Rights & Freedoms

INTERESTING LEAK: A SECOND NASA SCIENTIST TELLS US THAT ‘SOMEBODY ELSE’ IS ON THE MOON

We live in a strange world, and as Neil Armstrong once said, there are “great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available to those who can remove one …

Freedom of Information

A UK Government minister is pressuring Facebook to hand over evidence of Russian interference in the EU referendum

• <b>A government minister has called on Facebook for the first time to hand over any evidence that Russia used its platform to interfere with the UK's EU referendum in 2016.</b>• <b><br>The social media firm is under growing pressure to hand over any information after several academic studies showed networks of</b> …

U.S. Politics

The alt-right threw a fit after Twitter unverified its top personalities. Now they’re regrouping.

Tim “Baked Alaska” Gionet spent Thursday night going back to the white nationalist drawing board... almost literally.<p>The tiki torch-wielding former</i> …

Racism

Digital democracy's steep decline

We thought the internet was going to be great for equality, freedom, and maybe even human rights, but now we're not so sure. Turns out, the internet is great for propaganda. And totally unraveling democracy.<p>If only the people who invented and run everything we use online had thought of this! If …

Censorship

A Heavy Blow to One of America's Most Controversial School Boards

A new lawsuit focuses on a district whose governing board is dominated by ultra-Orthodox Jews who send their kids to private schools.<p>As is the case in districts across the country, the racial composition of a school board in the New York City suburb of Ramapo doesn’t look anything like that of the …

Education

Abuse victims say new attention should spur New York reforms

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Every year, Bridie Farrell travels to the state Capitol hoping it's the last time she has to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victims Act and allow people molested as children to sue those responsible even after the statute of limitations on civil cases has expired.<p>Each year has …

Harvey Weinstein

School threatens to sue parents after they used Facebook to accuse teachers of failing to stop bullying

A school has threatened to sue parents after they used Facebook to accuse teachers of failing to stop bullying.<p>Solicitors acting on behalf of Brockhill Park Performing Arts College in Saltwood, Kent, wrote to parents saying the school would “have no option other than recourse to legal action” if …

Education

The Pentagon just released new data detailing how common sexual assault is in the U.S. Military

Sexual assault rates in the U.S. military haven't changed much in the last two years, according to newly released data from the Pentagon.<p>From fiscal …

War

Jeff Sessions Is Crusading To Save Campus Free Speech — But Selectively

The attorney general is pouring energy into defending free speech on college campuses, but civil rights activists and lawyers say he’s ignoring cases that split from his worldview.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a constant target of the anti-President Trump left, had the opportunity to elevate one …

Jeff Sessions

Block porn or be blocked, nation warns Google and Twitter

Jakarta - Indonesia has threatened to bar the world’s biggest social-media providers from operating in the country unless they comply with stringent …

Business (South Africa)

Divorcing parents could lose children if they try to turn them against partner

Measures being trialled to prevent ‘parental alienation’ feature penalties including permanent loss of contact with child<p>Divorcing parents could be denied contact with their children if they try to turn them against their former partner, under a “groundbreaking” process being trialled by the …

Parenting

Twitter gives neo-Nazis, racists Dec. 18 deadline—and could then kick them out entirely

Twitter is cracking down on hate speech and not just by looking at its own site.<p>In what amounts to a major shift in Twitter policy, the company …

Social Media

Twitter crackdown sparks free speech concerns

Twitter's verification program put the company at the center of another political headache this week, with the social media giant stuck between …

Censorship

NATO research centre sets sights on Canadian website over pro-Russia disinformation

In an upscale condo in Old Montreal owned by a retired University of Ottawa professor sits the headquarters of a website that is now in the sites of NATO's Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, as it investigates, among other things, the online spread of pro-Russia propaganda and of …

Russia

Mexican women testify over sexual torture before international panel

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Women who were sexually tortured by Mexican security forces over a decade ago testified Thursday before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, asking for an investigation into the case that happened in the state once run by President Enrique Pena Nieto.<p>Several of the 11 …

World News

10,744 more Kennedy assassination records released

The National Archives on Friday released 10,744 FBI records — some that have never been previously disclosed — related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.<p>It's the fifth release of Kennedy assassination records so far this year.<p>The National Archives said 8,336 documents are …

John F. Kennedy

Reddit CEO Cracks Down on Abusive Content to Protect Users, Attract Advertisers

Steve Huffman has also been investigating whether Russian-linked entities used Reddit to spread divisive messages—but he hasn’t found much yet<p>By<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@larakiara<p>lara.oreilly@wsj.com<p>Reddit made a name for itself as the self-proclaimed “front page of …

Reddit

Here's The 'Lesbian Couple' Starbucks Cup Cheered By LGBT Advocates

LGBT advocates are cheering Starbucks' new holiday campaign, which features what appears to be a lesbian couple in both a promotional video and its …

LGBTQ

Article: Sane Progressive on Censorship, Duopoly, False Flags, Truth to Power

- Advertisement -<p>I doubt anyone reading this doesn't grasp the tragic state of the world, and the military empire we have expanded to, from our very …

Liberal View

What Does a Democratic State Senate Majority Mean For Voting Rights in Washington?

State legislators for years have failed to pass a Voting Rights Act. by Bernard ElloukAre fairer elections in non-Seattle Washington on the way? …

Seattle

Florida used to post inspections of troubled nursing homes. It has scrubbed the website.

On a good day, Olga Vasquez would dress up in the morning, apply makeup and stand in the hallway at her Hialeah Gardens nursing home, helping other …

Health Care

The Pentagon has detained a U.S. citizen for more than two months — and said little

FOR MORE than two months, the U.S. military has held an American citizen in detention in Iraq. Officials allege that the man fought alongside the Islamic State in Syria — but other than that, the Pentagon has provided little information about him.<p>The man reportedly surrendered to the Syrian …

Opinion

GOP Adds Fetus Rights to Tax Bill So We Can MAGA, or Something?

<i>Welcome to The Week in Reproductive Justice, a weekly recap of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do</i> …

Roe v. Wade

US calls on Cambodia to 'undo' opposition party ban

The United States Thursday demanded Cambodia reverse its ban on the country’s main opposition, warning the dissolution of the party would strip 2018 …

Asia

Killings of Transgender People Hit a Record High in 2017, Advocacy Groups Say

(NEW YORK) — At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record, …

LGBTQ

Singer Joy Villa Declares ‘Abortion Is Murder’ on Twitter

Hollywood entertainers routinely flock to promote abortion and Planned Parenthood, but one artist is breaking with the trend.<p>Singer and songwriter …

Conservative View

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease

(Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time.<p>In a statement issued by the Chicago-based Rainbow Push Coalition which he founded, the …

News (U.S.)

Gay Times editor sacked over offensive tweets fronted campaign for online safe spaces

The editor of <i>Gay Times</i> who was sacked after a fortnight when it emerged he had previously posted a series of racist and transphobic tweets, fronted a …

LGBTQ

Philippines military rubbishes Amnesty International report on Marawi human rights allegations

More than 1,100 people were killed and thousands got displaced during the five-month-long siege which ended in late October.<p>The Philippines army has …

Amnesty International

Ohio Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortion on the Basis of Down Syndrome

The Ohio Senate passed the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act Wednesday which prohibits abortion based solely on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. The …

Conservative View