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#YesAllWomen hashtag campaign gives voice to victims of misogynistic violence in wake of UCSB shooting

#YesAllWomen campaign hits Twitter after US shooting (via AFP) A campaign on Twitter denouncing misogyny has gathered thousands of followers after a bloody rampage in California by a 22-year-old virgin who said he was motivated by hatred of women. The hashtag #YesAllWomen was launched to allow women to share stories……

Cyber-activists launch 80-nation campaign against illegal trash dumps

TALLINN — Cyber-environmentalists said Friday 80 countries have joined the World Cleanup 2012 campaign which will see volunteers across the globe use the Internet to target illegal trash dumps for cleanup. Portugal and Slovenia kick off the unprecedented six-month-long global anti-dumping campaign on Saturday, with Tunisia joining in Sunday. “The…

Wisconsin’s Walker denied delay on recall

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A Wisconsin judge Friday denied Governor Scott Walker extra time to review the estimated one million signatures submitted last month to the state in an effort to recall him. Dane County Judge Richard Niess refused to give Walker’s campaign the two extra weeks it requested to examine…

Hefty Gingrich debts a decades-long pattern

Newt Gingrich, who suddenly finds himself near the front of the ever-shifting GOP pack, is also finding that his finances are yet again in the cross-hairs. Multiple outlets are reporting that financial woes within the campaign means they’re skipping contests in key states and foregoing traditional campaign stops, even as…

Dr. Pepper’s lipstick-shooting gallery

I was going to ignore this Dr. Pepper "bitches ain't shit" campaign on the grounds that it's just catering to the Tea Party-fication of America. It's clear the whole point of it is to convince sexist assholes that using this product will piss off the feminists, since they have empty,…

Activists pledge to withhold millions if Obama cuts entitlements

If President Barack Obama gives in to Republican demands to cut Social Security and Medicare, it could cost him. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) delivered a petition with the signatures of 200,000 donors and volunteers to the president’s re-election campaign headquarters in Chicago Friday. Organizers said that Obama will…

Campaign seeks arrest of ex-CIA legal chief who authorized drone attacks

A group of human rights lawyers working in cooperation with relatives of the victims of US drone attacks in Pakistan is calling for an international arrest warrant to be served on former CIA legal counsel John A. Rizzo on charges of murder. The first step in their effort will be…

Gaddafi threatens to take the Libyan war to Europe

DAFNIYA/AL-QAWALISH, Libya (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi threatened to take the war in Libya to Europe on Friday while rebels came under heavy fire as they renewed their push against his forces. Tens of thousands of Gaddafi supporters rallied in Tripoli’s Green Square for Friday prayers, underscoring his refusal to step…

Human Rights Campaign store in D.C. vandalized by ‘rowdy queers’

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) action center and store in Washington, D.C. was vandalized early Wednesday morning by a radical LGBT group that described itself as “rowdy queers.” The Washington Blade reported that the group splattered pink paint on the store and spray-painted the word “Stonewall” on the sidewalk. The…

Embattled Wisconsin Republicans court Rep. Paul Ryan’s support in recall fight

Wisconsin Republican state senators are seeking Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), author of the proposed Republican budget plan, to join their fundraising efforts as they face recall elections. Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, is one of the featured attendees of a fundraiser this Friday for recently recalled Republican state…

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