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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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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Political Censorship

Global Press Freedom at Lowest Level in More Than Decade

Freedom House, a U.S.-based group that monitors human rights around the world says the number of people with access to free and independent media has declined to its lowest level in more than a decade.  In its newly released annual

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Posted in Human Rights

Free Press, Freedom Of Expression Knows The Censorship Of The Internet As The Media Moves Online

Governments around the world to develop new tools for journalists to censor the media as it moves increasingly online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Monday. In a report published on the eve of World Press Freedom Day on

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Posted in Uncategorized

Global Rise In Online Censorship

The fence was amazingly fast and almost complete. In the midst of a popular revolution – one that was blogged, YouTubed and twittered in cyber attacks minute by minute – the Egyptian regime has tightened its Internet connection at the

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Posted in Human Rights

Burma Sanctions Debated After Change in Government

The European Union has announced it is suspending some sanctions against Burma, now that a nominally civilian government has replaced the military one. The move follows calls for western governments to remove the economic and political punishments, altogether, and reports

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Day of Silence – April 15, 2011

Source: dayofsilence.org April 15, 2011 is the 2011 “Day of Silence.” If you are not familiar with what the Day of Silence is all about, please check out all the details at dayofsilence.org. I, for one, was not aware of

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Posted in Human Rights

US Calls Violence Against Protesters in Yemen ‘Appalling’

Source: VOA   The Obama administration has condemned shooting by Yemeni security forces against anti-government protesters that left at least 12 dead on Monday.   U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner called the violence in the cities of Taiz and

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Posted in Human Rights

Bahrainis Protest Outside Parliament

Source: VOA Anti-government protesters in Bahrain rallied outside parliament Monday, in an effort to step up pressure on the nation’s monarchy to establish democratic reforms. Many also have called for the removal of the ruling al-Khalifa family. The protesters are

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Posted in Human Rights

Hundreds Protest Lebanon’s Sectarian Government System

Source: VOA   Hundreds of people protested in Lebanon Sunday against the country’s sectarian political system. The protesters in Beirut carried signs and chanted slogans calling for a secular government. Lebanon’s power-sharing system requires that the president be a Maronite

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Tunisian PM Resigns; Police Break Up Demonstrations in Capital

Source: VOA   Tunisia‘s interim Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has announced his resignation, saying he hopes it will “help his successor work to solve the country’s problems.” The resignation was announced as police clashed with protesters, a day after three

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Posted in Human Rights

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