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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • Orwellian: U.N. inquiry condemns spying, torture, abuse in Eritrea

    Orwellian: U.N. inquiry condemns spying, torture, abuse in Eritrea
    The government of Eritrea has committed gross and systematic human rights abuses against a large part of the population, according to a United Nations report released Monday. The East African nation has seen hundreds of thousands of people flee, with...
  • Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

    Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria
    Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning triumph for the group only days after it captured the strategic city of Ramadi in Iraq. It was unclear by nightfall...
  • Activist tries to rally Pakistani Americans to demand a more liberal Pakistan

    Activist tries to rally Pakistani Americans to demand a more liberal Pakistan
    Mohammad Jibran Nasir said it was time for him to do his part to "reclaim Pakistan" after a bombing in his native Karachi killed about 50 people in a Shiite-majority neighborhood. Nasir is Sunni. It didn't matter. Or maybe it did. ------------ FOR...
  • District 115 calls for special board meeting to hire new principal

    District 115 calls for special board meeting to hire new principal
    Lake Forest High School parents are in turmoil over a scheduled fast-track approval for principal, of a suburban Chicago, African American administrator — with alleged views that curricula-tracking is "elitist and racist." Tracking is for...
  • In Theory: What can be done about the decline in religiosity?

    In Theory: What can be done about the decline in religiosity?
    The latest study by the Pew Research Center shows that the United States is less Christian than it used to be, and that fewer Americans are choosing to identify with any particular religion. Of the 35,000 people surveyed, 70% identify as Christians, but...
  • Angelenos to celebrate Oscar Romero's beatification

    Angelenos to celebrate Oscar Romero's beatification
    Hundreds of Salvadoran immigrants and social justice advocates are expected to participate in a special service and procession in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the beatification of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, taking him...
  • Masking the truth at the BMA

    Masking the truth at the BMA
    After reading the Baltimore Museum of Art's 400-word description of Liberia's Sande society — whose wooden masks are on now display in the renovated African Art gallery — you would be forgiven for thinking that the powerful social and...
  • Our crazy policies for the mentally ill

    Our crazy policies for the mentally ill
    A Bronx man died in police custody last week after police responded to a 911 call. An Iraq combat veteran in El Paso, Texas, serving a two-day DWI sentence died after being subdued by guards. A woman died after being shot by a Taser by sheriff's...
  • Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims

    Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims
    He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy. "James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a...
  • Women peace activists cross Korean DMZ amid heavy security and criticism

    Women peace activists cross Korean DMZ amid heavy security and criticism
    A group of 30 women peace activists from 15 countries around the world crossed the Demilitarized Zone into South Korea on Sunday amid heavy security and criticism over their trip to North Korea, a country with a dangerous nuclear weapons program and an...