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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
"Given the raging domestic debate over net neutrality, the growing demands for more data privacy and the constantly changing technology, a pact negotiated in secret that is not subject to changes absent consensus of all signatories seems like a very bad place to be setting U.S. Internet governance policies," said Lori Wallach of Public Citizen. (Photo: Joseph Gruber/flickr/cc)
Global governments are secretly negotiating a little-known mega trade deal that poses a threat to internet freedoms and boon to corporate interests, analysts warned Wednesday, citing a just-leaked U.S. proposal . The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), under discussion between a 50-country subset of World Trade Organization members for nearly two...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
American journalist James Foley, pictured here in Syria in 2012, was beheaded by the Islamic State in a video released by the group on August 19. (Photo: Nicole Tung via freejamesfoley.org)
2014 has been a grim year for journalists. Two leading press freedom groups...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Billions of tiny plastic fragments have accumulated in the deep sea, finds a...

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Another travesty and tragedy of the Occupation: Ziad Abu Ein, a 55-year-old Palestinian minister and father of four, died after being choked by an Israeli soldier as he and other activists attempted to plant olive trees at an illegal settlement near Ramallah. The head of the Commission Against the Separation Wall and Settlements, Abu Ein had moments before denounced the IDF's violent response to what was a peaceful protest. "This," he said, "is the terrorism of the occupation."