Please email your MP now to help save the Independent Living Fund. The Independent Living Fund (ILF) helps 18,000 disabled people with the highest support needs to live independent lives in the community rather than in residential care. The Court of Appeal found that last time the government tried to do this, it had breached […] Leggi Tutto
The Next Generation of poets will be led by twenty voices, of which twelve are women. These twenty voices, chosen by judges at the Poetry Book Society have been named this week as the bravest and most innovative voices in poetry and notably the leading literary list is made up over half women
Governor's office says DOC "ready to carry out execution orders"The state said in filings with the Alabama Supreme Court Thursday that it has established a new death penalty protocol, using a new sequence of drugs.Executions were put on hold earlier this year after the state acknowledged it had
Newly appointed Justice Minister Midori Matsushima on Thursday backed the death penalty as a deterrent against crime and said she planned to stiffen the penalty for rape and bolster immigration staff.Noting that the death penalty enjoys strong public support, the former Asahi Shimbun reporter
BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Courts in Xinjiang should speed up trials of terror cases and deliver exemplary penalties, a senior official with China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) said Thursday.Current policies should be maintained against "three evil forces" of terrorism, separatism and
Extreme-Right political movements, working under the cover of religion. by Marieme Helie Lucas. Ahead of a conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights in London this October, Algerian secularist, Marieme Helie Lucas calls on secularists everywhere to mobilise to counter the rise
A war on want as London Fashion Week opens. Protesters are takingaction today to mark the opening of London Fashion week with the message “Don’tmention the garment workers”. Activists are highlighting an event which, they say, promotes the creativity of the UK’s fashion industry, but is silent over
Young people ‘want improved sex and relationship advice and support’. With today’s young people growing up with many digital technologies that weren’t previously available, parents and teachers are having to navigate, while guiding and educating within, a complex climate of rapidly evolving
Earl Ringo Jr.A Missouri inmate was put to death today for killing two people during a restaurant robbery in 1998, the eighth execution in the state this year and the 10th since November.Earl Ringo Jr., 40, and an accomplice killed delivery driver Dennis Poyser and manager trainee JoAnna Baysinger
2 young Iranian men in their 20s were hanged in public on Wednesday in city of Hamadan allegedly for being 'evil', the regime's judiciary declared in a statement.The victims, identified as Vahid Q., 24 and Bahman Moussavi, 22, were hanged in Resalat district of Hamadan.The city's commander of the
Sexist language influences women all through their lives, not just as children. The ‘Ban Bossy’ campaign has taken off. Launched by Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg, ‘Ban Bossy’ is a campaign to stop negative language influencing how young girls perceive themselves. ‘When a little boy asserts himself,’
Missouri Death ChamberTwo of the nation's most active death penalty states are planning executions on Wednesday, as attorneys for the inmates continue efforts to save them.Earl Ringo Jr. is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday in Missouri for killing two people during a robbery at a Columbia
California Death ChamberSupport for the death penalty among registered voters in California has dropped to 56 %, the lowest level reported in nearly 50 years but one that still indicates a considerable majority in favor of capital punishment, according to a Field Poll released Friday.The survey
After 6 years of a mostly dormant death penalty, Tennessee gets ready to execute one of its most notorious killers in less than a month.This week, in preparation for the Oct. 7 scheduled execution of Billy Ray Irick, the Tennessee Department of Correction began taking applications for media
Public beheading in KSARights campaigners decry frequent use of a form of execution that has aroused revulsion elsewhereThe beheading of Pakistani national Izzat Gul for drug trafficking was Saudi Arabia's 46th such execution for 2014, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). In August alone, Saudi
CANBERRA, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Australian government has updated its travel advice for tourists heading to China in the wake of a crackdown on drug-related offences.A government source told News Ltd newspapers that an unspecified number of Australians had been arrested for drug offences in
Jakarta. The Supreme Court has decided to uphold the death sentence for Freddy Budiman, a convicted drug lord who ran an ecstasy ring from behind bars.The ruling, posted on the court’s website on Tuesday, said judges rejected the appeal of “Freddy Budiman alias Budi bin Nanang Hidayat.”The
Women Against Fundamentalism’s book Stories of Dissent and Solidarity is now on sale. Women Against Fundamentalism (WAF) was formed in 1989, partly in response to the controversy surrounding Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, but also with the aim of challenging fundamentalism in all religions
Willie Tyrone TrottieWillie Tyrone Trottie, condemned for the murder of his estranged wife and her brother, went to his death in Texas' execution chamber Wednesday offering apologies to his victims' family.As relatives of Barbara Canada and Titus Canada embraced and sobbed, Trottie smiled faintly
Most victims and family members of those killed in the Aurora theater massacre said they don't want cameras in the courtroom during the trial of the murder suspect.CBS4 learned that prosecutors polled the victims and family members of victims. 64 % objected to media cameras during any phase of the
Immigration detention is only meant to be resorted to just before a person is removed from the UK. By Jessica Kennedy and Penny Keza. The countdown to the UK general election is on, and with a collective push we could yet make change for those still languishing in immigration detention centres on
September 8, 2014: An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia is finally home.Dante Altizo arrived in Manila Thursday (September 4) and immediately paid a courtesy visit on Vice President Jejomar C. Binay at the Coconut Palace.“Sa mga ganitong pangyayari, nagpapasalamat
Henry McCallum spent 30 years on North Carolina'sdeath row before being exonerated by DNA tests.As McCollum finally walked free on Tuesday, folks in Davidson County might have remembered his face from a particularly despicable campaign leaflet the North Carolina Republican Party mailed out in
"Anti-death penalty zealots" are causing shortages of execution drugs and contributing to the uncertainty marking lethal injection, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Thursday.Speaking to the Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce, Pruitt said "issues with administration" of a 3-drug combination
Jodi Arias no longer wants to represent herself in the upcoming 2nd penalty phase in her murder case, according to a new court filing.The 3-page document by her court-appointed attorneys notes that Arias is relinquishing her right to serve as her own lawyer, "effective immediately upon
Women are a prime target in conflict, yet when it comes to building peace, women are excluded. In October 2000 UNSCR resolution 1325 was passed by the UN Security Council. This extraordinary UN resolution recognises the devastating impact of conflict on women and states that women must be involved
September 9, 2014: The Chadian government adopted on September 5 a penal code aimed at abolishing the death penalty, Minister of Communication and government spokesman Hassan Sylla Bakari announced after an inter-ministerial meeting held in N’Djamena.Bakari said "the death penalty will be replaced
(file photo)Iran Human Rights, September 11, 2014: A 60 year old woman and a 31 year old man were hanged in the prison of Rasht (Northern Iran) early Thursday morning (September 11), reported the Iranian state media.womenAccording to the Iranian State Broadcasting IRIB the 31 year old man was
Public beheading in KSASaudi authorities beheaded a national for murder today, the interior ministry said, a day after a UN appeal for an immediate moratorium on their use of the death penalty.Hussein Daghriri was executed in the southwestern province of Jizan after being sentenced to death for
The new regulator for the newspaper and magazine industry in the UK is now up and running. IPSO (the Independent Press Standards Organisation) aims to uphold the highest standards of journalism by monitoring and maintaining the standards set out in the Editors’ Code of Practice, and provide support
Two homemade bombs placed near the finish line of the2013Boston marathon killed 3 and injured more than 260A push by Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to move his trial outside Massachusetts has led to a war of words - and paper - between his lawyers and federal prosecutors.The 2
People lambast ad’s sexism on Twitter under the hashtag #PatronisingBTLady. Scots have until 18 September to decide their country’s future, but the creators of this Better Together promotional video have clearly already made their minds up about women. ‘The woman who made up her mind’ follows a
Transform girls’ lives and make Britain a fairer and more equal place for girls to grow up in and flourish. In the run-up to the 2015 General Election, girls and young women are calling on politicians to listen to their voices and commit to act. The Girls Matter report consists of girls and young
Self portrait byMyuran SukumaranFROM death row in Bali’s Kerobokan jail Myuran Sukumaran has painted portraits of the men who currently hold the young Australian’s fate in their hands.A portrait of outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), along with one of his successor Joko