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miércoles, 13 de diciembre de 2017

Igor Yasin: “If there's no freedom of assembly for LGBT, there's none for anyone else”

Igor Yasin: “If there's no freedom of assembly for LGBT, there's none for anyone else”
- People's ideas about LGBT people were formed by the Russian tabloid press: they wrote about LGBT people as some kind of freaks, they wrote about sex, but not about rights or politics. We wanted to change this, to start a discussion about real problems. And it was hard. We had hopes that holding a ...

Salvation Army says it's 'evolved' on LGBT rights but we're not too sure about that

Salvation Army says it's 'evolved' on LGBT rights but we're not too sure about that
- A national spokesperson for the Salvation Army is attempting to show that its differences with the LGBT community are over, and that it “meets human need without discrimination.” US National Spokesperson for the organisation, Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, spoke to Advocate about how The Salvation Army is .

Who is Doug Jones, the Democrat who just won in Alabama?

Who is Doug Jones, the Democrat who just won in Alabama?
- "We saw it in the Charleston church massacre in 2015. We saw it on display in Charlottesville this past August. We've seen it in the attacks on mosques and synagogues, and against the LGBT community. We see it in the hostility toward the Latino community. We cannot sweep this violence under the rug ...

LGBT acceptance in football growing in Russia as FIFA World Cup approaches, poll shows

LGBT acceptance in football growing in Russia as FIFA World Cup approaches, poll shows
- Russian fans are becoming more comfortable with the prospect of gay and bisexual footballers coming out ahead of the 2018 World Cup in their homeland, a new poll has shown. The survey of over 50,000 football fans from 38 countries across five continents, undertaken by the app Forza Football ...

Roy Moore, A Vocal Opponent Of LGBT Rights, Loses Senate Race

Roy Moore, A Vocal Opponent Of LGBT Rights, Loses Senate Race
LGBT groups are cheering the results of a special Senate election in Alabama in which voters elected their first Democratic senator in 25 years. The Associated Press called the race for Doug Jones two-and-a-half hours after polls closed in the state. With 91 percent of precincts reporting, Jones, a former ...

Alliance Defending Freedom developed a stable of anti-LGBT "expert" witnesses

Alliance Defending Freedom developed a stable of anti-LGBT "expert" witnesses
- ADF has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for its anti-LGBT agenda which includes advocating for state-sanctioned sterilization of transgender people. 17-year-old Drew Adams, a transgender boy, is suing the St. John's County Florida school board to use ...

Alabama elects Doug Jones to US Senate

Alabama elects Doug Jones to US Senate
LGBT rights organizations hailed the election of civil rights prosecutor Doug Jones over Roy Moore calling the victory “monumental”. “Tonight, in rejecting avowed bigot Roy Moore, Alabama voters solidified once and for all that attacking and demonizing the LGBTQ community is a sure-fire way to get ...

Most fans comfortable with gay players

Most fans comfortable with gay players
Equal rights campaigners hope the World Cup in Russia next year and the following tournament in Qatar in 2022 will be a chance to raise the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) rights in the two countries. Overall, 76 percent of respondents said they would be comfortable with a player from ...

Ford Reverses Plan, Announces Move to Mexico for Production of Electric Cars

Ford Reverses Plan, Announces Move to Mexico for Production of Electric Cars
Trump originally celebrated the news on his Twitter account before the plans were eventually changed. Ford will reportedly maintain production of its Fiesta model at the plant located in Cuautitlán Izcali, Mexico where, in addition to manufacturing, imported cars come in from the United ...

How NAFTA brought junk food to Mexico

How NAFTA brought junk food to Mexico
- A New York Times report posits that NAFTA quickly transformed Mexico's diet and food economy by offering easy access to high-calorie, low-nutrient foods and ... A stat to back that up: Mexico's child malnutrition rate dropped to 1.6% in 2012 from 6.2% in 1988. .... Trump told voters to elect Roy Moore.

Twitter left cringing after pro-Trump group sends 12-year-old girl to interview Roy Moore

Twitter left cringing after pro-Trump group sends 12-year-old girl to interview Roy Moore
- During the interview at Alabama GOP headquarters, March opened by asking Moore whether he would support Trump in building the US-Mexico border wall. "I think the military can be used down with the border patrol... and stop illegal aliens coming across the border," Moore answered. "If we need to ...

Republican lawmakers tell Wall Street to join fight to save NAFTA

Republican lawmakers tell Wall Street to join fight to save NAFTA
- The Trump administration surprised Canada and Mexico, and American industry, with some aggressive demands at recent negotiating rounds including a requirement that assembly lines be immediately revamped so that every car consists of parts half-produced in the U.S.. The U.S. tabled other ...

Trump is keeping his promise to destabilize the international order

Trump is keeping his promise to destabilize the international order
- A pattern is emerging in Trump's foreign policy: Time after time, he's doing what he promised to do. ... nuclear missile program; a break with allies over Iran, if Trump acts on his promise to scrap the nuclear deal; a series of trade wars, beginning with Canada and Mexico if they continue to resist 

Comparing Trump, Fillmore, two unpopular presidents

Comparing Trump, Fillmore, two unpopular presidents
Trump rose to the presidency as a “birther” denying that Barack Obama was born in the United States. He called Mexicans, drug dealers and rapists. He said that a wall between Mexico and the U.S. (paid for by Mexico) would protect us. He proposed a temporary ban on Muslims emigrating to the ...

Sorry Trump, but the 2017 hurricanes were fueled by climate change

Sorry Trump, but the 2017 hurricanes were fueled by climate change
- Most of the heat trapped by greenhouse gases gets absorbed by oceans and that energy serves as fuel for hurricanes and other storms. The ocean heat content was record high in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere before Harvey hit. If it had been lower, there would have been much less rain, he said.

California and Washington state join carbon pledge in defiance of Trump

California and Washington state join carbon pledge in defiance of Trump
The U.S. states were acting in defiance of President Donald Trump who says he doubts that man-made greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels are the prime cause of global warming and plans to quit the 2015 Paris climate accord. Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia and Chile agreed ...

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