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3 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

Three Anti-World Cup Activists Accuse Brazil of Political...

Brazil traded a military dictatorship for democracy nearly 30 years ago, but some are accusing the country, fresh off hosting the World Cup, of creating political refugees all the same.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil,

8 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

Fire season in West so far is below expectations

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Death Penalty, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

12 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Jihadis attack besieged Syrian army base

The assault, which began shortly after midnight, came a week after Islamic State fighters captured a gas field in the central province of Homs, an attack that left more than 200 people dead.


13 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Iraq: 60 dead in attack on prisoner convoy

Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Florida State University,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Free Republic

130 Environmental Groups Call For An End To Capitalism

Environmentalists have declared that global warming can't be stopped without ending the 'hegemonic capitalist system,' saying that cap-and-trade systems and conservation efforts are 'false solutions.'


Related Topix: Global Warming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican

Inmate's drawn-out death shocks activists

An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States.


Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, State Prisons, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Day in Pictures

Firecracker man: In Colombo, an activist wrapped in firecrackers holds a lighter during a symbolic protest against the burning of hundreds, if not thousands, of Tamils during mob rioting on the island 31 years ago.


Related Topix: Entertainment

Brandon Sun

Baird maligns UN human rights council on Gaza resolution, defends Israel

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is once again maligning the United Nations, accusing its human rights council of singling out Israel and making no mention of Hamas in its resolution on the Gaza conflict.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Terrorism


Suit seeks to allow atheist booth in City Hall

The American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan and two other groups have filed a federal lawsuit seeking an injunction against a Michigan city's ban on an atheist booth in a municipal building.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI

MSNBC Panelist In Response to ObamaCare Rulings: 'Judicial Activism ...

The MSNBC freak-out continued following the surprising split rulings regarding the federal ObamaCare health insurance exchanges.


Related Topix: US News

The Raw Story

San Diego-area community rejects shelter for undocumented migrants

A San Diego suburb took center stage in the nation's acrimonious immigration debate on Tuesday as planning commissioners there rejected a proposal to open a temporary shelter for Central American children caught illegally crossing the U.S. border.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA, San Diego County, CA

The Raw Story

US-bound migrants face racist abuse and torture in Mexico: human rights groups

Human rights groups on Tuesday said that US-bound migrants passing through Mexico routinely face abuses, discrimination and even torture.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Mexico,

The Daily Star

Syria air raid kills 6 children from same family: Activists

BEIRUT: Six children from the same family were killed in an air strike by government forces on a village in the northern province of Aleppo, an activist group said Wednesday.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

DNA India

Bangalore rape case: Police arrests the chairman of Vibgyor school

Bangalore police arrested the chairman of the school where a six year old girl was allegedly raped by staff members of the school.


Green Left Weekly

Gazan activist: 'We will never surrender, but we need your support'

Shamikh Badra listens to an audience comment at the Socialist Alliance-organised meeting on Gaza on July 20. Photo by Peter Boyle.


Related Topix: World News, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Palestinian People's Party (Palestine)

The Daily Republic

ACLU may fight for California migrant shelter

The American Civil Liberties Union says it is mulling its legal options after a planning commission in a north San Diego suburb rejected plans for a 96-bed shelter designed for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol.


Related Topix: ACLU, Escondido, CA


Antislavery history and antislavery activism converge in Philadelphia

This past weekend, the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic held its thirty-sixth annual meeting in Philadelphia.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Daily Kos

Sad, But True: Activism Just Ain't Sexy to the So-Called Netroots

Since around here at Daily Kos if you're not crystal clear about what you're saying, too many people get all funky and keyboard spew before fully reading or reconciling what they think you said with what you actually said, let's start with a few disclaimers: 1) I love Elizabeth Warren.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden

Inside Bay Area

Berkeley disability activists receive peace award in emotional ceremony

A man called the father of the disability civil rights movement and a current federal advisor on international disability rights shared something special Wednesday -- a peace award, and a sense of accomplishment.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, us Travel


Fight against domestic violence stalls in patriarchal Turkey

Beaten, burned and threatened by her husband, Hayat has repeatedly turned to the Turkish authorities for help.