Human Rights

Judge rules office of ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ racially profiled Latinos

Judge rules office of ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ racially profiled Latinos

A federal judge has ruled that an Arizona sheriff infamous for his tough approach to immigration law enforcement and his office’s deputies violated the rights of Latinos by profiling them based on their ethnicity. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio – who styles himself as ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ and is known for questioning the authenticity of […]

Student jailed for three weeks awaiting trial over Facebook posts

Student jailed for three weeks awaiting trial over Facebook posts

A Boston-area teenager remains in custody on $1 million bond nearly one month after being arrested over what he said on the Internet. Eighteen-year-old Cameron B. D’Ambrosio of Methuen, Massachusetts was arrested on May 1 after police were alerted to “disturbing verbiage” on his personal Facebook page discovered by a fellow student at Methuen High […]

Obama’s media shield law makes prosecuting journalists even easier

Obama’s media shield law makes prosecuting journalists even easier

United States President Barack Obama is encouraging Congress to take up a media shield law that was abandoned at the start of his administration, but critics of the bill say it might make it even easier for journalists to be subpoenaed by the government. After the Associated Press revealed on Monday that they are the […]

‘Worse than death row’: Gitmo hunger strike reaches Day 100

‘Worse than death row’: Gitmo hunger strike reaches Day 100

As the Guantanamo hunger strike enters its 100th day, the number of voices, both in the US and around the world, to close the facility are growing stronger and louder. Lawyers acting for prisoners in Guantanamo say the real figures may be higher, but officially of the 166 inmates in Guantanamo, 102 are currently on […]

Obamacare to penalize nearly half a million Native Americans

Obamacare to penalize nearly half a million Native Americans

Native Americans are entitled to free and subsidized medical care at some federally-funded health clinics, but ‘Obamacare’ will soon force many of them to buy insurance or else face hefty fines if they are not “Indian enough”. “A lot of folks are going to get stuck with the bill,” Jay Stiener of the National Council of […]

LulzSec hackers handed down prison terms, suspended sentence

LulzSec hackers handed down prison terms, suspended sentence

Members of the British LulzSec hacking group were sentenced for a series of global cyber-attacks in 2011. Two of the hacktivists have received prison terms, one will be sent to a young offenders’ institution and another received a suspended sentence. Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis, Mustafa Bassam and Ryan Cleary had all pleaded guilty to hacking […]

AP investigation Get short URL

AP investigation Get short URL

The White House has denied having any prior knowledge of the Justice Department’s criminal probe of the Associated Press, but lawmakers appalled by the revelation are nonetheless lashing out at United States President Barack Obama. Just hours after the AP reported on Monday that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and […]

Rancho Mirage hosted the awards ceremony for Holocaust Survivor Frances Nassau

Rancho Mirage hosted the awards ceremony for Holocaust Survivor Frances Nassau

The Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage hosted the awards ceremony for Holocaust Survivor Frances Nassau. The California Assembly awards a Holocaust Survivor each year during Holocaust Memorial Week. Assemblyman Brian Nestande presented Frances Nassau with this years award. Normally the event is held in northern California but this year they decided to hold the […]

Tea Party lashes out at ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

Tea Party lashes out at ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

Members of the Tea Party have joined protesters standing up against the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’, calling the provision a ‘special interest loophole’ for friends of Congress. The provision has now sparked so much outrage that both the far right and the far left are uniting in their condemnation of Section 735 of the Agricultural Appropriations […]

US news media has devolved to ‘carnival act’ – Hedges

US news media has devolved to ‘carnival act’ – Hedges

Chris Hedges, author, columnist and former Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist for The New York Times spoke with RT about how FCC deregulation during the Clinton administration allowed a handful of corporations to dominate US media. RT: I want to start off by reading a quote from one of your articles on this very topic, you say: “The […]

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