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Opponent Of Peru Illegal Logging Murdered

Opponent Of Peru Illegal Logging Murdered

From Al Jazeera An outspoken Peruvian opponent of illegal logging and three other native Ashaninka community leaders have been shot and killed in the remote region bordering Brazil where they live, villagers and authorities say. The activist, Edwin Chota, had received frequent death threats from illegal loggers, who he had tried for years to expel from the [...]

Hundreds Arrested During US Low Wage Protests

Hundreds Arrested During US Low Wage Protests

From Al Jazeera More than 450 people have been arrested at protests across the US over low pay for workers at fast-food restaurants, according to organisers. The arrests on Thursday came as staff at a number of major chains went on strike demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour. Gwen Moore, a US member of Congress, was [...]

How Corporations Are Creating a Life-Threatening Water Shortage

How Corporations Are Creating a Life-Threatening Water Shortage

From Occupy.com By: Carl Gibson Imagine the swift and fierce government response if Al-Qaeda took a precious resource out of a delicate environment, sold it for profit and endangered 40 million people in the process. Now compare that example to the nonexistent government response to American energy companies, golf courses and corporations like Nestlé taking 75 percent [...]

Israel To ‘resist international pressure’ Over Gaza

Israel To ‘resist international pressure’ Over Gaza

14 July 2014

From BBC: Israel will resist foreign pressure to halt its operations against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said. He said Israel had attacked more than 1,000 targets there since Tuesday, and was using twice the force it used during a similar operation in 2012. Palestinian officials say at least 121 people have [...]

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New Wave Of Israeli Airstrikes Hammers Gaza

New Wave Of Israeli Airstrikes Hammers Gaza

10 July 2014

Jerusalem (CNN) — A new wave of Israeli airstrikes battered areas of Gaza early Thursday, continuing the deadly onslaught aimed at stopping militant rocket fire into Israel. The days-long aerial bombardment of Gaza has killed at least 80 Palestinians, including women and children, and injured more than 500 since it began Monday, according to Palestinian officials. Israeli [...]

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Obama Requests $3.7bn To Fix Border Crisis

Obama Requests $3.7bn To Fix Border Crisis

08 July 2014

From BBC: President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $3.7bn (£2.2bn) in extra funding to tackle an immigration crisis at the southern border. More than 50,000 unaccompanied children - most from Central America - have been caught trying to cross illegally between October and 15 June. The move comes amid Congressional gridlock over a wide-reaching bill to overhaul [...]

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Bahrain: U.S. Diplomat ‘unwelcome and should immediately leave’

Bahrain: U.S. Diplomat ‘unwelcome and should immediately leave’

08 July 2014

(CNN) — Bahrain has ordered the expulsion of a U.S. diplomat for meddling in the country’s internal matters, the kingdom’s foreign affairs ministry said. Tom Malinowski, U.S. assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, is “unwelcome and should immediately leave the country” due to his “interference in its internal affairs,” the ministry said. “These [...]

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Students Killed In Damascus Mortar Attack

Students Killed In Damascus Mortar Attack

30 April 2014

From BBC At least 14 people have been killed and more than 80 wounded in a mortar attack on a technical institute in central Damascus. Four shells struck the mainly Shia district of Shaghour. Jim Muir reports.

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Azerbaijan’s Leyla Yunus, Human Rights Defender, Held

Azerbaijan’s Leyla Yunus, Human Rights Defender, Held

30 April 2014

From BBC Azerbaijan’s most prominent human rights campaigner has been detained with her husband while trying to leave the country. Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus, an academic, were hoping to board a flight from the capital Baku to Doha in Qatar, but were held at the airport. They were released after a night in custody. But [...]

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