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Opportunity For American Jane Austen Fans To Connect With Human Rights Abuses Of Guantanamo

What if I told you that Momhamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian who has been held prisoner in the American prisons of Guantanamo for over 12 years, where he has been tortured and threatened in violation of the Geneva Conventions, in spite of the fact that he has never been accused of any crime, has managed […]

I am not Charlie Hebdo. The Kouachi brothers are not Islam.

Signs reading “Je suis Charlie” or “I am Charlie” have sprung up in demonstrations offline and online around the world in the wake of a shooting in which two brothers shot and killed 12 people working for the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The meaning intended by carriers of the “Je Suis Charlie” sign […]

Jeb Bush Says State Governments Should Be Able To Discriminate Against Americans

Most Americans understand that we live in a single nation, united under a single Constitution, which is the highest law of all the land. We understand that every other law in the USA must comply with the Constitution. We recognize the authority of the 14th amendment to the Constitution, which reads: “All persons born or […]

Equating Dissent With Treason Is Not Liberal

A currently popular post over at the Being Liberal network on Google Plus, pictured below, shows a photograph of Barack Obama in front of a waving American flag and asserts, “Openly defying and brazenly disrespecting your president, while hoping that he failed, is not called patriotism… it is called TREASON”.

Then, another post asserts that, […]

Kenya Uses USA To Justify Authoritarian Law

In Kenya, the national legislature has passed the Security Laws Amendment Bill. The law allows the government to imprison people for lengthy periods without criminal charge, and to conduct surveillance against Kenyans without any search warrant or other court approval.

Among the justifications for this action: The United States has imprisoned people for years without […]

Which Gay People Want To Put Christians In Chains?

They say Christianity is a religion of compassion, but then Christians keep on doing things to wreck that storyline.

Joe My God reports that Matt Barber, of the Christian law firm Liberty Counsel, is warning his allies of dire punishments to come. Barber says, “I suggest that when any Christian business owner, magistrate or county […]

Is Mitt Romney For Same-Sex Marriage Equality Or Against It?

During the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney made it clear that he is opposed to equality in marriage rights for heterosexuals and homosexuals. “I do not favor marriage between people of the same gender, and I do not favor civil unions if they are identical to marriage other than by name,” he said. Romney has […]

New Blasphemy Encouraged By Burmese Buddhist Extremism

This month in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), three men have been thrown into jail and threatened with fines and a two-year prison sentence. Their crime: Blasphemy against Buddhism.

The owner and two managers of V Gastro Bar in The city of Yangon have been accused of creating an advertisement featuring an image of the […]

Will You Be 1 of 68 in Direct Civil Disobedience to Protest Torture?

How do you feel about recent, far-too late admission by the U.S. Government that it has tortured innocent people to death? Does this bother you?

How much does this bother you? Does it bother you right down to your bones? Have you had enough of it? Are you sick and tired of the United States […]

Green Party Seeks Prosecution Of American Torture Suspects

Almost as soon as the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee released its report on torture by the CIA, the Department of Justice reiterated the intention of the Obama Administration not to prosecute anyone who was involved in the torture, even though torture is a crime. The Democratic Party is standing behind the President’s policy of […]

Vote For Torture – Elect Marco Rubio President 2016

Yesterday, reacting to the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation that found that the CIA had engaged in widespread torture of prisoners, many of whom were not involved in terrorism in any way, obtaining no national security benefit as a result, Senator Marco Rubio, who is planning to run for President in 2016, released a statement saying […]