Civil Rights

How Mueller Got Trump's Presidential Transition Team's Emails

If anyone who was on President Donald J. Trump’s presidential transition team is surprised that Robert Mueller obtained tens of thousands of their emails by only sending a letter—with no warrant to back it up—to the General Services Administration (GSA), an independent agency of the U.S. government …

Opinion

LGBTQI people take to streets against proposed Bill

Clad in eye-catching outfits and shouting ‘my body my right’ in unison, the Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender Queer Intersex (LGBTQI) community …

Rights & Freedoms

Michael Kirby: the rainbow in Asia and the fight for gay rights in our region

<i>The is an edited version of a speech delivered by Michael Kirby at the Sydney Institute on December 14.</i><p>On November 15, 2017, I received the welcome …

LGBTQ

Marijuana rules in San Bernardino could allow cultivating up to 6 plants per home

A citizens committee created to broach potential regulations for marijuana use in San Bernardino is suggesting the city allow personal cultivation of …

Cannabis

Theresa May set to avoid second Brexit defeat as compromise reached

Theresa May looks set to avoid a humiliating second Commons defeat after a compromise deal was reached within Tory ranks over plans to write the …

Brexit

Protest against Transgender Persons Bill

Members of the transgender community from across India gathered on Sansad Marg in the Capital on Sunday to protest against the Transgender Persons …

Rights & Freedoms

LGBT activists to protest transgender rights bill in India

Protesters are expected to take to Parliament in India to protest a bill they say threatens trans rights.<p>The Transgender Person’s (Protection of …

LGBTQ

PUCL seeks ‘White Paper’ on fishermen

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) on Sunday demanded that the State government release a ‘White Paper’ on the number of dead and missing …

Civil Liberties

Politicians are the eternal, charming bachelors to jilted veterans

<i>Sean Bruyea, vice-president of Canadians for Accountability and author, is a retired Air Force intelligence officer</i><p>It is difficult to conceive of a more disheartening outcome for veterans, or greater victory for the federal government. The recent B.C. Court of Appeal ruling strikes down, in its …

Bill Of Rights

Romanians join European royals for last king's state funeral

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — European royalty joined tens of thousands of Romanians who wept and applauded as they said farewell to Romania's last monarch, King Michael, who was buried next to his wife Saturday after a state funeral.<p>Michael, who ruled Romania twice before being forced to abdicate by …

News

ACLU Slams Charter Industry in Arizona for Discriminating Against Students They Don’t Want

The American Civil Liberties Union issued a blistering report about the charter industry in Arizona, claiming that charters choose their students, …

Education

Trump Is Failing to Keep His First Promise to Americans: Stopping Undocumented Immigrants, New Report Says

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents are arresting undocumented immigrants along the Southwest border at levels not seen since the end of Obama’s …

Immigration

Ian O'Doherty: The referendum will be bitter. But we need to lance this boil

Are we nearly there, yet? Are we nearly there, yet?

News (Ireland)

Moore Defeat May Spur Voter Suppression Efforts

<i>Reprinted with permission from</i> UExpress.com<p>The franchise is a formidable weapon. That’s why it is despised by dictators, authoritarians and …

Democracy

Nagano drive-thru funeral home to serve mourners with limited mobility

A funeral home with a drive-thru window will open in Nagano Prefecture on Sunday, allowing mourners to pay their respects without getting out of the …

Criminal Justice

Politicians called on to campaign as little as possible on abortion referendum

There are calls for politicians to do as little campaigning as possible on the forthcoming abortion referendum.<p>The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth …

News (Ireland)

Sorry, NRA: The U.S. was actually founded on gun control - Salon.com

At this writing, there have been over 1,500 gun-related homicides in America since the Las Vegas massacre on October 1, 2017 when 58 people were killed and 546 wounded, right on track with the national average of 1,000 gun deaths per month for the last two years.<p>Now that we have your attention, …

Gun Control

Trump Administration Is Forcing Undocumented Teens to Carry Pregnancies to Term, Organization Says

The Trump administration is attempting to block two young undocumented immigrant women in federal custody from obtaining an abortion, prompting the …

ACLU

Why The Economic Bondage in Alabama's Black Belt Needs Your Attention

As the eyes of America have been fixed upon the state of Alabama and the upset victory by the democratic candidate Doug Jones, I take time to reflect …

Diversity

Obsessed with power, Zuma still doesn't understand Constitution

After 10 years as president of the ANC, just over eight as head of state, twice sworn to uphold the Constitution, dragged to the courts countless …

South African Politics

Video: Trump Administration Performing Illegal Immigration Raid, Advocates Say

<i>Update</i> | Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided a Los Angeles auto repair shop with guns drawn before randomly handcuffing everyone on …

Immigration

A.C.L.U. Goes to Court for 2 Undocumented Teenagers Seeking Abortions

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a judge to stop the government from preventing two undocumented teenagers, who are in federal custody, from seeking abortions, according to court papers filed on Friday.<p>In the documents, filed around 6 p.m. in the United States District Court for the …

U.S. Politics

This Mental Health Program Helps People Stay Out of Prison

It's based on cognitive behavioral therapy.<p>Isiah Richey says he'd lost some common sense. Last year, Washington state found him guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced him to 47 months and one week in prison. Now, he says, he's regained it: He’s one of about 500 men at Larch …

Mental Disorders

The Latest: Agency: 2 immigrants can leave US for abortion

The Latest on a lawsuit over the Trump administration blocking two pregnant immigrant teens from obtaining abortions (all times local):<p>9:35 p.m.<p>The …

Immigration

Court rules for AP in reporter impersonation document fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with reporters in a court fight over documents that began after an FBI agent pretended to be an Associated Press journalist while investigating bomb threats at a Washington state high school.<p>When the ruse became public in 2014, the AP and a press …

Freedom of the Press

California state senator to propose statewide net neutrality laws

A California state senator proposed state-wide net neutrality law on Thursday in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision …

Internet

Can you be sued for sharing your #MeToo story? - Salon.com

The power of the #Metoo movement rests on the ability of women (and men) to tell their stories of sexual assault and harassment and be believed, which, in turn, has led to more people sharing their stories. The “metoo” hashtag allows victims to acknowledge that they have been harmed and add their …

Entertainment

Is Moore's defeat in Alabama a cause for celebration?

Roy Moore, who wants the US to return to the days of slavery, won nearly half of the votes in the Alabama Senate race.<p>On Wednesday, Republican Judge Roy Moore, who had secured the backing of US President Donald Trump, lost the senate race in the conservative state of Alabama to his Democrat rival …

Equality

Guess Who Really Doesn't Want the SALT Deduction Stripped from the U.S. Tax Code? The Country's Most Aggressive Teachers Union

As Congress moves towards final consideration of the GOP tax plan, there’s a lot of grumbling about the fact that it will eliminate the State and …

Conservative View

Boy Scout Suspended For Bringing Knife To School

MILTON (CBS) – A Milton mother is furious that her 13-year-old son was suspended for accidentally bringing a two-inch folding pocket knife to …

Education