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Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Mass surveillance programs threaten fundamental human rights and may do more harm than good in the anti-terrorism fight, the top human rights organization in Europe said in a report published Monday. "Our freedom is built on what others do not know of our existences." Thus begins the report (pdf) by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The fight against fracking in the U.K. heated up on Monday, following the...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The funeral of Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, an activist at the Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPAP), in Alexandria, Egypt on January 25, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)
Thousands of people on Sunday attended the funeral of 32-year-old socialist and...

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Mind-bogglingly, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey is sponsoring an essay contest to honor Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah as "a man of remarkable character and courage,” presumably on the basis of Abdullah's achievements - his jailing, torturing, mutilating, oppressing, beheading and otherwise infamous denying of basic human rights to many thousands of his own citizens. Go U.S. military: ever on the wrong side of history.