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Planned Parenthood tells Judy Blume: We are there!

Planned Parenthood is mounting a campaign to support young people’s author Judy Blume. Blume has faced a barrage of hate mail and phone calls from anti-reproductive rights extremists after she wrote a letter about Mother’s Day for Planned Parenthood.

Red Cross says US bombs hit civilians in Afghanistan

Women and children were among the victims of a US air raid in Afghanistan, the Red Cross have confirmed. The International Committee of the Red Cross reported on Wednesday that its officials had seen women and children among dozens of bodies in two bombed villages.

Protesters at Minnesota ICE office call for immigration reform

BLOOMINGTON - Members of community, labor and faith organizations gathered at the Minnesota headquarters of ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Wednesday to call for a moratorium on raids and the passage of comprehensive immigration reform. About 30 people were arrested in acts of civil disobedience. With video The early morning demonstration was held at the ICE office in Bloomington. Demonstrators called on the Obama administration to immediately stop raids at workplaces, homes and other locations that have resulted in the arrest and deportation of thousands of undocumented immigrants.

Maine gov. signs marriage equality bill

This statement was released by Gov. John Baldacci's office on May 6, 2009. AUGUSTA -- Governor John E. Baldacci today signed into law LD 1020, An Act to End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom.

Nepal PM resigns in row over army chief

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who heads the Unified Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (UCPN-M), made the announcement on live television on Monday, one day after his firing of the army chief was rejected by President Ram Baran Yadav - who officially leads the army - and which caused some of his key political allies to withdraw from the ruling coalition.

Show your love for working mothers this Mothers Day

Mother’s Day, May 10, is one of the biggest days in the year for flower sales. Yet thousands of women who pick most of the flowers, many of them mothers themselves, will be working in egregious conditions for poverty wages.

South Florida pays tribute to Pete Seeger

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- South Florida progressives and folk music fans turned out in sizeable numbers for a Pete Seeger 90th Birthday Concert held on April 26 at the Ft. Lauderdale Unitarian Universalist Church.

WHO: Pigs don't cause 'swine flu'

The World Health Organisation said on Thursday it will stop using the term 'swine flu' after Egypt began slaughtering thousands of pigs.


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