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55 min ago | Monterey County Herald

India police re-arrest fasting activist

In this Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo, Irom Sharmila is detained by policewomen in Imphal, in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.


Related Topix: World News, India,

3 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

British Jewish human rights activist Helen Bamber dies

Jewish human rights activist Helen Bamber, who founded organizations to help victims of torture and violence, has died at 89. Born in 1925, Bamber protested against the British fascist movement of Oswald Mosley as a teenager in London, according to an obituary published Friday in the London Jewish Chronicle.


Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

U.S. hostage rescuers dropped from night sky: Syria activist

It was just after midnight on July 4 when at least two dozen U.S. Delta Force commandos arrived on heavily armed Black Hawk helicopters in Akrishi, a small town near the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa on the bank of the Euphrates River.


Related Topix: Prison, Syria, World News, Middle East, Social Software

Group sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American woman and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of rape in front of children.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

ABC News

Lawsuit Filed Over Immigrants' Access to Lawyers

A coalition of lawyers has filed a lawsuit against federal immigration authorities, claiming detainees at a New Mexico detention center aren't getting proper legal representation.


Related Topix: ACLU

The Washington Post

Amnesty: Mali holding children detainees as adults

An international human rights group says children accused of belonging to armed militias in Mali and participating in the country's ongoing unrest are languishing in jails and being held alongside adults.


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, World News

Amnesty International USA

China: Death row inmate freed after six years of trials and appeals

The rare acquittal of a death row prisoner in China, who had languished in prison through six years' of appeals, is another reminder of the need to immediately end all executions and abolish the death penalty in the country, Amnesty International said.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Prison, Death Penalty, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

This Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 file photo made by a citizen journalist provided by the Media Office Of Douma City which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian men lying on the ground as they wait for treatment after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists in Douma ... (more)


Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News

The Washington Post

Fasting India activist forced to take medical test

Activists say India's most famous prisoner of conscience has been forcibly taken for a medical test by police just days after she was freed after nearly 14 years in prison for fasting to protest against an Indian law that suspends many human rights in areas of conflict.


Related Topix: World News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Fracking claims refuted by opponent groups

A REPORT claiming a controversial drilling technique would not be as visually intrusive as a wind farm or solar farm has been slammed by those against the process.

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Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Global Warming

Hands up! Dona t shoot!a : Sacramento activists protest law enforcement in Ferguson and beyond

Out front of the downtown jail this past Sunday afternoon, activists stood in the middle of I Street chanting, holding signs and raising hands in the air.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Reports: Syria troops kill scores of jihadis

Syrian troops killed dozens of jihadi fighters, including a prominent media activist, in heavy clashes on Thursday around a sprawling northern air base that the Islamic State group is trying to seize, activists and state media said.


Broward-Palm Beach

Police Arrest Seven Immigration Activists At Broward Transitional Center

Police arrested seven student activists yesterday afternoon at the Broward Transitional Center , after they blocked the entrance of the detention center.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform

The Village Voice

Environmental Activist Daniel McGowan, Jailed for Blogging, Is Suing the Bureau of Prisons

Daniel McGowan, the environmental activist and former member of the Earth Liberation Front who spent five and a half years in an extreme prison isolation unit, is suing the federal Bureau of Prisons for violating his right to free speech.


Related Topix: Blog News, Prison, Federal Prisons, Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn

The Baltimore Sun

Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament

Thailand's coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.


Related Topix: Canada

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KFMB-TV San Diego

Over 400 chinchillas rescued from Vista ranch

The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA Wednesday announced the largest animal rescue in its history -- 420 chinchillas taken in from a ranch in Vista.


Related Topix: Chinchillas, Pets, Vista, CA, Guinea Pigs, Animal Rights

News 4 Jax

Florida prison officials vow to overhaul system

State correction officials vowed Wednesday to make prisons safer by improving transparency and beefing up investigations following criticism for the handling of inmate deaths.


Related Topix: Prison


Hollywood mogul Simon buys fur farm with animal rights activists

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, has bought a chinchilla farm in Southern California as part of a drive by animal rights activists to close the breeding facility.


Related Topix: Animal Rights


Detroit Water Crisis - a Prelude to the Privatization of Water

Atpeace Makita, a single mother of five children who turned to activism after her water was shut off by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, talks with Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the Detroit Water Brigade and what it is like to living during the current push for the privatization of the water supply.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

Greenwich Citizen

Militants attack major air base in eastern Syria

Islamic extremists fired rockets and tank shells Wednesday at a major air base in northeastern Syria, kicking off a long-anticipated offensive to seize the last position held by the Syrian government in a province that is a stronghold of the Islamic State group, activists said.