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3 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty

Amnesty International and a Washington think tank have "kissed and made up" after a tweet posted Monday night from the Center for Strategic and International Studies told Amnesty to "suck it."

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Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

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Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

7 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay

Court sets arguments in Wisconsin voter ID case

A federal appeals court in Chicago has set oral arguments in the fight over Wisconsin's voter identification law for next month.

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Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

9 hrs ago | Times of Oman

Indian court orders release of woman on hunger fast for 14 years

Social activist from Manipur, Irom Sharmila, who has been on a fast for 12 years demanding the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act , arrives at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi in this file photo.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia,

10 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

Israel: Human rights access to Gaza imperative amid renewed exchange of fire

The resumption of Israeli air strikes and rocket fire from Gaza underscores the imperative need to grant human rights groups immediate access to monitor the situation, said Amnesty International today.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Palestinian Territories

14 hrs ago | Townhall

Can Oil and Sanctimony Mix?

When Al-Jazeera bought Current TV for $500 million in January 2013, former Vice President Al Gore, who co-founded Current, praised the deal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Michigan, Michigan Government, Jennifer Granholm, US Governors, Opinion

19 hrs ago | WBEZ-FM Chicago

Global Activism: Student Startups

One of the biggest trends in service work is college-aged students starting their own non-profit organizations and following their passion to make a positive impact.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Heartland Institute

Greens are the Enemies of Energy

Here in America and elsewhere around the world, Greens continue to war against any energy other than the "renewable" kind, wind and solar, that is more costly and next to useless.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Global Warming

Bellingham Herald

Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets as night falls

Organizers from the New Black Panther Party, Black Lawyers for Justice and other groups joined St. Louis-area community activists Monday to again call for restraint on the part of protesters seething over the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, Violent Crime, Jay Nixon, US Governors

SanLuisObispo.com

Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets as night falls

Organizers from the New Black Panther Party, Black Lawyers for Justice and other groups joined St. Louis-area community activists Monday to again call for restraint on the part of protesters seething over the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, Violent Crime, Jay Nixon, US Governors

News10.net

Can't dodge viral Ice Bucket Challenge, but whom does it serve?

On social media platforms, it's been nearly impossible to escape the Ice Bucket Challenge videos and photos of people dumping ice water over their heads.

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ABC News

Saudi Arabia Executes 4 for Hashish Smuggling

Saudi Arabia executed four people from the same family Monday for attempting to smuggle "large quantities" of hashish into the kingdom, officials and a rights group said.

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Related Topix: World News, Yemen, Death Penalty, Drugs, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

Cybercast News Service

Princeton: Staff didn't harm ball-riding monkey

Princeton University says it found no evidence that its researchers mistreated a monkey by putting into a ferret exercise ball and had it roll on the floor for 13 minutes.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Reports: Islamic State group kills Syria tribesmen

The extremist Islamic State group shot and beheaded hundreds of tribesmen from eastern Syria over the past two weeks after crushing an uprising they led amid the country's civil war, activists said Monday.

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NewsOK.com

Reports: Islamic State group kills Syria tribesmen

The extremist Islamic State group shot and beheaded hundreds of tribesmen from eastern Syria over the past two weeks after crushing an uprising they led amid the country's civil war, activists said Monday.

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Global Voices Online

A Gathering of Indigenous Language Digital Activism in Oaxaca, Mexico

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Related Topix: Mexico, World News, Blog News

WATE-TV Knoxville

Activists: Jihadis close to north Syria army base

New York's Metropolitan Opera has reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions while negotiations continue with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Riot, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Rick Perry

WFAA-TV Dallas

Name of Muslim group in Myanmar goes unspoken

Myanmar's downtrodden Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship, targeted in deadly sectarian violence and corralled into dirty camps without aid.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama,

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Switched

Amnesty International Calls For Investigation Of Ferguson Police Tactics

Amnesty International is calling for an investigation of the police tactics used by police in Ferguson, Missouri, where local law enforcement have clashed with protesters following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Violent Crime

West Australian

Across Asia's borders, labour activists team up to press wage claims

Labour leaders behind the biggest strikes in Cambodia's $5 billion garment industry knew last year they had a strong case for higher wages: they had already compared notes with activists in neighbouring countries.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Cambodia, Indonesia,

Tony's Kansas City

TKC Breaking News!!! Anarchy on the Road: Kansas City Activist Toni...

A bit of Sunday protest news as Kansas City activism hits I-70 toward a Missouri hotspot that's now the center of international rage.

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