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HARPURSVILLE, NY - An upstate New York zoo is vowing to live stream a giraffe giving birth despite the removal of an earlier video because of "animal rights extremists." The Animal Adventure Park, in Harpursville, aired two giraffe cam videos on ...
New Trier high school parents, students and community members are engaged in a bracing conversation about race and civil rights. And that's even before the elite North Shore school stages a daylong civil rights seminar for students on Tuesday.
A performer at President Donald Trump's inauguration took to twitter on Wednesday to speak out against the administration's move to withdraw guidelines rolled out by former President Barack Obama's administration on the rights of transgender students.
Wednesday night's seminar, presented by local attorney Fatima Skimin, covered basic rights allowed to immigrants regardless of documented or undocumented status: the right to remain silent, to see a warrant, to speak to a lawyer and to make a phone call.
The bill, approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 6-4 vote, is the latest front in the bitter battle over abortion rights in Indiana. It drew support from a constellation of groups opposed to abortion - Indiana Right to Life, the Indiana ...
But the government should negotiate a reasonable increase,'' he told DW. Kalpona Akter, executive director of the Bangladesh Center for worker Solidarity, admitted that the protesters hadn't contacted labor rights organizations before making the demand ...
"If the US government designates the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist group," Human Rights Watch said earlier this month, "then not only its members, but anyone either in the United States or abroad suspected of providing support or resources to ...
(Tunis) - Officials in eastern Libya should immediately repeal an order, issued on February 16, 2017, that bans women under age 60 from traveling abroad unless they are accompanied by a male guardian, Human Rights Watch said today. The order ...
Immigrant rights and legal experts have raised several concerns about the new enforcement memos released by the Department of Homeland Security.
Skokie resident Josina Morita, who identified herself as Chinese American and Japanese American, said she is really proud of her village for its Comprehensive Immigrant rights' Action. Morita was one of many speakers who supported the legislation Feb.
In a statement Thursday, Google said it is "deeply concerned to see a roll-back in transgender students' rights, while Lyft said in a statement it "oppose[s] this action and, as always, stand in support of the LGBTQ community.
The human rights advocacy group Transgender Europe documented 2,264 reported killings of trans and gender-diverse people worldwide between January 1, 2008 and September 30, 2016.
Releasing its 408-page annual report on rights abuses around the world Wednesday, the watchdog group described 2016 as "the year when the cynical use of 'us vs.
That campaign created a pivotal atmosphere for activists to use as leverage in pressuring lawmakers into passing the civil rights Act of 1964, said Clennon King in his documentary "Passage at St. Augustine: The 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement That ...
The rights group took aim at controversial offshore refugee processing, saying that a deal broked with the United States to resettle an unspecified number of the 1,600 people detained by Australia on remote Pacific islands meant Canberra "finally ...
Investigations by the Justice Department's civil rights Division found similar patterns of unconstitutional stops and searches in Baltimore and Chicago.
The first qawwali, Sufi song, that I ever heard is "Dama Dum Mast Qalandar," a celebration of the Sufi mystic Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, revered by both Hindus and Muslims.
Sweeping in questions anchored in the U.S. government's use of drone strikes to the separation of government powers, the court probed the central premise of the case before it, Mesa v. Hernandez: That agent Jesus Mesa violated the constitutional rights ...
Given this wide ranging initiative, many have wondered, do these immigrants have any rights under the Constitution to fight back?
Seattle -- Seattle's El Centro De La Raza will host emergency planning for immigrants who are concerned about their future in America Wednesday.
human rights under attack across the world, says Amnesty International's new report / In Turkey, protests against more purges in the education system / refugees in South Africa: The promised land of the south?
Donald Trump earned just 14% of the LGBT vote in the last US presidential election, the lowest percentage any Republican candidate has received since the ...
Shareholders of entities in bankruptcy proceedings have long been relegated to the "bottom of the pile" when it comes to distributions, rights and remedies. But, as a result of a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in ...
(Berlin) - Kazakhstan's authorities have been abusing tax issues to harass human rights groups, Human Rights Watch said today.
Over the last week, images of mutilated bodies have appeared on social media accounts linked to Turkish Special Forces, spurring allegations of ongoing human rights abuses and triggering demands to allow independent observers into Korukoy. According ...
The report, citing US mass surveillance and drone strikes, also criticizes former President Barack Obama's record on human rights, saying he "leaves a legacy that includes many grievous failures to uphold human rights" during his eight years in office ...
Mr. Sessions, who strongly opposes expanding gay, lesbian and transgender rights, fought Ms. DeVos on the issue and pressed her to relent because he could not go forward without her consent.
Utah is a state where the current legislative body does not recognize or value women's rights. How could they? They are men.
A minister in the self-proclaimed Feminist government of Sweden has been attacked for mocking the struggle of women's rights activists in Iran. Magdalena Andersson, a finance minister, was taken to task for comparing a fancy hat she chose to wear to ...
A UN report on the trial however stated that there were grave rights violations across the process leading to his death sentence along with over 30 others.
(New York) - The Sri Lankan government has not met its pledge to curtail police abuses prior to the March 2017 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch said today. Security sector reform was one of 25 undertakings by Sri ...
Florida Republicans are more determined than ever to pass bills expanding gun rights in the wake of the deadly Pulse nightclub and Fort Lauderdale airport shootings.
Sen. Pat Spearman, D-North Las Vegas, left, addresses attendees at a meeting of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services at the Nevada Legislative session on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at the Legislative Building, in Carson City.
A powerful new exhibit at the Fresno Art Museum celebrates the civil rights Act - and it was done by high school students. KSEE24's Jessica Porter explores the work done by McClane high school Art Venture Academy as they hope to make another move to ...
Spanning more than four decades of the gay-rights movement in four two-hour installments, When We Rise fictionalizes the stories of three real-life activists - free-spirited rebel Cleve, brainy feminist Roma and former navy sailor Ken - as they fight ...
Leading lawyers and legal experts are warning that Brexit could trigger a human rights crisis in the UK that threatens to have a 'domino effect' across Europe.
(Geneva) - Participants in the February 23, 2017, UN-sponsored Syria peace talks in Geneva should prioritize five key human rights issues during negotiations, 40 human rights and other organizations said today. The priorities are to end unlawful ...
Chicago (CBS) - New Trier Township high school heard from hundreds of fired up parents about an upcoming seminar focusing on racial civil rights issues in America. The auditorium at the high school was packed for Monday night's meeting. There were ...
20 February 2017 - The United Nations human rights chief today called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take immediate steps to halt widespread human rights violations, including apparent summary executions, by the country's armed ...
UK lawmakers have approved an initiative which allows the freezing of U.K. assets of alleged human rights violators even if the offences do not take place within the country.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday is taking up a case that presents a critical question of law: Can a U.S. law enforcement officer be sued in American courts for the death of a foreigner outside the United States?
Gorsuch was not the most controversial or conservative name on Trump's short list of nominees, but that doesn't mean he will be a safe Supreme Court justice for many Americans whose rights hang in the balance. At YWCA, where I am the interim CEO, we ...
(Tunis) - Moroccan authorities have carried out a two-year campaign of prohibiting and obstructing activities of the country's largest independent human rights organization, Human Rights Watch said today. The harassment shows no signs of a let-up ...
As Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country.
The Constitution and people's rights are front line in the news these days. Due process of law is another issue seen. In making an appeal to a special- use permit to expand a seven-acre acre local shooting range into a 33-acre military training range a ...


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