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India vs. Twitter vs. Elon Musk vs. Society

This article is part of the Free Speech Projecta collaboration between Future Tense and the American University Washington College of Law’s Tech, Law, & Security program that examines how technology influences the way we think about speech. Elon Musk’s misguided, months-long attempt to buy Twitter (which is now an attempt to, well, not) was such […]

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San Antonio Congressman, Civil Rights Groups Say Abbott’s Border Initiative Caused Deaths in Car Chases | Texas News | San Antonio

Click to enlarge Instagram / governorabbott Governor Greg Abbott puts on a scowl and a fake military shirt for a photo op along the US-Mexico border. San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro has called on the Justice Department to intervene after civil rights groups accused at least 30 people of being killed in […]

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Our Black Lives Matter Movement is right here in the workshop – Non Profit News

Erica Smiley: I’ll talk specifically about what we’re seeing in companies like Amazon and Starbucks – on the right, these worker upsurges. And when you ask workers what motivated them, yes, they want more compensation. Yes, they want to be treated with respect and dignity over their pay – and many of them have been […]

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Students accuse DU College of changing the Urdu name of the Theater Society

New Delhi: Students at Delhi University’s Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College have accused the college’s administration of forcibly changing the name of its theater society as it was in Urdu, a charge denied by authorities. The students alleged that the theatrical society, which was called ‘Ilhaam’ (revelation), was renamed ‘Aarambh’, which translates to ‘the beginning’. […]

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Civil rights attorney Michael Griffie sees ‘real-world’ experience as a differentiator in crowded 13th congressional race

Eli Newman https://wdet.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/NEWS-GOV-MI13MichaelGriffie072522-2way.mp3 Michigan has a long list of candidates seeking to represent all 13 statese Congressional District, which includes much of Detroit, Grosse Pointe, and various downstream communities. Michael Griffie is one of them. The civil rights lawyer has the approval of The Detroit News, State Representative Tyrone Carter and the Detroit Police Officers […]

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Churches: ‘God is pro-choice’, pro-life movement a ‘demonic agenda’

“The good man from the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil man from the bad treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of his heart his mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45). Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the bloodstained case Roe vs. Wade decision of 1973, we have seen […]

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South Dakota State News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25e2022 CONTACT: Kevin Larsen, Media Coordinator, 605-773-6000, [email protected] New book from historical society explores left-wing farm movements PIERRE, SD—The latest book published by the South Dakota Historical Society Press explores the activism of left-wing farm groups on the Great Plains. “After Populism: The Agrarian Left on the Northern Plains, […]

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Family of civil rights leader Mays visits his SC museum

By DAMIAN DOMINGUEZ. The Index Log GREENWOOD, SC (AP) — Chris Thomas adjusted a stack of magazines on a table outside the museum. Loy Sartin wiped down and dusted the oil lamps in the cabin. It was a great day for the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historic Preservation Site. Less than an hour later, a […]

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Maharashtra education society cheated medical aspirants out of Rs 65 cr :ED

The former sitting president of the Kolhapur-based Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Education Society (SCSES) and other defendants had raised more than Rs 65 crore from medical aspirants to gain admission into a college run by the trust, said declared the Direction of the application (ED) in his load. -sheet in the case. […]

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No movement on Conamara Ambulance Base – Connacht Tribune – Galway City Tribune:

1922 Dangers of unemployment There is a great deal of truth to claims recently made from more than one platform that unemployment is at the root of the current Irish unrest. Placing a considerable proportion of the male population of military age and condition on a military base will unfortunately not contribute to the immediate […]

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The reform of the law on the electoral count is necessary; Congress must also address racial discrimination in voting

Read a PDF of our statement here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mattie Goldman, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, [email protected] Lacy Crawford, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, [email protected] Chris Ford, Legal Defense Fund (LDF), [email protected] Rotimi Adeoye, American Civil Liberties Union, rade[email protected] Michelle Boykins, Asian Americans for Advancing Justice – AAJC, […]

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New civil rights group formed in India to fight for oppressed Muslims

TEHRAN (IQNA) — A new Muslim civil rights group has been set up in India to defend the rights of Muslims in the country. A group of Muslim activists, political leaders, lawyers and others have formed a civil rights group, Indian Muslims for Civil Rights (IMCR), to fight for the cause of oppressed and persecuted […]

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Society moves closer to heritage establishment, significance of Rossland Armory

With $1,500 in hand from Heritage BC, the Rossland Arts Center Society (Society) is moving forward with planning for a new arts center in the Rossland Drill Hall. “We have all kinds of work to do before this becomes a reality, but funding from the Heritage Legacy Fund will bring us a little closer,” company […]

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Sri Lankan sisters join diverse movement to demand change

A nun climbs above the perimeter wall at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, Sri Lanka July 15 after an official announced the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa amid the country’s economic crisis. (CNS/Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte) Mangaluru, India — Sri Lankans are experiencing one of the worst economic and political crises today, yet they enjoy an “unusual […]

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Civil rights leaders call on Pritzker to close Menard’s ‘Death Trap’ prison

Frank Chapman, National Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, on Wednesday July 6 called on Governor Pritzker to close the jail at the Ménard Correctional Center which he calls a “death trap.” “Conditions at Ménard prison are poor. There are a lot of infrastructure issues, mold on the walls and […]

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A new narrative can bring about changes in society

In the areas of education, employment, health, women empowerment, trade, development and international reputation, etc., Pakistan has slipped to the lowest ranks. Unprecedented inflation, flagrant corruption and an unstable political situation have led to social unrest and people are even talking about the possibility of a civil war in Pakistan. Kashmiris should take Pakistan’s pathetic […]

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Mumbai: Muslim leaders campaign for protection of civil rights | Bombay News

Hosted by Islam Gymkhana President Yusuf Abrahni, the meeting brought together around 100 prominent community leaders and activists from the city. MUMBAI: A section of Muslim leaders have decided to reach out to Hindus as part of the national civil rights campaign. At a meeting organized by the new float Indian Muslims for Civil Rights […]

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Turkey’s LGBTI+ movement resists despite everything / Turkey / Regions / Homepage

A photo of the last “free” Pride in Istanbul, in 2014 – © EvrenKalinbacak/Shutterstock Istanbul celebrated its annual LGBTI+ pride march in late June under the shadow of an intense police crackdown, in line with the Turkish government’s growing intolerance of all forms of LGBTI+ expression, from public marches to popular media Thousands of LGBTI+ […]

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Politicians, civil society pay tribute to Jessie Duarte…

The death of ANC Deputy General Secretary (DSG) Jessie Duarte in the early hours of Sunday July 17 came as a shock to many, even after months of illness which saw her leave her party post. There has been an outpouring of condolences and tributes from political parties, leaders and other organizations across South Africa […]

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‘Baba Ijesha’ rape case: a reflection of our society?

On Thursday, July 13, 2022, a rape case that began as a breeze on June 16, 2021, before Judge Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos Special Sexual Offenses Court in Ikeja was closed; at least while waiting for the call from the defense team. In this case, the defendant, James Olanrewaju, commonly known as “Baba Ijesha”, […]

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At the Texas convention, the Democrats presented the 2022 election as a new battle for civil rights

Democrats Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke used their speeches at the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas on Friday to point to former Texas political leaders like Governor Ann Richards, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and President Lyndon B. Johnson as evidence of what awaits them if they can break the stranglehold Republicans have held on the state […]

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Santa Rosa civil rights leader Ann Gray Byrd dies at 86

Ann Gray Byrd, who as a teenager watched her parents become civil rights and equality pioneers in Santa Rosa and then molded herself into a formidable activist and lifelong minister, died July 7. She was 86 years old. Byrd was a high school student when her family moved to Santa Rosa in 1952. She came […]

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Putin’s youth movement was created to teach Russian children national principles

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law creating a patriotic youth movement that seeks to teach Russian children about national principles. The Russian leader has been asked to lead the supervisory board of the youth movement, which the country’s parliament says will “prepare young people for a full life in society”. It is described […]

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A Historic Opportunity – 5 Key Demands from Tamil Civil Society

In response to the ongoing political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Tamil civil society groups issued a group statement urging all actors to seize this historic opportunity for “real change for an island plagued by decades of conflict ethnic”. “There have been many times in Sri Lanka’s history when governments have had the opportunity […]

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More Memories From Pivotal LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Events – San Francisco Bay Times

By Eduardo Morales, Ph.D.– The 1981 National Tour of the SF Gay Men’s Chorus For me and others who were also present, it was a very memorable and transformative tour. This happened over a two-week period in June 1981, just three years after the choir was formed in the fall of 1978. It was in […]

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City Life Org – New-York Historical Society Showcases Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite

Kwame Brathwaite, Sikolo Brathwaite wearing headphones designed by Carolee Prince, African Jazz-Art Society & Studios (AJASS), Harlem, ca. 1968; by Kwame Brathwaite: Black is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019) On view August 19, 2022 through January 15, 2023, the acclaimed traveling exhibit comes to New York and showcases the life and work of a key figure in […]

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Iran sentences man who started #MeToo movement to death (media)

DAMASCUS: Family members from three generations were packed into the back of a van for what began as a joyful ride through the Syrian countryside for Abdulaziz Al-Oqab and his loved ones.They were planning on enjoying the long-forgotten pleasure of a simple peacetime family picnic when a landmine put a bloody end to their outing […]

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Unsung Heroes: Tara Krishnaswamy — From Technician to Fighter for Women’s Political Rights

Three years ago, during a TEDxMAIS talk about a “weirdly insignificant event that created colossal change”, a former software engineer, who is now a civil rights and women’s rights activist in Bengaluru, raised a question that tormented her – “How come a politician from a dynasty is nepotism but when it’s a politician it’s a […]

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Civil rights advocates and legal experts weigh in on Abbott’s executive order

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Local civil rights advocates are reacting to Governor Abbott’s new executive order that gives National Guard members and state troopers the power to detain undocumented immigrants and return them to ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border. “What Governor Abbott is trying to do is use state taxpayers’ money and try […]

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Family of man injured in police van seek civil rights charges | Connecticut News

By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press The family of a black Connecticut man, paralyzed when a police van without a seatbelt slammed on the brakes, asked federal authorities on Friday to file civil rights charges against the officers involved. The driver was taking Randy Cox, 36, to a police station in New Haven, Connecticut, on June […]

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The growing international movement for religious freedom

On June 15, 1215, in a field called Runnymede on the banks of the River Thames, the English barons and the Archbishop of Canterbury witnessed the affixing of the seal of the King of England to the Magna Carta. King John, having lost Normandy to France and facing a French claim to his throne, as […]

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Civil society groups call for an inclusive constitution-making process in South Sudan

8th July, 2022 (WAU) – Honest, transparent and inclusive debate is essential for a lasting permanent constitution in South Sudan, stakeholders have resolved. The resolution was part of a training on the inclusive process of developing a permanent constitution for civil society organizations held in Wau on Wednesday. The Transitional Constitution of the Republic of […]

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Why abortion is a civil rights issue for black voters

Sean Rayford/Getty Images Talking with voters about reproductive health issues, including access to abortion, is not new to Malika Redmond, co-founder and CEO of Women Engaged, an Atlanta-based group that focuses on engaging black voters. Shortly after the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, who established the constitutional right to abortion in 1973, […]

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The Movement: Ed Farm’s civil rights history app, BCRI moves to the next phase

Movement, the civil rights history iPhone app from Ed Farm and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institutehas entered its next phase. Now in a soft launch, the app is now available for download from Apple App Store. The mobile application is a collaboration of the BCRI, Ed Farmand digital creative brand DRMN STAY. The three organizations […]

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COVID-19 misinformation bolsters the anti-vaccine movement

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain More and more parents are questioning the need for routine vaccinations for young children. Adults are also skipping shots, even for vaccines with a long safety record. The trend comes amid a wave of misinformation and misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines that has helped stem pandemic-related deaths. The politicization of COVID-19 […]

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Jonathan Moyo steps up attacks on Chamisa ‘secret society’

Exiled former minister Jonathan Moyo has stepped up attacks on the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) for not having structures. Moyo claimed yesterday that the CCC operates like a secret society due to the lack of structures and a constitution. “It is a confirmed fact that the CCC is a brand new party with no […]

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Libyan protest movement says it will step up campaign

TRIPOLI, July 2 (Reuters) – Libyan protesters will continue to demonstrate until all ruling elites leave power, they said on Saturday, after rallies in most major cities on Friday resulted in crowds taking storming the parliament building and burning parts of it. The protest movement said it would step up its campaign from Sunday, urging […]

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MLK Tapes, Other Civil Rights Elements Return to Charleston | South Carolina News

By ADAM PARKER, The Post and Courier CHARLESTON, SC (AP) — Nearly three years ago, it was unclear what would become of a cache of Civil Rights-era artifacts from Charleston. The collection included the soundtrack of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. delivered on July 30, 1967, at Charleston County Hall, as well as […]

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Biden to present Latin American civil rights icon Raul Yzaguirre with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Latino civil rights activist Raul Yzaguirre is among 17 people the White House said on Friday would be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Yzaguirre is best known as the longtime leader of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), now known as UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights organization. Yzaguirre’s tenure as […]

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The Role of Civil Society in Transformative Leadership

Ronald ZvendiaTransformative leadership is leadership that brings about positive radical change. In a development context, it is leadership that brings about widespread and demonstrable improvements in people’s lives, as evidenced by increased incomes, longer life expectancies, comprehensive social safety nets and universal access to basic services. Transformative leadership is the pathway by which Zimbabwe can […]