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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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#OccupyWallStreet Spawns #OccupyDC

The anti-capitalist protests that began near Wall Street in New York are spreading to other cities.  Unlike the Tea Party movement, which blames big government for America’s economic problems, the so-called Occupy movement holds big business responsible.  Our reporter went

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Footage Surfaces of Police Brutality at Occupy Wall Street Rally

As AlterNet’s Kristen Gwynne and Sarah Jaffe reported late last night, the labor and community rally held in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street was inspiring, well-attended — and unfortunately, marred by some amount of police brutality. Reportedly, about 20 protesters

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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

#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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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Political Censorship

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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Russia: Cyber Security Code of Conduct?

Written by Alexey Sidorenko The year of 2011 has turned out to be a hot season for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA): the government is attempting to spread the system of Internet controls abroad – and the Russian

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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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Inside the Surveillance State: How Peaceful Activists Get Swept Up onto “Terrorist” Watch Lists

TruthOut and ACLU Massachusetts / By Nancy Murray and Kade Crockford Sourced from AlterNet There appears to be no end to the appetite for data to be stored and mined, and all sorts of agencies want a share of the

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Posted in Human Rights

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