‘Unprecedented mobilization’: Hundred-thousand rise against Irish water tax

Lauren McCauley | Over 100 demonstrations held across Ireland protesting austerity scheme to tax, privatize water supply
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Division in the new America — Will it run rampant?

Intellihub | Two different trains of thought spark division in some cases
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Border wall contractors prepare for violent backlash, ask Trump if they can carry guns

SHTF Plan | Contractors want to be ready for anything
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Amnesty: U.S. human rights abuses on display in Ferguson

Jon Queally | New report demands 'accountability and systemic change' following excessive force against people who rose up to challenge police violence
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‘Nation’s top censorship officer’: Targeted NYT journalist rebukes Eric Holder over press freedoms

Lauren McCauley | James Risen, dragged through the mud by the Department of Justice, offers bold counter to AG's record on whistleblowers

Detroiters vow resistance after judge rules there is no human right to water

Lauren McCauley | Bankruptcy judge declines moratorium allowing water shutoffs to continue

DOJ to investigate pattern of racist policing in Baltimore

Lauren Mc Cauley | The United States Department of Justice announced Friday that after weeks of uproar and protest it would open an official investigation into the Baltimore Police Department
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Following prolonged water shut-offs, Food & Water Watch and allies urge Obama administration to...

Kate Fried | Social justice organizations demand economic relief for affected residents

‘War crimes’: Israeli bombs wiped out entire families in Gaza, Amnesty says

RT | Israel used disproportionate military force during its summer operation in Gaza

Obama Admin response to Border Patrol crisis: More deportations

Max Ocean | More border detention centers and additional judges for deportation hearings planned for humanitarian crisis
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Judge rules ex-CIA officials can be questioned in torture case

Intellihub | 'This order affirms that our judicial system can handle claims of CIA torture, including when those claims involve high-level government officials,' says ACLU
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Colorado activists try to halt tax collections for marijuana sales

Christina Sarich | Rob Corry has sued the Denver District Court stating that Colorado’s tax system violates the 5th amendment, protecting individuals from self-incrimination, and violating the US Constitution
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Peru reopens probe into mass sterilizations of over 300,000 indigenous people

RT | Peruvian judicial authorities have ordered the reopening and expansion of a criminal probe into the mass forced sterilization of an estimated 350,000 women and 25,000 men during the 1990s

Fossil fuel titan spins Ebola crisis for corporate gain

Lauren McCauley | Guardian newspaper exposes Peabody Coal's attempt to profit from Ebola epidemic

‘Victory’ declared as source reveals DOJ will not force James Risen testimony

Lauren McCauley | "This is a big victory for defying illegitimate authority," Solomon said

Military device used on Detroit protest against water shutoffs

Daily KOS | The first arrested of the group was Baxter Jones, a former Detroit Public Schools teacher wrongfully dismissed is in a wheelchair

Arizona execution takes two hours as man ‘snorts, gulps for air’

Jon Queally | ACLU calls it "cruel and unusual" as convicted killer James Woods lived for 117 minutes after an experimental cocktail of lethal drugs was administered by the state

U.S.: ‘No nation is perfect.’ ‘We crossed the line.’ (But don’t expect accountability for...

Jon Queally | Despite earlier indications, White House tells panel in Geneva that U.S. will abide by UN Convention Against Torture... for the most part

Snowden given three-year residence permit in Russia

Jon Queally | NSA whistleblower will be able to move freely within the country and travel abroad for short durations
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Holder: “I am opposed to the death penalty”

Jon Queally | Speaking in a personal capacity, nation's top law enforcement officer says a national moratorium on execution would be appropriate while Supreme Court reviews challenge to lethal injection
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Brewing human rights crisis In Baltimore as city threatens mass water shutoffs

Sarah Lazare | In what residents warn is a mounting human rights crisis, the city of Baltimore has commenced sending 25,000 notices

In ‘deadliest time ever’ for journalists, local reporters face greatest danger: Report

Sarah Lazare | From Iraq to Syria to Gaza, domestic reporters, whose names may never be known to the world, face highest death rate, Committee to Protect Journalists report reveals

The media is focusing on the WRONG Senate torture report

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