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miércoles, 19 de septiembre de 2012

Native American women twice as likely to be raped - Boing Boing

Native American women twice as likely to be raped - Boing Boing: "One in three American Indian women have been raped or have experienced an attempted rape," according to a Justice Department statistic cited in the NYT. The rate of sexual assault among indigenous American women "is more than twice ...

Measuring the odds on whether Supreme Court will take up California's ...

Measuring the odds on whether Supreme Court will take up California's ...:
When the U.S. Supreme Court returns to work next month, it will take up three California cases. But Proposition 8, which overturned California's gay marriage law, isn't on the docket…yet. Ever since California voters passed Prop 8 four years ago ...


89.3 KPCC

Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar suspended three games for homophobic slur

Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar suspended three games for homophobic slur:
Escobar's lost salary, approximately $30,000, will be donated by the Jays to You Can Play — a project co-founded by Patrick Burke, son of Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke, to support equality for gay athletes — and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against ...


Toronto Star

Uproar over anti-Muslim film puts US in tricky position


Uproar over anti-Muslim film puts US in tricky position

... referred them to trial on charges of harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information. The charges carry the death penalty. So far, the U.S. government has acknowledged offering Nakoula very limited ...

Lockeans and Indians

Lockeans and Indians:
A quick glance at American history reminds you that there's no legitimate chain of voluntary exchanges involved in, say, the expropriation of Native American land. Bryan Caplan, in what I believe was a response to my tweets, took this query the wrong ...


Slate Magazine (blog)

Venezuela profile - Overview

Venezuela profile - Overview:
A 1970s boom largely benefited the middle classes, but a subsequent price collapse condemned many of this class to poverty while eroding the living standards of the already impoverished. Continue reading the main story ... In 1998 Venezuelans broke the ...


BBC News

Chick-Fil-A adopts gay-neutral stance


Chick-Fil-A adopts gay-neutral stance

... confirmed that the company will stop donating to groups like Focus on the Family and other groups with anti-gay agendas, according to The Civil Rights Agenda, a Chicago-based gay-rights organization. By Anthony Bartkewicz / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ...

Top 5 Things to Bring to Buenos Aires

Top 5 Things to Bring to Buenos Aires: Whether you are coming to Buenos Aires just to visit or to live here indefinitely, there are a few things to consider that will ease your transition. While exploring a new place is half, if not all, the fun, it's always nice to have a rough guideline ...




School district looks at child poverty numbers in Richmond

School district looks at child poverty numbers in Richmond: 2005 census data indicated more than one quarter (26 per cent) of Richmond children live at or below the poverty line, defined as families whose income after tax was $21,400 or less. Administrators who work closely with local youth had difficulty ...

Disabled mom beaten by 11-year-old son dies, suffered from pre-existing ...


Disabled mom beaten by 11-year-old son dies, suffered from pre-existing ...

ELK GROVE, Calif. - An elderly disabled woman who was severely beaten by her 11-year-old son with an extension cord has died Tuesday on causes unrelated to the assault. The Sacramento Bee reports that the 51-year-old suffered from a ...

UC Riverside Celebrates National Hispanic-serving Institutions Week

UC Riverside Celebrates National Hispanic-serving Institutions Week: Such a designation means institutions can apply for competitive grants to expand and support educational opportunities for Hispanic and other low-income students. These grants are spent on various projects, such as faculty development and creating new ...

Poverty, pride in Peru helped to finish work

Poverty, pride in Peru helped to finish work: Though he has traveled in England, France, Italy and Canada, Zane Buckner said his recent trip to Peru with the Fuller Center for Housing opened his eyes to another side of the world. “It really changed my life to seeing how so many people were so ...

Native American language certification policy adopted


Native American language certification policy adopted

A new policy development by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and Native American tribes could pave the way for Native American languages to be taught in classrooms. The policy allows for individuals with Native American language proficiency ...

Native American actor to take part in Harvest Pow Wow

Native American actor to take part in Harvest Pow Wow: Kinsey, Suka, and Twilight actor Chaske Spencer will connect the dots between this wild animal and its spiritual connection to Native Americans at this year's annual Harvest Pow Wow, running Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23, at Naper Settlement ...

LGBTI group holds protest in Honduras

LGBTI group holds protest in Honduras: 13, according to an organizational press release that the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America provided. This monthly demonstration urged officials to arrest prosecute and imprison the people who assassinated LGBT leader Walter ...

Poverty, pride in Peru helped to finish work

Poverty, pride in Peru helped to finish work: Buckner, a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School in Hammond, and his stepfather, Albany dentist Randy Mayer, recently returned from a seven-day build in La Florida, Peru, an area mostly occupied by migrant workers or day laborers ...

Native American Rights Fund Fires Back at Cobell Lawyers Over Fees


Native American Rights Fund Fires Back at Cobell Lawyers Over Fees

John Echohawk, Native American Rights Fund executive director, (left) and his team have issued a statement in regards to one of the Cobell lawyers' (pictured with Elouise Cobell) claims over fee payments from the Cobell settlement. Read More: Cobell ...

Australian Senator Resigns After Comparing Gay Marriage To Bestiality

Australian Senator Resigns After Comparing Gay Marriage To Bestiality: In America, when a politician compares homosexuality to bestiality, he runs for president. In Australia, he's forced to resign. That's what Australian Senator Cory Bernardi did after he made a gross analogy during a debate about marriage equality. 'The ...

Report: Latino and African-American media are pro-LGBT

Report: Latino and African-American media are pro-LGBT: Most Americans believe homosexuality is something people are born with, said the report, adding that those who believe so are far more likely to support LGBT rights. Sixty-five percent of Americans who believe people are born gay support marriage ...

Lesbian couple in Oregon says venue canceled their wedding because they ...


Lesbian couple in Oregon says venue canceled their wedding because they ...

The incident isn't unique to Oregon — a gay couple in New York sued a restaurant in the West Village this week for backing out of hosting their wedding because of their sexual orientation, arguing the owner violated their civil rights. Barrett Greene ...

HRC: Marriage for Gay couples could come to CA in weeks

HRC: Marriage for Gay couples could come to CA in weeks: WASHINGTON — In a matter of weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether or not to hear the Perry case — the suit challenging California's ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples known as Prop 8. If the court decides not to hear the case ...

30 Cuban Hunger Strikers Win Release of an Opponent

30 Cuban Hunger Strikers Win Release of an Opponent: Martha Beatriz Roque a few minutes after ending her hunger strike. Photo: Yoani Sanchez. After a week on a hunger strike, several Cuban dissidents ended their fast this Tuesday afternoon. The number of opponents refusing to eat had reached 30 ...

Cuba Education Tours Announces the Ultimate Havana Jazz Festival Tour for ...


Cuba Education Tours Announces the Ultimate Havana Jazz Festival Tour for ...

Cuba Education Tours, the Cuban Institute of Music and five-time Latin Grammy Award winner Chucho Valdés invite you to the Havana International Jazz Festival. Cuba Education Tours has announced their 2012 Havana International Jazz Festival Tour.

Latinos Hit Hardest by Hunger and Poverty

Latinos Hit Hardest by Hunger and Poverty: ... WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), and school meal programs have helped keep more people from going hungry, despite the nation's soaring poverty and unemployment rates. Thirty-five percent of Latinos ...

Is poverty destiny? Ideology vs. evidence in school reform


Is poverty destiny? Ideology vs. evidence in school reform

The answer to this question is central to which education reform agenda the United States should embrace. --. “Is” versus “Should Not Be”: Poverty Is Destiny. Nowhere is the contrast between ideology and evidence more obvious than when we look at what ...