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3 hrs ago | 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.

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

6 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Life, Food, Vegan

10 hrs ago | Yahoo!

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.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Switched

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.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Social Software, Startups, Facebook

Reuters

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.

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

AlertNet

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.

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ThinkProgress

Feminist Activists Are Selling A New Line Of 'Consent Condoms' To Tackle Rape Culture

In order to incorporate messages about consent into hook-up culture, a feminist group is launching a new line of condoms that "promote the usage of proper language when engaging in any intimate activity."

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, US News, Liberal Political News

MyFoxNY

Is your home's energy meter spying on you?

Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers' homes, touting the technology's energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora's box of privacy concerns.

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Related Topix: Privacy, TV, Electronics

ABC News

Rights Groups Ask Nepal to Scarp Amnesty Bill

International rights groups said Thursday that parts of a bill proposed by the Nepal government should be rejected because it could provide amnesty to people who committed serious human rights violations during the country's Maoist insurgency.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Press & Argus

ACLU alleges county jail administrators violated inmates' constitutional rights

A U.S. District Court judge ordered the Livingston County Jail to deliver American Civil Liberties Union letters sent to inmates in February.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Prison, Livingston County, MI, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

The Indian Express

In high-profile Bangalore South, two women activists make political plunge

Manorama said national parties have not addressed the core issues concerning women in the areas of education, employment and safety.

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Ma'an News Agency

Hamas: 357 activists arrested by PA forces since January

A new report released Wednesday by the Gaza Strip ministry of planning says that Palestinian Authority security forces arrested 357 members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other Palestinian political parties across the West Bank in the first quarter of 2014.

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

Free Republic

Earth Daze

"The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival."

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Related Topix: CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks, Global Warming, Agriculture, Science

News Times

Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

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 a Syrian man carrying the body of a child killed by a government forces airstrike in the Al-Ansari neighborhood, in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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

Prince George Citizen

Activists: Syria airstrikes kill 4 in 1 of last rebel-held towns on Lebanese border ...

Activists say that Syrian airstrikes have killed at least four people in the town of Zabadani, one of the last rebel-held towns on the Lebanese border.

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GPB.org

In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

An Indian eunuch in the eastern city of Bhubaneswar dances Tuesday to celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling recognizing a third gender category.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Transgender

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Washington Post

Amnesty: Haiti human rights activist threatened

A leading human rights activist in Haiti has been threatened for his work, Amnesty International said Tuesday, marking the latest documented case of attacks or threats against watchdog groups in the Caribbean nation.

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Related Topix: Haiti, Central America, World News

WOWT-TV Omaha

ACLU Speaks for Man Arrested Handing out Fliers

A Nebraska civil liberties group is now representing a Lincoln man arrested by police last month for handing out religious pamphlets outside Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Nebraska

Reuters

China convicts hospital workers after high-profile labour protest

A Chinese court on Tuesday convicted 12 hospital security guards of "disturbing social order" after staging a labour protest last year, sentencing several to light jail terms in what was seen as a test case for labour rights in China.

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Lancashire Telegraph

Amnesty International blasts police taser use

He said: "Tasers should not be used in custody cells as the subject is already under effective control and in custody.

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Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

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