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Jeff Sessions’ Alarming Speech to Hate Group Proves That He Can’t be Trusted Justice 

Jeff Sessions’ Alarming Speech to Hate Group Proves That He Can’t be Trusted

Washington DC (HRC) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks behind closed doors to anti-LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) earlier this week. His speech wasn’t made public until pressure from HRC and other civil rights organizations and reporters caused the Department of Justice to use an intermediary to release a copy of the alarming transcript. BuzzFeed’s Dominic Holden previously filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking a transcript of the speech and published them yesterday. .@TheDemocrats slam Sessions for speaking to Alliance Defending Freedom — calling it "one of the country’s leading anti-LGBTQ hate groups." pic.twitter.com/h7RKLklbJW — Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) July 11, Read More

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Equality Beyond Labels: How We View Others Matters Culture 

Equality Beyond Labels: How We View Others Matters

Pennsylvania (GREED) – Many people think equality is the idea that people are born the same. We’ve somehow misconstrued this word to mean something that is, indeed, impossible. The dictionary defines equality as “the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities.”   Those of us that believe in equality realize that we are born with differences. We are born in different economic classes. We’re different colors. We are born into different situations. But to those of us who believe, none of those superficial things really matter. Equality is the only thing that can erase our division. Read More

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Post-Truth Politics: Collective Deception and Alternative Facts Featured Politics 

Post-Truth Politics: Collective Deception and Alternative Facts

Sydney, Australia (New Internationalist) – Editor’s Note: This report from NJ Enfield, Professor of Linguistics and Head of Research for the Network on the Crisis of Post-Truth Discourse at The University of Sydney, examines the historical roots of so-called alternative facts and fake news. Throughout history, human societies have accepted numerous truths despite the lack of evidence. How does this effect our politics? There is increasing alarm at the rise of a post-truth doctrine of alternative facts, currently flourishing most notably in the populist contexts of Trump’s ascendance and the recent Brexit campaign. Just one example, from too many of late, comes from White Read More

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Filipino Government Orders Free Contraception for Six Million Women Women 

Filipino Government Orders Free Contraception for Six Million Women

(Sputnik) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order for his government to ensure that the estimated 6-million Filipino women who do not have access to contraceptives be allowed to have them for free. Of the six million identified, said Philippine economic planning secretary Ernesto Pernia, two million are beneath the poverty line. Those two million will be the first to receive free coverage by 2018, with the others to soon follow. Pernia claimed that 11 Filipinos die every day as a result of complications from pregnancy. He hoped that extended access to contraceptives will lower this number, as well as the rate of teen pregnancy in the country. The Philippine Read More

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