Category Archives: #CivilLiberties
Stan Lee is suing his ex-business manager for fraud, elder abuse

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Marvel comics icon Stan Lee has filed a lawsuit against former manager Jerardo Olivarez alleging fraud, financial abuse of an elder, conversion and misappropriation of his name and likeness.

In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, Olivarez is accused of being one of many “unscrupulous…

Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-2018-stan-lee-is-suing-his-ex-business-1523674073-htmlstory.html

Prominent gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in protest suicide

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Prominent gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in protest suicide  CNNIn ‘protest suicide,’ lawyer famed for gay rights cases burns himself to death in New York  Los Angeles TimesGay rights lawyer immolates self in NYC in ecology protest  ABC NewsFamed gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire at Prospect Park in protest suicide against fossil fuels  New York Daily NewsLawyer who killed himself in fossil fuels protest ‘put his heart and soul’ into all his work, colleague says  New York Daily NewsFull coverage

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/15/us/david-buckel-gay-rights-attorney-suicide/index.html

Trinidad and Tobago judge rules homophobic laws unconstitutional

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The ruling, which declared sections of the Sexual Offences Act unconstitutional, may soon lead to decriminalising gay sex

Gay sex between consenting men in Trinidad and Tobago could soon be decriminalised following a court judgment that campaigners said might spark similar decisions elsewhere in the Caribbean.

In a ruling on Thursday, judge Devindra Rampersad said sections of the Sexual Offences Act, which prohibited “buggery” and “serious indecency” between two men, criminalised consensual same-sex activity between adults, and were unconstitutional.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/13/trinidad-and-tobago-sexual-offences-act-ruled-unconstitutional

Pussy Riot cancel Israel, playing NYC before Boston Calling & Hangout

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The group still insists that ”Pussy Riot has never done normal concerts in usual sense of this word, and we intend to continue this tradition,” but the live show that Pussy Riot brought to Austin for SXSW, Chicago, and a few other North American cities this year has been as close to a ”concert” as Pussy Riot seem to get. They’re now taking that show to Hangout Fest, Boston Calling, and NYC…

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Source: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/pussy-riot-cancel-israel-playing-nyc-before-boston-calling-hangout/

Trans people express what they love about themselves in video for Transgender Day of Visibility

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‘No boundaries, no restrictions, no rules’

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/trans-people-love-themselves-transgender-day-visibility-lgbtq-glaad-campaign-video-a8281911.html

Argentine government mocked over heterosexuality tweet

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The tweet by the office of human rights called for heterosexuality to be “made visible”.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43557526

Did Martin Luther King predict his own death?

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Fifty years ago, the civil rights leader gave his final speech. Did he conclude by predicting his assassination?

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43545620

Martin Luther King: 50 years on

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Half a century ago, Martin Luther King was assassinated and the civil rights movement lost its greatest leader. Here, prominent black British cultural figures discuss the power of his words

Novelist and Scottish poet laureate

Growing up in my house in Glasgow, there were certain people who meant the world to me. They brought the whole wide world to my house in whatever kind of weather, on dreich days, or when the snow was falling, in the spring when the cherry blossom my parents planted when they adopted my brother was blooming. Household names – Angela Davis, Nelson Mandela, Madame Allende, Martin Luther King. Our house held their names, like names of members of an extended family. We posted letters to the prisoners in South Africa. We marched against apartheid. We went to hear Madame Allende speak after the assassination of President Allende in 1973.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/25/martin-luther-king-50-years-on

Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military

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Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military  The HillTrump Allows Current Transgender Troops But Bans Future Recruits  Wall Street JournalFull coverage

Source: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/380050-trump-bans-most-transgender-americans-from-serving-in-the-military

March for Our Lives: Hundreds of thousands of students prepare for anti-gun violence demonstrations across US

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We’ve been silent for too long as a nation. We’ve allowed these things to continue for too long,’ says Parkland student David Hogg

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/march-for-our-lives-demonstrations-students-parkland-anti-gun-violence-us-florida-a8271006.html

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