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  • Carmen Jones files for County Commission

    Carmen Jones files for County Commission
    The fight for an open seat on the Broward County Commission in the northeast area just got busier. Carmen Jones, a northwest Pompano Beach resident and ally of Commissioner Dale Holness, is running. Jones is endorsed by the Rev. O'Neal Dozier, a...
  • Joe Gump, 1927-2014

     Joe Gump, 1927-2014
    It was while sitting in a Missouri federal courtroom watching his peace activist wife refusing to pay $424.47 in restitution to reduce an 11-year sentence for damaging a nuclear missile silo that Joe Gump decided that he, too, would take what he liked...
  • Policy breakthrough or breakdown? [Commentary]

    Policy breakthrough or breakdown? [Commentary]
    Six months ago, President Barack Obama, speaking at the United Nations, stated that the three primary priorities for his administration were the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Iran and Syria. With visits this month from Israeli Prime Minister...
  • Crimea crisis: Russian buildup continues, so do pre-referendum protests

    Crimea crisis: Russian buildup continues, so do pre-referendum protests
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- As more troops and military hardware from Russia were reportedly deployed in Crimea on Friday, opponents of a weekend referendum on secession from Ukraine took to the streets of the peninsula to protest the upcoming vote. More...
  • Jonathan Schell dies at 70; author and anti-nuclear activist

    Jonathan Schell dies at 70; author and anti-nuclear activist
    Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and activist who wrote passionately and cogently about war and politics for more than 40 years, condemning conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and galvanizing the anti-nuclear movement with his horrifyingly detailed...
  • In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

    In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear. Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
  • Vladimir Putin, Russia's human tank

    Vladimir Putin, Russia's human tank
    MOSCOW — There was no one to stop him. That's why Russian President Vladimir Putin was able to seize the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine with barely a whisper of internal resistance. Recovering the region that was part of Russia for centuries has...
  • Abortion foes lose picketing challenge

    Abortion foes lose picketing challenge
    Winter Park's controversial ordinance banning "targeted" picketing in residential neighborhoods has withstood a federal appellate review after a complaint filed by Christian women who argued the restrictions violate their constitutional rights to free...
  • Anti-fracking activist in court, fights ban from Pennsylvania land

    MONTROSE, Susquehanna County — A Pennsylvania judge could rule as early as this week on whether to modify his 5-month-old injunction banning an anti-fracking activist from approaching lands leased by a Texas-based natural gas producer that...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Vessel'

    Winner of the SXSW Film Festival's audience award for documentary, as well as a special jury citation for "political courage," Diana Whitten's "Vessel" offers a vivid profile of the abortion-rights group Women on Waves, as well as its irrepressible, fiery...
  • Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives

    WASHINGTON — For decades, liberals wielded the 1st Amendment to protect antiwar activists, civil rights protesters and government whistle-blowers. These days, however, the Constitution's protection for free speech and religious liberty has...