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#OccupyWallStreet: US Activists Protest in Washington, One Arrested

Occupy Wall Street / Occupy DC Washington’s National Air and Space Museum was closed late Saturday after a large group of demonstrators tried to push past security guards and enter the building. Smithsonian Institution officials say at least one demonstrator

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Burma Censorship Chief Calls for Press Freedom

The chief of Burma’s state censorship body has called for press freedom in the repressive nation, even suggesting his own department should be shut down. Tint Swe, director of the Press Scrutiny and Registration Department, told Radio Free Asia Friday

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Russian Media Tests Boundaries Of State Censorship

Supporters of journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin believe he was poisoned because of his work. Written By Gregory Feifer October 7 marks the fifth anniversary of the assassination of “Novaya gazeta” journalist and author Anna Politkovskaya, renowned for her groundbreaking investigative reporting

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#OccupyWallStreet Protest Joined by Labor, Community Groups

Written by Carolyn Weaver | New York City #OccupyWallStreet protestors were joined Wednesday by labor unions and community organizers demonstrating in New York against what they see as economic injustice. The “Occupy Wall Street” protesters, who have camped out in

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#OccupyWallStreet Protest Movement Spreading Like Wildfire

What began in New York City more than two weeks ago and labeled #OccupyWallStreet has spawned similar demonstrations in several major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and across the Midwest. Now the #OccupyWallStreet protest crowd will be getting

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If it Bleeds, it Leads: Why it Took Police Violence to Make the Media Notice ‘Occupy Wall Street’

To what do the protesters owe the sudden interest from the mainstream media? Scenes of protesters being dragged by their hair and pepper-sprayed in the face. A bit after 10 p.m. on Saturday night in occupied Liberty Plaza, there was

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Cop Caught Macing “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters a Second Time, NYPD Launches Investigation

The comically named New York policeman Anthony “Tony” Bologna has now been caught macing #OccupyWallSt protesters without apparent provocation not once, but twice. The Guardian reports that new footage of Officer Bologna macing protesters emerged yesterday, and that the NYPD is

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Syrian Forces Seeking Army Defectors Storm Cities, Killing 8

Syrian troops backed by tanks and helicopters have killed at least eight people in raids designed to crush army deserters who are fighting back after months of mostly peaceful protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Activists say dozens of armored vehicles

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Vietnam: Ambassador Urged to Press Rights

Congress members want a greater focus on human rights in Vietnam. More than a dozen U.S. lawmakers have urged the newly appointed American Ambassador to Vietnam to give a higher priority to raising human rights issues in the communist-ruled nation.

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Poetry Reading To Highlight Turkmen Censorship

American poets will read the works of  dissident Turkmen poets on September 24 outside the Washington embassies of Turkmenistan, Myanmar, and Yemen to protest the censorship of poetry, RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service reports.  The event is part of the Day of Poets, in

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