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UN experts to Obama: Don’t bend to CIA wishes on torture report

Andrea Germanos | Open letter reminds Obama the world is watching, urges him to release transparent torture report

Rioters target whites: “You will never be safe, not you, not your children”

Mac Slavo | We are likely just 24 hours away from a Grand Jury decision in the officer involved shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

‘We will hunt you down’: KKK threatens to shoot Anonymous ‘n***** lovers’

RT | A bitter war of words between hacker collective Anonymous and the Klu Klux Klan risks spilling over into real violence

Senator: White House simply doesn’t “want public to know” scope of CIA torture

Jon Queally | Members of Intelligence Committee say White House is stalling release of torture report as high-level disagreement over what American people can know about abuses by CIA reaches boiling point; Transparency advocates tell lawmakers with access to report, 'Just read it into the record.'

Man tased by police while waiting for his food in parking lot

Shepard Ambellas | Police brutality strikes again

‘Outrageous’: Ferguson organizers say State of Emergency violates laws, thwarts civil liberties

Nadia Prupis | Governor's declaration 'only threatens to stir up tensions and denigrate the peaceful efforts of countless non-violent activists'

35.8 million worldwide living in modern-day slavery: Report

Sarah Lazare | 'Modern Slavery Affects Us All,' warns study by Australian anti-slavery NGO

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

What court? ICC lets Israel walk for Gaza flotilla massacre, no respect for victims

Patrick Henningsen | In other words: “Move along, nothing to see here”

Why Massachusetts’ ban on tobacco products is anti-freedom

Eyes Open Report | The ban would include cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and even e-cigarettes or vaporizers

After 13 years imprisoned without charge, man released from Guantanamo

Andrea Germanos | Groups say human rights violations at the prison continue, Gitmo must be closed

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

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

ISIS introduces ‘price scheme’ for selling enslaved women and girls

RT | Islamic State has set fixed prices to sell Yazidi and Christian women who have been abducted by members of the militant group

‘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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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

After Supreme Court declines to hear same-sex marriage cases, Attorney General Holder announces federal...

Justice.gov | "Going forward, marriage equality will be the law in those states"

Court overturns Alaska’s first-in-the-Nation gay marriage ban

Dierdre Fulton | State's same-sex marriage ban made 'it is impossible to assert that all Alaskans are equal under the state’s laws,' GOP-appointed judge writes
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Jury rights activists refuse to back down to court bullies or cops. Rights =...

John Vibes | The federal government, and individual state governments are terrified about this concept becoming more mainstream

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

Lauren McCauley | Bankruptcy judge declines moratorium allowing water shutoffs to continue
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Cop resigns over texts about ‘n*ggers’, ‘pulling a Ferguson’

Free Thought Project | A Baton Rouge police officer has resigned after it was discovered that he allegedly sent a string of extremely racist text messages
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New Bill In Congress Would Ban Private Citizens From Owning Body Armor

Michael Synder | This is absolutely crazy, and it is yet another example of the "police state mentality"
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Obama to Citizens of Ferguson: Carrying a Gun ‘Undermines Justice’

Melissa Melton | “It undermines, rather than advancing, justice.”
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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

As police ID Michael Brown’s shooter, calls for justice remain

Nadia Prupis | Darren Wilson identified as officer who fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old

Georgia Rep. John Lewis: ‘Obama should impose martial law in Ferguson’

Intellihub | Congressman says martial law will protect peaceful protestors

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

Police Chief charged with molesting 2 girls, says he “was trying to instruct them”

Matt Agorist | “(I) was trying to instruct them (the girls) on what to not let boys do to them.”

L.A. officials to send homeless to internment camps: Will be implanted with RFID chips

Mac Slavo | An anonymous source claiming to work inside of the Los Angeles Department of Health Services recently dropped a bombshell that could set a dangerous new precedent

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

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