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Activists: ‘It’s illegal to be openly gay’ in Mississippi

Police in Jackson, Mississippi on Thursday threatened to arrest LGBT activists for marching on the sidewalk, citing “safety concerns” and a lack of permit for the demonstration. GetEQUAL Mississippi lead organizer Zach Magee told Raw Story that the group applied for a permit but was denied, for reasons he suspects…

Stylist refuses to cut NM gov’s hair over same-sex marriage opposition

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez’s (R) opposition to same-sex marriage has led to her stylist refusing to cut her hair ever again unless she changes her stance. According to KOB-TV in Albuquerque, Antonio Darden declined to work on Martinez’s hairdo after cutting her hair three times previously. Darden, who runs…

‘Dogs Against Romney’ protests outside the Westminster Dog Show

The group Dogs Against Romney rallied out outside the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday to bring public attention to the fact that the candidate once forced his dog to ride on the roof of his car. “We want the world to know that if Romney can’t…

Occupy protesters tased at Santorum event

Things got a little rowdy during Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s visit to Tacoma, Washington on Monday, where reports said that authorities used a taser on least one Occupy Wall Street protester. Santorum tried to make a point by linking the demonstrators to President Barack Obama, but his speech was…

‘Ex-gay’ pastor: Arrest Dan Savage for anti-bully campaign

A pastor who claims to be a “former homosexual” says that sex columnist Dan Savage should be arrested for his role in launching an anti-bullying campaign to help young LGBT people. In a recent interview with Americans For Truth About Homosexuality Radio Hour host Peter LaBarbera, pastor DL Foster suggested…

Boston Police react to Anonymous hacking with sarcastic video

Members of the Boston Police Department have released a sarcastic video responding to an attack on their website by the hacktivist group Anonymous. On Feb. 3, Anonymous had replaced the BPDNews.com with a message criticizing their crackdown on Occupy Boston protests. A video for KRS-One’s 1993 song “Sound of da…

Striking Belgian firefighters hose down the cops

When Belgium’s firefighters were threatened with a government attempt to raise their retirement age, they fought back using the tools of their trade. According to Russia Today, “Several hundred firemen broke through police cordons and hosed down the prime minister’s office. The men, dressed in full gear, were smiling as…

Springsteen drops video for Obama 2012 song: ‘We Take Care of Our Own’

A Bruce Springsteen song that’s been selected by President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign now has a sing-a-long video to go with it. In the video “We Take Care of Our Own,” Springsteen plays in what looks like a closed down warehouse. Black and white images of economic degradation, people of…

Protesters deliver petitions demanding Apple respect worker rights

Protesters on Thursday delivered petitions to Apple’s store in New York’s Grand Central Terminal demanding the company improve worker conditions in its factories in Southeast Asia. An annual internal audit of Apple’s supply chain found many of its suppliers overworked and underpay employees, and nearly one-third were negligent in managing…

J.C. Penny CEO: ‘Ellen represents the values of our company’

Appearing on CBS This Morning on Thuesday, J.C. Penny CEO Ron Johnson put an end to the so-called controversy over talk show host Ellen DeGeneres being picked as the company’s spokeswoman. “She shares the same values that we do,” he said. “Our company was founded 110 years ago on the…

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