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Why are the billionaires laughing?

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In Wake of Paris


Thousands Mobilize in France Against 'Headlong Rush into Authoritarianism'

'It is urgent to clearly demonstrate our refusal of this obnoxious policy'

Andrea Germanos ·


French Minister Resigns Rather Than Stamp Draconian Anti-Terror Law

Draconian constitutional changes included stripping convicted terrorists of their French nationality

Nadia Prupis ·


UN Human Rights Experts Blast France's "Excessive and Disproportionate" Cuts to Freedoms

Provisions imposed following last year's terrorist attacks must be amended 'to ensure they comply with international human rights law,' experts state.

Andrea Germanos ·


Metadata Comes Home With New 'Threat Score' Policing Tools

Law enforcement agencies rolling out technology that lets them dig into metadata to determine a citizen's potential for violence

Nadia Prupis ·



Permanent State of Emergency? France Seeks Alarming Expanse of Police Powers

Debate to see state of emergency enshrined in the nation's constitution will begin early next month

Deirdre Fulton ·


Fortress Europe Looms as EU Countries Implement Heightened Border Controls

Do new border checks in Sweden and Denmark mean landmark Schengen Zone is dead?

Lauren McCauley ·



'Off the Charts' Violence Against Muslims Ravaging US Communities

New data confirms anecdotes of rising Islamophobic violence reflect nationwide trend

Sarah Lazare ·


Flood of Anti-Muslim Violence Driving Record Year for Crimes of Hate

Increasing xenophobia, fueled by anti-Muslim rhetoric and exclusionary government policies in the wake of terror attacks, has propelled wave of hate crimes across the U.S.

Lauren McCauley ·

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