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FREE News: 27th May 2015

AFSJ (Migration): “Mediterranean in ‘perfect storm’ on migration” (EuObserver): “The head of the Geneva-based International Organisation for Migration has said the Mediterranean is facing “a perfect storm.” 475 more words

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So Ireland vote for marriage equality.

Which is crazy because it shouldn’t be something to vote about. I might sound naive or idealistic or whatever, but lately the whole concept of inequality seems just so stupid to me. 623 more words


Irish Pride

Ireland is not the Vatican, and one referendum in a largely Catholic country doesn’t do a thing to change church doctrine. It is all the more disappointing then, when the immediate reaction out of Rome is to decry the decision of the Irish people to allow… 309 more words

Faith And Politics

The Vatican Calls Ireland's Vote for Same-Sex Marriage a 'Defeat for Humanity'

Ireland’s recent referendum approving same-sex marriages has drawn sharp condemnation from a senior Vatican official, who described it as “a defeat for humanity,” the Guardian… 151 more words

Two small steps for women and LGBT, two giant leaps for humanity (hopefully).

It’s been an exciting 24 hours in Australian politics with two movements for equality slowly starting to gain some traction for change:

  1. Joe Hockey (Federal Treasurer) has agreed to lobby the states and territories to make sanitary products exempt from GST thanks to an online petition with over 90,000 signatures (originally shared on this blog two and a half weeks ago at which time their were approximately 12,000 signatures).
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Finding home: one gay Iranian's quest for peace in Nova Scotia

April 9, 2015 · The Coast

When Air Canada flight 608 finally touched down in Halifax in December 2013, it marked the beginning of Pedram Niakan’s new life. 2,419 more words

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