A New Wave of Acid Attacks Targets Women in Iran

The Iranian city of Isfahan has seen a disturbing trend in the past few months: a string of eight acid attacks against women, which in some cases have disfigured or blinded the victims. All of them, according to the Associated Press, have played out in the same way: two men on a motorcycle have driven by women sitting… » 10/24/14 12:00pm 10/24/14 12:00pm

Top Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Disbarred for 'Propaganda' Plans Protest

In 2010, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested for "actions against national security and committing propaganda against the regime." She was released last year after serving half of her six-year sentence, but now she has been banned from practicing for three years. Now, she plans to fight back by holding a… » 10/19/14 2:10pm 10/19/14 2:10pm

​Thousands Gather in Staten Island to Protest Death of Eric Garner

This weekend, over 2,500 people peacefully assembled and demonstrated in protest of the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who was killed when a white New York City police officer used an illegal chokehold on him. The officer stopped Garner, the 43-year-old father of six, for selling loose cigarettes. » 8/23/14 6:20pm 8/23/14 6:20pm

Flames and Chaos Erupt in Kiev as 21 Die in Police Raid on Protest

The months-long standoff between Ukraine's strongarm pro-Russian president and opposition protesters in the streets of Kiev, the capital, has turned grisly in recent hours, with 18 deaths reported in clashes between police and the demonstrators. This gripping livestream is being broadcast from Kiev's main square: » 2/18/14 3:49pm 2/18/14 3:49pm

21 Egyptian Women Released from Jail After Harsh Sentences Appealed

Following news earlier that a court in Alexandria would be hearing the appeal of the 14 Egyptian women sentenced to 11 years in jail for their peaceful pro-Mohamed Morsi demonstration, Egyptian authorities released those women, along with seven girls who were initially ordered to be held until they turned 18. » 12/08/13 12:30pm 12/08/13 12:30pm

Celebrity Super Friends Tweet Reactions to Protests in Turkey

The rapid transformation of Occupy Gezi from a amiable-enough effort to protect what little green space remains in European Istanbul to a violent clash between protesters and Turkish police has attracted the attention celebrities like sign-maker Tilda Swinton, concerned father figure Mark Ruffalo, and even vampire… » 6/02/13 11:30am 6/02/13 11:30am

Costa Rican Women Protest a Woman Being Denied Her Right to Breastfeed…

Not only does Costa Rica boast excellent surf, adorable rainforest creatures, and a community of tax-evading expatriates who spend their days playing golf and having Cialis-fuelled mega orgies, the tiny Central American republic also has a lady president who doesn't take any shit from retail plazas when they try to… » 1/13/13 12:00pm 1/13/13 12:00pm

Members of Westboro Baptist Church Announce That They Intend to…

Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member of that hateful conclave of Jesus-crazed humanity known as the Westboro Baptist Church, tweeted less than a day after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that she and her Book of Revelation reading group "will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his… » 12/16/12 1:30pm 12/16/12 1:30pm