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These Famous Hollywood Names Are Shining a Spotlight on TPP Censorship
Unexpected new allies are surfacing in the fight against the anti-democratic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a secretive and extreme deal that experts say would make the Internet more censored, expensive, and policed. With the next round of negotiations imminent - taking place in Ottawa from July...
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Anti-Homeless Spikes? Heartless. Cementing Over Them? Ingenious.
Londoners have made their feelings clear about a corporate "solution" to the problem of homelessness—and the company listened.
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As Violence Grips Iraq, Fears of Pre-Emptive Flooding Arise
Dam operators warn that army's plan to open floodgates to thwart ISIS would create massive destruction to villages
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Moroccan Women Say No Thanks To Being God's Sacred Stay-At-Home Lanterns
Waving frying pans, Moroccan women protested outside Parliament this week demanding the resignation of Islamist premier Abdelilah Benkirane after he urged women to stay home and respect the “sacred status God gave” mothers, asking, “Don’t you realize that when women went to work outside, the light...
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"It is the flow of information, not the flow of military aid, that is essential to the functioning of a democratic society," writes Amy Goodman. (Photo: cropped from Andy Carvin/cc/flickr) Views
The Egyptian Counterrevolution Will Not Be Televised
Egypt sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists this week to severe prison terms, in court proceedings that observers described as “farcical.” Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were charged with fabricating news footage, and thus supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which was ousted from...
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Gerry Conlon RIP: The Bravest of Fighters, For Himself and Others
Gerry Conlon, one of the most infamous victims of a miscarriage of justice who spent 15 years in a British prison after being wrongly convicted of an IRA bombing, has died of cancer at 60 in his native Belfast. One of the Guildford Four, Conlon had to watch his father Giuseppe die in prison as one...
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Ukraine Due to Ink Austerity Pact with EU
Newly elected President Petro Poroshenko will reportedly sign on Friday a contentious deal that led to months-long upheaval
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A protester carries a sign with images of Amr Abdallah Al-Bihary that reads, “The release of detainees is a demand for all Egyptians.” (Credit: Mona/cc/flickr) Views
Enforced Disappearances Rise Under el-Sissi in Egypt
As Abdel Fattah el-Sissi assumes his new role as Egypt’s president, enforced disappearances are on the rise in the Middle East’s most populous country, according to a recent press release by Amnesty International. Dozens of civilians have been kidnapped by police in plainclothes and detained at...
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Global Economic Sharing: The Most Important Debate of Our Time?
Almost everywhere we look, there is an emerging debate on the importance of sharing in relation to the grave challenges of our time. This conversation is most apparent in the sharing economy movement that has now taken the United States and Western Europe by storm, opening up a new set of questions...
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Former comfort women and their supporters dedicate a memorial to victims of the Japanese military’s sex trafficking of women and girls during the Second World War. (Photo: Melissa Wall / Flickr) Views
Seeking Justice—Or at Least the Truth—for 'Comfort Women'
A growing global movement is ensuring that if the Japanese government won't hold itself to account for its crimes against women, then history will.
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