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Double Standards? Panel Cites US Human Rights Treaty Breaches
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When America calls others to account for human rights offenses, it must be ready to acknowledge and correct its own lapses. Last week, the UN Human Rights Committee issued a draft evaluation of US performance in upholding the International Covenant on Ci ...[Read more]
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U.N. court orders Japan to halt Antarctic whaling program
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Decision seen as major victory for Australia and environmental groups that oppose whaling on ethical grounds ...[Read more]
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Couple spends $25,000 to find reason SWAT raided their home.
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A Kansas couple decided to hire an attorney to get to the bottom of why police raided their home in April of 2012. They found shoddy police work and a cover-up that they never would have known without the money to hire the attorney. ...[Read more]
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Noam Chomsky interview on Silicon Valley, the Internet, Google, Wikileaks ...[Read more]
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Why Did the FBI Label Ryan Shapiro’s Dissertation on Animal Rights a Threat to National Security?
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Over the past decade, Ryan Shapiro has become a leading freedom of information activist, unearthing tens of thousands of once-secret documents. His work focuses on how the government infiltrates and monitors political movements, in particular those for an ...[Read more]
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The Corporate PR Industry’s Sneaky War on Internet Activism
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The internet may be great for you, what with its Movshare links and fascinating "Which Game of Thrones character are you?" quizzes, but please spare a moment to think about those poor souls in the corporate PR and lobbying game, the flacks who get paid fa ...[Read more]
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Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses
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Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? According to the newest addition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), it certainly is. The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder ...[Read more]
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Feinstein’s Bill to Kill Free Speech of Independent Journalists ‘Has Votes’ to Pass Senate
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After fending off numerous attacks on the freedom of the internet last year, activists and independent journalists alike are now facing another hurdle that flies in the face of freedom of the press, the “Journalist Shield Law“. Image credit: davidlees ...[Read more]
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Oakland to Pay $4.5 million to Iraq War Vet Scott Olsen
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The City of Oakland has agreed to pay a $4.5 million legal settlement to Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old Marine Corps veteran who was critically wounded by Oakland Police on the night of October 25, 2011 during a chaotic confrontation between law enforcement ...[Read more]
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The Police try and evict a pregnant woman and fail
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On the Morning of March 21st 2014, Police were blocked by local residents from gaining access to a residential home in Queens Park, London. Resident and her child facing eviction. The Police and bailiffs were told this was an Illegal eviction and that the ...[Read more]
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No “Arab Spring” in the US-ally Saudi Kingdom
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Writing in The Washington Post on February 27, 2011, Rachel Bronson asked: “Could the next Mideast uprising happen in Saudi Arabia ?” Her answer was: “The notion of a revolution in the Saudi kingdom seems unthinkable.” However, On September 30 the ...[Read more]
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