Runaway Texas Democrats bringing in reinforcements to DC for their voting rights pressure campaign

More than 100 state legislators started flying into Washington, D.C. on Monday to join the runaway Texas Democrats in their pressure campaign on the federal government to address voting rights issues across the country. The ‘week of action’, they are calling it, attempts to urge senators to forgo their August recess to instead pass the … Read more

Animal rights activists should be banned from sitting on an animal sentience committee, say Peers 

Animal rights activists should be banned from sitting on an animal sentience committee to stop ‘vocal lunatics’ hijacking the bill, say Peers Amendment specifying the ban is planned for the Animal Welfare Sentience Bill  It aims to avoid Government laws being sabotaged by animal rights groups Critics have warned the Bill is poorly designed and … Read more

Rep. Hank Johnson is arrested on Capitol Hill during protest over voting rights

Rep. Hank Johnson has been arrested on Capitol Hill during a protest over voting rights, just one week after the detention of fellow Black Caucus member Joyce Beatty. The Democratic congressman, 66, was cuffed with zip ties by Capitol police officers outside the Hart Senate Office Building Thursday where he and other voting rights advocates had gathered … Read more

FBI charge four Iranians with plot to kidnap NYC journalist after she criticized human rights abuses

US charges four Iranians who plotted to kidnap an American journalist in New York and take her to Tehran – with backing of Iran government Four Iranian spies have been charged with plotting to kidnap Masih Alinejad Alinejad has criticized the regime in Tehran for its human rights abuses She said that she had been informed … Read more

Psaki calls Joe Manchin’s voting rights compromise a ‘step forward’

Jen Psaki says White House will look for a different path if the voting rights Senate vote fails tomorrow and calls Joe Manchin’s compromise a ‘step forward’ White House press secretary Jen Psaki called Sen. Joe Manchin’s voting rights proposal a ‘step forward’  The Senate is slated to vote to begin debate on the issue … Read more

Uber and the GMB union announce ‘groundbreaking’ agreement to boost rights for the firm’s drivers

Ride-hailing giant Uber announced a ‘groundbreaking’ agreement with one of Britiain’s biggest trade unions to boost the rights of the firm’s drivers. Under the collective bargaining agreement, the GMB union will represent Uber’s 70,000 drivers in the UK in a move which could pave the way for a ‘fairer working life’ for millions of workers.  … Read more

How the Mail chartered the progress of women’s rights over 125 years 

We will get the vote! Victory for the Suffragettes, the first IVF birth, and the reinvention of the housewife… how the Mail chartered the progress of women’s rights over 125 years By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 01:26 BST, 6 May 2021 | Updated: 01:26 BST, 6 May 2021 Advertisement From launch day onwards, women have … Read more

Aviva to snub Deliveroo’s London listing over workers’ rights 

Fund manager Aviva to snub Deliveroo’s London listing due to concerns over workers’ rights By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 GMT, 24 March 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 24 March 2021 A leading British fund manager has said it will shun Deliveroo’s London listing because of the way the food delivery firm … Read more

Ministers ‘plan to strengthen employee rights on working from home’

Law could change to allow Britons to work from home FOREVER: Ministers plan to strengthen employee rights ‘to keep the freedoms they have gained’ during the coronavirus crisis and make flexible hours ‘the norm’ Ministers reportedly planning to strengthen employee rights to work from home Government expected to launch a consultation on flexible working later … Read more