Anti-LGBT Abuses Continue In Uganda, Under Harsh New Laws By Nathan James Abusive acts, violence, and economic disenfranchisement are “accelerating” in Uganda, according to human-rights watchdog groups, in the wake of sweeping new laws passed earlier this year that criminalize homosexuality in the central African country. President Yoweri Museveni signed the “Anti-Homosexuality Act” into law […]
Incoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed a “landmark” election victory by his BJP party. Thanking supporters in his own constituency in his home state of Gujarat, Mr Modi said they had written a new chapter in the country’s history. Votes counted so far suggest the BJP is on course for the most resounding […]
WASHINGTON — Sixty years ago, the highest court in the United States changed the face of education. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. By Deborah Block At the time of the ruling many school systems — especially in the southern states — had separate […]
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON — Kidnappings, an influx of refugees and an increase fighting and criminal acts in Cameroon’s border communities have raised concerns about Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgency. Cameroonians in northern communities that share a boundary with Nigeria’s Borno state, the base of the Boko Haram militant group, are worried the violent group has extended its […]
A man vying against one-time American Idol star Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomination for a seat in the US Congress has died suddenly. Keith Crisco, 71, was preparing to concede the party primary election to Mr Aiken when he fell at his home in North Carolina, local media reported. Mr Aiken led by fewer than 400 votes out of nearly 28,500 cast on 6 May.
VARADERO, Cuba – Although it might not seem to be, Latin America is the most active region in the world when it comes to the defence of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. That is due to the maturity and intelligent strategies that the LGBTI movement has come up with […]
The United Nations, alarmed over the recent passage of harsh new legislation that includes death by stoning for those convicted of homosexuality and other “sexual offenses”, ending a moratorium on capital punishment that has stood in the small Asian nation since 1957.
Electric utility workers of the UTIER labour union protest for safer workplace conditions. UTIER spearheads the fight against privatisation and against the Puerto Rico government’s unpopular emergency economic measures. Courtesy of Photo Jam SAN JUAN – Puerto Rican society has been shaken to its foundations by the announcement in February by Standard & Poor’s […]
WASHINGTON — On the day Crimeans voted in a referendum in March on secession from Ukraine, hackers from a group calling itself the “Cyber Berkut” pelted NATO websites with online nuisance attacks designed to knock the pages offline. By Doug Bernard While not technically sophisticated, the DDoS, or “denial of service” attacks, were enough to […]
Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history Newseum in Washington, D.C. captures the triumphs and tragedies in year-long exhibit By D. Kevin McNeir Museums have changed over the years, evolving from places where only paintings and statues were displayed to expansive spaces where history is retold in plush theaters, through widescreen televised reports, […]