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In Landmark Ruling, UK Court Affirms “Journalism Isn’t Terrorism”

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams January 19, 2016   In Landmark Ruling, UK Court Affirms “Journalism Isn’t Terrorism” Court rules in favor of David Miranda, detained for nine hours at Heathrow airport in 2013 while transporting journalist documents on NSA revelations     In a landmark ruling, a British appeals court on Tuesday found that the […]

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Canada Condemns Saudi Executions, But Arms Sales Speak Louder Than Words

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams January 5, 2016   Canada Condemns Saudi Executions, But Arms Sales Speak Louder Than Words In immediate aftermath of mass executions, Canada confirms that mega-sale of arms to Gulf state will proceed     Despite condemning Saudi Arabia’s recent mass executions and raising concerns about human rights abuses, the Canadian government said […]


Despite Atrocities, US Approves $1.29 Billion Deal to Re-Arm Saudi Arabia

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams November 20, 2015   Despite Atrocities, US Approves $1.29 Billion Deal to Re-Arm Saudi Arabia ‘It is illegal under US and international law to transfer weapons to human rights abusers, or to forces that will likely use it to commit gross violations of human rights.’     The Pentagon announced on […]

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Saudi Arabia Elected Chair of UN Human Rights Council Panel

By Against Crony Capitalism September 21, 2015   Saudi Arabia Elected Chair of UN Human Rights Council Panel     When I think “champion of human rights” I always think of Saudi Arabia. What with the public beheadings and women not being allowed to drive cars and all. Oh, and being gay is punishable by […]


Windows 10 – Be VERY Careful!

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics August 14, 2015   Windows 10 – Be VERY Careful!     Once again, Microsoft screwed the world with its Windows 10 feature called Wi-Fi Sense. This nasty feature has serious legal implications for it will automatically connect your personal Wi-Fi network to anyone in your e-mail list using HotMail, Skype, […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry stands with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak ahead of an Aug. 5, 2015 meeting (Photo: State Department Photo/Public Domain)

Obama Administration Accused of Giving Human Trafficking Status Upgrade to ‘Further Corporate Trade Agenda’

By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams August 9, 2015   Obama Administration Accused of Giving Human Trafficking Status Upgrade to ‘Further Corporate Trade Agenda’ Progressive organization, members of Congress demand explanation for Malaysia’s new ranking     Controversy over the State Department’s upgrading of Malaysia in its annual human trafficking report continues to swirl, with one […]


100 Beheadings So Far in 2015 and Counting… And No, It’s Not ISIS

By SM Gibson The Anti-Media June 19, 2015   100 Beheadings So Far in 2015 and Counting… And No, It’s Not ISIS     ISIS is coming to get you. The terrorist group, also known as the Islamic State, monstrously beheads its victims. How dare we allow such mammoth human rights violations to take place anywhere […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Campaign

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute June 10, 2015   Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Campaign     When thinking about the protection of human rights, Saudi Arabia doesn’t immediately come to mind. After all, this year the Saudis are on course to break their own record of 87 decapitations in 2014. It is only June […]


Mysterious Deaths in Ukraine

By William Blum WilliamBlum.org April 8, 2015   Mysterious Deaths in Ukraine     Following the murder of Russian opposition leader, and former Deputy Prime Minister, Boris Nemtsov in Moscow on February 27, the West had a field day. Ranging from strong innuendo to outright accusation of murder, the Western media and politicians did not […]

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In Chicago, Calls Grow for Investigation Into Homan Square ‘Gestapo Tactics’ 1

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams March 19, 2015   In Chicago, Calls Grow for Investigation Into Homan Square ‘Gestapo Tactics’ DOJ must bring policing in line with human rights standards, officials and activists say     Cook County commissioner Richard Boykin and U.S. Representative Danny Davis on Wednesday stepped up their demand for the federal […]


Mass Surveillance Endangers ‘Fundamental Human Rights’: Report 1

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams January 26, 2015   Mass Surveillance Endangers ‘Fundamental Human Rights’: Report European human rights body finds spying programs endanger lives, consume valuable anti-terrorist resources   Government intelligence programs threaten fundamental human rights, a top rights body said Monday. (Photo: Mike Mozart/flickr/cc)   Mass surveillance programs threaten fundamental human rights and […]

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‘Nauseating’ Praise for Dead Saudi King Exposes Hypocrisy of West, Say Critics

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams January 23, 2015   ‘Nauseating’ Praise for Dead Saudi King Exposes Hypocrisy of West, Say Critics Western leaders’ responses to King Abdullah’s death serve as a reminder that Saudi Arabia, with its wealth and geopolitical influence, is a perpetual exception to the west’s emphasis on human rights. In the wake […]


“Flogging for Blogging” Official Saudi Policy

By Medea Benjamin Common Dreams   “Flogging for Blogging” Official Saudi Policy     On January 9, two days after the massive Paris march condemning the brutal attack on freedom of the press, a young Saudi prisoner named Raif Badawi was removed from his cell in shackles and taken to a public square in Jeddah. […]

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The Anatomy of Regime Change

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute   The Anatomy of Regime Change (Video)   What do all regime change operations have in common? RPI Board Member John Laughland explains to the “World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations” conference last month that all such interventions essentially include the criminal prosecution of the vanquished party. We have […]

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