Instant Divorce Unconstitutional, India's Top Court Rules

India’s top court has ruled that Muslim men can no longer instantly divorce their wives, in a closely watched case that has divided opinion in the …

Women's Rights

The deep roots of American racism

If there's one thing that unites liberal Americans at this fraught moment, it's disgust at the racism rooted in the South. A new breed of white …

Racism

These 1Voice Bluetooth Headphones Will Have You Blasting Music All Day: $23 (Orig. $99)

Just like anyone else, your ears deserve some respect. Pamper your eardrums with these 1Voice Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones, delivering excellent sound quality paired with comfortable design. You can grab them now for just <b>$23</b> (Orig. $99) at 9to5Toys Specials.<p>These wireless headphones offer complete …

Headphones

Melee Breaks Out at Charlottesville City Council Meeting

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A melee broke out at the Charlottesville City Council meeting on Monday night, as activists and residents angrily took over …

Freedom Of Speech

ACLU taps tech to help the public hold district attorneys accountable to criminal justice reform

Many people don’t pay much attention to their district attorneys, let alone realize district attorneys are elected officials, says Ana Zamora, the criminal justice policy director at the ACLU of Northern California.<p>That was the genesis for MeetYourDA. The campaign, which launched today, aims to …

Criminal Justice

Can Trump’s Religious Freedom Ambassador Actually Succeed?

If confirmed by the Senate to serve as the next U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will face …

Freedom of Religion

Beyond bollards: protecting crowded places means not letting the exceptional become the norm

The Australian government’s new strategy for protecting crowded places from terrorism draws heavily on other countries’ experiences of implementing …

Freedom of Movement

Bill to impose wage package on public service to be proclaimed

Sources tell CBC News the Liberal government will proclaim the wage package-imposing Bill 148<p>The provincial Liberal government will proclaim Bill 148 …

Unions

How Apple and Google are censoring the mobile Web

In the marketplace, traditionally understood, when a company produces a poor product or mistreats its customers, it faces market discipline — new …

First Amendment

A New Tune on Women’s Rights in the Arab World

LONDON — “I want to tell you something, so listen to what I say. When a man is talking, a woman should obey. She shouldn’t say ‘yes’ and then forget the next day. She should appreciate his value if she wants him to stay.”<p>So goes the title track of “The Man,” a new album by the Egyptian singer Ramy …

Women's Rights

Mark Levin: ‘Do we burn the Bill of Rights?’

Posted August 21, 2017 06:53 PM by Chris Pandolfo<p>Mike Flippo | Shutterstock<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print Images<p>“Do we support the Bill of Rights to the …

Bill Of Rights

Federal Court Allows ACLU Lawsuit Challenging Civil Asset Forfeiture to Proceed—A Win in the Fight Against Policing for Profit

PHOENIX - On Friday, a federal court ruled that a far-reaching lawsuit challenging the profit motive at the core of Arizona’s civil asset forfeiture …

ACLU

Internet Shutdowns Curb Press Freedom in Africa

While online media distributors have been effectively blocked from their platforms, print and broadcast journalists’ investigative capacities have …

Freedom of the Press

Clarence Thomas’s Conservative Identity Politics

Two weeks ago, <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> reported that the Department of Justice was initiating investigations against university admissions policies that …

Conservative View

Cosatu to meet to decide course of action should Ramaphosa fail in ANC presidency bid

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is set to hold a critical leadership meeting next week to decide its course of action should its preferred …

Unions

Pope says migrants' rights should override national security concerns

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis urged political leaders on Monday to defend migrants, saying their safety should take precedence over national security …

Freedom of Movement

How The Far Right Became An Ethnic Minority

It’s no accident that white nationalists and their fellow travelers have appropriated the language of civil rights movements.<p>When Google fired the writer of a controversial document, in which he insisted that the company’s lack of female employees stems from biological differences, the company …

Racism

Trudeau Urges Irish PM to Treat Abortion As a Fundamental Human Right

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Sunday that legalizing abortion is “a question of fundamental rights for …

Rights & Freedoms

Solar eclipse time-lapse at North Avenue Beach

This time-lapse view of the solar eclipse from North Avenue Beach on Aug. 21, 2017,shows how darkness fell over downtown Chicago, which was imperceptible to the naked eye. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune)

Criminal Justice

Freedom of Association Is for Businesses, too

Posted: Aug 21, 2017 12:09 PM<p>THE NEO-NAZI WEBSITE Daily Stormer lost its longtime digital home last week. On Sunday night, the giant web-hosting …

Conservative View

ACLU proves yet again it's a guardian of left-wing agenda

OPINION | It hails itself as a defender of the right of "everyone" to free speech, but that is not the case.

Rights & Freedoms

NAFTA chapter on Indigenous rights crucial, AFN national chief says

Perry Bellegarde says Canada can be viewed as a strong leader through its full inclusion of Indigenous peoples in trade talks<p>OTTAWA – The push for an …

Canada

NAFTA Indigenous chapter critical: Bellegarde

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7513227-nafta-indigenous-chapter-critical-bellegarde/<p>Chapter of NAFTA focused on Indigenous rights critical: …

Canadian News

The Jharkhand Government Should Know, Banning a Book Makes It Immortal

If the people or government of Jharkhand disagree with Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s book, they should fight it with their own books and ideas, not with …

Freedom Of Speech

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I never had the chance to meet Dick Gregory, the stand-up comedian who became a ’60s-era civil rights activist, but I’ve felt his presence all around …

Liberal View

A KKK chief just threatened to 'burn' all immigrants – freedom of speech has gone too far

“To me, you’re a N**ger. That’s it... and we’re gonna burn you out.” These were the words of Ku Klux Klan member Christopher Barker to Afro-Colombian …

Freedom Of Speech

The 1st Amendment guarantees a right to 'peaceably' assemble. It doesn't entitle Nazis to bear arms at rallies

How do we protect ourselves from neo-Nazis armed with clubs, knives and shields?<p>Well, we can start by stripping them of their clubs, knives and shields. Plus helmets, pepper spray and any guns.<p>And take away the masks some wear to hide their identity from prosecutors.<p>The 1st Amendment does guarantee …

First Amendment

Abbott insists marriage equality a threat to religious freedom after Brandis calls it a ‘trick’

Former PM rejects attorney general’s view and says Australians should vote no in postal survey if they’re ‘concerned about where our country is going’<p>Tony Abbott and two Liberal ministers have rejected the view of the attorney general, George Brandis, that religious freedom is not at issue in the …

Freedom of Religion