Monthly Archives: December 2013

Zimbabwe Police Raid Annual LGBT Christmas Party Arrest 9


  Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | December 22, 2013.     Yesterday I received the disturbing news from Zimbabwe about a police attack on Zimbabwe’s LGBT group, GALZ, with reports of arrests and injuries.   I was informed by a source … Continue reading

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The Rising Threat Of Antibiotic Resistance In The United States


Jodie Gummow | AlterNet | December 20, 2013 Since Alexander Fleming discovered the very first antibiotic, penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have become a revolutionary tool for fighting infectious diseases. For over 70 years, these drugs have greatly reduced illness and death and … Continue reading

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The Media Should Stop Pretending Marijuana’s Risks Are a Mystery — The Science Is Clear


Paul Armentano | AlterNet | December 20, 2013 Speaking recently with the  Los Angeles Times, UCLA professor and former Washington state “pot czar” Mark Kleiman implied that we as a society are largely ignorant when it comes to the subject of weed. Speaking … Continue reading

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Official: Navajo Nation law on marriage stands


KOAT 7 | December 20, 2013 FARMINGTON, N.M. —A Navajo Nation official says the tribe’s own law prohibiting same-sex marriage isn’t affected by the New Mexico Supreme Court’s decision legalizing marriage for gay and lesbian couples in New Mexico. Deswood … Continue reading

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Lesbian wedding held in Uganda day after anti-gay bill passed


Anna Leach | Gay Star News | December 22, 2013 A brave lesbian couple in Uganda has held a wedding a day after parliament passed a bill that threatens gay people with life in prison if caught expressing their sexuality. … Continue reading

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Desmond Tutu Compared Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill To Apartheid


On Top Magazine | December 22, 2013 Archbishop Desmond Tutu previously compared elements of Uganda’s anti-gay bill to apartheid. The 82-year-old retired Anglican bishop who gained notoriety speaking out against apartheid in 2011 penned an op-ed arguing against passage of … Continue reading

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Stay In Utah Gay Marriage Ruling Could Happen Monday


Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | December 22, 2013 Jubilation in Utah over a gay marriage ruling might come to an end on Monday as the state presses for an emergency stay on the decision. Hours after U.S. District … Continue reading

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The Switch: The NSA is trying to have it both ways on its domestic spying programs


Timothy B. Lee | The Washington Post | Social Reader | December 22, 2013 On Friday, the Obama administration told a federal judge that even after the disclosures of Edward Snowden, a legal battle over the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program poses … Continue reading

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Health Plan Sticker Shock Ahead for Some Buyers


Carla K. Johnson | Associated Press | Reader Supported News | December 22, 2013 s a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what … Continue reading

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Hidden Toxins in Tampons


Laura Kiesel | Salon | Reader Supported News | December 22, 2013 We talk about toxins in food and cosmetics — but the dangerous chemicals inside tampons and pads are being ignored owadays, we hear a lot about the noxious cocktail … Continue reading

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