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Colombia: Rights Groups Decry Killings of Two Social Leaders, Demand Justice
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The murders of Maria Magdalena Cruz Rojas and Belisario Benavidez on Good Friday sparked calls for justice and security for Colombia’s activists. Human rights groups decried the recent killings of Colombian social activists Maria Magdalena Cruz Rojas an ...[Read more]
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Israel to Deny Benefits for Pro-BDS Citizens, Local Groups
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The government will create a blacklist for local individuals and groups known to support the pro-Palestinian boycott movement against Israel. Israel is ramping up its crackdown on the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement as the gover ...[Read more]
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Palestinian Teenager Ahed Tamimi’s Trial Adjourned, Israeli Judge Bars Public
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The Palestinian 17-year-old could face up to 14 years prison for defying the occupation. The trial of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi started in the Israeli military court at Ofer military prison in the West Bank on Tuesday. The teen activist faces 12 ch ...[Read more]
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Bernie Sanders talks universal Medicare, and 1.1 million people click to watch him
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With more than 1 million people watching at home, and hundreds watching from the studio audience, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leaned across his desk with a crucial health-care question. “What’s the quality of the Norwegian system?” Sanders asked Mee ...[Read more]
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A woman in the U.S. was thrown out on the streets by hospital staff because she didn’t have insurance.
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The woman was filmed by a local psychotherapist, who eventually got her help after coaxing her to sit down, and who said that she was clearly not capable of being discharged form the facility. In the video, which he posted online, the woman is seen shu ...[Read more]
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The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say
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The tally leaves supporters just one vote shy of the 51 required to pass a Senate resolution of disapproval, in a legislative gambit aimed at restoring the agency's net neutrality rules. ...[Read more]
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Five Corporations Hire Two Intelligence Firms to Spy on Activists
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A new revelation by the Guardian, based on leaked documents, exposes a widespread project of large corporations to spy on human rights and environmental groups. Caterpillar used informant group to spy on Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, w ...[Read more]
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Hunger in Wirral: the truth behind the tale that made a Tory MP cry
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It was the true story that moved a Tory to tears: Heidi Allen, Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire, wept after Frank Field, the veteran Labour MP for Birkenhead in Wirral, told parliament of the hungry constituent who said he had had “a lucky week ...[Read more]
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California offers second chance to people convicted of marijuana crimes
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LOS ANGELES - Yirtuamlak Hailu Derege came to California a decade ago with dreams of making it big in the entertainment business. But shortly after arriving, he was arrested and convicted of selling marijuana, a felony that has made it difficult for him t ...[Read more]
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Second Saudi Prince Confirmed Killed During Crackdown
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Following the death of Prince Mansour bin-Muqrin in a helicopter crash near the Yemen border yesterday, the Saudi Royal Court has confirmed the death of Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd - killed during a firefight as authorities attempted to arrest him. ...[Read more]
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Israeli minister: Criticizing Israel is the new anti-Semitism
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“In the past, we saw European leaders speaking against the Jews. Now, we see them speaking against Israel. It is the same anti-Semitism of blood libels, spreading lies, distorting reality and brainwashing people into hating Israel and the Jews,” Shake ...[Read more]
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