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Human Rights

2014 Winter Olympics

Norwegian Minister Of Health Brings His Husband To Sochi

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:10 PM February 4, 2014
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The Norwegian Minister of Health and Care Services, Bent Høie, and his husband, advertising mogul Dag Terje Solvang, have arrived in Sochi.

Discrimination

Moscow Helsinki Group Tells Putin Propaganda Law Is Harming Children

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:15 AM February 3, 2014
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Russia’s oldest human rights group has released a report showing the “propaganda” law intended to protect children has had the opposite result.

Discrimination

Bravo Europe! Russia Has Accused You Of Forcing Gay Tolerance On The World

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:09 PM January 16, 2014
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A new report by the Russian Foreign Ministry complains of Western Europe’s “aggressive propaganda of homosexual love.” To which we say, “Go Europe!”

Civil Rights

Playing in the Sun: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

by Clinton Fein ● 8:23 PM December 5, 2013
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New Civil Rights Movement contributor Clinton Fein, born in South Africa in 1964, shares his thoughts on today’s passing of Nelson Mandela.

Human Rights

Church Groups In San Antonio Fail To Put Non-Discrimination Ordinance On The Ballot

by Jay Morris ● 7:09 PM October 15, 2013
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Church groups in San Antonio have failed to put a non-discrimination statute — made famous by Elis Chan — before the voters, meaning equality in the Texas town is a little bit safer today.

Human Rights

A Russian Court Has Struck Down A Russian City’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:37 PM October 3, 2013
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A gay rights activist convicted of breaking a city law by “informing minors about homosexuality” has had her conviction overturned by a Russian court.

Human Rights

United Nations LGBT Meeting Issues ‘In Your Face Russia’ Declaration

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:55 PM September 27, 2013
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The United Nations held its highest level meeting ever to discuss LGBT violence and discrimination yesterday, and agreed to issue a joint declaration Russia may find insulting.

2014 Winter Olympics

Do Or Die Time For The 2014 Sochi Olympics

by Clinton Fein ● 7:00 AM August 9, 2013
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I plan to dedicate myself to making sure that any brand affiliated with Sochi Games suffer the consequences. What are you willing to do? Because switching cocktail brands is not going to cut it this time.

Human Rights

Should NBC Make Rachel Maddow Its Human Rights Correspondent For The Olympics?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM August 6, 2013
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Truth Wins Out is petitioning NBC to make Rachel Maddow its Human Rights Correspondent for the Sochi Olympics. But considering Russia’s new law criminalizing “gay propaganda” is that safe for Rachel?

Civil Rights

You Aren’t What You’re Force-Fed

by Clinton Fein ● 12:59 PM July 10, 2013
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Prisoners at GITMO are being force-fed. In this four-minute film, made by Human Rights organization Reprieve and director Asif Kapadia, U.S. actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), demonstrates what that’s like.

Human Rights

A Woman’s Abu Ghraib In Rick Perry’s Texas?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:11 AM June 18, 2013
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Two female Texas inmates have filed a federal lawsuit charging Live Oak County, Texas, with running a “rape camp” in the County Jail reminiscent of Abu Ghraib.

Analysis

Growing Demand to Stop Gender Based Violence Marks International Women’s Day 2013

by Tanya Domi ● 4:05 PM March 8, 2013
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From the horrific rape of a young Indian woman in Delhi, India to the rapes of US military women in the United States, the world’s citizenry erupts in indignant opposition to the ugly specter of gender based violence that haunts women in every corner of the world

Human Rights

A Billion Rising To End Violence Against Women

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:12 PM February 14, 2013
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Today a billion women are rising against violence against women, because “We have no idea what can and will happen when one billion women and the men who love them dance together on the floor of the Mother Earth”

Analysis

Farewell Hillary For the Moment: Rest, Relax and Keep the Door Open to 2016!

by Tanya Domi ● 2:24 PM February 1, 2013
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Hillary Clinton departs her post as Secretary of State today to an unknown future. While millions of supporters wish her well, she no doubt deserves to take a long rest, as many fervently hope for a Clinton presidential run in 2016