Monthly Archives: May 2014

Federal Judge Denies NOM’s Request To Intervene In Oregon Gay Marriage Case


Carlos Santoscoy  | On Top Magazine | May 14, 2014 After conducting a brief hearing on Wednesday, a federal judge rejected the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) attempt to intervene in a lawsuit challenging Oregon’s ban on gay marriage. NOM, the … Continue reading

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Impeach Clarence Thomas?


Bill Blum | Truthdig | May 14, 2014 AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta Of all the justices on the Supreme Court, none—not even the fulminating homophobic Antonin Scalia—deserves more consideration for impeachment than Clarence Thomas, and for reasons having nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Prepare to Take Action to Defend Net Neutrality


April Glaser | EFF | Reader Supported News | May 14, 2014 t’s been hard to go a day without hearing news about the Chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, and his highly contested plan for the future of network neutrality. … Continue reading

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Millions to ‘March Against Monsanto’ on May 24


Brandon Baker | EcoWatch | Reader Supported News | May 14, 2014 egardless where you live, May 24 marks the annual opportunity to March Against Monsanto. The event protesting the GMO (genetically modified organisms) giant will simultaneously take place in more … Continue reading

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Climate Change Poses Growing Threat of Conflict in the Arctic, Report Finds


Suzanne Goldenberg | Guardian UK | Reader Supported News | May 14,2014 Report by former military officers says prospect of ice-free Arctic has set off scramble for shipping lanes and for access to oil   limate change poses a growing security … Continue reading

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Pentagon Considers Options for Chelsea Manning Detention


Jeddah, Missy Ryan | Reuters | Reader Supported News | May 14, 2014 he U.S. military is considering options for the detention of a transgender soldier who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over secret files to WikiLeaks and … Continue reading

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How the US Drone War Pushed Snowden to Leak Docs


Amy Goodman | Democracy Now! | Reader Supported News | May 14, 2014 n his new book, “No Place to Hide,” journalist Glenn Greenwald provides new details on Edward Snowden’s personal story and his motivation to expose the U.S. surveillance state. … Continue reading

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Judge Rules Idaho’s Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional


Sara Morrison | The Atlantic Wire | Reader Supported News | May 14, 2014 daho’s gay marriage ban, like same-sex marriage bans in several other states, has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. The Idaho Statesman just reported that Judge … Continue reading

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Ugandan MP’s Face Travel Bans for Anti-Homosexuality Support


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | May 08, 2014. Members of Uganda’s Parliament and ministers, have according to the Ugandan press, been notified of visa restrictions because of their “public utterances” during the passing of the disputed Anti-Homosexuality Act, which makes same-sex relations  … Continue reading

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Ugandan men first to face trial after passage of harsh anti-gay laws


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | May 08, 2014 No matter the outcome, their lives will forever be tarnished, at least in Uganda. However with their faces splashed across world press, many  may come to regard them as martyrs, a symbol for the … Continue reading

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