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imagePride and Palestine
Giant Pride flag
by Spectator
The 41st Pride Parade in Long Beach was generally a joyous occasion. But naturally, amid the party atmosphere was serious subjects like AIDS prevention/treatment, parents supporting their LGBTQ offspring, Planned Parenthood, and sobriety. There was also sponsorship by local businesses such as Hamburger Mary's as well as corporations including Disneyland, Walmart, Boeing, Gelson's, and major banks. But attention was also drawn by to Palestine (apparently by unaffiliated activists). See video a...
Posted: Mon, May 20, 2024 6:55pm PDT
textMinority rights at the heart of Germany’s trade policy by Ingrid Schmid
In 2021, Germany passed a milestone in defending and representing minorities, by electing the first two transgender Parliament members. The road to inclusion and to the respect owed to all minorities has been long. There’s no denying that German society is better off than a few decades ago, and that Germany is a vibrant haven for many minorities. Clearly, a valid cause for pride. But, as legitimate as rejoicing may be, promoters of equality and social justice should not forget that the fight ...
Posted: Tue, Jan 9, 2024 6:11am PST
imageYoung People Should Oppose the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA)
by EFF
Next week, Congress plans to move a bill forward that is opposed by dozens of organizations, digital rights protectors, LGBTQ+ activists, and human rights defenders: the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA)....
Posted: Wed, Jul 26, 2023 1:27pm PDT
imageFree Peppy and Krystal!
by solidarity
In the early hours of May 19th, heavily armed agents raided the home of two long-term Pittsburgh activists, Brian “Peppy” DiPippa and Krystal DiPippa. Nearly a month and a half later they were both federally indicted on charges stemming from a demonstration against a University of Pittsburgh sanctioned event promoting transphobic hate speech....
Posted: Sat, Jul 8, 2023 12:01pm PDT
imageLGBT+ Action in Paris to Demand Recognition and Rights
by Leon Kunstenaar
Thousands drum and march down main thoroughfare...
Posted: Sun, May 14, 2023 11:35am PDT
imageThe tyranny of women and Trans hating fascist Christian groups and politicians
by Lynda Carson
Based on biblical principles, thousands of women were burned at the stake for being accused of being witches!...
Posted: Tue, May 2, 2023 3:54am PDT
imageAlliance Defending Freedom is a Hate Group
by Reproductive Justice for All
While the Supreme Court maintains full access to the abortion pill mifepristone until at least tomorrow, the anti-abortion group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) said the Supreme Court should keep restrictions on mifepristone in place as the legal battle over the pill plays out. The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated the ADF as a hate group....
Posted: Thu, Apr 20, 2023 2:28am PDT
textGlenn Greenwald’s Transition to Ally of Bigotry by eoin Higgins
Former human rights defender defects...
Posted: Wed, Aug 10, 2022 9:32pm PDT
textComedian Dave Chapelle’s The Closer: A racist tirade disguised as stand-up comedy by Nick Barrickman (WSWS repost)
To an extent without precedent by any entertainment figure in recent memory, Chapelle openly advocates anti-Semitism and gloats over racist violence directed against Asians....
Posted: Mon, Oct 18, 2021 8:30am PDT
documentWheaton Mayor signs Pride Week proclamation after making $1,000 Jeanne Ives contribution
by Lynda Carson
Pride Week Proclamation Signed By Mayor:...
Posted: Thu, Jun 18, 2020 4:56am PDT
imageAbolition is the Floor Not the Ceiling
by Gay Shame
It is important to remember that institutional violence flows not merely from the bullets of the police but in fact moves through all elements of the social fabric....
Posted: Sun, Jun 14, 2020 2:15pm PDT
imageChelsea Manning, Jailed for Resisting Grand Jury, Released from Solitary Confinement
by Democracy Now!
In Northern Virginia, U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been released from solitary confinement after 28 days and moved into the general population of the Truesdale Detention Center....
Posted: Sun, Apr 7, 2019 7:45pm PDT
imageDaniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again
by Democracy Now!
“I Know No One More Patriotic”: Daniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again...
Posted: Thu, Mar 14, 2019 12:39pm PDT
imageIn My Own Voice-Sandra Moran in the Maritimes
by Stacey Gomez
Sandra Moran is an advocate for LGBT, Indigenous and women's rights, a talented musician and the first feminist and openly gay Member of Congress to be elected in Guatemala. As part of a speaking tour organized by Breaking the Silence Maritimes-Guatemala Solidarity Network, Sandra visited Eastern Canada from June 15th-23rd. She first visited the Maritimes 30 years ago as a member of the revolutionary musical group Kin Lalat. On Sunday, June 24th, as Sandra prepared to head back to Guatemala, ...
Posted: Mon, Jul 23, 2018 4:34pm PDT
imageBlack, Queer Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Assassinated
by Colin Murphy
Councilwoman Marielle Franco, a feminist lesbian activist and emerging voice against police violence, was gunned down yesterday in her car...
Posted: Fri, Mar 16, 2018 12:58am PDT
documentACLU Sues Alabama for Discrimination Against Transgender People
by American Civil Liberties Union
MONTGOMERY, Ala., February 6, 2018 — The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Alabama filed a lawsuit today challenging Alabama’s policy of restricting access to driver’s licenses for transgender people that accurately reflect their gender identity. The lawsuit, Corbitt v. Taylor, was filed on behalf of three people who experienced this discrimination....
Posted: Tue, Feb 6, 2018 6:32pm PST
audioIntersectional Community Organizing for Social Justice Roundtable, March 2017 (audio/mpeg 45.7MB) by Theo Hilton
Panel on intersectional activism in New Orleans...
Posted: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 7:11am PDT
audioInterview with Arely Westley of BreakOUT! (audio/x-wav 203.1MB) by WTUL News and Views
"BreakOUT! is a real good family more than an organization. We are a family where we love and support one another."...
Posted: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 3:39pm PDT
imageThe Electoral College Giveth, And The Electoral College Can Taketh Away
by Ben Rosenfeld
Elijah Berg’s viral petition calling on electors to make Clinton President over Trump is no more outlandish than the result we got: coronating a rapey, racist, misogynistic, transphobic, homophobic, xenophobic, thin-skinned, Narcissist whose very being is a threat to the dignity and safety of millions of people at home and abroad....
Posted: Sun, Nov 13, 2016 6:40pm PST
image#DisruptJ20: Call for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump
We call on all people of good conscience to join in disrupting the ceremonies....
Posted: Fri, Nov 11, 2016 3:23pm PST
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