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Rights Groups Welcome US Decision to Send Troops to Uganda

Human rights groups are welcoming the U.S. decision to deploy 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to support the regional fight against a guerrilla group known for atrocities against civilians. One of those groups, Human Rights Watch, has been urging

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Arab Activists: Little in Common Between #OccupyWallStreet, #ArabSpring

Many Arab activists say comparing the Occupy Wall Street movement in America to the uprisings of the Arab Spring denigrates their cause. Written by Cecily Hilleary Lately, the mainstream media is making parallel comparisons between the United States’ Occupy Wall

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This Is Only Getting Bigger: 20,000 Rally in New York to Support #OccupyWallStreet

Written By Sarah Jaffe Despite another clash with police, the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to gain support as unions and community groups march in solidarity. It’s 10pm in Liberty Plaza and the jubilant 20,000-plus crowd from the day’s solidarity

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Report: Secret US Government Order Targets WikiLeaks Volunteer

A U.S. news report says the U.S. government obtained a secret court order to force Google Inc. and a small Internet provider to hand over information from the e-mail accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer. A report in The Wall Street

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Police Arrest Dozens of #OccupyBoston Protesters

Police in the U.S. city of Boston have arrested dozens of protesters who are affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement that has sprung up in major cities across the United States. Arrests began early Tuesday after demonstrators refused police

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Posted in Human Rights

Skepticism Meets Burma’s Prisoner-Release Plan

Burma has announced it will release thousands of prisoners as part of a general amnesty amid indications that political prisoners could be among those set free. A leading rights group has dismissed the news, though, as a ploy that shows

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Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread Across Country

Jeff Swicord | Washington Liberal activists seem to be getting a boost from the spreading Occupy Wall Street protests in the United States. Their influence on American political dialogue is a work in progress. The demonstrations in New York against

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

#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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Dalai Lama Criticizes ‘Immoral’ Chinese Censorship

The Dalai Lama sharply criticized censorship in China as “immoral” during a video chat with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. The exiled Tibetan leader spoke with Tutu Saturday from Dharamsala, India.  The Dalai Lama had planned to visit his friend and

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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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