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Kim Jung Un Rebukes Meteorologists for Bad Forecasts

Kim Jung Un Rebukes Meteorologists for Bad Forecasts

By Brian Powell June 13, 2014

In 2010, North Korea was forced out of the World Cup in South Africa after giving up a staggering 12 goals in only three games. Upon returning home, the Korean soccer players were publicly shamed and scolded for their performance …

Brunei Sharia Law Going Into Effect

Hassanal Bolkiah, 67, The Sultan of Brunei, plans to begin enforcing Sharia law for Muslims and non-Muslims on Thursday, despite concerns from human rights campaigners and international watchdog groups. In the Arabic-speaking world, Sharia, also known as Islāmī qānūn, means …

Pussy Riot Meets Hillary Clinton

While Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were attending the Women In The World Summit at the Lincoln Center in New York Friday, a Moscow court cleared the two of their inciting religious hatred charges stemming from one …

Yoweri Museveni Signs Controversial Anti-Gay Bill Yoweri Museveni Signs Controversial Anti-Gay Bill

As the support for the gay community is continually rising in the United States, things just seem to get worse for the people of Uganda. The president has been criticized for his anti-gay actions in the past, and continues to …

North Korea Could Face Punishment After Inquiry North Korea Could Face Punishment After Inquiry

North Korea has had some light shed on the country’s methods of operation and extreme human rights violations with the release of the report from the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights on Monday. Horrific testimony from those …

Ethiopian Airlines Hijacker Was Seeking Asylum Ethiopian Airlines Hijacker Was Seeking Asylum

“Wait… we were hijacked?” The 202 travelers of Flight 702 likely asked themselves this once they were safe and sound on Swiss ground. Even the pilot of the Ethiopian airliner didn’t realize the plane he was flying from Addis Ababa …

More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples

For those couples that are of the same sex, it appears as if things are only going to get better for your partnerships and lives. Not only are more states opening their doors to acceptance of same-sex marriage, now the …

Russia Frees ‘Pussy Riot’ Members Russia Frees ‘Pussy Riot’ Members

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Two incarcerated members of the Russian protest-punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ were released from a Russian prison Monday, due to a new amnesty legislation which some watchdog groups view as a Kremlin public relations stunt in time for the 2014 Sochi …

Russia May Free Pussy Riot Members Russia May Free Pussy Riot Members

As the Winter Olympics being held in Sochi in February draw near, Russia’s parliament passed a new amnesty bill on Wednesday, which is widely viewed as being a measure to calm international watchdog groups over the Kremlin’s human rights records. …

UK Prisoner Told To Clean Up Her Miscarriage
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Usually you lose your rights and sometimes your mind when you become a prisoner. And, for one woman in a private prison who had a miscarriage, it allegedly meant to be told to clean up after herself; the fetus lay …

Greg Louganis Opposes Sochi Olympic Boycott
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Greg Louganis is opposed to a boycott of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Instead of boycotting the Olympics, Louganis urged athletes to dedicate their performances to the gay family and friends who have supported them. “If you have a supportive …

Employee Arrested 62 Times For "Trespassing" At Work
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Imagine working at a convenient store and being arrested for trespassing. Imagine for four years, you’re stopped 258 times by the police. Imagine being searched more than 100 times. Imagine being arrested and put in jail 56 times, with your …

Illinois Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
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In an effort to join the rest of the states that are becoming more progressive, Illinois has jumped on the same-sex bandwagon. On Wednesday, Governor Pat Quinn signed it into law, allowing same-sex couples to be married, and enjoy all …

New UNSC Members Cause Controversy

The AP via the Washington Post reported today that Saudi Arabia, Chad, Nigeria, Lithuania, and Chile were voted onto the United Nations Security Council. None of the countries were opposed on the floor because, for the first time in several …

Christiane Amanpour Interviews Malala Yousafzai
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Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who defied Pakistani terrorists, and almost lost her life to defend freedom and women’s right to education, was interviewed by famed journalist and opinion moulder Christiane Amanpour this week. The full interview will be aired as …

Yasiin Bey Undergoes Guantanamo Force-Feeding

Yasiin Bey, the rapper formerly known as Mos Def, is known for being one of the more gifted rap lyricists to ever pick up a microphone. Beyond his performing excellence, Bey is also an outspoken Muslim, and has openly disagreed …

YouTube Welcomes a New Human Rights Channel YouTube Welcomes a New Human Rights Channel
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YouTube has partnered up with WITNESS, an international organization that utilizes video for human rights advocacy, and Storyful, a social network of aggregated news, to create a powerful new outlet that offers the world a new venue to spotlight important …