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Sex-Scandal-Ridden Homophobia Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry
From Credo Action 's First Person blog, to Mssrs. Ensign and Sanford: "I want these two hypocrites to apologize to all my gay and lesbian friends who want to be able to marry the one they love, rather than being scapegoated as threatening traditional marriage. Seriously...Both Sanford and Ensign...
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Raid At the Rainbow Lounge
On the weekend of the 40th anniversary of Stonewall and Gay Pride events around the world, Texas police and alcohol agents raided a Forth Worth gay bar, arresting seven people and sending one man to the hospital with a brain injury in an action one witness called "harassment, plain and simple." At...
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Heroin, and the U.S.-Funded Bridge That Moves It
Despite official claims of a drop in drug traffic, opium and heroin business is booming on the Afghanistan-Tajkistan border, in part thanks to a $37 million, U.S.-built bridge touted in 2007 as "a critical transit route for trade and commerce." After years of throwing, carrying, ferrying or...
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More Bull
A new campaign aimed at quelling the entirely justified surge of populist anger at Wall Street fat cats has help from a master of spin: Jim Wilkinson, a former GOP aide to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and member of the Bush White House Iraq Group who helped make the fact-skewered case for...
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Gay Pride on the Range
Amidst this weekend's multitude of Gay Pride events – Berlin's parade drawing 550,000 people, Chicago's Dyke March and Mamma Mia Sing-Along, Dublin's 'Pride and Prejudice' parade in tuxes and wedding gowns, New York's Madonna Madness and Rapture On The River Dances – comes news of the first-ever...
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Never Forget: The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
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Resilience In Iran
In a blog called Neo-Resistance, an Iranian woman named Naj offers tales of "resilience." Today, she calls on people to fly green balloons in protest of the violence and in support of Mousavi; without access to balloons, she says, garbage bags will do. Today, those who are not YET intimidated,...
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Heal the World
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Don't Buy Into Apartheid
The Israeli barcode starts with 729 Following the lead of the European Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement, U.S. activists in California and elsewhere have begun a campaign to get Israeli goods out of Trader Joe's stores. Protesters with Don't Buy Into Apartheid removed couscous, cheese and other...
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Insure Us Against the "Insurers," Please
A day after experts testified at a hearing that health insurers regularly "dump the sick" to satisfy "Wall Street's relentless profit expectations," a Senate report confirmed the charge, finding that insurers have forced consumers to pay billions in medical bills they should have paid, often by...
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