Category Human Rights

Portland man: I was tortured in UAE for refusing to become an FBI informant | US news | The Guardian

“I don’t think they knew who I was. I think they thought I was just some rich guy who’d come on a private jet. A rapper or someone,” said Fikre. The 36-year-old Eritrean-born American was finally back in Portland at the end of a five-year odyssey that began with a simple business trip but landed […]

Virginia’s forced sterilization victims each to get $25k restitution payments for eugenics program — RT USA

Virginia is set to become the second state to compensate the victims of its eugenics program ‒ people whom the state deemed mentally or physically unfit to procreate and were then forcibly sterilized without their knowledge or consent. The commonwealth will give $25,000 each “to individuals who were involuntarily sterilized pursuant to the Virginia Eugenical […]

Man indicted for fatal beating of transgendered woman – NY Daily News

A man named Paris Wilson, 20, was initially arrested for the attack and charged with misdemeanor assault. The charges were dropped after another man turned himself in and took responsibility for the crime — but said he was too drunk to remember what happened.The second man, Dixon, bears a “striking resemblance” to Wilson, prosecutors said, […]

White supremacist group to hold an event CPAC weekend at the National Press Club.

An Evite invitation for the event says it will feature speakers Peter Brimelow, Richard Spencer, and Jared Taylor. Brimelow, as SPLC details, has said America faces “unprecedented demographic mutation” and that 9/11 was due to immigration. The Anti-Defamation League describes Spencer as “a sym­bol of a new gen­er­a­tion of intel­lec­tual white suprema­cists.” Taylor has said […]

Thousands March Across Canada Demanding Justice for Indigenous Women | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

“Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women…still leaves family, friends, loved ones, and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss,” according to the Women’s Memorial March Committee, organizer of the 25th annual event in Vancouver. “Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal to no action to address these […]

Exclusive: US Senate Intelligence committee corrects CIA torture report after Bureau probe | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

The Bureau has calculated that in the case of Hassan bin Attash, the amendments now corroborate other publicly available information about his time in custody. The figure of about 590 days stated in the original report included his entire time in CIA custody, including some 470 days in proxy detention in Jordan, to where he […]

US TV show runs story on how to safely find parking in wake of Chapel Hill Muslim killings — RT USA

The Inside Edition show, produced by CBS Television Distribution, decided to make the report following the deadly shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, allegedly by their neighbor, Craig Hicks, in an apparent dispute over parking spots. Police do not believe the murders were motivated by race or religious hate. However, the […]

The blogger who celebrated the death of an American ISIS hostage

In Schlussel’s blog, “Dead ISIS Hostage Was Jew-Hating, Anti-Israel Bitch,” she calls Mueller a “piece of crap,” who helped Palestinians “harass Israeli soldiers.” Schlussel hatred for Mueller stems from the activist’s work with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a group which supports the Palestinian cause. For a time, Mueller lived with a family in annexed […]

City attorney wants charges against K-9 attack victim dropped, offers help

Colvin, who is an Army reservist, was at an off-campus party when a fight started and then spilled into the street. Officers got there and wanted to ask Colvin what she saw or knew about the incident. She did not want to talk to them. During the encounter, a police officer released a K-9 that […]

Police Seek DHS Grant to Deal With “Extremist” Hippy Group Which Stresses ‘Non-violence, Peace and Love’ | We Are Change

The Rainbow Family “describes itself as a nonviolent group spreading the message of peace and love.” The group has only met twice in Montana in the last fifteen years, once in 2000 and once in 2013. The extent of the “threat” posed by the group is that one of its gatherings was described by the […]

New NYPD Anti-Terror Unit Will Get Machine Guns To Police Protesters: Gothamist

Initial reports of Commissioner Bratton’s plans suggest the opposite of progress. His demands for less oversight of the NYPD and a more militarized police force that would use counter-terrorism tactics against protestors are deeply misguided and frankly offensive. We need an NYPD that is more accountable to New Yorkers and that stops criminalizing our communities, […]

CIA Tortured People on British Territory / Sputnik US – News, Opinion, Radio

“No one has indicated there was a detention site there, not in so many words,” Wilkerson told VICE. “What they indicated is that interrogations took place there.” “What I heard was more along the lines of using it as a transit location when perhaps other places were full or other places were deemed too dangerous […]

American Sniper and the Savage Problem | Lt. Philip Sheridan……….Indian Wars……………..and Lovers

“Savage, Despicable, Evil,” he writes in the book, “That’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy savages. There was no other way to describe what we encountered there.” One way would be to call them the enemy, but not Kyle: Savages. He repeats it over […]

Native American school children taunted with slurs, sprayed with beer at South Dakota hockey game

“We’re going to be looking at assault. We’re going to look at the hate crimes statutes. We will look at the child abuse statutes. And, we will look at any other relevant statutes,” Jegeris said. He did not reveal the name of the person identified. via Native American school children taunted with slurs, sprayed with […]

Phil Africa of MOVE dies under suspicious circumstances in Pennsylvania prison

Phil took his commitment and work as a revolutionary very seriously, but was often smiling, laughing and giving people hugs and encouragement. He was a warm father figure to many in the prison, where he taught inmates how to box, to think, and how to get stronger. Despite having two of his children murdered by […]

Turkish academics threaten Twitter with legal action – Al Jazeera English

The notice was sent a day after the government proposed a new law to strengthen its control over the internet by attempting to reintroduce some elements of legislation annulled by the country’s top court last year. Altiparmak and Akdeniz’s notice provides examples of alleged rights violations in Turkish court orders restricting internet access which, according […]

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