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‘US Pussy Riot reaction shows double standard’

‘US Pussy Riot reaction shows double standard’

The US State Department reacted to the Pussy Riot verdict by saying the sentences were “disproportionate.” The American stance on the issue is hypocritical, as Washington regularly casts a blind eye on controversial sentences, activist Don DeBar told RT. Shortly after a Russian judge sentenced three Pussy Riot members to two years in prison for performing a […]

EU keeps close eye on French gypsy expulsion

EU keeps close eye on French gypsy expulsion

EU and human rights groups say they are monitoring closely how France dismantles mobile camps across the country and removes hundreds of gypsies, to ensure Paris’s actions are consistent with the Union’s rules on the free movement of people. Throughout the week police have broken up camps around the country, including areas in Lille, Lyon, […]

Westboro Baptist Church praises Sikh temple shooting

Westboro Baptist Church praises Sikh temple shooting

Almost immediately after the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, leaders of the Westboro Baptist Church took to Twitter, calling the shooting a beautiful punishment from an angry God. Westboro Church leader Margie Phelps sent out a tweet that read, “God sent another shooter?” The shooting claimed the lives of seven victims, and left many […]

Pussy Riot trial: Day of ovations (Op-Ed)

Pussy Riot trial: Day of ovations (Op-Ed)

Their names are thundering across the globe. Their supporters view them as patron saints of the Russian opposition. Their opponents see them as Satan’s spawn. But with the end close, I can’t help but wonder: was the show really worth the hype? There we were, hot, sweaty, irritated after many hours of pushing and shoving […]

National disaster: Millions of children prescribed antipsychotic drugs they don’t need

National disaster: Millions of children prescribed antipsychotic drugs they don’t need

Are doctors going crazy? US psychiatrists prescribe antipsychotic drugs to children in one third of all visits, which is a rate almost three times higher than during the 1990’s. Roughly 90 percent of antipsychotic prescriptions written between 2005 and 2009 were prescribed for something other than what the US Food and Drug Administration approves them […]