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Autopsy Shows African-American Teen Kendrec McDade Was Shot Seven Times By Police | ThinkProgress

It is not yet clear whether McDade was actually involved in the taco truck robbery or if he was merely a bystander. It is clear, however, that the police who shot McDade did so under a cloud of false information. McDade was not armed, and the alleged theft victim later admitted that he lied about […]

BBC News – Forty years in solitary confinement and counting

BBC News – Forty years in solitary confinement and counting.

Mali coup led by US-trained captain — RT

A US Africa Command official confirmed on Friday the leader of military coup d’état in Mali has visited the US on several occasions, receiving professional military education. ­Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo participated in the America’s International Military Education and Training program, sponsored by the US State Department, Public Affairs representative Patrick Barnes revealed to The […]

PressTV – ‘US laws allow police to discriminate against minorities’

Amnesty International has condemned the US for its immigration laws, accusing it of discrimination against minorities including Hispanics and Native Americans.The rights group accuses the federal, state and local authorities of systematic failures to enforce immigration laws without discrimination. The group says that Latinos and indigenous communities are disproportionately affected by a range of immigration […]

APNS Editorial: America Needs Social Justice, Not ‘Soul Searching’

How the Obama Administration ‘s Apathy Concerning Institutional Racism Passively Allows the African in America to be Mistreated by the Far-Right TheAngryindian 03.26.2012 ‘Other races were engaged in seeing their cause through — the Jews through their Zionist movement and the Irish through their Irish movement — and I decided that, cost what it might, […]

Protesters aren’t the only ones throwing Molotov cocktails – now the police are | The Observers

In the past few months, numerous amateur videos showing police hurling Molotov cocktails at anti-government protesters have surfaced online. The latest of these videos, however, has gone viral. It shows a police officer throwing multiple tear gas canisters, then casually switching to Molotov cocktails. Bahrain’s Interior Ministry, which had recently promised to reform its controversial […]

New Video: Daughter of Russell Maroon Shoats, Held in Solitary Confinement for Nearly 30 Years | Russell Maroon Shoats

by James Ridgeway and Jean Casella Theresa Shoats is an activist and the daughter of Russell Maroon Shoats, who was a member of the Black Panther Party and a founding member of the Black Unity Council. He is serving multiple life sentences for the 1970 murder of a Philadelphia area police officer. Now 70 years […]

Tennessee House Falls Victim to ‘Agenda 21′ Conspiracy Theory | Hatewatch | Southern Poverty Law Center

In a new sign of antigovernment extremism creeping into the political mainstream, the Tennessee House of Representatives will vote tomorrow on a resolution condemning Agenda 21, a non-binding United Nations plan for sustainable development. In the world of far-right extremists, Agenda 21 is demonized as a sort of Trojan horse, part of a larger scheme […]

Drummond paid to kill unionists: Ex-paramilitary – Colombia news | Colombia Reports

A former paramilitary has testified before a U.S. court that coal giant Drummond Ltd. paid paramilitaries $1.5 million to murder union leaders, Colombian media reported Tuesday.Alcides Mattos Tabares, alias “El Samario,” claimed to have taken part in the murder of employees that Drummond ordered the Northern Bloc of the AUC paramilitary group to carry out […]

Egypt Christian man jailed for insulting Prophet – Bikya Masr

CAIRO: Egypt has jailed a Christian man for 6 years on charges of showing contempt of religion and insulting the Prophet Mohamed, the country’s state-owned al-Ahram newspaper reported on Thursday.The court, in the southern Egyptian province of Assiut, said that Makram Diab, a school employee, had made offensive remarks against Islam’s prophet, according to the […]

‘Irish SOPA’ made law — RT

Ireland has signed a controversial amendment dubbed the “Irish SOPA” which reinforces existing copyright law amid widespread concern that it will encroach on Internet freedom. The new legislation will effectively allow copyright holders to press for legal action against Internet service providers and social networks which show content that infringes copyright legislation. It will force […]

Google privacy changes: what it means for you | GlobalPost

According to The Associated Press, these changes are not motivated solely by enhancing user experience. Google stands to draw even more advertiser revenue with the revamped policy. The $38 billion dollars Google receives in ad revenues already makes up a significant portion of its revenue. Consumers aiming to limit the information Google collects have some means […]

Human Rights at Home: The Chicago Police Torture Archive | APNS Int.

Human Rights at Home: The Chicago Police Torture Archive – FACTS AT A GLANCE Between the years of 1972 and 1991, approximately 135 African-American men and women were arrested and tortured at the hands of former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and officers under his command at Area 2 police headquarters. Some of these victims […]

Leaked Stratfor Email Suggests Secret U.S. Indictment of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has published an internal email from the private intelligence firm Stratfor that suggests the U.S. Justice Department has obtained a sealed indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The email is one of around five million obtained from Stratfor’s servers by the hacker group, Anonymous. “Somehow you have a private intelligence company, […]

US Special Forces now fighting the LRA in four African countries « intelNews.org

By JOSEPH FITSANAKIS | intelNews.org |American troops fighting one of Africa’s most notorious rebel groups are now officially stationed across four African countries, a move that highlights the expansion of Washington’s military presence in the continent. Last October, the administration of US President Barack Obama announced the deployment of 100 US Special Forces members to […]

Privacy advocates worry online advertisers will sneak around ‘Do Not Track’ rule | The Raw Story

Following the White House’s announcement of support for new one-click Internet privacy rules, electronic privacy advocates warned Raw Story that online advertisers who claim support the new standards might not actually be keen on giving up their most valuable metrics.Experts who spoke to Raw Story this week warned that if government officials are really serious […]

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