Search Results for " Civil Rights Act" : 388

by / on February 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm / in Africa, Blast from the Past, Culture, Uncategorized, World

Made in the U.S.A

…rica is not mirrored in many of the places where America wields influence. The increased attention to homosexual rights in the U.S. has come at the expense of homosexuals elsewhere as anti-gay rights activists move their operations to countries where their influence on  debates over homosexuality has resulted in harsh anti-gay laws and brutality.  On January 26, a Ugandan gay rights advocate was beaten to death with a hammer.  The murder of David…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:22 am / in Africa, Issue, Main Menu, World

Made in the U.S.A.

…rica is not mirrored in many of the places where America wields influence. The increased attention to homosexual rights in the U.S. has come at the expense of homosexuals elsewhere as anti-gay rights activists move their operations to countries where their influence on  debates over homosexuality has resulted in harsh anti-gay laws and brutality.  On January 26, a Ugandan gay rights advocate was beaten to death with a hammer.  The murder of David…

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by / on June 10, 2012 at 9:14 am / in ACE Forum, Allegiance of College Editors

Interview with Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA

…iage. Do you this issue should be left to the federal government, or should it be left to the states? How should action be taken? SN: We view the right to marry and to choose the person you marry as a human right and not as a matter that should be left up to the states to regulate, so we support the Respect for Marriage Act, federal legislation which would ensure everyone’s right to marry and to enjoy the whole set of rights that go along with ma…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm / in Middle East, World

Sanctioning Progress

…onal community to play a critical part in fostering the rise of a democratic Iran, it must promote Iranian human rights and the growth of Iranian civil society. To do this, the world must turn its focus to the oppressive nature of this Iranian regime, stop sanctioning the Iranian middle class, and foster an environment that promotes human rights. In advocating for the rise of a civil society capable of promoting democratic reform in Iran, it is i…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:02 am / in Domestic, Healthcare, Judicial, Women's Rights

Obamacare’s Bitter Pill

…employee sued the Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church on grounds of wrongful termination, claiming protection from the Civil Rights Act, the precedent from Smith was changed to focus instead on the specifics of any law possibly violating religious liberty, rather than context. Hosanna-Tabor abated the Smith precedent of applying context by saying that strict scrutiny still applies but precedence was weighted superior to the Sherbert test, dismissing co…

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by / on October 19, 2014 at 11:50 am / in Campus, Events

Events 10/20 – 10/26

…consultant based in Yangon, Myanmar. For the past year he led the UNs Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights human rights in humanitarian action programs in Myanmar. Prior to that, Michael was Director of Country Operations at the Center for Civilians in Conflict, a Washington DC-based NGO that works with warring parties to develop civilian protection strategies. While at the Center he managed the organizations field operations in Afgh…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/06 – 10/12

…’s First and Second Terms 4:10pm – 6:00pm International Affairs Building, Room 918 Part of the Human Rights in East Asia and Beyond: Critical Perspectives series, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s year-long critical examination of the issue of human rights. Li Weidong is a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. This talk will be presented in Mandarin Chinese with simultaneous interpretation provide…

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by / on September 20, 2010 at 4:39 am / in Allegiance of College Editors, Interview

Rebiya Kadeer — Face of the Uighurs

…e Editors (ACE), hoping to generate cross-campus dialogue on political issues. Rebiya Kadeer, a prominent Uighur rights activist currently living in exile in the U.S., has agreed to answer some of our questions. You can read Ms. Kadeer’s biography, including information on her involvement in the July 2009 unrest in Urumchi, in the New York Times here. For background information on Xinjiang/East Turkmenistan, and the Uighurs, click here. Van…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm / in Briefings, Campus, Domestic, Immigration

Briefing: Immigration

…ation policy to account for a rapidly changing American demographic. In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act legalized the status of many undocumented residents in the United States, but the hiring of workers without proper work authorizations remained illegal. While a subsequent Immigration Act that passed four years later increased and established a more flexible cap on the number of legal immigrants allowed into the United States, the…

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by / on March 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Campus Groups Debate Unions

…both prepared questions from moderator Emily Tamkin, CC ’12, and from the audience, the focus on constitutional rights continued.  Boothe argued, in response to an audience question, that it was not fundamentally wrong to curtail rights of collective bargaining for government workers because the government represents the people and the national interest – as civil servants, he continued, it would be disastrous on grounds of both fiscal solvency…

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