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The Shocking Truth About China’s Organ Transplant Industry

In May 2006 the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG), an organization headquartered in Washington D.C., asked former Canadian Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific David Kilgour and David Matas, an international human rights lawyer, to investigate the claims of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. They were able to pull together 18 pieces of evidence that point to systematic organ harvesting mainly from living Falun gong practitioners.

“Breaking Free”: Rally For Repeal Takes Place In Kilkenny, Ireland

The Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit (AAA/PBP) will be bringing a bill to Dail Eireann on the 25th of October, seeking a referendum on the 8th amendment of the Irish Constitution, which makes abortion illegal. With two thirds of the population now saying they want to repeal the 8th we are calling on our elected TDs to support democracy. The bill will be formally voted on on the 27th of October.

Stories From The Safe Room

On Wednesday, August 24th, students and faculty at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) in Kabul either tried to escape or scrambled for cover as attackers launched a deadly assault on the campus. Media outlets are reporting that the attack lasted between nine and ten hours. Maryam Danesh was on campus at the time of the attack. She describes the experience of being on campus when the attackers first struck, then being shuffled between safe rooms in an email exchange with Queens Free Press.

AFL Pride Game Reclaims the Football Field for the LGBTQ Community

“Pride is the opposite of shame.”

What might seem like just a useful reminder to you or I is so much more to one Australian football team. According to a media release on the St. Kilda Saints' website, the saying is also one main reason why they’re helping to make history by taking part in the Australian Football League’s (AFL) first ever Pride Game. “Finnis said the Saints were committed to this game because ‘pride’ is the opposite of ‘shame’ and that St Kilda firmly believes that communities can only thrive when all people belong," reads part of the release. It has taken the AFL awhile to reach this point.

“Repeal Mural” Starts Conversations on Censorship and Abortion in Ireland

Andrea Horan created The HunReal Issues –a website that works to “…empower and engage non-politically motivated people” over a month ago. Together, Horan and her staff looked at how they could best achieve that objective. As part of their efforts, they enlisted the help of models and TV presenters. They also asked popular artist, Maser, if he would contribute some artwork.

Does Legalizing Prostitution Help or Hurt Women?

Legalisation and decriminalisation are two different things. Legalisation means instead of removing laws criminalizing women, other laws and policies are introduced. Women who can’t meet the new laws then become criminalised again. The abuse that is currently happening continues. The most affected are the women who needs the most protecting.Tunisia is an example of this. It also allows police to keep using current laws to target women as Amnesty found in countries that have the nordic or similar models.