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2 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

Hong Kong's Anglican Archbishop Says Pro-Democracy Protesters...

Pro-Beijing camps have spent the week blasting Occupy Central's plans to peacefully occupy Hong Kong's downtown to demand a genuinely democratic election of the city's next leader.


Related Topix: Anglican, Chinese Communist Party, World News, China

6 hrs ago | Journal and Courier

ACLU asks for federal recognition of same-sex marriagesACLU asks for...

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to extend federal recognition to the hundreds of same-sex couples who were married in Indiana last month.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Indiana, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, ACLU, Indianapolis, IN

10 hrs ago |

Comatose boy, Roma evictions up pressure on France

Then one of the inhabitants of this Roma camp on the northwest edge of Paris, a teenage boy named Darius, was beaten into a coma, apparently by residents of a neighboring housing project.


14 hrs ago | NewsOne

Is Chicago Gun Violence A Human Rights Issue?

Executive Director Steven Hawkins says the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago should be considered a human rights issue.


Fri Jul 11, 2014

NBC Bay Area

Chicago Readies Its Own Bull Run

Bill Hillman isn't detered by being gored by a 1,500-pound animal. Neither are the Chicagoans who plan to run with the bulls over the weekend.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Thousands of Ukrainians Flee to Russia as Army Attacks

Last week, Natasha decided she had seen enough. Her hometown of Kramatorsk, in east Ukraine, was pocked by airstrikes.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Russia, Asia,

WIBW-TV Topeka

ACLU, Kobach Back In Court Over Kansas Voter Rule

The American Civil Liberties Union and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach are heading to court again in their battle over Kobach's attempts to enforce a proof-of-citizenship requirement for new voters.


Related Topix: ACLU, Shawnee County, KS


AG Appeals Judge's Ruling on Wis. Gay Marriage Ban

Wisconsin's attorney general on Thursday appealed a federal judge's ruling from last month striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, ACLU, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Scott Walker, US Governors

The Wichita Eagle

Syrian rebels attack defense minister's village

This photo provided by an anti-government activist group Edlib News Network , which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian rebels standing next to a tank that was captured from the Syrian government forces at the al-Dahman checkpoint, in southern Idlib, northern Syria, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.


Related Topix: Health

International Business Times

Australian Model Renee Somerfield Poses Naked in Latest PETA Campaign

Australian Model and social media star Renee Somerfield is the latest celebrity to pose naked for PETA in one of the groups social awareness campaigns.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetarian, Vegan, Animal Rights, Agriculture, Science

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Human rights group sees growing proof of abductions, torture in Ukraine

Armed separatist groups and pro-Kiev forces have abducted, then beaten and tortured activists, protesters and journalists in eastern Ukraine in the last three months, Amnesty International said in a report published on Friday.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Journalism, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Town Rescinds Campaign Sign Ordinance After ACLU Request

The western Maryland town of Hancock is rescinding an ordinance that put time limits on front-yard campaign signs after the American Civil Liberties Union objected on First Amendment grounds.


Related Topix: ACLU, Maryland


Robert Redford: 'I Will Never Enter Politics'

Actor-turned-activist Robert Redford vowed never to enter the world of politics during a rousing talk in front of students in Massachusetts on Wednesday night.


Related Topix: Entertainment

The Globe and Mail

Study cites 'chill' from tax agency audits of charities' political activities

The Conservative government has stepped up its scrutiny of the political activities of charities, adding fresh money for more audits, and casting its net well beyond the environmental groups that have opposed its energy policies.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

The Washington Post

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Animal Rights, Missouri, US Politics, US News

ABC News

Impunity in C. African Republic Must End: Amnesty

Fighters on both sides of the conflict in Central African Republic are living freely despite committing war crimes and some who have been jailed already have escaped from prison, Amnesty International said Thursday.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, Africa, World News, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

Islamic militants on offensive against Kurds

Members of the Islamic State group and Kurdish fighters have been fighting each other for a year, but the Kurds were usually the instigators until earlier this month when the balance of power appears to have tipped in favor of the Sunni extremists because of the large amounts of weapons they brought from Iraq into Syria.


Journal Gazette

5 journalists jailed 10 years for Myanmar stories

YANGON, Myanmar Four reporters and the chief executive of the magazine at which they work were sentenced Thursday to 10 years of hard prison labor for violating Myanmar's national security by writing and publishing stories about a weapons factory.


Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Journalism,

ABC News

PETA resumes attack on Australian wool industry

MARK COLVIN: The global animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is attacking Australia's wool industry again.


Related Topix: Animal Rights


Groups call for details on NSA surveillance of Muslim Americans

More than 40 privacy, civil rights and religious groups have called on President Barack Obama's administration to provide a "full public accounting" of long-time email surveillance of prominent Muslims living in the U.S., following a news report detailing the spying by the U.S. National Security Agency and FBI.


Related Topix: Rutgers University