Participation in mainstream sports is possible for people with disabilities if the right accommodations are made. Outside of school, in local sports leagues, it meant the world to me to play baseball by standing with a friend at first base and tagging the approaching runner.
The slew of recent articles about abortion has only reinforced the importance of getting our government and its laws off our bodies. The old joke that if men got pregnant, abortions would be handled "drive-through" like at a fast food restaurant -- is no joke.
It seems like such a simple idea these days - "the life and strength of civil liberty consist in limited Government and unlimited freedom of the written word."
World Drug Policy as we know it has changed, following the laws of quantum mechanics and systems biology, which state that even a small, definitive variations can cause large changes within the macro-system.
As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has made clear in recent speeches, the United States is seen as a beacon of freedom and promoter ...
Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry with only $124 million appropriated globally in the fight against it.
Across the world, civic activists are being detained, tortured and killed. The space for citizens to organise and mobilise is being shut down; dissenting voices are being shut up. In 2015, at least 156 human rights activists were murdered -- 156 that we know of.
If ever there was a time that a neighbor needed to show love to the Mississippi LGBTQ community, it is now. I will not be silent while their freedoms are trampled. This is too close to home. It's an empty echo/reminder of past oppressors. The essence of HB1523 is a full-fledged fear induced witch hunt fitted with life draining prose.
The Sisi government's persecution of activists is a recipe for catastrophe. Washington needs to act decisively, publicly, and quickly to prevent Egypt's human rights crisis from deepening further. It could start by speaking out against what's happening this week.
Omid Kokabee, born in 1982, is an Iranian physicist and a postdoctoral student in atomic physics with a focus on laser research at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2011, he traveled back to Iran to visit his family, but was arrested on January 11, 2011 upon leaving Iran in the airport.
It's emerged that leading human rights defender Naser Bin Ghaith, who was disappeared into the United Arab Emirates's secret detention complex last August, was hauled before an Abu Dhabi court earlier this month.
Activists need to support each other in our struggles, as neighbors across country borders and by joining in solidarity with people mobilizing in other parts of the world.
KATHMANDU - One year after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, the citizens of this small Himalayan country are still trying to put their lives...
Whether it's your first or your fifteenth, each hackathon is a different, energy-draining, caffeine-consuming beast. After being on both sides of hackathons, here are four tips to unleash the badass in you at your first hackathon.
To further assuage Saudi Arabia over the nuclear agreement with Iran, Obama has unnecessarily provided the new reckless Saudi leadership with military assistance, as the monarchy has militarily intervened in nearby Yemen's civil war -- all the while bombing civilians indiscriminately.
"Reassuring" Saudi Arabia and other gulf nations about Iran's increasing presence was on the top of Obama's agenda visiting Saudi Arabia.