While the situation in Russia is dire, it’s hardly the only place to have instituted a law banning “gay propaganda.” In fact, as a map from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Networkillustrates, eight U.S. states — Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Utah — have laws banning the promotion of homosexuality in schools.
Reblog this because everyone needs to fucking see this.
Kind of sad that so many ‘Mericans get this worked up because a song was sung in English. Too bad they can’t seem to get this worked up about fighting poverty or equal rights.
Seriously, imagine if these racists found out that Mexican Coke is so much better than American Coke. Made with real sugar FTW.
Jamie Oliver has decided against opening a restaurant in Auckland’s casino because he doesn’t want to be associated with gambling.
The celebrity chef has recently signed on as the face of Woolworths in Australia.
Tom Cummings at cyenne.com wisely notes,
“Woolworths, it must be pointed out, owns and operates somewhere in the vicinity of 12,000 poker machines across Australia. They are the single largest owner of poker machines in the country and make tens of millions of dollars every year from their gambling commitments.”
An article in The Conversation looks at the growing backlash at outsourcing firms like Serco and the European trend towards ‘re-municipalisation’ of public services.
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