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Yesterday we covered the One Billion Rising campaign. Today we’re talking about an article that questions whether or not the money spent coordinating the One Billion Rising campaign might have been better spent on grassroots efforts.
Let us know what you think in the comments section!
Yesterday, an asylum seeker from the Ivory Coast set himself on fire in an airport in Rome, officials have said
A study has shown that anti-depressants can be used to help former lab chimps combat depression and trauma.
IN OTHER NEWS
Yesterday, Democracy Now! reported:
Forty-eight people, including civil rights leader Julian Bond and NASA climate scientist James Hansen, were arrested Wednesday in front of the White House as part of an ongoing protest calling on the Obama administration to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
The action came before a rally planned for Sunday on Washington’s National Mall, which organizers have dubbed “the largest climate rally in history.”
Yesterday, we talked about the discriminatory practices of the Boy Scouts of America.
Today we bring you a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, that found 45 percent of Americans said it was unacceptable for businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians, even if serving the customer violated the owner’s religious beliefs. But almost as many Americans — 40 percent — said that it was acceptable.
You might remember an Oregon bakery refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian bride, saying that doing so would violate their religious beliefs. Since then, Huffington Post reports, business for the bakery is booming.
The news of the week. Discussion of new movie, ‘John Lewish: Good Trouble.’ Music by Thanya Iyer. | listen
Honey, you need to tell your haters to f*ck off and this track will give you that empowering push. | read
Based on recent interviews, there’s no reason to think the president would perform even competently. | read