Bob Marley’s Grandson, Skip Marley, Shares New Politically Charged Music Video [Watch]

first_imgSkip Marley, grandson to the late and great Bob Marley, just released a music video for his new single, “Lions.” With many of the lyrics taking on an explicitly political message, “If ya took all my rights away / If ya tellin’ me how to pray / If ya won’t let us demonstrate / You’re wrong,” the track is triumphant and clearly defiant. The video itself features Marley and other young people, all dressed in black, plotting and rising up against a tyrannical fascist dictator in a dystopian future. You can check out the video for yourself below.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Transgender toilet suit sparks school review

first_imgThe Australian 18 Sept 2013A THREATENED anti-discrimination lawsuit by a parent of a transgender child has opened the door to Queensland schools introducing unisex toilets, change rooms and sports teams.State Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek confirmed yesterday that a departmental review would likely lead to new guidelines for school principals to accommodate the “special needs” of gay and transgender children.The review follows the decision of a state school this year to order a nine-year-old pupil to only use a disabled toilet after the child, who was born male, won the right to be recognised as a girl.Parents of the child, known as “Emma”, threatened to launch civil action and forced a backflip from the school.Mr Langbroek ordered the review after the case but stressed yesterday that the new guidelines would apply on a “school-by-school” case and would not lead to mixed facilities being introduced across the school system.http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/special-needs-will-be-taken-into-account/story-e6frgczx-1226721285147last_img read more