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Redefining Rape in Jamaica
02/24/2017
Redefining Rape in Jamaica

Redefining Rape in Jamaica

Jamaica’s Sexual Offences Act (2009) is past due for review and, earlier this month, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck signaled that the crime of rape needs to be redefined in the law. He asked legal experts to come up with a “perfect definition.” The law currently defines rape as nonconsensual penetrat...

How the Democrats Can Hijack the Tax Reform Debate
02/24/2017
How the Democrats Can Hijack the Tax Reform Debate

How the Democrats Can Hijack the Tax Reform Debate

What with the president’s war on immigrants, his travel ban, his Putinphilia, his threats to Obamacare, and his cabinet picks, congressional Democrats have spent most of the last month busily saying “No,” with the occasional “Maybe” thrown in by some red-state senators. What congressional Democrats ...

Blaser’s F16 Shotgun Wins 2017 NRA Golden Bullseye Award
02/24/2017
Blaser’s F16 Shotgun Wins 2017 NRA Golden Bullseye Award

Blaser’s F16 Shotgun Wins 2017 NRA Golden Bullseye Award

SAN ANTONIO, Texas Blaser USA is the proud recipient of the prestigious 2017 NRA Golden Bullseye Award for “Shotgun of the Year” from American Rifleman Magazine for the F16 over/under shotgun.
The highly regarded Golden Bullseye Award will be presented by the National Rifle Association at the upcom...

Trans boy wrestler forced to compete with girls, qualified for state tournament
02/24/2017
Trans boy wrestler forced to compete with girls, qualified for state tournament

Trans boy wrestler forced to compete with girls, qualified for state tournament

EULESS, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing.
Mack Beggs, a juni...

Ensia launches new multimedia storytelling platform
02/24/2017
Ensia launches new multimedia storytelling platform

Ensia launches new multimedia storytelling platform

Today we’re proud to announce the launch of Ensia Edge, a new multimedia storytelling platform, with a story by veteran journalist Peter Dykstra. “Forewarned” focuses on dogged reporters and media outlets that shine a light on looming environmental disasters — often years in advance of these issues ...

Jefferson Starship singer takes Chik-fil-A’s money & gives it to pro-LGBTQ group
02/24/2017
Jefferson Starship singer takes Chik-fil-A’s money & gives it to pro-LGBTQ group

Jefferson Starship singer takes Chik-fil-A’s money & gives it to pro-LGBTQ group

Former Jefferson Starship lead singer Grace Slick is not a fan of Chik-fil-A. The company, known for their involvement with religious right causes and support for anti-LGBTQ organizations, asked her for the rights to the song “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” for a commercial.
The foul mouthed singer wr...

Vega flight opportunity for multiple small satellites
02/24/2017
Vega flight opportunity for multiple small satellites

Vega flight opportunity for multiple small satellites

Europe’s Vega small launcher is set to demonstrate its extended capability to deploy multiple light satellites using its new versatile Small Satellites Mission Service (SSMS) dispenser, in the second half of 2018.
This demonstration provides the first of the launch opportunities under the new Light ...

Colombia’s Rural Communities Fight Growing Post-Conflict Threats
02/24/2017
Colombia’s Rural Communities Fight Growing Post-Conflict Threats

Colombia’s Rural Communities Fight Growing Post-Conflict Threats

Colombia's rural communities stand to gain -- and potentially lose ­-- the most as the country's 50-year-old armed conflict turns a new leaf. Coca-growing communities fear that they will lose the financial security of their drug crops, while a lack of security guarantees for social leaders has led t...

Rebuilding Nepal from the classroom up
02/24/2017
Rebuilding Nepal from the classroom up

Rebuilding Nepal from the classroom up

My passion for the mountains started well before joining WWF-UK. As a kid some of my best memories involving climbing Snowdon and Ben Nevis with my parents, but I always dreamed of bigger peaks. Only when I arrived at the ripe age of forty did I finally realise my dream of tackling some serious peak...

Fighting for the Affordable Care Act at a Louisiana Town Hall
02/24/2017
Fighting for the Affordable Care Act at a Louisiana Town Hall

Fighting for the Affordable Care Act at a Louisiana Town Hall

Louisiana’s Republican Senator Bill Cassidy scheduled his town hall during pre-Mardi Gras parades, in a location outside of New Orleans, with seating limited to 200 people. But that didn’t stop about a thousand of his constituents from attending, many standing in the parking lot for hours before the

Thailand: Quash Editor’s Conviction for ‘Insulting Monarchy’
02/24/2017
Thailand: Quash Editor’s Conviction for ‘Insulting Monarchy’

Thailand: Quash Editor’s Conviction for ‘Insulting Monarchy’

Thai authorities should quash the conviction and release a prominent magazine editor imprisoned under Thailand’s draconian law on insulting the monarchy, Human Rights Watch said today.
On February 23, 2017, the Supreme Court upheld lower court verdicts that found Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a labor right...

Sorry, Betsy and Jeff: Transgender rights are a federal issue
02/24/2017
Sorry, Betsy and Jeff: Transgender rights are a federal issue

Sorry, Betsy and Jeff: Transgender rights are a federal issue

The Trump administration has canceled the federal guidelines issued by former President Barack Obama in May 2016 that allowed students in public schools to use restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity.
The Solicitor General’s office submitted a document to the Supreme Cou...

4 lessons from ACT UP you can use against the Trump administration today
02/24/2017
4 lessons from ACT UP you can use against the Trump administration today

4 lessons from ACT UP you can use against the Trump administration today

It’s impossible for those of us who were not there to ever truly understand what it was like to live through the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and for those who did, impossible to fully explain. As more people began to succumb to the illness, bureaucracy, greed and apathy held firm, presented cha...

Venezuela 'Kingpin' Skimmed Millions From State Food Program: Report
02/24/2017
Venezuela 'Kingpin' Skimmed Millions From State Food Program: Report

Venezuela 'Kingpin' Skimmed Millions From State Food Program: Report

Reports have emerged that a Venezuelan businessman and alleged drug kingpin with ties to the sitting vice president imported state-controlled foods at hugely inflated prices, exemplifying the deep networks of corrupt financial and political elites, who are bleeding the state coffers dry as many civi...

Venezuela Citizens Charged with Trafficking Arms from Miami
02/24/2017
Venezuela Citizens Charged with Trafficking Arms from Miami

Venezuela Citizens Charged with Trafficking Arms from Miami

US prosecutors have indicted five citizens of Venezuela in connection with a case involving a Miami arms trafficking network that illustrates the Florida city's importance for gun runners sending US weapons abroad.
Venezuelans Ender Enrique Soto Hernández, Ender Alberto Soto Hernández, Luis Antonio ...

5 perfect foods to prepare for the ultimate healthy workout
02/24/2017
5 perfect foods to prepare for the ultimate healthy workout

5 perfect foods to prepare for the ultimate healthy workout

As the second month of 2017 draws to a merciful close, countless men and women strive to uphold their New Year’s Resolutions to get in shape. The resolutions, of course, weaken when confronted with some combination of french fries and distance from the resolution. But eating right needs to be a perm...

Tracking Obama’s Corporate Crime Crackdown Coda
02/24/2017
Tracking Obama’s Corporate Crime Crackdown Coda

Tracking Obama’s Corporate Crime Crackdown Coda

(Photo Credit: Derek Key / Flickr)
In the 72 days between Election Day last year and the inauguration, federal agencies obtained more than $20 billion in penalties and settlements from dozens of companies accused of defrauding consumers or risking public health and safety.
That’s the key finding of ...

A status symbol to die for
02/24/2017
A status symbol to die for

A status symbol to die for

Three rhinoceroses are killed in South Africa each day, their horns chopped off and sold illegally on international markets.

The  ‘Trust Gap’ in Schools … And How Teachers Can Help Close It
02/23/2017
The ‘Trust Gap’ in Schools … And How Teachers Can Help Close It

The ‘Trust Gap’ in Schools … And How Teachers Can Help Close It

If students of color don’t believe that school officials treat them fairly, a “trust gap” emerges that could impact college enrollment, even if they receive good grades, according to a new study.
What causes the “trust gap”? Extreme disparities in discipline and low expectations from teachers. Many ...

Smoke and Mirrors
02/23/2017
Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

Nathalie Bertrams, Ingrid Gercama
Globally, cooking smoke causes over 4 million deaths per year. Can improved cookstoves save lives, the environment and is the promise of ‘clean cooking’ fulfilled in Malawi?

Congress’ Plan to Tax Our Health Benefits
02/23/2017
Congress’ Plan to Tax Our Health Benefits

Congress’ Plan to Tax Our Health Benefits

Do you get your health care coverage through work? If you do, it's time to start paying attention to what’s going on in Washington. Especially to the new plan to tax our health benefits.
You say you haven’t heard of a plan to tax our health benefits? That may be because Republican leaders in Congres...

Allan Savory Says More Cows on the Land Will Reverse Climate Change. Science Says Otherwise.
02/23/2017
Allan Savory Says More Cows on the Land Will Reverse Climate Change. Science Says Otherwise.

Allan Savory Says More Cows on the Land Will Reverse Climate Change. Science Says Otherwise.

Before he became known as an apostate ecologist, Allan Savory was a soldier. Born in Zimbabwe to a family of British colonials, he commanded an elite government unit during the country's long, brutal civil war. He and his squad—men handpicked and trained by him—spent much of the 1960s fighting commu...

Why We Could Be on the Verge of a Constitutional Apocalypse
02/23/2017
Why We Could Be on the Verge of a Constitutional Apocalypse

Why We Could Be on the Verge of a Constitutional Apocalypse

If Republicans get full control of a few more State Houses, they will have the frightening power to amend the Constitution into their own authoritarian image.
As Donald Trump vilifies the press, the courts, immigrants, Muslims, Democrats, protesters and anyone who disagrees with him, it isn't hard t...

Two radar eyes are better than one
02/23/2017
Two radar eyes are better than one

Two radar eyes are better than one

A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of the Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.
Involving two aircraft flying in very close formation with each carrying a radar instrument, this first fligh...

Mangroves mean life for coastal communities throughout the tropics
02/23/2017
Mangroves mean life for coastal communities throughout the tropics

Mangroves mean life for coastal communities throughout the tropics

Most trees could never survive salty ocean water. But mangroves aren’t just any trees. These species, found in tropical and subtropical regions, serve as a transition between marine to terrestrial environments. While mangroves provide valuable services for people and the planet, they’re disappearing

Watch: Deranged homophobe interrupts church congregation
02/23/2017
Watch: Deranged homophobe interrupts church congregation

Watch: Deranged homophobe interrupts church congregation

A protestor shouting about homosexuality interrupted a church service in Portland this Sunday.
The man, who started clapping after Pastor Don Frueh played a video on discrimination, shouted that he was “here to tell you that homosexuality is wrong.”
The man continued shouting as congregants formed a

Fighting for the Falsely Accused
02/23/2017
Fighting for the Falsely Accused

Fighting for the Falsely Accused

By Michelle Malkin
USA – Former Fort Worth, Texas, police officer Brian Franklin is finally free. But he is still fighting to clear his name.
“I’ve been vindicated,” he told me in an interview last week, “but not yet exonerated.” Franklin served 21 years in prison — a harrowing 7,700 days — of a ...

Portable Benefits for an Insecure Workforce
02/23/2017
Portable Benefits for an Insecure Workforce

Portable Benefits for an Insecure Workforce

This article appears in the Winter 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.
Imagine an entirely new system of employment benefits—a system that substantially closes the gap left by the ongoing decline of secure full-time employment while uniting business and labor, tech compani...

Pro-Gun Owner Physicians Decry ‘Docs vs. Glocks’ Ruling
02/23/2017
Pro-Gun Owner Physicians Decry ‘Docs vs. Glocks’ Ruling

Pro-Gun Owner Physicians Decry ‘Docs vs. Glocks’ Ruling

By David Codrea
USA – Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership issued an advisory statement Tuesday detailing its concerns with a legal setback for supporters of Florida’s Firearms Owners Privacy Act (FOPA). A ruling last Thursday by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit will al...

Largest Trade Union Body Asks Iran’s Leader to End Persecution of Prominent Activist
02/23/2017
Largest Trade Union Body Asks Iran’s Leader to End Persecution of Prominent Activist

Largest Trade Union Body Asks Iran’s Leader to End Persecution of Prominent Activist

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has written to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei calling for an end to the persecution of Reza Shahabi, a prominent labor activist who has refused to comply with a summons to return to prison.
“A return to detention of Reza Shahabi, unjustly convi...

Chiefs' free agency, draft shopping list
02/23/2017
Chiefs' free agency, draft shopping list

Chiefs' free agency, draft shopping list

Kansas City Chiefs breakdown: Free agency, draft shopping list
As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Kansas City Chiefs must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 12-4 record from last ...

Rakell's late tiebreaker pushes Ducks past Bruins
02/23/2017
Rakell's late tiebreaker pushes Ducks past Bruins

Rakell's late tiebreaker pushes Ducks past Bruins

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rickard Rakell's second goal of the game with 2:34 to play broke a tie and led the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday at the Honda Center.
Ondrej Kase, Josh Manson and Andrew Cogliano also scored for the Ducks, who joined the Edmonton Oilers in a tie fo...

Government money used to pay for gay clubs with backrooms
02/23/2017
Government money used to pay for gay clubs with backrooms

Government money used to pay for gay clubs with backrooms

The head of Italy’s anti-discrimination office has resigned after accusations that he used government money to fund gay sex clubs.
A popular television program reported that money from the National Office against Racial Discrimination (UNAR) had been used to National Association Against Sexual Discr...

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