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General strike 2011: Strike day sees widespread disruption 1, 2011

A total of 8000 probation and family court staff joined the strike against the government's plans to make public sector workers “pay more, work longer and get less in retirement”. But expected delays at air and sea ports were avoided as volunteers ...more »

McDonald's in San Francisco to charge dime for Happy Meal toys after city ...
Washington PostDecember 1, 2011

... letter of the law while giving consumers what they want. All those dimes will go to help build a new Ronald McDonald House to accommodate families of sick children at the new University of California, San Francisco hospital now under construction. ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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NPRI has political motive, but is right on the law
Las Vegas SunDecember 2, 2011

The notion that somehow Denis' duties repairing computers for the Public Utilities Commission somehow conflicts with his legislative duties is far-fetched. He has no power in the executive branch with that — let me think of a word — ministerial job, ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Speech needs limits
Highland CavalierDecember 2, 2011

When something is posted on social networking sites that doesn't threaten either of the two previous premises, it should not be censored. Freedom of speech is a double-edged sword, though. Being loose-lipped on social sites may not be against the law, ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Washington State Medicaid, DSHS are leaders in preventing overdoses of mental ...
Access WashingtonDecember 2, 2011

The Health Care Authority does not discriminate and provides equal access to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, veteran's status or ...more »

Native Americans
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2012 Grammy Awards Nominations in World, Reggae, and Roots Music
About - News & IssuesDecember 1, 2011

... and asked the reasonable question: "Technically, isn't George Kahumoko Native American? Or does Native Hawaiian not count?" This is a question that has several answers: a political answer, a civil rights answer, an historical answer, and so on. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Nigerian senate votes for 14-year jail sentences for gay marriage
National PostDecember 1, 2011

... in Nigeria and homosexuals already harshly discriminated against. The west African nation is strongly religious, roughly divided between a mainly Muslim north and predominately Christian south. Islamic Sharia law is in place in 12 northern states, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Property Owner Willing to Fight Eminent Domain Vote
KGWNDecember 15, 2011

Bauer argues eminent domain law states that if his property's worth is drastically changed then the city must buy the whole property. "Over the past 18 months we have not been able to lease this property, it's been toxic, even though we have had three ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Gentilly landlord accused of sexual harassment
NOLA.comDecember 3, 2011

The suit identifies the tenant as Jane Doe, because, although she no longer rents from Duckworth, she fears for her safety, said Fair Housing Action Center lawyer Morgan Williams. Federal housing law protects individuals against sexual discrimination, ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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NRC Opens Door to Online Posting of FSIS Inspection Data
Food Safety NewsDecember 1, 2011

Information from those inspections and enforcement findings has previously been available to consumers and consumer advocacy groups primarily through the time-consuming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process. But FSIS has been considering whether to ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Endorse Rick Perry for President
Hill Country TimesDecember 2, 2011

... has roused the ire of Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the US Justice Department, the latter of which is investigating the sheriff on suspicion of discrimination and unlawful search and seizure. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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ACLU: FBI used outreach to collect info on Muslims
The Associated PressDecember 1, 2011

The American Civil Liberties Union, which obtained the documents under the US Freedom of Information Act, accused the FBI of misusing its community outreach programs to collect information on people at Muslim-related events that the FBI organized or ...more »


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