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Qatari poet is still in prison for writing a…. poem

January 15, 2013

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via foxchasereview.wordpress.com “You can show your support for the poet by emailing the embassy in Washington D.C. as we did, however, I believe the emails go unread. You can also call the embassy and leave a message at (202) 274-1600 (press 1 four times to leave a message with the ambassador’s office).”

Release Qatari Poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami

December 19, 2012

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We, the undersigned, including poets, men and women writing, performing and reciting poetry in all corners of the world, urge the Secretary of State or Foreign Minister of our respective countries to appeal to the Qatari Court for the immediate release of our colleague, Qatari poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami, who after spending a year […]

Human Rights Petition: Call for the Release of Ai WeiWei

April 13, 2011

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On April 3, internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained at the Beijing airport while en route to Hong Kong, and his papers and computers were seized from his studio compound.   We members of the international arts community express our concern for Ai’s freedom and disappointment in China’s reluctance to live up to […]

In God’s name: hate is the abomination: rally and march tonight 12/16/10 – New York NY

December 16, 2010

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The 10th of Tevet is the traditional day of remembrance for victims of violence whose death dates and/or burial places are unknown. Tonight, December 16, 2010 at 7:30 PM a memorial service and rally will be held at Brooklyn’s Parade Grounds (adjacent to the Tennis Center across the street from Prospect Park) to remember all […]

The United Nations has removed a plea for lesbians, gays and bisexuals not to be executed in a narrow vote.

November 20, 2010

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Countries vote to accept execution of gays

Fort Worth councilman offers hope to youths struggling with their sexuality | Local News

October 15, 2010

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Read the article on star-telegram.com A texas politician who gets it. Very moving. Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns reaches out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope. Keep a box of tissues handy.

Judge hears closing arguments in Proposition 8 case – Oakland North — North Oakland News, Food, Art and Events.

June 18, 2010

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Judge hears closing arguments in Proposition 8 case Co-lead plaintiff attorney, David Boies. By: Dara Kerr | June 17, 2010 – 1:12 pm | Filed Under: Front, Politics | Tagged: Charles Cooper , judge Vaughn R. Walker , perry v schwarzenegger , Proposition 8 , Theodore Olson As Theodore Olson, the attorney for the same-sex […]