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Burmese savour taste of democracy

via BBC | Sat March 24, 2012
Only a small proportion of Burma's parliamentary seats are being contested in by-elections in April, but with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing for the first time, the campaign has considerable significance.

Maryland state senate passes gay marriage bill

via BBC | Fri February 24, 2012
A bill that would legalise gay marriage in the US state of Maryland has been approved in the state Senate, less than a week after it passed the state House.

Support wanes in US Congress for anti-piracy bill

via BBC | Thu January 19, 2012
Eight US lawmakers have withdrawn their support for anti-piracy laws, after 'blackout' protests on thousands of internet sites.

Burma joy as freed prisoners head home

via BBC | Fri January 13, 2012
When Ko Ko Gyi arrived at Rangoon airport the crowd had been waiting several hours and rushed to greet him. Ko Ko Gyi is one of the best known of the 88 generation of student leaders, along with Min Ko Naing, the most famous.

News measure to stop violence against children

Fri December 30, 2011
A United Nations envoy dealing with children’s rights hailed the decision of Member States to adopt a new protocol aimed at protecting children from abuse and violence.

Egypt court stops virginity tests in military prisons

via BBC | Tue December 27, 2011
A Cairo court has ordered forced virginity tests on female detainees in military prisons to be stopped.

No more corporate personhood in LA, Unanimous

via Examiner | Wed December 21, 2011
Thanks to ground work by the U.S. Green Party, the wave of Occupy Wall Street empowerment and Human Rights Aler, Los Angeles became the first major U.S. city to vote against corporate personhood and call for a Constitutional Amendment asserting corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights and that money is not free speech.

Apparel exporters to end child labour, cleanse supply

via Economic Times | Sun November 20, 2011
Censured for engaging child labour by gloabl apparel brands, the Indian apparel export industry has decided to adopt zero tolerance on child labour and cleanse the supply chain.

The First Global Revolution Has Begun

via Triple Pundit | Tue November 15, 2011
If you rely on the corporate media for your news, you may not be aware that this is the most significant revolutionary period in human history.

Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’

via BBC | Thu September 29, 2011
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has overturned a court ruling sentencing a woman to 10 lashes for breaking a ban on female drivers, reports say.

Saudi women to get right to vote

Story contains video via BBC | Sun September 25, 2011
Women in Saudi Arabia are to be given the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, King Abdullah has announced.

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ ban on gays in US military ends

via BBC | Wed September 21, 2011
A policy banning open homosexuality in the US military has been repealed after nearly two decades.

New program to compensate poor for environmental protection

via MongaBay | Tue September 13, 2011
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has introduced a new program, Bolsa Verde (Green Allowance), to compensate the poor for environmental protection, reports Globo News.

Peru president signs indigenous rights act into law

via MongaBay | Thu September 08, 2011
Peru's new president, Ollanta Humala, has signed into law a measure requiring that indigenous groups are consulted prior to any mining, logging, or oil and gas projects on their land.

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