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Sri Lanka Fights Against UN Civil War Inquiry
Sri Lanka Fights Against UN Civil War Inquiry By
GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka on Wednesday rejected a U.S.-led call for accountability after the U.N.’s top human rights official recommended an international criminal investigation of abuses from the island nation’s civil...
Group: Thousands Of Women Illegally Held In Iraq
Group: Thousands Of Women Illegally Held In Iraq By
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq authorities are illegally detaining thousands of women, many of whom are subjected to torture and ill-treatment including the threat of sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The 105-page report contained the testimony of dozens of women....
Obama Continues To Hack Away At Press Freedoms
Obama Continues To Hack Away At Press Freedoms By
The New York Times (NYT) editorial board is calling out the Obama administration for “secretly combing through the phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press.” It’s a bold allegation that has drawn the ire of civil liberties groups and concerned...
Relatives Say Cleveland Suspect Had Violent Streak
Relatives Say Cleveland Suspect Had Violent Streak By
The mannequin was life-sized, with a mop-like wig and creepy, slanted eyes. Ariel Castro kept it propped against a wall of his house and liked to use it to scare people. Sometimes he drove around town with it in the back seat of his car. “He threatened me lots of...
Inside The DPRK: How A Caste System Structures Everyday Realities For North Koreans
Inside The DPRK: How A Caste System Structures Everyday Realities For North Koreans By
There is a strange phenomenon that lingers over every North Korean. For the past five decades, an arbitrary determination decides where they will live, what hospitals they will go to if they are sick, if they can go to college, if they can marry and even if they will receive...
Four Dead in Ohio: The Search for Kent State Justice Continues (UPDATE)
Four Dead in Ohio: The Search for Kent State Justice Continues (UPDATE) By
Forty-three years after the 1970 Kent State massacre that left four students dead and nine injured, survivors of the Vietnam War protest are still searching for justice, maintaining that National Guard troops murdered innocent student protesters. In April of last year,...
Report Your Neighbors: Florida Program Worries Civil Liberties Groups, Residents
Report Your Neighbors: Florida Program Worries Civil Liberties Groups, Residents By
It could be a new era of McCarthyism in Palm Beach County, Florida, where police are set to unveil a new $1 million “violence prevention” program that encourages Floridians to report neighbors for making hateful or suspicious comments about the government. The program,...
Major Crackdown In Oakland As Gangs, Police Exchange Accusations
Major Crackdown In Oakland As Gangs, Police Exchange Accusations By
Around 8 p.m. on Wednesday night, more than 200 police officers and FBI agents barricaded neighborhoods in Oakland, Calif., as part of an operation cracking down on a notorious West Oakland gang. About 12 miles from San Francisco, Oakland is infamous for its high crime...
ACLU Challenges Sexist City Ordinances Tying Domestic Abuse Reports To Eviction
ACLU Challenges Sexist City Ordinances Tying Domestic Abuse Reports To Eviction By
For women living in Norristown, Penn., being abused by a partner will not only bring psychological and physical harm — it could also lead to homelessness. While living in the city of 32,000, Lakisha Briggs was repeatedly beaten with a brick and stabbed by her boyfriend....
Overseer Of US Victim Funds Says Work Wrenching
Overseer Of US Victim Funds Says Work Wrenching By
Massachusetts lawyer Kenneth Feinberg has been near the heart of some of the worst catastrophes, dealing with people who’ve faced profound loss after 9/1l, the BP oil spill, the Virginia Tech shootings, and the Colorado movie theater ambush. Now, he’s adding...