[U.S.] Women of Color: A Growing Force in the American Electorate

[U.S.] Women of Color: A Growing Force in the American Electorate

Maya Harris – Center for American Progress – Tuesday November 4, 2014 (originally published 30 Oct) One of the intriguing questions that lingered in the aftermath of President Barack Obama’s 2008 election was whether the voters who turned out to elect him were a historic but transitory phenomenon or whether they foreshadowed a dramatic and perhaps permanent change […]

[Female] Nobel Peace Nominees

[Female] Nobel Peace Nominees

Vision of Humanity – Friday, 08 March 2013 (originally published 05 Mar) A record 259 nominees are in the running for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize – 209 individuals and 50 organisations – with the laureate to be announced in October, the Nobel Institute says. The list of nominees, which is kept secret for 50 […]

Susan Rice steps down from bid as U.S. Secretary of State

Susan Rice steps down from bid as U.S. Secretary of State

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) White House, Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: President Barack Obama has accepted the decision of his United Nations ambassador, Susan Rice, to withdraw from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.   In his statement accepting Rice’s decision, the president praised her as an “extraordinarily capable, patriotic and passionate public servant […]

Does Hurricane Sandy prove climate change is happening?

Does Hurricane Sandy prove climate change is happening?

Lisa Anderson – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/TL/AN) New York, NEW YORK, U.S.: Staring out of my apartment window in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday morning at an eerie green-tinged sky that buffeted my building with powerful wind gusts, unleashed barrages of driving rain and then suddenly glowed with a sickly sunshine, I saw and heard two things […]

Leading rights activists ask Obama & Romney for global humanitarian policy

Leading rights activists ask Obama & Romney for global humanitarian policy

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington, District of Colombia, UNITED STATES: Human rights groups say the next U.S. president faces several critical challenges in advancing human rights.  Those challenges include preventing genocide and atrocities, protecting human rights at home and abroad, fair treatment of immigrants and refugees, and ending gender-based violence. The Freedom House, the Connect US […]

Legal advocates U.S. work to save lives by breaking Ugandan ‘anti-gay’ bill

Legal advocates U.S. work to save lives by breaking Ugandan ‘anti-gay’ bill

WNN Breaking (WNN) NEW YORK, U.S.: In a backlash with legislative initiatives in Uganda’s Parliament in what many advocates say is “the denial of human rights” to homosexual minorities in the region, the death penalty has been reinstated in a bill that has been brought back to the table. The provision specifically asks that the […]