Tag Archives: Social Issues

14Nov/17

South Africa’s first gay choir sing with pride

The “Mzansi Gay Choir” is South Africa’s very first all gay musical ensemble consisting of 20 young men who represent the diverse, creative and musical side of the country’s gay culture and community. Founded last year, the choir has gained significant support and following for spreading positivity and entertainment while addressing various social injustices against the LGBT community.

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11Nov/17

State government calls off car rationing in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, INDIA (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (ANI) – The Delhi government on Saturday (November 11) called off the “odd-even” car rationing scheme after country’s top environmental court had allowed the same but denied any relaxation for women drivers.
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11Nov/17

Hope Solo alleges in a Portuguese newspaper that Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (JANUARY 7, 2013) (REUTERS) – Former U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo has alleged in a Portuguese newspaper article that former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her. Continue reading

10Nov/17

Brexit never? Britain can still change its mind, says Article 50 author

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 10, 2017) (UK POOL) – Prime Minister Theresa May should stop misleading voters and admit that Brexit can be avoided if Britain decides unilaterally to scrap divorce talks, the man who drafted Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty said on Friday (November 10). Continue reading

28Oct/17

‘White Lives Matter’ supporters chant ‘Blood and Soil’ as they rally in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 28, 2017) (NBC)- About 300 white nationalists and neo-Nazis took to the streets of the small Tennessee city of Shelbyville on Saturday (October 28) to protest refugee resettlement in the state, which sued the federal government over the issue earlier this year. Continue reading

28Oct/17

Spain’s El Pais newspaper rolls off the presses after historic day

Spain’s best-selling newspaper, El Pais, rolls off the presses after the Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament after the region declared itself an independent nation.

MADRID, SPAIN (Reuters)

Spain’s best-selling newspaper, El Pais, rolled off the presses late Friday (October 27) after the Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.

The Spanish daily’s front page ran with the headlines of “State Moves to Suffocate Insurrection,” to mark a critical day the country’s four-decade old democracy.

A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on Dec. 21, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a televised address on a day of high drama.

24Oct/17

Pussy Riot protest for political prisoners in Trump Tower

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 23, 2017) (TWITTER/@PUSSYRRRIOT) – Trump Tower was briefly shut on Monday (October 23) after Russian activists Pussy Riot staged a protest in the hotel, activist Maria Alyokhina said on her Facebook page. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Swedish women rally in support of anti-sexual abuse #MeToo campaign

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (OCTOBER 22, 2017) (TV4 SWEDEN) – Thousands gathered in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Sunday (October 22) to voice their support for victims of sexual abuse and the #MeToo social media campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment and abuse.
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22Oct/17

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Black man hugs neo-Nazi skinhead during Florida protests

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 19, 2017) (ADAM SAMEI) – A black man confronted a neo-Nazi skinhead and hugged him during an anti-fascist rally at Florida University to denounce a speech by the alt-right leader Richard Spencer on Thursday (October 19). Continue reading