Albanese should be ‘picking up the phone’ to get Julian Assange home

Julian Assange’s extradition from the United Kingdom to the United States has been approved but Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he will not be pressured into publicly intervening in the case. Academic Dr Kylie Moore Gilbert, who was held in an Iranian prison for 804 days, says she hopes the Australian government is conducting traditional … Read more

Wong heads to Vietnam, Malaysia

Foreign Minister Penny Wong will embark on a visit to Vietnam and Malaysia, her second trip to Southeast Asia since being sworn in. Senator Wong will fly out on Sunday as the federal government continues strengthening ties with Australia’s Asia-Pacific neighbours. “It’s more than geography that binds us – we have genuine links in Vietnam … Read more

Nigerian couple charged with plotting to get child to UK to harvest organs

London Reuters — A Nigerian senator and his wife were remanded in custody in London on Thursday charged with plotting to have a 15-year-old boy brought into the United Kingdom to harvest his organs, police said. Ike Ekweremadu, 60, and Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, were both charged with conspiracy to arrange travel of another person … Read more

Cuban court sentences two dissident artists to prison terms | Protest News

Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara and Maykel Castillo receive five- and nine-year terms, respectively, Cuban prosecutor says. A Cuban court has sentenced two dissident artists to nine and five years in prison, the government announced, in a high-profile case that rights groups have slammed as a “sham” that violates free speech. The activists, Luis Manuel Otero … Read more

Protestors Gather In St. Pete After Roe V. Wade Overturned – CBS Tampa

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – After the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade on Friday, local groups are responding. “I’m honestly in shock…but in good shock,” said Scott Mahurin with Florida Preborn Rescue. READMORE: St. Pete Police Increase Security For Annual Pride Parade “I cried when I heard the decision this morning. … Read more

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. wade; states can ban abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans’ lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The ruling, unthinkable … Read more

Biden addresses nation following Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden pledged to take every step his administration can to protect abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on Friday, and called on voters to elect state and federal officials who will vote to allow the procedure. Biden spoke from the White House on the … Read more

Congress passes gun bill, sends it to Joe Biden to sign

Supporters of gun control hold signs in front of supporters of gun rights during a demonstration by victims of gun violence in front of the Supreme Court as arguments begin in a major case on gun rights on November 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts | Getty Images Scrambling to respond to a recent … Read more

Elizabeth Warren Condemns Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v Wade

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren condemned the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade on June 24. In a video posted by her Facebook page, Elizabeth Warren criticized the “partisan agenda” of the Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court is pushing goals that contradict the constitution and the basic rights of the American people,” Warren said. … Read more