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2 hrs ago | Messenger Newspapers

Tribute to 'death penalty' boxer

A British human rights barrister who tried to overturn the wrongful murder conviction of US boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has paid tribute to him following his death at the age of 76. Geoffrey Robertson QC was part of Carter's defence team at his retrial in 1976 after the sportsman had been jailed for a triple murder in Paterson, New Jersey 10 ... (more)


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Paterson, NJ

3 hrs ago |

Anti-prohibition pot protesters hit Parliament Hill as 420 goes after policy

An annual day of celebrating cannabis culture is ramping up into mainstream political activism as the pot-smoking 420 movement takes on marijuana prohibition with rallies across Canada.


Related Topix: Marijuana

7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Rebels in Syria's Homs go on counteroffensive

A Syrian man carrying a child makes his way amid rubble following reported air strikes by government forces in the Aleppo district of Ansari, in the southwest of the city, on April 15, 2014.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East

12 hrs ago | Grist Magazine

Wanna know what's happened to the Gulf Coast since the BP spill? Read this blog, now

On the fourth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the big question is whether the oil spill recovery is finally over.


Related Topix: Oil Spill, Environmental Law, Law

16 hrs ago | TheCelebrityCafe

Actor Peter Dinklage teams up with PETA for video 'Face Your Food'

Peter Dinklage, well known for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones , has teamed up with PETA to release a video "Face Your Food" urging people everywhere to think twice about consuming meat, eggs and dairy products.


Related Topix: Game of Thrones, Entertainment, Television, Peter Dinklage

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Sunday Herald

Why the fight for independence has left Yes Scotland behind

In May 2012, I was recruited to join the launch event for Yes Scotland - the eagerly anticipated campaign for a Yes vote at the referendum on Scottish independence.


Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom, World News,

The Olympian

Carriage horse foes picket Liam Neeson's NYC home

Neeson didn't appear as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side.


Related Topix: Taken, Thriller, Drama Movies, Horror Movies, Liam Neeson, Celebrities, New York

Statesboro Herald

4 journalists held in Syra freed

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.


Related Topix: Journalism, Syria, World News, Middle East, Francois Hollande, Turkey

Silicon Alley Insider

There's A Horrific Law In Iran That Lets The Bereaved Personally Execute Murderers

Samereh Alinejad, right, and her husband Abdolghani, left, remove the noose from the neck of blindfolded Bilal who was convicted of murdering their son Abdollah.


Related Topix: Death Penalty

Weekday Magazine

Ingush Human Rights Activist Unfazed By Reports Death Squad Closing In On Him

Magomed Mutsolgov, head of the Mashr human rights nongovernmental organization , which celebrated its ninth anniversary on April 14, has affirmed that he has no intention of either abandoning his human rights activities or modifying his way of life in response to a recent blog post claiming that Russia's Federal Security Service has dispatched a ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia,

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Re: NewsOne Minute: PETA After First Lady Over Easter Egg Roll

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, more fondly known as PETA, is targeting first lady Michelle Obama in a new YouTube video, pleading with her to end the tradition of using real eggs in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Non-Profit, Harlem (New York, NY), South Huntington, NY, Huntington, NY

Windsor Beacon

Ruling: Court OK needed for disabled son's vasectomy

An Iowa mother appointed as the guardian of her intellectually disabled son should not have arranged a vasectomy for him without prior court approval, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.


Related Topix: Iowa, Folk, The Kennedys, West Des Moines, IA, ACLU


Mitchell Steven Behm, right and David Delgado appear in this composite handout photo.

A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.


Related Topix: Pets, Exotic Pets, Coto de Caza, CA, Lake Elsinore, CA, Animal Rights

The Fresno Bee

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center , which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows multiple rocket launchers fire Grad missiles by the Syrian rebels as they shell the government forces positions, in Aleppo, Syria, Monday April 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News, Explosion

The Modesto Bee

In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.


Related Topix: Insurance, Citizens, Media, PA, Journalism

KURB-FM Little Rock

Paul McCartney Asks Fans to "Eat No Fish" on Good Friday

As Christians prepare to celebrate Easter this Sunday, Paul McCartney is continuing his ongoing support of animal rights and the vegan lifestyle by taking part in a new initiative encouraging people to forego eating meat for the holiday.


Related Topix: Animal Rights, Life, Food, Vegan


China court jails four anti-graft activists for protests

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced four anti-corruption protestors to between two and three-and-a-half years in jail over their role in small-scale demonstrations, furthering a crackdown on rights activists.


Thu Apr 17, 2014


RT If You: The Rise in Fake Activism

Will the real activists please stand up? In a social-media crazed society, insignificant measures are seen as influential.


Related Topix: Twitter, Social Software, Startups, Facebook


Apache CEO, Vermont activist build alliance on climate issues

Steve Farris runs a $33 billion Texas oil and gas company and turns, for advice, to a bearded Vermont environmentalist.


Related Topix: Apache, Oil & Gas, Texas, Stanley, Financial Services, Morgan Stanley, Chevron Corporation, Energy


Saudi activist sentenced to 15 years in jail for protests-lawyer

A judge on Thursday sentenced a Saudi blogger and activist to 15 years in jail for taking part in protests and defaming the kingdom by communicating with foreigners and through publishing articles on the Internet, his lawyer said.