Monthly Archives: July 2012

What We Missed

TweetSpain’s conservative Justice Minister is trying to roll back access to abortion. As usual, Spaniards are taking to the streets of Madrid in protest! Check out the video and transcript here and notice how intergenerational the demonstration is. Westboro Baptist Church picketed a military base Friday, but the protesters were outnumbered by zombies. Oxford University [...]
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What “Obamacare” will bring you the day after tomorrow

TweetWhile we won’t see the fruits of some of Obama’s Affordable  Care Act until 2014, a regulation goes into effect on August 1 guaranteeing certain free reproductive health care services. Check out this Center for American Progress infographic to see what this could mean for you: Tweet
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Breaking: Democratic Party platform to include gay marriage plank

TweetThe Washington Blade reports that on Sunday Democrats approved draft language supporting same-sex marriage and other pro-LGBT positions as part of the Democratic Party’s platform. The process is not officially complete – the language will have to be approved in a full platform meeting, and then by the delegates at the Democratic National Committee Meeting. [...]
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Mitt Romney and why we need to call racism what it is

TweetAt the risk of sounding redundant, but again… enough with the race talk: “We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr. Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.” Perhaps we can’t say it enough. I personally [...]
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Russia’s Pussy Riot on trial today, face 7 years in jail for performing a punk song

TweetThe trial of members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot began today. In February, the band performed the song ”Mother of God, Cast Putin Out” in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral to protest the Russian Orthodox Church’s support for Putin. Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, were all arrested in March. They have [...]
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