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Periodical Political Post *141

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Periodical Political Post *115

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  • The EU & Canada are using CETA as backdoor mechanism to revive ACTA
  • Former employees of NSA talk about illegal U.S. mass surveillance program
  • LIBOR info graphic: The largest corruption scandal in history explained
  • Obama’s accomplishments: Most deportations, most drone strikes & more
  • Melinda Gates challenges Vatican, pledges $560 million for contraception
  • U.S. military forcibly injected Guantanamo detainees with mind altering drugs
  

Periodical Political Post *100

More than once people have complained that these Periodical Political Posts are mostly featuring bad news. And while this won’t change anytime soon since closing our eyes in view of the vast injustice all over the world would certainly be the wrong answer I do see where you’re coming from. We live in times of 24/7 news coverage and sometimes it would be nice to get away from these reports about war, death and corruption. So, without further ado: Have some upbeat stories :)

Good News

  • New research enables engineered stem cells to seek out & kill HIV
  • Violence is on decline worldwide & humans are more peaceful than ever
  • UK same-sex couples have significantly lower divorce rates than straights
  • Hungarian court overrules police, orders Budapest gay pride to proceed
  • "Q High" school wants to give safe, bully-free alternative to queer teens
  • Transsexual artist takes Angola (where homosexuality is illegal) by storm
  • Swedes push ‘gender neutral’ toys to abolish out-dated gender roles

Do you have any good news to share? Let us know in the comments :)

  

Periodical Political Post *99

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Periodical Political Post *98

Queer News

  • Yet another study finds homophobes often harbour same-sex attraction themselves
  • Activists in St. Petersburg arrested for protesting law banning “gay propaganda”
  • Budapest Pride 2012 banned, freedom of movement for commuters cited as reason
  • European Union tells potential member nations: improve on queer rights or stay out
  • Many gay actors still fear coming out of the closet will damage their careers
  • Creators of Bully remove “strong language” from documentary to get PG-13 rating 
  • Principal ejects gay student from high school pageant for saying he’d like to marry

Other News

  • Canada’s warrantless spying bill is coming back, and it’s worse than before
  • Armed Neo-Nazis patrol Florida in case of “race riot” after death of teen boy
  • “Kony 2012” inventor says his organisation is god’s “Trojan Horse” into schools
  • Apple deems in-game teddy bear to be clandestine recruiting tool for paedophiles
  • U.S. wants to ban sex offenders from games and social networks (reminder: Americans can be labelled sex offenders for peeing in public and the largest group on the list are 14-year-olds)
  

Periodical Political Post *90

Queer News

  • Disgusting “don’t say gay” bill approved by Tennessee House Panel
  • Bill to allow gay marriage introduced in Australian Parliament may fail
  • Three men in UK have been jailed for distributing anti-gay leaflets
  • European court says Sweden is right to ban homophobic leaflets
  • Virginia school district wants to ban cross-dressing by students
  • Poll finds 80% of China’s youth have no problem with homosexuality

Other News

  • Every text, phone call, mail, visited website saved under UK spy plan
  • Canada wants warrantless internet spying, says critics support child porn
  • Australian police spies on internet and phone usage without warrants
  • Canadian universities let students pay to be spied on by copyright holders
  • New law in Hungary says you’re a criminal if you become homeless
  • Scientists say piracy causing entertainment industry no loss whatsoever
  

Periodical Political Post *83

Queer News

  • HIV-positive Americans at risk of sex offender charges and imprisonment
  • Hungarian civil rights groups protest “Family Defence” bill excluding queers
  • Catholic group trying to sabotage anti-discrimination bill in the Philippines
  • Black lesbians & transgender men live in terror in parts of South Africa says HRW
  • School suspends teens who bullied Jamey Rodemeyer into committing suicide
  • Californian Ranger bravely tazes harmless trans woman in the crotch
  • Marvel Comics adds another queer character to its super hero line-up

Other News

  • Secretive committee decides over indefinite detention without trial for U.S. citizens
  • Pentagon offering free military hardware to every police department in America
  • English riots were “a sort of revenge” against power abuse by the police survey finds
  • U.S. agency supported Mexican drug war to make the case for gun regulations
  • 5-year-old diagnosed with ADHD handcuffed and charged with battery on police officer
  • Church in the state of Kentucky voted to ban interracial couples from church activities
  • Facebook security flaw allowed access to Zuckerberg’s (and your) private photos
  

Budapest Pride Banned

This year’s Budapest Pride festival has been banned by police, ostensibly because it will cause too much traffic disruption. Gay rights campaigners in the Hungarian capital claimed that the decision was politically motivated and are planning to challenge it in court.

Permission had already been granted for the event and organisers applied for an extension to the usual route to march past parliament. They hoped to hold a rally to protest against Hungary’s new constitution, which includes a ban on gay marriage. But after agreeing to stop the march before reaching parliament, they were told that permission for Pride had been withdrawn entirely. The reason given – that traffic would be disrupted – was rejected by organisers. More at PinkNews…


Unlike those Danish kids, Queers in Hungary won’t get a chance to wave their rainbow flags

  

Periodical Political Post *65

Before we dig into the last Periodical Political Post of the year I’d like to note something about the comments regarding the article about cross dressing in Qatar. I guess it was inevitable that some would use the chance to bash Islam over it but as much as I despise all the big religions and would love to see a world free of them I’d like you to read this: 5 ridiculous things you probably believe about Islam. So, to quote this very article: “All right. Now we look forward to a completely civil and logical group of article comments.” ;)

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