New York Society & Culture
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Minisink Valley Historical Society
Our Society's headquarters is located at 127-133 West Main Street in Port Jerivs, New York. Fort Decker, a stone house built in 1760, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the Society's museum. The Robert Kleinstuber House, which is located behind it, is the center of the Society's day-to-day activities and is the location of the Society's storage facilities.
New York State Newspaper Project
A part of the New York State Library web site, this section describes the state-wide effort to inventory, catalog, and microfilm newspapers in all communities, as well as provide a research catalog of newspapers held in microfilm both at the New York State Library and at libraries around New York State.
Independent Living Council
Advocates for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society. Includes executive committee and members listings, ILC directory and purpose.
Liberty Resources, Inc.
Provides residential and non-residential services to individuals and families, children and adults, in a wide range of areas, including mental health, HIV/AIDS, child welfare, persons in recovery, and domestic violence.
Cardinal McCloskey Services
Provides children, families and developmentally disabled adults with the hope for a brighter future by providing services to enhance the quality of lives and support the sanctity of family.
Working Families Party
A grassroots, community and labor-based party with chapters throughout the state. Goals are to bring poor, working- and middle-class issues into public debate. Includes profile, timelines, annual reports, and information about endorsed candidates, chapters, donations and a BLOG.
Len Lisenbee's Outdoor World
. Includes strange and unique wildlife facts, endangered species facts, hunting, fishing, outdoor humor, general humor, and more
Labor group sees progress at major Apple supplier
India's ruling Congress party slams Supreme Court for banning gay sex
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) â€” A labor group monitoring three Chinese factories that make iPhones and other Apple products says once-oppressive working conditions have steadily improved in the last 18 months, but more must be done to reduce the amount of overtime that employees work.
India's ruling party on Thursday slammed the Supreme Court for reinstating a ban on gay sex, taking an unexpectedly bold stance ahead of elections in the religiously conservative nation. The court on Wednesday overturned a 2009 ruling by Delhi's High Court, which had lifted a ban on gay sex between consenting adults that dated back to the nineteenth century. The court's shock move triggered protests in cities across India on Wednesday as fear spread that the gay community was effectively being outlawed. "The High Court had wisely removed an archaic, repressive and unjust law that infringed on the basic human rights enshrined in our Constitution," said Sonia Gandhi, the head of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that leads the ruling Congress party, in a rare public statement.
Indian ban on gay sex violates international law: U.N
A decision by the Indian Supreme Court to reinstate a ban on gay sex represents a "significant step backwards for India" and violates international law, United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Thursday, suggesting the case be reheard. In a major blow to gay rights in the world's largest democracy, the Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out a 2009 ruling by a lower court that had decriminalized gay sex. "Criminalizing private, consensual same-sex sexual conduct violates the rights to privacy and to non-discrimination enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which India has ratified," Pillay said in a statement issued in Geneva. "Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in this case represents a significant step backwards for India and a blow for human rights." The top court stated that only India's government could change the law, deeming the Delhi High Court had overstepped its powers with the decision four years ago.