Saudi Arabia Elected to UN’s Women’s Rights Commission

April 27, 2017

A country that flogs women for using bad language In a bizarre and inexplicable move, Saudi Arabia has been elected to a 2018-2022 term on the U.N’s Commission on the Status of Women, an agency that, according to its website, is “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.” In terms […]

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Thailand Introduces Incentives to Attract Foreign Film

April 26, 2017

The government has made THB900 billion since the incentives set in A new incentives program came into effect in January where the Thai government offers a 15-per-cent cash rebate for foreign films produced in the Kingdom with local spending of over Bt100 million. According to The Nation, since the program has gone into effect, Thailand […]

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Five Strikes Equal a Felony- Texas Proposed Law

April 25, 2017

If the bill passes, an estimated 19000 people will be imprisoned every year A Texas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would enhance punishments for repeat offenders by sending them to a state prison to serve a longer sentence. Also called the “career criminal bill,” House Bill 383 would introduce a five strikes rule on […]

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Utah Passes “Ban the Box” Law

April 25, 2017

Ex-convicts will not need to disclose their criminal history in job applications Utah passed a new law that it hopes will help ex-convicts get back on their feet after they have served their sentences. According to U.S News, the legislation only applies to government jobs, but supporters say they hope more private employers adopt the […]

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