Monthly Archives: October 2013

Arrest in South African Lesbian Murder Case


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | October 18, 2013. According to Sapa, police in Gauteng, South Africa have confirmed that a 22-year-old man was arrested in Tokoza in connection with the horrific and brutal murder of a young lesbian, Duduzile Zozo. The man … Continue reading

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Who Masterminded U.S. Pot Prohibition?


Fred Gardner | CounterPunch | AlterNet | October 20, 2013 Harry Anslinger, the longtime Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, is widely considered the prime mover behind marijuana prohibition. But during  the Congressional debate on prohibition in the spring of … Continue reading

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Uganda police arrest activist as he grieves for his gay hero mom


Tris Reid-Smith, Omar Kuddus | Gay Star News | October 20, 2013 Police arrested a grieving Ugandan gay activist when he went to the bank to collect money to pay for his mom’s funeral. Mleuben Maccarthy, an LGBT human rights … Continue reading

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Russian lawmaker drops anti-gay parenting bill


Ashlee Kelly, Omar Kuddus | Gay Star News | October 20, 2013 A Russian lawmaker has dropped a bill which proposed to strip parental rights away from gay couples with children. The bill, proposed by Russian politician Alexei Zhuravlyov, had … Continue reading

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Conservative Activists Call For Class Action Lawsuit Against Homosexuality


On Top Magazine | October 20, 2013 Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, and pastor Rick Scarborough are considering a “class action lawsuit” against homosexuality. At a Tea Party Unity event held on Thursday, LaBarbera lamented the … Continue reading

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Support For Gay Marriage Leads Catholic Church To Defund Immigration Groups


Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | October 20, 2013 After an Illinois immigrant-rights coalition endorsed a proposed gay marriage bill, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development threatened to cut off funding to 11 affiliated groups. According to The Chicago … Continue reading

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The National Guard’s Defiance on Civil Rights


THE EDITORIAL BOARD | New York Times | October 20, 2013 In August, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the Defense Department would begin offering full spousal and family benefits, including health care coverage, housing allowances and survivor benefits, to the … Continue reading

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NSA Didn’t Have Latest Anti-Leak Software Installed at Snowden Site


Andy Meek | Time | October 20, 2013 NSA contractor Edward Snowden was able to download thousands of  classified documents from the U.S. National Security Agency partly because of a  weakness in the agency’s IT infrastructure, Reuters has learned exclusively. Current … Continue reading

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5 Ways the Government Shutdown Could Cost Republicans the House in 2014


@LOLGOP | The National Memo | Reader Supported News | October 20, 2013 When Republican insiders began to fret that there was a chance they could lose their majority earlier this summer, they were afraid their party would descend into chaos … Continue reading

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My Visit With Edward Snowden


Jesselyn Radack | The Nation | Reader Supported News | October 20, 2013 Last week I traveled to Russia with three other Americans to present former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with the annual Sam Adams Associates Award for Integrity … Continue reading

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