Archives for January 2015

A Glimmer Of Hope for Julian Assange

Authorities in Sweden, which is seeking the Australian journalist’s extradition to face allegations of sexual assault, admitted there is a possibility that measures could be taken to jumpstart the stalled legal proceedings against Assange.

A figure depicts Julian Assange on a cross on top of a supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during a vigil outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to mark his two years in refuge at the embassy, Thursday, June 19, 2014.  Photo: Sang Tan/AP GENEVA - There is a window of hope, thanks to a U.N. human rights body, for a solution to the

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Poll: Netanyahu Should be Investigated For Nuclear Weapons Tech Smuggling Before US Visit

Most Americans, around 55 percent, believe that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be investigated by the FBI before an upcoming U.S. visit.

Netanyahu Iran bomb cartoon

In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu uses a red marker on a diagram of a bomb as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.  Photo: Seth Wenig/AP A majority of Americans believe

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Missing Students Case Highlights Racism In Mexico

In Mexico, indigenous people, the small black minority, and the rural population are poorer and less educated, and have lower incomes, less social protection and limited access to justice and participation in politics, according to PRONAIND.

Demonstrators protest the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico. MEXICO CITY, Mexico - The mother tongue of Celso García, a 51-year-old indigenous Mexican, is Mixteca. As a boy, García, the father of one of the 43 students forcibly disappeared four months ago, had to

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Bill To Keep Police Body Cam Video Private Raises Alarm

“Our concern is that if you make it too private, the whole idea that we are able to use the body cameras to watch the police, to turn this around and say this is surveillance of law enforcement, really falls by the wayside,”

Police body camera

In this Nov. 5, 2014, AP file photo, Sgt. Chris Wicklund of the Burnsville Police Department wears a body camera beneath his microphone. Minneapolis, with the largest police department in Minnesota, has become the latest to equip officers with body cameras in what officials say is an effort to improve transparency and hold police accountable. The

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BREAKING: New NYPD Policy To Patrol Protests With Machine Guns

The new NYPD 350 cop unit, called The Strategic Response Group, will be dedicated to “disorder control and counter terrorism protection capabilities”

A NYPD officer records Occupy protestors (Photo by Palinopsia Films) (ANTIMEDIA) NEW YORK, NY- NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Thursday that 350 heavily armed NYPD officers, called the “Strategic Response Group,” will soon be patrolling protests and the city at large. He said the new strain of hyper-armed police will

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