History of Human Rights 1/

1941 – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (US), together with Prime Minister Winston Churchill (UK) adopted the Atlantic Charter on the vessel, HMS Prince of Wales. This document set the goals for the post-war world and it was the inspiration of many international agreements that followed the war. It was an affirmation “of certain common principles in the national policies of their respective countries on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” The eight principal points of the Charter were: Their countries seek no aggrandisement, territorial or other; They desire to see no territorial changes that … Continue reading History of Human Rights 1/

Gay’s The Word

Gay’s The Word is one of the most iconic places of queer history in the capital. This independent bookshop opened on January 17th, 1979 and it was founded by LGBT+ socialist group Gay Icebreakers. Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners held their first meetings in Gay’s The Word which secured its iconic place in the LGBTQ+ movement. Within these wall you will find fiction, non-fiction, history, politics, graphic novels, travel, poetry, children, young adult magazines and erotic books. The selection is pretty impressive, however this was not always the case. As you might imagine, being a gay bookshop in the … Continue reading Gay’s The Word

‘Hidden Figures’ NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson turns 101

Johnson is known for calculating the orbital equations for the trajectories of the Friendship 7 missions in 1961 and 1962, according to NASA. She plotted the path for Alan Shepherd’s 1961 journey to space as well as John Glenn becoming the first American to successfully orbit Earth in 1962, according to Biography.com. She also assisted in several Apollo missions. Read the Article at the WTHR website. Continue reading ‘Hidden Figures’ NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson turns 101

8 Things You May Not Know About Rosa Parks

7. PARKS WAS THE FIRST WOMAN TO LIE IN STATE AT THE U.S. CAPITOL. After Park died on October 24, 2005 at the age of 92, she became the first woman to lie in state, a tribute usually reserved for statesmen and military leaders. More than 30,000 filed by her casket to pay their respects. READ the Article Continue reading 8 Things You May Not Know About Rosa Parks

Happy Birthday Amnesty International!!

On 28 May 1961, Peter Benenson published his Observer article launching a campaign for the release of ‘Forgotten Prisoners’. ON BOTH SIDES of the Iron Curtain, thousands of men and women are bing held in gaol without trial because their political or religious views differ from those of their Governments. Peter Benenson, a London lawyer, conceived the idea of a world campaign, APPEAL FOR AMNESTY, 1961, to urge Governments to release these people or at least give them a fair trial. The campaign opens to-day, and The Observer is glad to offer it a platform. The success of the 1961 … Continue reading Happy Birthday Amnesty International!!