Education campaigner Michelle Rhee has refused to comment directly on rumors that she sends her eldest daughter to an exclusive private school
The former Washington D.C. schools chancellor, who now lobbies for education reform, has referred to herself repeatedly as a ‘public school mom’ when explaining her zealous approach to improving schools across America
But some claim that rather than having two daughters in public schools, the campaigner and her ex-husband, Kevin [...]
The massive city teachers pension fund responded to the horrors of the Newtown massacre by dumping all its stock in guns and ammo makers — but Mayor Bloomberg surprisingly opposed the move.
Bloomberg is one of the nation’s most outspoken critics of the gun industry. As the founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, he’s become a fixture on national news shows and a leading campaigner for sweeping gun control measures that he says [...]
If not for sports champions and terrorists, President Obama’s public schedule for September would be nearly empty of official events, as he devoted most of his time to campaigning for re-election.
On Sept. 6, Mr. Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s renomination in Charlotte, N.C. In the 21 days since then, the president has had a total of 14 events on his White House schedule, not including regular daily briefings and occasional lunches with Vice President Joseph R. Biden.
Female students in Iran have been barred from more than 70 university degree courses in an officially-approved act of sex-discrimination which critics say is aimed at defeating the fight for equal women’s rights.
In a move that has prompted a demand for a UN investigation by Iran’smost celebrated human rights campaigner, the Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, 36 universities have announced that 77 BA and BSc courses in the coming academic year will [...]
In a move that has prompted a demand for a UN investigation by Iran’smost celebrated human rights campaigner, the Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, 36 universities have announced that 77 BA and BSc courses in the coming academic year will be “single gender” and effectively exclusive to men.
It follows years in which Iranian women students have outperformed men, a trend at odds with the traditional male-dominated outlook of the country’s religious leaders. [...]
The War has started people. We setup this Facebook page just over a week ago.
anyone that has a page please add yourself as friends. I will travel to Limerick over the coming days and will report back with videos of the situation.
Seamus Sherlock is getting victimised because he stood up before. And is now going to be an example to Ireland that this is what we do. If you do [...]
June 17, 2012
When a 9 year old Scottish girl took photos of the prison food she was being fed at the local re-education camp, slave commanders banned her photo taking.
Martha Payne stood her ground and the Orwellian ban was removed. This is a microcosm of the fight we all face daily against control freaks world-wide.
Say no to pushy people in government and in private life or become slaves. This [...]
President combines trip to WTC with two fundraising events
Attends A-list gala at Sarah Jessica Parker’s house then party at Plaza
Official status of visit means public must pay for part of the trip
Obama re-election campaign raised $4.5million in the night
President Barack Obama brought Manhattan to a standstill last night as he held two star-studded fundraising events at exclusive addresses in the city – raising a total of $4.5 million.
However, the President’s [...]
No, it’s not your imagination: President Barack Obama is spending a whole lot of time fundraising, perhaps more than any incumbent president in history.
Including this week’s trip to California, he will have spent eight of 24 weekdays during the past month – that’s a third of them – on the road and collecting cash.
(Also on POLITICO: Obama’s $5.3 million West Coast swing)
His event Thursday morning will mark his 153rd fundraiser since announcing [...]
Walt Disney has introduced new standards for food advertising on its children’s television programming to promote healthier eating among the young.
The standards follow guidelines at Disney’s theme parks and are aligned with US federal rules on calorie content, sugar and salt. Implementation on Disney’s children’s TV channels and web sites is scheduled by 2015.
Michelle Obama, the First Lady and a campaigner for healthy eating, called Disney’s move, a “game-changer for the [...]
Residents in east London have threatened to form human barricades to prevent missiles being installed on the rooftops of their homes for the Olympic Games.
Six sites in east London have been earmarked for the deployment of Rapier and Starstreak missiles, each with a range of over three miles and capable of travelling at three times the speed of sound.
During the Olympics, London will have more soldiers on the streets than [...]
(Reuters) – Conservative rebel Panos Kammenos has stormed out of nowhere to torpedo his old party’s chances of winning outright victory in Sunday’s Greek election and put himself in a strong position to be a power broker after the vote.
Kammenos splintered from the main conservative party New Democracy in February when he launched the Independent Greeks movement. It is riding a wave of popular discontent against austerity policies demanded by [...]
One in 16 adolescents have played the ‘choking game’, a deadly playground fad where a person puts pressure on their neck to cut off the oxygen supply then releases the hold giving them a ‘high’ sensation.
The dangerous trend, which is played both alone and in groups, involves participants stopping blood and oxygen supplies to the brain by tying towels, belts or ropes around their necks.
A new study, which surveyed more [...]
Rick Santorum has shown he is a tireless campaigner and is the number one choice of evangelical voters. Now the former Pennsylvania senator is saying he is open to the idea of filling the nation’s number two slot if his fellow GOP front-runner secures the party’s nomination. In a Monday interview with CBN’s David Brody, when Santorum was asked if he would consider running alongside Mitt Romney as the vice [...]
Rock star Bruce Springsteen said on Thursday he still supported US President Barack Obama but indicated he would not be taking part in the campaign to get him re-elected.
At a press conference in Paris to promote a new album and tour, Springsteen was asked whether this year he would join the campaign trail to back Obama, as he did in 2008 and also in 2004 for Democratic challenger John Kerry.
“I got [...]
by Corinne Purtill
This post originally appeared atGlobalPost.
With rents here and across the UK at an all-time high, the UK media has painted a picture of a squatting epidemic, with homeowners under siege by opportunistic occupiers.
In August, a doctor and his pregnant wife found their newly-purchased 1 million pound ($1.6 million) north London home taken over by a group of squatters who refused to leave until the couple secured a court order.
The same month, [...]
Mormon Head Of Overstock.com Endorses Ron Paul
“Ten Days Until Obama Must PROVE Citizenship In Court”
A Georgia Judge has issued what appears to be a subpoena demanding that our beloved Campaigner-in-Chief Barack Obama appear in court January 26 AND finally provide the American people with proper documentation proving his citizenship eligibility to be President of the United States…
Breaking: Judge Malihi, Deputy Chief judge of the Administrative court in GA, ruled, that Obama’s [...]
This morning President Barack Obama stood before the cameras in an election-year attempt to claim he wants to shrink the size of the federal government and lower spending. According to the administration, his new proposal to merge six trade and commerce agencies would save $3 billion over the next 10 years and eliminate 1,000 to 2,000 jobs. Great headline unless you consider that since taking office, Mr. Obama has increased [...]
BEIJING (Reuters) – China will try a veteran dissident, Chen Xi, on charges of “inciting subversion” for pro-democracy essays he published online, his wife said on Sunday, days after another dissident was jailed for nine years on similar charges.
Chen, a human rights campaigner in Guiyang city in Guizhou, southwest China, was arrested last month and will be tried for “inciting subversion of state power,” a charge often used against critics [...]
One of the most widely photographed acts of President Obama’s first year in office was his symbolic pre-dawn salute to the caskets of U.S. soldiers returning to Dover Air Force Base. In the case of a terrorist named Ali Musa Daqduq, who was released yesterday from U.S. custody in Iraq, the President is letting down those fallen soldiers and their families.
Daqduq is a Lebanese national and top Hezbollah operative who [...]
November 30, 2011
Greenpeace today renewed its demand for the Japanese government to keep its nuclear reactors offline as simulation maps of potential accidents at Japan’s nuclear plants – used in the development of nuclear emergency response efforts – are completely inadequate, and have not been updated since the Fukushima disaster.
Following a Greenpeace freedom of information request on November 25, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) released [...]
Obama’s got a problem. He’s smart, he’s a good campaigner, but why would I vote for him again. I want to vote for him again, but the first four years got me the Bernanke, Summers, Timmay!, etc. etc., and little else.
I can take defeat. We all have to deal with the losses, indignities, bruises, and insults of the workaday world. But O isn’t giving me squat. And according to Matthews, [...]
A radio ad for a handgun training class that bars Muslims and Obama voters has sparked an investigation in Texas.
“We will attempt to teach you all the necessary information you need to obtain your [Concealed Handgun License],” the ad says. Then towards the end, it adds: “If you are a socialist liberal and/or voted for the current campaigner in chief, please do not take this class. You have already proven [...]
Gay rights campaigners expressed concern about the ban on the films
President Dilma Rousseff has suspended the distribution and production of sex education films for schools in Brazil.
President Rousseff believes the footage is not suitable for youngsters.
The education packs contain gay and lesbian video scenes and are supposed to combat homophobia.
However, evangelical church groups and their allies in Congress threatened to block any upcoming legislation unless President [...]
House Budget chairman Paul Ryan just released the following statement in response to President Obama’s speech on deficit reduction:
“When the President reached out to ask us to attend his speech, we were expecting an olive branch. Instead, his speech was excessively partisan, dramatically inaccurate, and hopelessly inadequate to address our fiscal crisis. What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from [...]
(Reuters) – Arab uprisings that have spread to the conservative Gulf region face a crucial test this week in Saudi Arabia where activists have made unprecedented calls for mass protests against the kingdom’s absolute monarchy.
Gulf leaders are struggling to hold back an Internet-era generation of Arabs who appear less inclined to accept arguments appealing to religion and tradition to explain why ordinary citizens should be shut out [...]