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Ireland: gay marriage approved with a landslide yes

"The decision makes every citizen equal and will strengthen the institution of marriage for all existing and future marriages."


Claudia Jones Communist, anti-racist and feminist

Paying tribute to Claudia Jones, activist and tireless fighter for working-class women.


Repressive "anti-terrorist" legislation in Canada and resistance

Conservative Party's new legislation if passed will further undermine Canadian privacy rights, civil liberties and freedom of speech.


Canada's Conservative Harper continues to push for unlimited spying

Last year, the government requested information 1.2 million times (every 27 seconds), and Bill C-13 will make the situation worse.


Equality victory, as India recognizes transgender rights

Landmark Supreme Court ruling allows people to identify themselves outside the traditional gender binary


Jesse Jackson visits Cuba

Civil rights advocate Jesse Jackson, attending a religious service at a Havana-based Baptist church, called for actions to end the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba.


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on his 95th birthday

Former South African President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela celebrated his 95th birthday on Thursday, July 18.


Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities

The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.


Lawyers assail police response to Turkey protest

Thousands of black-robed Turkish lawyers stormed out of their courthouses Wednesday, shouting about the alleged rough treatment of their colleagues by police.


Russia adopts law against “gay propaganda”

"The government is using homophobia and xenophobia to justify its policies against an independent civil society."

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