Officials from the University of California, Berkeley are considering banning the Salvation Army from soliciting donations on campus after the college's student government accused the Christian organization of having anti-gay policies, SF Weekly reports.
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In the Midst of Glitzy Art Basel, a Non-Profit Raises Awareness About Poverty ...:
|Among the high rollers that flock to Miami this week to peruse galleries at Art Basel Miami Beach, there's a youth-led non-profit organization called "Techo" that is here with a mission: to raise awareness about poverty in Latin America and collect ...|
York minister uses Native American pipe ceremonies to help hospital patients: He said the Native American pipe traditions date back thousands of years and are every bit as sacred as mainstream Christian customs. "It has such a reverence to us and such a long history for us," said Hayden, 65, a member of the Keepers of the Sacred ...
|Jon Hammar and a friend were on their way to Costa Rica in August and planned to drive across the Mexican
border near Matamoros in a Winnebago filled with surfboards and camping
gear. Hammar, 27, asked U.S. border agents what to do with an unloaded ...|
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took time to bash the Judiciary after yesterday's shocking ruling on the Marita Verón case during the inauguration of an appliances factory in Northern Buenos Aires town of Campana. “There's an evident divorce ...
Sean Penn: What I've Learned:
|Say what you will, but Sean Penn is a man you'd want on your side. Why? He knows how to fight. He's fighting his own renegade war to save Haiti. He's fought battles over money and creativity in Hollywood for decades. He fights for any idea he believes in.|
Ecology and Venezuela: A program for 21st-century socialism:
|In June 2012, Venezuela released its draft second six-year plan (English translation). This is a fascinating document: it outlines a program for 21st-century socialism along the following trajectories: consolidate national independence, construct ...|
Illinois May Close Prisons, But It Should Imprison Fewer People ...: With the intent of closing four prisons throughout the state, Illinois last week joined a nationwide movement to cut costs by consolidating its prison population.
Cuba dissidents denounce wave of detentions: Dissidents have no legal recognition in Cuba, which accuses its small community of vocal opponents of being traitors and “counterrevolutionaries” who accept foreign money to undermine the government. The U.S. State Department criticized what it called ...
Buenos Aires teachers rally over salary dispute:
|Buenos Aires is the most populous and largest province of Argentina. It provides 4 and a half million students with public education. Teachers, however, are facing significant delays in their payments. This, as education workers have taken their claims ...|
Fresh UOCRA violence: Last month, there were violent scenes at the Chubut provincial legislature when UOCRA members attacked environmentalists who demonstrated against open-pit mining. Another incident in October saw violence in Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires province, ...
Uruguay Congress approves gay marriage law: Uruguay's Lower House approved last night a bill to legalize same-sex marriage and sent it on to the Senate. The Chamber of Deputies approved the measure after eight hours of debate, with 81 votes in favor out of 87 legislators present. The result was ...
Chavez's cancer surgery successful, Venezuela VP says:
|Reuters/Reuters - Venezuela's vice President Nicolas Maduro (C) flanked by cabinet members statement about President Hugo Chavez's cancer surgery in Caracas December 11, 2012. Chavez's cancer operation in Cuba …more on Tuesday was successful, ...|
Yahoo! News (blog)
Human remains confirmed to be Native Americans: OSCODA – It does not appear that the Native American partial remains uncovered during the early days of the US-23 reconstruction project will be returned to Oscoda for reburial, according to Joe Ireland, a member of the Chippewa Nation of the Great Lakes.
Granger High Schoolstudents have created a new piece of art that will hang in the new building when it opens next year. The student mural was unveiled during a ceremony on Nov. 13. The mural was part of the “Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American ...
Native American Iconography Meets Modernist Aesthetic and Material: Jeffrey Gibson's exhibition at Marc Straus in the Lower East Side filters Native American iconography through the lens of modernism.
Montrealers will have the opportunity to brighten up their palates with a true tango of the tongues thanks to an influx of 18 chefs visiting from Argentina for the Montréal en Lumière festival. This year's honorary ...
Chavez recovering after cancer surgery in Cuba:
|CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was recovering in Cuba on Tuesday after an operation targeting an aggressive cancer that has defied multiple treatments and has prompted the socialist leader to name a political successor.|
Puerto Rico Takes Step Toward Making Itself into Caribbean's Main Movie Set:
|Luillo Ruiz, who via his company Pimienta is co-producing the movie, told Efe on Tuesday that “In the Blood” is a big-budget Hollywood film that is being shot in Puerto Rico thanks to the professionalism of the local personnel. Regarding why “In the ...|
Latin American Herald Tribune
Puerto Rico appoints head of Government Development Bank: SAN JUAN Dec 11 (Reuters) - A new team was appointed on Tuesday to head Puerto Rico's government financial adviser, the Government Development Bank, in a move that may help the debt-laden commonwealth address its economic problems.
The pharmaceutical giant said Monday it was cutting all funding to the Boy Scouts of America and would consider giving to it again only if it stops barring gay Scouts and troop leaders. "The BSA's policy of exclusion based on sexual orientation ...
Should a Gay Uncle Boycott His Straight Niece's Wedding?: Every other Tuesday, Steven Petrow, the author of “Steven Petrow's Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners,” (Workman, 2011), addresses questions about gay and straight etiquette for a boomer-age audience. Send questions for Civil Behavior to ...
Gay Marriage Fight Intensifies in Britain and France:
|A protest organized by fundamentalist Christian group Civitas Institute against gay marriage in Paris on Nov Thibault Camus/Associated Press A protest organized by fundamentalist Christian group Civitas Institute against gay marriage in Paris on Nov. 18.|
New York Times (blog)
Former NHL Player Advocates for the LGBT Community: While NFL's Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe made headlines this year for his strong support for marriage equality and LGBT rights, former New York Rangers hockey player Sean Avery continues to fight for gay rights in sports, the New York Daily ...