Cost of War

commondreams.org

Syndicate content
Updated: 27 min 22 sec ago

ACLU Files Federal Complaint Challenging Single-Sex Class Program Rooted in Stereotypes at Florida’s Second Largest School District

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:15

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights calling for a federal investigation into Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida, stating that the district’s single-sex classrooms program violates Title IX.

read more

ACLU Files Federal Complaint Challenging Single-Sex Class Program Rooted in Stereotypes at Florida’s Second Largest School District

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:15

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights calling for a federal investigation into Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida, stating that the district’s single-sex classrooms program violates Title IX.

read more

4th Circuit Hears Landmark Virginia Marriage Case

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:15

Today a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond heard the oral argument in Bostic v. Schaefer, a federal case challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. In February, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that denying marriage to gay couples is unconstitutional; the case has been expedited.

read more

4th Circuit Hears Landmark Virginia Marriage Case

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:15

Today a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond heard the oral argument in Bostic v. Schaefer, a federal case challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. In February, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that denying marriage to gay couples is unconstitutional; the case has been expedited.

read more

New USDA Report on Honey Bee Losses to be Released this Week

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:10

This week the USDA is set to release its annual report on honey bee overwintering losses, which are expected to be significant due to several contributing factors, including exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides. This class of pesticides was identified as a key factor in bee declines by a Harvard study released last week.

read more

New USDA Report on Honey Bee Losses to be Released this Week

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:10

This week the USDA is set to release its annual report on honey bee overwintering losses, which are expected to be significant due to several contributing factors, including exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides. This class of pesticides was identified as a key factor in bee declines by a Harvard study released last week.

read more

Federal Appeals Court Hears Arguments Against Virginia Marriage Ban

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 09:47

A federal appeals court will hear extended arguments today in a challenge to Virginia’s constitutional and statutory bans on marriage for same-sex couples.

read more

Federal Appeals Court Hears Arguments Against Virginia Marriage Ban

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 09:47

A federal appeals court will hear extended arguments today in a challenge to Virginia’s constitutional and statutory bans on marriage for same-sex couples.

read more

Guantánamo Detainee Reveals Escalating, Brutal Punishment of Hunger Strikers

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 09:41

A prisoner in Guantánamo Bay has revealed to his lawyers the increasingly brutal punishment meted out to detainees peacefully protesting their indefinite detention via hunger strike.

Emad Hassan wrote in a letter to his lawyers:

read more

Guantánamo Detainee Reveals Escalating, Brutal Punishment of Hunger Strikers

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 09:41

A prisoner in Guantánamo Bay has revealed to his lawyers the increasingly brutal punishment meted out to detainees peacefully protesting their indefinite detention via hunger strike.

Emad Hassan wrote in a letter to his lawyers:

read more

Artists and Musicians to the FCC: We Demand Real Net Neutrality

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 09:38

On Tuesday, dozens of artists, musicians and other members of the creative community delivered a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the agency to abandon its pay-for-prioritization proposal and stand up for real Net Neutrality. Wheeler’s proposal — which will be considered during a May 15FCC meeting — reportedly allows Internet service providers to charge extra fees to content companies for preferential treatment.

read more

Artists and Musicians to the FCC: We Demand Real Net Neutrality

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 09:38

On Tuesday, dozens of artists, musicians and other members of the creative community delivered a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the agency to abandon its pay-for-prioritization proposal and stand up for real Net Neutrality. Wheeler’s proposal — which will be considered during a May 15FCC meeting — reportedly allows Internet service providers to charge extra fees to content companies for preferential treatment.

read more