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Houston and Milwaukee officers cleared of charges in killings of unarmed black men New York City mayor calls for protest pause after deadly ambush of two officers Checkpoints and other restrictions put damper on Christmas tourism in Bethlehem Blasphemy claims incite mob violence; young couple immolated Declassified memo reveals Mexican police worked for Zetas in town infamous for migrant murders and mass graves Prop 47 frees some California inmates in time to be home for the holidays   Houston...
Topics: police accountability, Black Lives Matter, New York City, police ambush, checkpoints, Bethlehem,...
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US and Cuban leaders announce thaw in Cold War-era diplomatic relations More mass kidnapping in northern Nigeria; Boko Haram suspected Taliban militants slaughter almost 150 children at a Peshawar school Israel showcases drone technology as the world’s top exporter Wichita outfits all police with body cameras, L.A. and Houston announce similar plans New York environmentalists celebrate first-ever statewide fracking ban New Zealand opens coastal waters to deep sea drilling   US and Cuban...
Topics: US/Cuba diplomacy, Peshawar school attack, Taliban, Chibok schoolgirls, Boko Haram, Nigeria,...
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Section of CIA torture report declassified; brutal torture tactics revealed Demonstrations calling for police accountability continue around the U.S. Recount confirms defeat of Oregon ballot initiative to mandate labeling of GMOs Turkish police raid and shut down community center squat in Istanbul Gaza farmers face low yields after fields damaged during Israeli offensive Indigenous leaders face risks for environmental defense of Amazon Basin Section of CIA torture report declassified; brutal...
Topics: CIA torture report, police accountability, Black Lives Matter, CR-omnibus bill, ballot initiative,...
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Protests grow nationwide after no charges in Eric Garner police choke hold death UN climate talks open in Lima, activists hold parallel summit Opponents of LNG export terminal at Cove Point say FERC rubber-stamps projects A visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda Colorado apologizes 150 years after the Sand Creek Massacre Florida judge issues ruling in favor of Food Not Bombs feedings   Protests grow nationwide after no charges in Eric Garner police choke hold death Protests grew...
Topics: Eric Garner, Black Lives Matter, UN climate talks, Lima, Cove Point, LNG export terminal, FERC,...
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No charges for officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown killing Street Beat: Los Angeles protesters react to no charges for Ferguson officer; hundreds arrested Black Friday the focus of both police accountability and labor rights protests Indigenous activists renew calls to change the name of Washington’s NFL team Tensions in Jerusalem persist as Israel resumes home demolitions   No charges for officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown killing A St. Louis County grand jury’s decision...
Topics: Mike Brown, Ferguson, Black Friday, police accountability, NFL, change the name, Jerusalem,...
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Obama takes executive action on immigration; temporary legal status in reach for 5 million people Keystone XL pipeline defeated in the U.S. Senate by a one-vote margin Street Beat: Watch party reaction to Obama’s immigration policy announcement U.S. Senate fails to advance the USA Freedom Act; NSA’s broad surveillance powers remain for now Mexicans mark revolution anniversary with mass demonstrations for missing students Turkish authorities revive plans to demolish Istanbul’s Gezi Park...
Topics: executive action on immigration, DACA+, DAPA, immigration policy, Keystone XL, USA Freedom Act,...
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U.S. House votes on the Keystone XL pipeline; Senate to do same next week U.S. & China announce carbon emissions deal;  the non-binding agreement is sparse on specifics Mexican president leaves country as news of apparent massacre deepens political crisis Suicide attacker poses as student in northeast Nigeria; nearly 50 students killed Visual storytelling emerges as a medium to decode Holy Land conflict Protestors challenge ban on sharing food in public in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Tomas...
Topics: Keystone XL, greenhouse gases, China, environmental policy, Mexico, Ayotzinapa, anti-government...
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Liberal ballot initiatives pass across country even as conservative candidates prevail Republicans win majority in U.S. Congress Q&A: Is the fracking boom a bubble that’s about to pop? San Francisco becomes latest city to regulate Airbnb-type space sharing Azerbaijan cracks down on pro-democracy advocates and NGOs Indian Sikhs mark 30th anniversary of deadly riots with calls for justice Liberal ballot initiatives pass across country even as conservative candidates prevail Voters sent a...
Topics: ballot initiatives, elections, Republican majority in Congress, fracking, Air BnB, Azerbaijan,...
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Q&A: State judicial elections smash campaign spending records California’s Prop 47 could free one in five inmates from state prisons Legislation seeks to reform FOIA and improve access to government information Corruption and extremism hinder efforts to rebuild bombed-out Pakistani schools “Yes Means Yes” and on-campus sexual assault prevention Q&A: State judicial elections smash campaign spending records The 2014 elections are underway around the United States with voters already...
Topics: judicial elections, campaign spending, Prop 47, California, FOIA, transparency, corruption,...
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Texas cases prompt congressional hearing on Ebola: Too little, too late? Tenuous peace between Turkish Kurds and Ankara nears a breaking point Tens of thousands of Gazans still in temporary housing; Ban Ki-Moon calls destruction “beyond description” Zimbabwe’s high court stays house demolitions, thousands already homeless Pennsylvania lawmakers send to governor’s desk a bill that could gag Mumia Abu Jamal’s public speech Mumia Abu Jamal: Ebola & The Real Health Crisis in America...
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Canada honors soldier; PM calls for swift action on ramped up security powers Election 2014: Wisconsin battle for Governor's mansion Los Angeles seeks to renegotiate multimillion dollar fees owed to Wall Street banks Bedouin communities face forcible removal from Jerusalem periphery Q&A: Mexican citizen patrols find mass graves while searching for 43 missing students Cameroon’s education model out of step with Baka culture Canada honors soldier; PM calls for swift action on ramped up...
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Police officer on private duty fatally shoots black teen in St. Louis ahead of Ferguson October Mass graves uncovered in Mexico during search for abducted students Volunteers help unaccompanied immigrant minors to adjust to life in New Haven U.S. District court hears challenge to force-feeding method at GITMO Lower Mekong dams continue to draw protest Low income mothers and children in London end occupation of empty public housing Police officer on private duty fatally shoots black teen in St....
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Violence directed at Hong Kong pro-democracy protests School board in Colorado county passes controversial measure despite student protests Los Angeles City Council approves minimum wage hike for workers at big hotels Prominent Bahraini human rights defender held over a tweet...again Turkey approves possibility of military action against “terrorist threats” Immigration reform allows Canada to strip citizenship   Violence directed at Hong Kong pro-democracy protests Massive pro-democracy...
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U.S.-led coalition continue airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria Three days of climate-related activities in New York end with promises For Jordan’s Trash Pickers, Work Isn’t What it Used to Be U.S. High Court convenes for Fall term - a look a the docket Profile: Napa teacher trains a new generation of sustainable beekeepers U.S.-led coalition continue airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria A U.S.-led military offensive against the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State expanded...
Topics: US airstrikes, Syria, ISIS, People’s Climate March, New York City, trash pickers, Jordan, SCOTUS,...
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The NOs have it in Scotland’s independence referendum At least 700 migrants and refugees killed in recent Mediterranean shipwrecks Civil rights groups urge congressional action on racial profiling Pennsylvania parents call for buffers zones between fracking facilities and schools Thai media under pressure since May military coup Forty years after Chile coup, families of two U.S. citizens killed in aftermath await answers The NOs have it in Scotland’s independence referendum Voters in...
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Obama announces expanded offensive against ISIS Kurdish families claim kids kidnapped by PKK Senate GOP whiplash:  switches position on reversal of Citizen's United  Sex workers left out of conversation on sex trafficking prevention WMO says ocean acidification rate unprecedented in 300 million years Murders of indigenous forest defenders highlight illegal logging in Peruvian Amazon Obama announces expanded offensive against ISIS President Barack Obama has laid out a four-point strategy for...
Topics: President Barack Obama, ISIS, Syria, PKK, Turkey, Citizens United, campaign financing, dark money,...
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Advocates for a free internet are in Istanbul as the UN holds Internet Governance Legal challenge to NSA bulk metadata collection advances to appeals court Fast food workers stage national sit-ins and walk-outs Indian workers push back against proposed labor reforms Residents of N. Waziristan flee offensive against the Taliban; curfew slows access to emergency medical care Leading Bahraini human rights defender remains jailed Advocates for a free internet are in Istanbul as the UN holds...
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Gaza ceasfire holds; crossings not yet fully open and schools to run on shifts Obama announces new program for veterans as I.G. probe finds ongoing problem s Barring court action, nearly all Texas abortion clinics to close September 1 Despite tenuous peace deal, thousands still fleeing Central African Republic Irom Sharmila continues fast; rearrested days after her release Mumia Abu Jamal: Post Ferguson Gaza ceasfire holds; crossings not yet fully open and schools to run on shifts A ceasefire...
Topics: Israel/Palestine conflict, Gaza, ceasefire, Veterans Administration, abortion clinics, Texas,...
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Protests in Ferguson, Missouri continue; Michael Brown's family prepares for his funeral From Ferguson to L.A., protests demand police accountability Journalist James Risen: will he be jailed for not revealing source? Iraq: ISIS beheads U.S. reporter; US strategy remains unchanged Gaza fighting resumes; medical infrastructure nears collapse War crimes in northeastern Nigeria: Amnesty International Protests in Ferguson, Missouri continue as Michael Brown's family prepares for his funeral...
Topics: Ferguson, Mike Brown, Black Lives Matter, police accountability, James Risen, press freedom, James...
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Police shooting sparks a week of protests and vigils in Ferguson, MO Obama announces aid drops to end, airstrikes to continue in northern Iraq White House reverses policy on lobbyists Texas and California: Opposing legislative approaches to reproductive healthcare Another Freedom Flotilla will try to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza port Hundreds of thousands of displaced Gazans remain sheltered in UN-run schools UN calls Canada's immigration detention system endless, arbitrary and unfair...
Topics: Mike Brown, Black Lives Matter, Ferguson, lobbyists, Washington, DC, White House, US airstrikes,...
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US forces conduct airstrikes and aid drops in northern Iraq Fighting resumes in Gaza after 72-hour ceasefire ends Istanbul neighborhood known for anti-government unrest slated for demolition Immigration policy impasse pits legislative power against executive authority EPA holds Gulf Coast hearing on air pollution at oil refineries US forces conduct airstrikes and aid drops in northern Ira q US forces have begun carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State militants operating in northern Iraq....
Topics: US airstrikes, Iraq, ISIS, Gaza, Israeli nationalism, Istanbul, Alevis, displacement, immigration...
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Another temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas collapses within hours Unaccompanied immigrant children placed in “foster care” as lawmakers lock on funding and courts fast-track hearings Canada’s Grassy Narrows First Nation demands government action after 50 years of mercury poisoning Turkey-PKK peace process threatened by new military bases built in country’s Kurdish southeast Valparaiso, Chile rebuilds after massive April fires Another temporary ceasefire between Israel and...
Topics: Israel/Palestine conflict, Gaza, unaccompanied minors, Central America, refugee policy, Canada,...
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Mar 28, 2019 FSRN
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West Bank tension escalates as protesters call for Intifada; assaults on Gaza continue Eric Garner buried amid fresh calls for NYPD accountability New Haven homeless erect a second tent encampment on city property T aking to the skies to circumvent “Ag-Gag” laws 100 days on, more than 200 Nigerian school girls still missing after Boko Haram kidnapping Joko Widodo confirmed president-elect of Indonesia   West Bank tension escalates as protesters call for Intifada; assaults on Gaza continue...
Topics: US/Palestine conflict, Gaza, Eric Garner, police accountability, New Haven, homelessness, Ag-gag...
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Israel launched ground invasion of Gaza Strip U.S. teen beaten in Jerusalem returns to Tampa  FCC receives more than a million public comments on net neutrality Anti-fracking activists rally with opponents of LNG export facility  Mentoring program cuts recidivism rates in Kansas prisons by half  Cameroon attempts to revive its once-thriving coffee sector Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza Strip The death toll in Gaza is on the rise as Israeli tanks moved into to the territory Thursday....
Topics: Israel/Palestine conflict, Gaza, hate crime, Tampa, FCC, net neutrality, fracking, environmental...
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Pakistani military offensive in North Waziristan sparks civilian exodus Israel positions more troops around Gaza as tensions grow Obama issues Executive Order to address influx of immigrant children Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby in contraceptives case Indigenous march for water rights in Ecuador reaches Quito The legacy of Suharto permeates Indonesian elections   Pakistani military offensive in North Waziristan sparks civilian exodus Pakistan's military has launched a major...
Topics: North Waziristan, displacement, Gaza, Israel/Palestine conflict, unaccompanied minors, refugee...
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U.S. resumes military aid to Egypt despite outcry over imprisoned journalists Supreme Court rules police need warrants to search cell phones Immigration detainees in Ontario boycott administrative review process Thousands face water shut-offs in Detroit Chilean teachers join students in movement for education reform Brazilian housing activists score a World Cup victory U.S. resumes military aid to Egypt despite outcry over imprisoned journalists Egypt continues its crackdown on free expression...
Topics: US military aid, Egypt, SCOTUS, search warrants, 4th amendment, immigration detention, Canada,...
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Pressure mounts on Iraq's al-Maliki to step aside as ISIS-led insurgency continues Palestinian hunger strikes continue amid increased Israeli military action after three settler youth go missing Local police test public reaction to aerial surveillance with drone programs Q&A: Juanita Molina of Border Action Network on spike in detentions of immigrant minors Creating common ground amid racial tensions in Baltimore Former inmates at federal prison for women rally for sentencing reform...
Topics: Iraq, ISIS, Palestinian hunger strike, drones, surveillance, unaccompanied minors, immigration...
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UN alarmed as ISIS presses toward Baghdad Drone strikes resume in Pakistan following Karachi airport attack FBI probes VA healthcare crisis; whistleblower website collects hundreds of reports World Cup preparations and urban displacements in Rio de Janeiro Connecticut state officials oppose local tribe’s bid for federal recognition People's March for Mother Earth in Quebec protests tar sands pipelines   UNHCR alarmed as militants take over Mosul, Tikrit and move toward Baghdad Iraq appears...
Topics: UNHCR, Iraq, Syria, ISIS, Karachi airport attack, Pakistan, extremism, VA healthcare, Rio de...
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EPA announces proposed limits on CO2 emissions from power plants by 2030 Senate committee debates proposed constitutional amendment to rein in campaign spending Chile considers gender quotas for political slates A “blueprint” for community-driven urban renewal Indigenous governance system provides a model for community defense in Mexico   EPA announces proposed limits on CO2 emissions from power plants by 2030 For the first time U.S. history, the Environmental Protection Agency is...
Topics: EPA, Clean Power Plan, campaign finance reform, Palestinian unity government, Chile, gender quotas,...
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Violence escalates in eastern Ukraine as fears of civil war grow U.S. Supreme Court rules IQ is not enough to determine mental fitness for execution Residents of southern Appalachia regard coal slurry dams as looming threats Zapatistas call attention to violence targeting their communities Journalists continue to seek justice, 30 years after the La Penca bombing Dr. Maya Angelou: April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014 Violence escalates in eastern Ukraine as fears of civil war grow In Ukraine, voters...
Topics: Ukraine, elections, SCOTUS, death penalty, Appalachia, coal mining, environment, Zapatistas, EZLN,...
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Author of kill list memos confirmed to federal appellate bench U.S. House passes diluted USA Freedom Act; privacy advocates withhold support Same-sex marriage bans overturned in Oregon and Pennsylvania California air regulators due to release new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emission Worldwide protests ongoing in support of Ethiopia's Oromo people Free insulin clinic in Pakistan helps those struggling with diabetes Author of kill list memos confirmed to federal appellate bench The U.S. Senate...
Topics: kill list, drone strikes, USA Freedom Act, surveillance, same sex marriage, LGBT, air quality,...
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  FCC officially proposes new internet rules; four months of public comment Grief turns to anger in Turkey; more than 100 miners still missing after blast U.S. pushes for energy integration as Mexico finalizes Energy Reform legislation Dramatic rise in ranks of U.S. “permatemp” workers: Employment study Abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls becomes hostage stalemate situation Tribal People’s Dream School Marks 25th Year in Mindoro Island   FCC officially proposes new internet rules; four...
Topics: FCC, net neutrality, Turkey, mine blast, Mexico, Energy Reform, permatemp, labor struggles, Chibok...
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Mass abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls prompts international outrage New bill addresses immigration detention conditions, advocates seek end of "bed quota" São Paulo sweatshops trap Bolivians seeking jobs in Brazil Israel increasingly kills civilians in "buffer-zone" along Gaza border fence Thailand: Ethnic Karen activist missing, UN Human Rights office concerned California charter schools among many nationwide struggling with new online tests   International efforts  are...
Topics: Chibok schoolgirls, Boko Haram, immigration detention, bed quotas, São Paulo, swaetshops, buffer...
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  Protests turn violent in Turkey on May Day after labor rallies banned Protests and rallies took place across the US around the world on May first to commemorate International Workers' Day. In Turkey, demonstrations erupted across the country after the government banned labor rallies in the center of Istanbul. Riot police fired tear gas, pressurized water and plastic bullets at demonstrators who came out to defy the ban. This, on the same day the Washington DC-based think tank Freedom House...
Topics: International Workers Day, Turkey, social movements, US postal workers, outsourcing, transgender,...
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Dec 19, 2018 FSRN
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Texas grand jury opts not to indict Waller County jail personnel in Sandra Bland death St. Petersburg, Florida joins carbon divestment movement Economic blockade at India-Nepal border stretches into third month amid protests Full scale and long-term effects of Brazil’s ‘worst environmental disaster’ remain unclear Mumia Abu Jamal seeks injunction to force Pennsylvania prison officials to treat hepatitis C Mumia Abu Jamal on politics: Boorish and Boring Download Audio Texas grand jury opts...
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U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, along with a slew of riders Rider to kill Waters of the United States rule fails, WOTUS promises to remain contentious EU leaders call for regional border patrol and coast guard forces Ten years after launch of Operation Streamline, criminal immigration charges dominate federal caseloads Dow, DuPont announce plans for $130 billion merger Inner city hackathons introduce kids without computers to coding Download Audio   U.S. House passes...
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COP21 misses deadline; talks and protests continue into weekend French voters boost anti-immigrant National Front party to a leading position in local elections New Yorkers push back against Islamophobia DIY search caravan scours Mexican transmigration routes for missing Central Americans Student protests stall government shutdown of schools across São Paulo , Brazil Filipino theater group works to heal trauma and improve disaster preparedness through the arts   Download Audio   COP21 misses...
Topics: COP21, Paris, climate policy, France, elections, anti-immigration, New York, Islamophobia, migrant...
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Despite ban on rallies, thousands demonstrate in Paris ahead of global climate change forum UK enters Syrian War, refugees question efficacy of airstrikes Senate Democrats introduce gun safety amendments on the heels of mass shootings Congressional Republicans pass budget bill aimed at de-funding Planned Parenthood Los Angeles County residents take air pollution monitoring into their own hands Download Audio Despite ban on rallies, thousands demonstrate in Paris ahead of global climate change...
Topics: Paris, climate policy, COP, Syrian civil war, refugees, gun control, mass shootings, Planned...
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U.S. military concludes MSF hospital bombing in Kunduz result of 'human error ' Street Beat: Native Americans observe National Day of Mourning in Plymouth New wave of hunger strikes at U.S. immigration detention facilities State-level immigration law sows confusion in North Carolina Florida considers a bill that would regulate fracking, but preempt and overturn local bans ‘Climate 8’ lawsuit asserts a stable climate system is a constitutional right Download Audio   U.S. military concludes...
Topics: hospital bombing, Kunduz, MSF, Native Americans, National Day of Mourning, Thanksgiving, hunger...
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Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Malian capital France to remain under state of emergency for three months U.S. House passes veto-proof refugee restrictions as political battles heat up across the country Boko Haram carries out two suicide attacks in as many days in Nigeria Newly-approved $1.29 billion Saudi arms deal the latest in a decade-long buying spree Veterans of U.S. drone warfare go public with concerns about the program Afghan women fight to retain rights by not ceding public space in the...
Topics: Mali, hotel attack, refugee crisis, anti-immigration, Boko Haram, Nigeria, arms sales, Saudi...
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Justice Dept. will appeal immigration ruling to the Supreme Court FBI documents show counter-terrorism division spied on School of the Americas Watch vigils Two scientific reports look at effects of climate change on water currently stored in the global freezer Burmese democracy icon accused of ignoring persecution of Rohingya minority Indigenous Lumads march on Philippine capital to protest targeted killings and displacement Nigeria marks 20th anniversary of execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and...
Topics: SCOTUS, immigration, DACA/DAPA, executive authority, FBI, surveillance, School of the Americas...
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Rise Up October keeps pressure for justice reform in the streets FCC caps exorbitant rates on telephone calls placed from prison Labeled ‘insider threats’, intelligence whistleblowers face conundrum Climate policy negotiations enter final phase ahead of UN summit China invests billions in UK nuclear power plants; local activists say no Canadian voters veer left after ten years of Conservative rule Download Audio Rise Up October keeps pressure for justice reform in the streets A nationwide...
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Obama formally rejects TransCanada's permit request for Keystone XL pipeline Stopping Shell in its Tracks: Washington state communities say no to oil trains Trans-Pacific Partnership text released – a look at what’s inside Cyclone hits Yemen, adding to devastation of eight months of Saudi-led airstrikes Burma polls: Suu Kyi says if NLD wins she will assume a post above the president Possibly the longest hunger strike in history turns 15 years old "The Wanted 18" film tells the...
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Geneva to host talks between Yemeni factions as Saudi-led airstrikes continue European Union still working on a refugee resettlement plan as winter nears Registration drive to mobilize Latino vote kicks off in Colorado on day of GOP debate U.S. Senate passes CISA, a cybersecurity bill critics say will expand mass surveillance Congressional representatives from New York push for action on gun control Judge orders New Zealand to comply with information request regarding TPP negotiations Download...
Topics: Saudi Arabia, bombing, Yemen, EU, refugee resettlement, voter registration, Colorado, CISA, Privacy...
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U.S. stalls troop withdrawal from Afghanistan; almost 10,000 to remain through 2016 Hostilities spiral in both West Bank and Gaza; death toll climbs and Joseph’s Tomb set on fire Turkish government continues crackdown on Kurdish region after peace rally bombing Dueling solar energy ballot initiatives in Florida – affordable access versus utility monopoly California law aims to identify and reduce racial profiling in police encounters Religious minorities and activists in India see uptick in...
Topics: Afghanistan, military occupation, Joseph's Tomb, Israel/Palestine conflict, Turkey, crackdown,...
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Dec 17, 2018 FSRN
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MSF awaits single sponsor from Geneva Convention signatory states to initiate UN inquiry Violence spirals in West Bank amid holy site tension and calls for third Intifada Scientists predict warming ocean temperatures will kill off thousands of miles of coral reefs Landmark European court ruling tears hole in Safe Harbor data sharing agreement with U.S. Trade negotiators announce agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership deal Public health services add ‘game changer’ HIV prevention pill Grad...
Topics: MSF, Geneva Convention, UN inquiry, West Bank, Israel/Palestine conflict, coral reefs, warming...
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Obama once again calls for gun law reform after yet another mass murder on campus Russia becomes the latest country to join Syria’s Civil War with airstrikes Italian police clear refugee camp along Mediterranean coast Missiles kill more than 130 people at a wedding party in Yemen Congress stages another shutdown showdown, toying with federal workers Shell suspends Arctic exploration; acidification already ravaging oceans Nomadic cattle herders in Cameroon lose traditional territory to land...
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Colombia on the brink of ending its 51-year-long armed conflict Pope Francis urges Congress to act on climate, the death penalty, arms, immigration and more Emergency EU summit grapples with refugee influx, EU chief says the "greatest tide is yet to come" Court cites U.N. torture convention to protect transgender immigrants in U.S. Mexico marks one-year since mass abduction of Ayotzinapa students French composer, environmental scientist team up on multimedia symphony about climate...
Topics: Colombia, armed conflict, peace deal, Pope Francis, EU, refugee crisis, climate & environment,...
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European states clamp down on transit points used by refugees Greece to hold elections Sunday amid multiple crises  Bill to reverse 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports advances in Congress California labor activists celebrate wage theft bill and minimum wage hike in Los Angeles County Brazilian police suspected of killing 19 people in Sao Paulo suburb, the fourth such massacre in a year Indian government cracks down on critical NGOs and their foreign funders Small town library stands up to...
Topics: anti-immigration, refugee policy, Greece, elections, crude oil, energy policy, wage theft, minimum...
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Obama calls for US to take at least 10,000 refugees as hundreds of thousands pour into the EU Nationalism and censorship in Turkey complicate regional conflict States prepare challenge to Clean Power Plan Jailhouse suicides on the rise; reform advocates call for training and oversight Hunger strike for Chicago public high school expands in its fourth week Ceasefire in Ukraine seems to hold; local residents still wary Independent experts say Mexico’s version of what happened to 43 missing...
Topics: refugee crisis, nationalism, censorship, Turkey, Clean Power Plan, jailhouse suicides, prison...
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Record numbers of refugees arrive in European countries with mixed asylum policies Huge protests in Guatemala ahead of presidential elections Massive pro-democracy protest in Malaysia; PM accused of misappropriating $700 million Black Lives Matter activists craft policy proposals as campaigners kick into gear Artists create ‘Visions from the Inside’ through letters from families in ICE detention Download Audio   Record numbers of refugees arrive in European countries with mixed asylum...
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New leftist party forms in Greece following Tsipras resignation Greece grapples with multiple crises including migrant influx Murders of transgender people on the rise as public presence grows Native American tribes say California not doing enough to protect fisheries New Zealand: nationwide actions protest controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Unique food bank in India fights local hunger Download Audio   New leftist party forms in Greece following Tsipras resignation After only seven...
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Southern Movement Assembly meets in New Orleans on 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina China’s economic tumble threatens Chile’s embattled copper-centric economy Garbage crisis in Lebanon sparks a larger movement against the country’s political class Effort to cut public funds for Planned Parenthood moves beyond family planning services Dream Summer program seeks to cultivate future immigrant rights leaders Download Audio   Southern Movement Assembly meets in New Orleans on 10th...
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Massive chemical explosions in China kill at least 50; experts assessing ongoing risks Japan restarts nuclear power generation for first time since Fukushima disaster Animas River carries three million gallons of mining wastewater downstream to Navajo Nation and Utah Connecticut Supreme Court overturns state’s death penalty St. Louis County under state of emergency as protesters remember Mike Brown shooting Violence against media in Nigeria continues despite presidential pledge Ten of...
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White House issues first-ever limits on power plant carbon pollution Gulf of Mexico dead zone now as big as Connecticut and Rhode Island combined Colorado mine spills at least a million gallons of acidic waste water Heavy monsoon rains wreak havoc across India Alabama now third state to end funding for Planned Parenthood after national efforts fail Senate lawmakers accuse State Dept. of putting trade policy over human rights Trafficked in Kuwait: two Cameroonian women share their stories...
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Turkey intensifies airstrikes against Kurdish militants; also targets IS Climate activists in Portland attempt to block Shell-leased ship on its way to the Arctic Medicare and Medicaid turn 50; advocates rally for single-payer for all Murder charge for Univ. of Cincinnati police officer who killed unarmed black man New York City’s street vendors work to decriminalize sidewalk selling Colombia begins exhuming what may be the world’s largest urban mass grave Download Audio Turkey intensifies...
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The Movement For Black Lives convergence draws civil rights activists from around the country to Cleveland Texas releases preliminary autopsy results second dashcam video in Sandra Bland case U.S. and Cuba reopen embassies for first time on more than half a century Hedge funds bet on big profits from Puerto Rican debt crisis Apache activists call on Congress to reverse deal that gave sacred land to mining company Japan considers expanding military mandate; critics defend post-war tradition of...
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Greece secures new loan after agreeing to austerity under duress Iran nuclear deal reached in Vienna, draft now goes to Congress Family of woman found dead in Texas jail cell questions official version of 'suicide' LA makes it easier to confiscate the belongings of the city’s growing homeless population Facilities continue to profit from immigrant detention while lawsuit prevents DAPA from taking effect Brazil considers amending constitution to try 16-year-olds as adults Eco-village in...
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Confederate flag at South Carolina State House comes down permanently OAS member states meet on mass deportations of Haitians from Dominican Republic European leaders to hold emergency meeting on Greek debt Once an industrial hub, New Haven struggles to place residents in local jobs Hugely successful Colorado family planning initiative faces cutbacks Ukraine seeks expanded U.S. military training; volunteer ex-pat and foreign fighters fill battalions One year after ‘third gender’ recognized...
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BP agrees to $18.7 billion settlement for Gulf of Mexico disaster SCOTUS rounds out session with rulings on execution drug, redistricting and mercury emissions U.S. and Cuba agree to re-open embassies, increasing diplomatic relations Greeks to vote on austerity and debt in Sunday referendum Puerto Rico’s governor announces island’s debt is unpayable Debt-plagued Indian farmers face dilemma of suicide or indentured servitude A spate of fires burn Black churches in the South following the...
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U.S. Supreme Court: Same Sex Marriage, ACA, Housing Act Funeral services begin for Charleston massacre victims, lawmakers discuss removal of Confederate flag Mumia Abu-Jamal on the Charleston Shooting U.S. Senate approves trade bills that pave way for Trans-Pacific Partnership Civil suits against police cost taxpayers millions but rarely result in reforms Muslim Rohingya refugees seek shelter in Indonesian camps Gaza students struggle to pass exams amid post-war devastation, near economic...
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White gunman kills nine people in historic Black church in Charleston, SC Senate passes massive defense bill, but fails to secure veto-proof majority to fund it Shell-contracted rig leaves Seattle port for Arctic waters, encounters kayaktivists Haitians and Haitian-Dominicans face threat of mass deportation from DR Gazans refute Israeli report on 2014 war Azerbaijan hosts European Games despite criticism of the country’s human rights record Download Audio White gunman kills nine people in...
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President Obama makes rare visit to U.S. Capitol to push trade bills Ezell Ford findings and McKinney pool party video help sustain calls for police reform New York lawmakers to decide on rent stabilization laws as tenets report harassment A new round of militarization heads for the Texas/Mexico border Thailand hosts summit on Rohingya crisis…without Rohingya representatives Energy companies eye Argentina shale deposits; meet fracking opposition Download Audio President Obama makes rare visit...
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USA Freedom Act replaces Patriot Act provisions, but leaves broad surveillance measures in place Paris police demolish tent camp where hundreds of migrants were living UN says almost 6500 dead in eastern Ukraine since mid-April; life for civilians stark Chilean teachers on indefinite strike, despite newly-signed education reforms Corruption scandals in Guatemala fuel demands for political resignations Proposed change to Indian labor law would roll back child labor protections Download Audio USA...
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Indigenous police commander Nestora Salgado transferred from Mexican max-security prison after 24-day hunger strike Paris police announce they will clear camp where 100s of migrants languish Senate to return early from Memorial Day recess to vote on surveillance provisions Maine activists call for state action on labeling laws and support for local agriculture at march against seed giant Extreme heat wave in India kills around 2000 people Striking auto workers in Turkey declare victory in labor...
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Fighting continues in Yemen as U.S. expedites arms to Saudi Arabia Food safety concerns are out front as TPA “fast track” moves through Congress Texas lawmakers bar fracking bans, take up other controversial measures in legislative session Farmers in India crippled by debt kill themselves at an alarming rate Chilean president’s popularity plummets amid unrealized reform agenda and corruption scandals LA City Council still to determine scope of new wage theft bureau after approving minimum...
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SE Asian nations “push back” boats crowded with migrants, leaving thousands stranded at sea EU calls for migrant resettlement quotas and maritime military action Millions in limbo as DACA/DAPA case winds through courts Striking Mexican farmworkers score tentative victory in San Quintin Madison #BlackSpring protests; no charges in police shooting of Tony Robinson U.S. Interior Department gives Shell green light to drill in Arctic waters S. African Jews apologize to Palestinians displaced...
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Appeals court rules NSA telephone metadata surveillance program is illegal French lower house passes sweeping security bill some call Patriot Act à la française Justice Department opens civil rights probe of Baltimore Police Department Chicago city council approves reparations fund for victims of police violence Advocates seek enforceable standards for “troubled youth” camps Operation in Nigeria’s Sambisa Forest frees hundreds of Boko Haram hostages Gaza artist extracts 'Memories' from...
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Six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray U.S. Supreme Court finally takes up same-sex marriage Court strikes down law to gag prisoner speech as Mumia Abu Jamal’s health deteriorates Search and rescue efforts continue after massive earthquake in Nepal Indonesia grants temporary reprieve to Filipino worker convicted of drug smuggling New Zealand city to divest from fossil fuels Women in Los Angeles wrap up Fast for $15 call for citywide wage hike Download Audio Six...
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European leaders vow to crack down on human smuggling networks after mass drownings in Mediterranean TPP fast track measure advances in Senate; House holds mark-up hearing Loretta Lynch confirmed as U.S. Attorney General after long delay Patients with chronic illnesses say ACA drug benefits negligible Five years since BP well blowout, Gulf Coast residents say disaster is ongoing Armenians mark 100 years since 1915 genocide killed 1.5 million; Turkey still denies Profile: Indigenous activist...
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White House and Senate leaders reach rare compromise to allow Iran negotiations to proceed Asylum-seeking mothers protest family detention from inside of for-profit facility in Texas Palestinian couple separated by Israeli policy; launch FB campaign to marry Chibok girls still missing one year later, residents remain displaced Egypt court sentences dozens of protesters including a U.S. citizen to life in prison Harvard and Yale students join call for colleges to divest from fossil fuels...
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Video evidence of police shooting in South Carolina revives debate over body cameras Somali refugees in Kenya brace for backlash after Garissa attack Afghan refugees repatriated from Pakistan after deadly Peshawar school attack Thailand’s military ends martial law, grants sweeping power to Prime Minister Turkish prosecutor recommends acquittal in case against Dutch journalist Seal and sea lion pups wash up on California beaches in record numbers If you can’t tax ‘em, troll ‘em; Hedge...
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Framework agreement reached on Iran’s nuclear program and UN sanctions Nigerian presidential election results deliver historic shakeup Al Shabab attack kills 147 at Kenyan university Transparency activists want to shine a light on ‘dark money’ Public services and budget allocations take center stage of Chicago mayoral run-off Mumia Abu-Jamal discharged from hospital, transferred to prison infirmary Protests follow Australia’s moves to cut services in remote indigenous communities...
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Saudi Arabia and Iran wage proxy war in Yemen Pushing back for privacy via legislation and the courts U.S. Supreme Court considers limits on toxic power plant emissions Thousands of farmworkers strike against work conditions in Mexico’s San Quintin Valley Student/Farmworker Alliance announces Wendy’s boycott Zapatista sympathizers chased from land slated for tourism megaproject Swaziland unemployment spikes after removal from U.S. free trade pact Download Audio   Saudi Arabia and Iran wage...
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Netanyahu back peddles; U.S. still to reevaluate backing Israel at UN Netanyahu reelection raises concerns in Gaza and renews calls for unity among Palestinans Regional elections in Spain will be first test for anti-austerity Podemos House Oversight Committee grills FCC regarding internet rule change Wrongful arrest leads TV producer to become law enforcement reform advocate Top Mexican journalist fired on heels of whistleblower platform’s launch Download Audio Netanyahu back peddles; U.S....
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