Civil Rights

FCC chairman defends First Amendment after Trump broadcaster threats

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Tuesday defended the First Amendment and said his agency can't revoke the license of a broadcaster based on its content, six days after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the licenses of TV networks he dislikes.<p>"I believe in the First Amendment," Pai said at a telecom …

Politics

What Hollywood Forgets About LBJ

Even as they stress his civil-rights legacy, popular portrayals ignore the issue that loomed largest over Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency: the Vietnam War.<p>President Lyndon Johnson has enjoyed a remarkable run in Hollywood. Next month, the most recent addition to the fictional canon will be Rob …

Politics

Greece passes gender identity law amid church protest

A new law on gender identity will likely improve the lives of transgender people in Greece. But before it was passed, Greek Orthodox clergymen railed …

World News

Sachs: A modest proposal on guns

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Las Vegas massacre earlier this month opened a new chapter in the gun debate. Most gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association, accept that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is not the same thing as a right to any kind of weapon, anywhere, anytime, by …

Gun Control

MLB: No White Men Need Apply

Major League Baseball recently announced a “Diversity Fellowship Program” that is explicitly limited to “person[s] of color” and women.<p>What can I …

Conservative View

Not Fake News: Indiana State Representative's Bill Would Require Journalists To Be Licensed

Indiana State Representative Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) has written a bill that would require professional journalists to be licensed by the state, pay a $75 fee, and submit fingerprints.<p>“If you’re OK licensing my Second Amendment right, what’s wrong with licensing your First Amendment right?” he said, …

Fake News

Canali to Close a Factory, Dismiss 134 Employees

Reached for a comment, the company said “the staff reduction in the Carate Brianza factory is due to the market’s contraction in 2009.”<p><b>MILAN —</b> …

Unions

Progressives Target Conservative News Site for Reporting on Their Actions That Destroyed a Pro-Trump Business

Posted: Oct 17, 2017 12:01 AM<p>We’re used to hearing about Antifa and radical left-wing activists attacking conservatives and pro-Trump supporters. But …

Conservative View

"I want justice": Victim of Chechnya's "hunt for gays" comes forward

MOSCOW — A gay Russian man accused authorities in Chechnya on Monday of jailing and beating him as part of a broad crackdown on LGBTQ people.<p>Maxim Lapunov said during a news conference that unidentified people detained him on a street in the Russian region's provincial capital, Grozny, in March and …

World News

Malta: Europe reels from murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Malta's most prominent investigative journalist has been killed in a car bombing, sending shockwaves across the European Union. Press groups have …

World News

Correction: Confederate Monument-Protest-Lawsuits story

In a story Oct. 12 about two lawsuits filed against white nationalists and other groups who descended on Charlottesville in August, The Associated Press erroneously reported a request in one of the lawsuits. The suit filed in federal court does not seek a ban on similar gatherings, but asks the …

News (U.S.)

An attack on freedom of speech at Europe’s heart

Daphne Caruana Galizia was relentless in her efforts to expose cronyism and corruption in Malta’s public life. She won praise and enmity in equal …

Freedom Of Speech

Company warned pregnant workers would be fired, EEOC says

A Merced County orchid grower will pay $110,000 and provide other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal …

United States

Labour could do more to stop the Tories rigging our democracy

Of course boundary changes that will favour the Tories should be opposed. But Labour needs an alternative plan to expand the electorate and make voting easier<p>The Tories are determined to rig our democracy in their favour. Having lost their majority – and panicking at the prospect of a Corbyn-led …

Opinion

Cosatu 'not convinced' cabinet reshuffle will strengthen government

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said it was “not convinced” that President Jacob Zuma’s latest cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday was …

News (South Africa)

ACLU joins review of 'rehabilitation' agency's treatment of poultry workers

<b>ACLU chapters</b> in Oklahoma and Arkansas have joined the review of an Oklahoma agency that has put drug court defendants to work at poultry companies …

Rights & Freedoms

Shouting online: Social media is driving an ugly tone in debates

Protests on campuses can be no less angry than they were in the sixties and early seventies but they are less violent; the unthinkable shooting of Vietnam-war protesters at Kent State University in Ohio was 47 years ago.<p>Yet now, the shouting and name-calling, the polarization and populism, can …

New York University

Baltimore Teachers Union votes to ratify new contract after months of negotiations

The Baltimore Teachers Union voted overwhelmingly Monday night to ratify a contract with the school board after more than a year-and-a-half of tense …

Education

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Loses Fight Over Secular Nativity Scene in Federal Court

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to continue the fight against a secular Nativity scene at the statehouse after a court served him a defeat last …

Greg Abbott

What is Religious Freedom?

According to Tisa Wenger, Americans have never agreed on the meaning of religious freedom. Here is a taste of her recent piece at <i>Christian</i> …

Religion

Why the Vote Wasn’t Enough for Selma: A New Book on Economic Justice

<i>This post is part of our blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History and African Diaspora Studies.</i> …

Black History

Florida Gov. Rick Scott seeks $1 million for Jewish school safety

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida said it raises concerns about separation of church and state.<p>(TNS) - The Florida state budget next year …

Rick Scott

Lafayette's fracking moratorium to return for a vote amid political wrangling

<b>If you go</b><p><b>What:</b> Lafayette City Council<p><b>When:</b> 5:30 p.m. Tuesday<p><b>Where:</b> 1290 S. Public Road<p><b>More info:</b> cityoflafayette.com/27/Government<p>A decision may come …

Bill Of Rights

Mpumalanga ANC distances itself from Ramaphosa rally

The Mpumalanga provincial leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday distanced itself from a text message announcing a rally in …

News (South Africa)

Same sex attracted man who left the “gay lifestyle” pushes No vote

"The lucky country already has it really good - let's just hope we don't mess it up now"The post Same sex attracted man who left the “gay lifestyle” …

LGBTQ

Egypt:Cairo Named Most Dangerous Megacity for Women

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Delhi, Sao Paulo worst for sexual harassment and violence

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The legal difficulties of online expression in Switzerland

Drawing the line between freedom of expression and discrimination was difficult enough in the pre-Internet era. Social media and instant …

Rights & Freedoms

The media today: Press freedom threats, abroad and at home

<b>Margaret Sullivan worries</b> that President Trump’s constant press attacks have a price. “They hurt America’s ability to stand for democratic freedoms …

Journalism

Egypt:'Treatment of Women in Cairo Worsened Since 2011 Uprising'

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cairo -Women in Cairo face daily harassment while a weakened economy and high unemployment since the uprising have …

Gender

Alleged victims sue man awarded millions after acquittal in B.C. sex-assault case

A British Columbia man who spent 27 years wrongfully imprisoned for sexual assault is being sued by five alleged victims who say he doesn't deserve …

Canadian News