Human Rights

FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America

FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America

Birthmarks, be damned: the FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reached a milestone in the development of their Next Generation Identification […]

DNC chairman declares Jerusalem the capital of Israel despite delegates’ disapproval (VIDEO)

DNC chairman declares Jerusalem the capital of Israel despite delegates’ disapproval (VIDEO)

When the Democratic National Committee dropped the word “God” from their platform ahead of this week’s convention, Republicans capitalized on the exclusion. Now a last minute attempt to reverse that measure may have made matters worse. The delegation at day two of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was split on Wednesday after a motion […]

Disabled Pakistani girl framed in Koran-burning case? Imam arrested for falsifying evidence

Disabled Pakistani girl framed in Koran-burning case? Imam arrested for falsifying evidence

Pakistani police arrested an Imam on Sunday over accusations he had planted evidence on a Christian girl accused of burning a Koran, allegedly to frame her. Witnesses say the cleric tore pages from the Koran and planted them in the girl’s bag. Imam Khalid Chishti had previously presented police with evidence that Rimsha Masih – […]

OWS march rolls through Charlotte ahead of Democratic convention (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

OWS march rolls through Charlotte ahead of Democratic convention (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Hundreds of people have taken part in the March on Wall Street South event in Charlotte, carrying banners, banging drums and chanting slogans against corporate greed. The protest ahead of the Democratic National Convention proceeded peacefully. The turnout at the event was lower than organizers had expected, with only about 1,000 activists from dozens of […]

Marine detained for Facebook posts: ‘It made me scared for my country’

Marine detained for Facebook posts: ‘It made me scared for my country’

Nearly two weeks after he was hauled off by authorities and admitted to a psych ward over his own Facebook postings, retired Marine Brandon Raub is speaking out about his detainment and what Americans should know about their right to free speech. Raub, a 26-year-old decorated military vet that served two tours overseas, was visited […]

Hackers attack Pussy Riot trial court website

Hackers attack Pussy Riot trial court website

Unidentified hackers broke into the official website of a Moscow court which sentenced three Pussy Riot band members to two years in jail. For some time its front page was defaced with obscenities and video clip of a Bulgarian transvestite singer. On Tuesday morning, the website of the Khamovnichesky District Court was unavailable for a […]

Male-order education: Iran bars women from 77 university courses

Male-order education: Iran bars women from 77 university courses

Thirty-six universities in Iran have announced that 77 courses in their curriculum will be “single-sex,” prompting an outcry at home and worldwide over women’s rights in the Islamic state. ­The subjects now only available for men include accounting, engineering, pure chemistry, English literature and translation, hotel management, and many others, Iranian news website Rooz Online […]