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Civil rights groups blast Facebook, Twitter over election fraud myths
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Civil rights groups blast Facebook, Twitter over election fraud myths

Comment on this story Comment Two years ago, Silicon Valley’s biggest technology giants faced criticism from activists and voter suppression experts for not moving sooner to restrict former president Donald Trump’s accounts after his repeated misleading claims disputing the legitimacy of the 2020 election. Now, a coalition of 60 consumer and civil rights groups says...

Catholic Group Slams Dems’ ‘Disgraceful’ Positions On Parental Rights In Massive Ad Buy
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Catholic Group Slams Dems’ ‘Disgraceful’ Positions On Parental Rights In Massive Ad Buy

CatholicVote, a political advocacy group, is spending $2 million to highlight the positions of Catholic Democrats in key Congressional races with ads targeting regular church attendees, the group announced in a press release. The “Can You Trust Them?” campaign addresses the views of Democratic Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, Democratic Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and...

Thai tycoon and transgender rights advocate buys Miss Universe for $20 million
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Thai tycoon and transgender rights advocate buys Miss Universe for $20 million

CNN  —  A Thai media tycoon and transgender rights advocate has bought the Miss Universe Organization for $20 million, according to her company, which will now host the international beauty pageant. Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip is the CEO of JKN Global Group PCL, a Thailand-based media distribution company, though she’s perhaps better known for her role...

World Cup 2022: Australia players criticise human rights record of hosts Qatar in video
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World Cup 2022: Australia players criticise human rights record of hosts Qatar in video

Former Brighton and Arsenal goalkeeper Mat Ryan features in the video Australia have released a collective statement against Qatar’s human rights record, becoming the first 2022 World Cup team to do so. The video message criticises the World Cup hosts’ treatment of migrant workers and LGBTQ+ people. Football Australia also released a statement saying the...

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My Body No Choice: taking the fight for abortion rights to the stage | Stage

Theirs was a secret space. In the early 1970s, Molly Smith and her sister Bridget attended weekly women’s consciousness-raising sessions in a friend’s living room near Washington’s Catholic University. They read books such as Our Bodies, Ourselves, a groundbreaking text about women’s health and sexuality. Sitting on cushions, the circle of women listened to one...

Australia becomes first World Cup team to criticise Qatar’s human rights record | World News
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Australia becomes first World Cup team to criticise Qatar’s human rights record | World News

Australia has become the first team to release a group statement criticising Qatar for its poor human rights record. Addressing the issue in a video, 16 players, including ex-Arsenal and Brighton goalkeeper Matt Ryan, took aim at the host nation’s treatment of migrant workers and the LGBTQ+ community. “There are universal values that should define...

UN rights chief appeals for a halt in forced returns to Myanmar |
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UN rights chief appeals for a halt in forced returns to Myanmar |

Myanmar’s military seized power in February 2021, overthrowing the elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.  Since then, the country has been in the grip of a political, human rights and humanitarian crisis. The High Commissioner’s appeal comes after Malaysia deported more than 100 Myanmar nationals on 6 October. Among them were...

Suspended Georgia sheriff convicted of civil rights abuses
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Suspended Georgia sheriff convicted of civil rights abuses

ATLANTA — A federal jury on Wednesday returned a guilty verdict on six of seven charges against a suspended Georgia sheriff accused of violating the constitutional rights of people in his custody by unnecessarily strapping them into restraint chairs. Prosecutors said Victor Hill, who was suspended as Clayton County sheriff after his indictment last year,...