Hispanic Heritage Month started yesterday and if you didn't notice, we're betting you do today since the majority of Latinos in U.S. will be celebrating 16 de Septiembre -- Mexican Independence Day.Maybe you missed it because no other month-long celebration begins in the middle of the month. Yes ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was in town this Saturday pimping his new book, Joe's Law. Usually, where Sheriff Arpaio goes, protest and controversy follow, and this event was no exception.Even before the Sheriff made it to Houston, problems ensued. Texans For Immigration Reform (T.F.I.R ... More >>
The Scientist, a magazine that takes a skeptical look at goings-on in the medical industry, has a new report out on UTMB-Galveston's treatment of faculty in the wake of Hurricane Ike.Color them unimpressed. (Free registration may be required.)Or, maybe impressed -- just not in a good way. If you're ... More >>
Photo by fixermarkCongress, which has nothing better to do than pass non-binding, feel-good resolutionsthat will have no effect, did just that today with a vote on a bill "Expressing support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and rule of ... More >>
Muslims in Texas and around the United States aren't being allowed to practice one of the key tenets of their religion -- namely charitable giving -- because of our country's terrorism-finance laws, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.In its 164-report "Blocking Faith, Freezing Charity," ... More >>
Lack of access to legal counsel and bond hearings were just two things that Amnesty International representatives found trouble with after touring the Port Isabel Detention Center near Brownsville this week."It's very hard to find legal counsel," Sarnata Reynolds told Hair Balls. Reynolds, AI's poli ... More >>
Mairead Corrigan Maguire thought the hard part was over. Along with fellow Nobel Laureates Rigoberta Menchu of Guatemala, American landmine activist Jody Williams, and Iranian Shirin Ebadi, she had been in Guatemala, where the women had just co-hosted a three-day conference on democracy, human right ... More >>
Top Pentagon lawyer Alberto Mora risked his career arguing against Guantánamo abuses. Now he's an Obama man
Sixty years ago this week in Paris, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The original text was a collaborative effort from representatives from many nations including the United States (Eleanor Roosevelt was part of the team), written as a way to repudiate the atroc ... More >>
The long arm of Rio Grande Valley justice has reached out and nabbed....Dick Cheney? Yes, apparently. A grand jury has indicted the vice-president this afternoon. Hasn't the stature of limitations passed on "accidentally" shooting innocent bystanders? It turns out that it's not the shooting, it's ... More >>
Pistolas y Corazón
UH student Mariyah Moten put on a two-piece and became (in)famous in Pakistan
The Constant Gardener ripens into a distasteful thriller
Houston yawns as Jamaican homophobe Capleton blazes through town
Jonathan Demme's documentary brings a joyful revolutionary to the screen
Bisexual singer Houston Bernard has verses full of curses
The Amnesty International production "Torture Watch" isn't out to entertain
Plus: Driving Us Nuts, Cheap Thrills, Gong Wrongs
Chinese officials say Falun Gong is a cult and forbid it. Jason Wang is one of the true believers who won't abandon his faith, even if it means deportation or death.
Against All Authority
She's here. She's queer. The neighbors are used to it.
Once burdened by debt and internal politics, a rejuvenated Texas ACLU is back mixing it up with those who dare to trample on the U. S. Constitution.
December 10 - 16, 1998
Dominique de Menil did what she pleased. Thank God.
Police try another less-than-zero-tolerance plan
The ACLU returns from the dead in Houston