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2 hrs ago | 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.

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

6 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Prison

Reuters

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.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights

OpEdNews

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.

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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.

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New Jersey Herald

Rescued dogs from Miss. head north for adoption

The Humane Society of the United States is bringing dozens of rescued dogs from Mississippi to its headquarters near Washington for care and adoption.

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Related Topix: Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations, Tippah County, MS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KABC-AM Los Angeles

International Critics Turn Tables, Wag Finger at US over Ferguson Crisis

The images of conflict coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, often look more like a restless Middle East capital than a Midwest town.

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Related Topix: Prison, Ferguson, MO, Journalism

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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