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viernes, 23 de noviembre de 2012

What's Next for Gay-Rights Advocates?


What's Next for Gay-Rights Advocates?

There have never been so many equality cases before that court at the same time—six cases total. They're very different. Five of those are challenging federal law [the Defense of Marriage Act], while the Prop 8 case [California 's gay-marriage ban] is ...

The high value of the gay vote


The high value of the gay vote

A New York Times story on Friday showed just how significant a shift that would have been. “Exit polls showed that 76 percent of voters who identified as gay supported Mr. Obama last week, and that 22 percent supported Mr. Romney,” The Times noted.

Gay Military Academy Cadets Are Out, Proud, And Thriving Post-DADT


Gay Military Academy Cadets Are Out, Proud, And Thriving Post-DADT

The New York Times published a great piece this weekend showcasing how gay military cadets are adjusting to a military culture in which they don't have to hide in the wake of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' Let's not forget that we're talking about eighteen ...

US: 'Hate filled' killer of gay war veteran denied parole, still an 'extreme ...


US: 'Hate filled' killer of gay war veteran denied parole, still an 'extreme ...

The killer of a gay man in Staten Island, New York, has been denied parole after 23 years in jail, after it was deemed by a parole board that his ”brutal, merciless and hate-filled actions” make him unfit for society. Michael Taylor, 43, was serving a ...

Britain in Latin and Central America


Britain in Latin and Central America

Eight Latin American states are currently members of the UN Human Rights Council. Countries like Brazil are increasing their development co-operation in ...

Human Rights: Latin America speaks out against violence in Costa ...


Human Rights: Latin America speaks out against violence in Costa ...

Violence in Costa Rica raises regional alarm; Argentina embargoes Chevron assets to pay environmental compensation to Ecuadorians; Venezuela elected to ...

Costa Rica under fire over information crimes law


Costa Rica under fire over information crimes law

By Latin American standards of turbulence and strife, Costa Rica stands apart as a breath of fresh air and bastion of human rights. But now it's under fire for a new media law criticized as a gut punch to freedom of the press at a time when corruption ...

Native Americans celebrate their heritage


Native Americans celebrate their heritage

A Native American Heritage celebration recently took place at Holy Name Catholic School in honor of the Catholic church's first ever canonization of a Native American saint. Kateri Tekakwitha was a Mohawk baptized on Easter Day 1676. Her life of piety ...

Chilean state-owned Codelco higher profit in Jan-Sept period, lower output


Chilean state-owned Codelco higher profit in Jan-Sept period, lower output

SANTIAGO, Chile – Chile's state-owned mining company Codelco says its January-September profits rose 27 percent over the same period last year. The world's largest copper company says it earned $6.77 billion before taxes versus $5.32 billion in the ...

Most American Jail Inmates Have Not Been Convicted Of Anything ...


Most American Jail Inmates Have Not Been Convicted Of Anything ...

The threats to our freedom are coming from the prison industrial complex, and for nearly 2/3rds of American jail inmates, their crimes have not yet been proven.

Haiti - Politic : Launch of the 2012-2013 Action Plan for territorial ...


Haiti - Politic : Launch of the 2012-2013 Action Plan for territorial ...

Thursday at Karibe Convention Center, Léon Ronsard Saint-Cyr, the Minister of the Interior and of Territorial Collectivities (MICT), proceeded, to the launch of the 2012-2013 Action Plan for territorial collectivities. This plan aims among other : to ...

Bipolar Disorder Debate: Myths of Mental Illness | Psychology Today


Bipolar Disorder Debate: Myths of Mental Illness | Psychology Today

I want to respond to my esteemed colleague, Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, Director of the Mood Disorder Clinic atTufts University Medical Center, regarding the nature of both childhood and adult bipolar disorder. In his recent post, Dr. Ghaemi ...

Two military planes collide in Venezuela: officials


Two military planes collide in Venezuela: officials

Caracas: Two Venezuelan military planes collided during a demonstration on Thursday, killing a pilot who steered his stricken turboprop plane away from populated areas, the government said. Two other aviators ejected safely from their OV-10 Bronco ...

Suspected Drug Smuggler Arrested in Venezuela


Suspected Drug Smuggler Arrested in Venezuela

Venezuela's top security official says authorities have captured an alleged Colombian drug trafficker. Justice Minister Nestor Reverol says National Guard troops were joined by officials from the National Anti-Drug Office to catch Juan Carlos Pena ...

Anti-Israel protesters target synagogue in Venezuela


Anti-Israel protesters target synagogue in Venezuela

(JTA) -- Anti-Israel protesters reportedly burned an effigy of the Israeli prime minister and shouted anti-Jewish slogans at the main synagogue of the Venezuelan capital. Around 50 people staged a demonstration Thursday outside Tiféret Israel in ...

Cuba to Debut Against Martinique in Caribbean Soccer Cup


Cuba to Debut Against Martinique in Caribbean Soccer Cup

HAVANA TIMES — Cuba's soccer team will face Martinique in the second day of competition of the Caribbean Football Cup, scheduled for December 7 to 16 in Antigua and Barbuda, reported local Cuban media sources. The island's team will compete in ...

'Interest of children must be at core of every executive department' – Fearon


'Interest of children must be at core of every executive department' – Fearon

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson hosted a major Child Poverty Conference, on Friday last in Belfast. The event had several speakers ranging from the EU to the Assembly, including Megan Fearon, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Families, Children and Youth.

First transgender elected official makes history in Cuba


First transgender elected official makes history in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, Friday November 23, 2012 – The landmark appointment of Adela Hernandez as Cuba's first transgender elected officer has made history in the Caribbean communist country. Forty-eight-year-old Hernandez was elected delegate to the ...

California's 'ex-gay therapy' legal fight signals homophobes' retreat


California's 'ex-gay therapy' legal fight signals homophobes' retreat

Of all these victories, the prohibition of ex-gay therapy may be the sweetest. California's new law is quite literally a life-saver, and several other states, notably New Jersey, are working on similar statutes. And at a moment when the mainstream ...

Street gangs gain foothold on Native American reservations


Street gangs gain foothold on Native American reservations

During this time of year, school children are often taught the story of the first Thanksgiving where the Pilgrims met the Indians upon coming to North America. Much like the first Thanksgiving, the true story of the current struggle of Native Americans ...

'Great expectations' lost: Jesse Jackson Jr.'s political career ends amid ...


'Great expectations' lost: Jesse Jackson Jr.'s political career ends amid ...

CHICAGO – Jesse Jackson Jr. is the namesake son of one of the most prominent black men in the United States, a progressive-minded activist whose ascent into public life prompted talk of a new era of African-American political power. In the early years, ...

Woman's journey brings her work, mental health


Woman's journey brings her work, mental health

A job. Regina Holloway has two, in fact. The Hapeville mother of three is working for ProGeorgia, a nonprofit specializing in grass-root civic engagement, voter registration and other issues. She's also a representative for the National Alliance on ...

Ottawa to address safety concerns about releasing mentally ill offenders


Ottawa to address safety concerns about releasing mentally ill offenders

The federal government plans to address concerns about the release of high-risk people found not criminally responsible by reason of a mental disorder. Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson's announcement Thursday of proposed legislation comes a year ...

Women with mental disorders 'need help to quit smoking in pregnancy'


Women with mental disorders 'need help to quit smoking in pregnancy'

Analysis revealed that around one-quarter of the women had a mental disorder and that these women were more willing to be referred to smoking cessation services than those with no mental disorder. Despite this, women with mental health problems were ...

World Solidarity Actions Increase in Favor of Cuban Five


World Solidarity Actions Increase in Favor of Cuban Five

Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) World solidarity actions and demands of liberty for the five Cuban anti-terrorists unjustly imprisoned in the United States, are increasing. Different sectors of society have raised their ...

It's a political cockfight on Haitian radio


It's a political cockfight on Haitian radio

PORT-AU-PRINCE They arrive one by one, taking their seats around the expansive table with worn chairs and color-coded microphones, ready to shred opponents in the battle to shape public opinion. Every Saturday, on the Haitian radio version of CNN's ...