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3 hrs ago |

US court hears debate in NSA phone records case

Questions about the scope of the program arose during arguments Tuesday before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan.


Related Topix: Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

3 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Midday open thread: 'Speak softly' anniversary, global warming and diet, leafleter arrested

On this date 113 years ago : Teddy Roosevelt delivered his "Speak softly and carry a big stick" speech at the Minnesota State Fair.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, North Carolina

3 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Activist Robert Davis pleads guilty to stealing money from Highland Park

Nick Cannon has been keeping a notebook for much of his life, and next year we'll get to see some... In a surprising move, serial litigator Robert Davis - who repeatedly tried to block an emergency manager from taking over Detroit - pleaded guilty to two federal crimes this morning, just hours after the city's historic bankruptcy trial got under ... (more)


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Education Etc.

4 hrs ago | Detroit News

University of Michigan acquires activist Hayden's papers

The SDS was created at the University of Michigan, and its early declaration, the Port Huron Statement, helped embody the liberal idealism of the early 1960s.


Related Topix: Port Huron, MI, Folk, Joan Baez

7 hrs ago | Mail & Guardian

Thai junta blocks rights meeting in Bangkok

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief who led the coup in Thailand in May, this week said martial law - which bans gatherings of more than five people - was still needed to maintain order.


11 hrs ago | The Republic

Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News

15 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Amnesty accuses Islamic militants of war crimes

Amnesty International has accused the militant Islamic State group of carrying out a systematic campaign of mass killings, abductions and ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq that could amount to war crimes.


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

15 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

Amnesty International Says Islamic State Guilty Of 'Ethnic Cleansing'

In a report released on September 2, the rights group Amnesty International said Islamic State militants were guilty of "systematic ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq.


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Colin Craig: I don't want New Zealand becoming an international busy-body

Colin Craig at a campaign launch last month. He told a debate organised by Amnesty International last night that New Zealand should be a "safe pair of hands" on the world stage.


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

The Daily Star

Pro-regime Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

BEIRUT: Syrian authorities have arrested a pro-government activist who launched a social media campaign calling on officials to provide information about hundreds of missing soldiers, residents and activists said Monday.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

Foreign Policy

Is Vladimir Putin Covering Up the Deaths of Russian Soldiers in Ukraine?

With Russian soldiers fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russian soldiers are also all but certainly dying there.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin,

Amnesty International USA

Israel must scrap illegal land grab in the West Bank

The Israeli authorities' outrageous plan to expropriate nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank is illegal and must be rescinded immediately, said Amnesty International.


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

Star Tribune

Activist groups: Syrian rebels, government troops clash in Golan Heights near Israeli border

Activists say Syrian rebels are clashing with government troops in the Golan Heights near the border with Israel, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

South China Morning Post

Reform protesters confront Li Fei as Scholarism activists evicted from hotel

The Chairman of the Basic Law Committee, Li Fei, arrived at his Wan Chai hotel late last night to a chorus of jeers from hundreds of protesters.


Sun Aug 31, 2014

Technology Marketing

Social Activism Becomes a Thing for Brands, Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge

Social activism reached a tipping point this summer with the ALS Association's unstoppable Ice Bucket Challenge , which to date has raised nearly $100 million while soaking millions more.


Related Topix: Native Advertising, Marketing

Russia Taday

'Royal family dominates courts': Bahrain arrests high-profile human rights defender

A prominent human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja was arrested shortly after arriving in Bahrain to check on her father, who is hunger striking in prison along with thousands of sentenced activists, a key opposition figure Nabeel Rajab told RT.


Related Topix: Prison

The Standard

Occupy drums up resistance

Occupy Central will "definitely happen" with students gathering last night at a luxury hotel as tears and outrage greeted Beijing's framework for the 2017 political blueprint.


Related Topix: US News

The New Zealand Herald

Egypt delays deadline for criticized NGO registry

Egyptian authorities pushed back Sunday a deadline for local and international non-government organizations to register under a restrictive law or risk being shut down, a decision that was criticized as a way to silence critics of the government, a government official said.


Related Topix: Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak


Protesters who blocked coal shipment set for trial

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Related Topix: Global Warming

Daily Times

Forced marriages and conversions need to be discouraged: speakers : August 31, 2014,

KARACHI: Senior representatives of civil society, political representatives and analysts, human rights activists, religious scholars have stressed upon the prevention to curb forced marriages and conversion issues in Sindh.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Asia, Wedding,