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2 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Mon Activist Wins Asian Women's Award

An ethnic Mon women's rights activist, Khin Khin Kyu, has won the N-Peace Award, given by the multi-country N-Peace Network in recognition of her efforts to advance the rights of ethnic minority women in Burma.


Related Topix: Burma, World News,

7 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

ICE Removes Immigrant Detainees From Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's Jail

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has removed its immigrant detainees from the Pinal County Jail, after the county and the federal government failed to come to an agreement over how much the county gets paid to house the detainees.


Related Topix: Prison

11 hrs ago | Burnt Orange Report

When Well-Meaning Activism Goes Horribly Wrong: Stop Patriarchy and the Texans Who Oppose Them

If you follow Texas reproductive justice activists online, chances are you've heard of Stop Patriarchy and their Abortion Freedom Ride .


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

15 hrs ago | The Island Packet

PETA blasts chimps theater appearance at 'Planet of the Apes' in Myrtle Beach + video

PETA is calling supporters to action more than a week after two chimpanzees went to the movies for the premier of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in Myrtle Beach.


Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Theater, Arts

19 hrs ago | Vancouver Sun

Don Cayo: Tax audits aimed at Harper government critics should worry all Canadians

B.C. residents generally find public campgrounds clean and secure, but when it comes to the reservation system and user fees, not everyone is a happy camper.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Opinion

23 hrs ago | Detroit News

PETA will pay water bills for 10 Detroiters willing to go vegan

An animal rights group is offering to pay outstanding water bills for 10 Detroit residents on the condition they become vegan for one month.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Detroit, OR, Vegan, Vegetarian, Animal Rights, Agriculture, Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Prince George Citizen


Rob McGuffin, of Windsor, Ontario, carries water jugs into St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Detroit, Thursday, July 24, 2014, for a water station being set up to help Detroit residents who need water.


Related Topix: Canada, Cambridge, MA

The Brad Blog

Israel Attacks UN Shelter at School Compound in Gaza, At Least 15 Killed, Scores Injured

Brad speaks with John Wellington Ennis, documentarian and activist, on his newest film and his decade-long fight for election integrity... "It took one hour and 57 minutes for the execution to be completed, and Wood was gasping for more than an hour and a half of that time"..."Wood, 55, gasped more than 600 times before he died"... Record wildfires ... (more)


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Publishing, News Corporation, US Governors, Sam Brownback, US Politics, US News

Global Voices Online

Three Anti-World Cup Activists Accuse Brazil of Political...

Brazil traded a military dictatorship for democracy nearly 30 years ago, but some are accusing the country, fresh off hosting the World Cup, of creating political refugees all the same.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil,

ABC 33/40

Fire season in West so far is below expectations

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Death Penalty, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

The Fresno Bee

Jihadis attack besieged Syrian army base

The assault, which began shortly after midnight, came a week after Islamic State fighters captured a gas field in the central province of Homs, an attack that left more than 200 people dead.


WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Iraq: 60 dead in attack on prisoner convoy

Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Florida State University,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Free Republic

130 Environmental Groups Call For An End To Capitalism

Environmentalists have declared that global warming can't be stopped without ending the 'hegemonic capitalist system,' saying that cap-and-trade systems and conservation efforts are 'false solutions.'


Related Topix: Global Warming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican

Inmate's drawn-out death shocks activists

An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States.


Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, State Prisons, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Day in Pictures

Firecracker man: In Colombo, an activist wrapped in firecrackers holds a lighter during a symbolic protest against the burning of hundreds, if not thousands, of Tamils during mob rioting on the island 31 years ago.


Related Topix: Entertainment

Brandon Sun

Baird maligns UN human rights council on Gaza resolution, defends Israel

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is once again maligning the United Nations, accusing its human rights council of singling out Israel and making no mention of Hamas in its resolution on the Gaza conflict.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Terrorism


Suit seeks to allow atheist booth in City Hall

The American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan and two other groups have filed a federal lawsuit seeking an injunction against a Michigan city's ban on an atheist booth in a municipal building.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI

MSNBC Panelist In Response to ObamaCare Rulings: 'Judicial Activism ...

The MSNBC freak-out continued following the surprising split rulings regarding the federal ObamaCare health insurance exchanges.


Related Topix: US News

The Raw Story

San Diego-area community rejects shelter for undocumented migrants

A San Diego suburb took center stage in the nation's acrimonious immigration debate on Tuesday as planning commissioners there rejected a proposal to open a temporary shelter for Central American children caught illegally crossing the U.S. border.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA, San Diego County, CA

The Raw Story

US-bound migrants face racist abuse and torture in Mexico: human rights groups

Human rights groups on Tuesday said that US-bound migrants passing through Mexico routinely face abuses, discrimination and even torture.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Mexico,