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Popular Protests Continue Against Many Arab Governments

 Source: VOA Popular protests engulfed large swathes of the Arab world after Friday prayers, as anti-government movements appear to gain momentum.  Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators turned out across the Arab world after Friday prayers to express anger at their

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Obama Administration Ends Defense of Law Supporting Traditional Marriage

Source: VOA – By Kent Klein A step in the right direction regarding Marriage in The United States.   The Obama administration on Wednesday reversed its policy and will no longer defend the constitutionality of a U.S. law barring recognition

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At Least 173 Dead in Libya’s Crackdown on Protest

Source: VOM Libyan security forces have opened fire again on anti-government protesters, while a U.S.-based rights group has raised Libya’s death toll to 173 from five days of unrest. Witnesses Sunday in Libya’s second-largest city, Benghazi, said the security forces

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Bahrain Continues Violent Crackdown on Protesters

Source: VOA – By Phillip Walter Wellman Bahrain’s main hospital has been flooded with patients after security forces opened fire on anti-government demonstrators. Fifty-five people are reported injured, seven of them are said to be in critical condition. Witnesses said 

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Algerian Police Clamp Down on Rally in Capital

Source: VOA – By Lisa Bryant   Riot police officers detain a protester during a demonstration in Algiers, February 19, 2011 Hundreds of Algerian police broke up an anti-government rally in the capital Saturday, taking away at least one opposition

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Global Net Crackdown to Shatter ‘Utopian’ Internet: Experts Say

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald – By Ben Grubb Egypt‘s internet shutdown is just the tip of the iceberg and a global net crackdown is inevitable, leading internet experts say. Already the US has moved to implement an internet “kill

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As Egyptians Push for Change, UN Ban Warns of “Political Instability”

Source: Inner City Press – By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, January 30 — As in Egypt protests calling for Hosni Mubarak to leave continue, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Addis Ababa was quoted that Egyptians “have the right

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Suffolk County Administration Condemned for Censoring Hate Crimes Report

Source: change.org By Alex DiBranco   “Beaner-hopping” — a.k.a. assaulting people who look Mexican — had been a popular pastime among Suffolk County, NY, youth long before the Long Island county became infamous for the brutal murder of Ecuadorian immigrant

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Censorship 2010 Recap

This is a recap of some of the censorship issues that took place in 2010 with links to the articles. “In a Time of Universal Deceit, Telling the Truth is a Revolutionary Act.” Stop The Internet Blacklist Shocking Censorship at Google News

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Online Censorship Grows in 2010, Showing Power of Netizens

Source: PBS By Clothilde Le Coz Despite some good PR for online freedom this year, online censorship grew and became more subtle in 2010. Online propaganda remains strong within countries like China and Iran, where media censorship is everywhere and

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