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Leading U.S. Immigration Agency Removes "Nation Of Immigrants" From Its Mission Statement
By Stacy London
USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna announced the change in an email sent to staffers and obtained by The Intercept. In it, Cissna criticized the use of "customers" in the previous mission statement and stressed that the "use of the term leads to the erroneous belief that applicants and petitioners, rather...
Myanmar Is Bulldozing Burnt Rohingya Villages: Rights Groups
By Todd Pitman
(BANGKOK) First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmars government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nations ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.
Satellite images of Myanmars troubled Rakhine...
Amnesty Report Makes Scathing Assessment of Human Rights
By Laignee Barron
From U.S. President Donald Trumps Muslim ban, to Myanmars ethnic cleansing campaign, the world has spent the past year coping with discriminatory policies, atrocities, and hate-filled rhetoric from leaders, Amnesty International says in its latest State of the Worlds Human Rights report, launched today.
The survey of 159 countries and territories...
Ivanka Trump Marco Rubio Paid Family Leave FMLA
By Sesali Bowen
Another thing Im grateful for is that I live in New York, one of only four states in the U.S. that has passed and implemented a paid family leave policy . (The others are California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.) It provides employees with up to eight weeks of partially...
The GOP-Led Congress Must Fix America's Gun Crisis Now
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It came on the radio as I started my car, minutes before discussing the issue of gun safety with the team of former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, that a local school shooting had just taken place in Southern California. A 15-year-old boy was fighting for his life...
NRA Funding Republican Politician School Shooting
By Georgia Murray
Here's an interesting correlation: Lawmakers who offer their "thoughts and prayers" on Twitter after massacres like Wednesday's at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, also tend to receive heaps of funding from the NRA. Which means they do approximately nothing when it comes to actually keeping guns away...
The War in Syria Has Entered a Dangerous New Phase
By Rebecca Collard
As 2018 began, it looked like the war in Syria might be drawing toward an ending that few in the international community wanted. Yes, ISIS was on the way to defeat as a conventional fighting forcebut the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, controlled more...
Fashion Blogger's Reply When Asked About Iran On TV Goes Viral
By Georgia Murray
"[It had] nothing to do with what we are talking about and yet, I'm forced to take up a role as an expert on all things related to Iranian politics a position I know other POC/Muslims have found themselves in if they have ever been the token Muslim on...
America Needs Strong Gun Laws Like Australia's
Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut talks about how places that have tougher gun laws experience fewer gun crimes. He describes that we need stricter gun laws if we want to end the mass shooting epidemic.
Nikki Haley: Myanmar Ethnic Cleansing Denial 'Preposterous'
By Eli Meixler
Myanmars persistent denial of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the countrys Rohingya Muslim minority is preposterous, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Tuesday, calling on the government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to acknowledge that atrocities had been committed by the military.
Addressing a meeting of...
Meet The Woman Exposing The Dark Corners of Tech's Bro Culture
By Alyssa Coscarelli
"I think we feel like we know so much, but theres still so much we dont know because it is still so scary to come forward which is why I think shining a light on the industry at large is really important. It is not just about a few...
Myanmar: Rohingya Muslims Live in Fear Amid Rising Violence
By Foster Klug
(YANGON, Myanmar) For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmars state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being terrorists nearly 250 photos each day.
For the 41-year-old Rohingya man, it was a surreal moment. He was born and raised in Yangon, Myanmars...