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Scientists Urge UK Govt to Ditch 'Dysfunctional' GMO Regulations
Offbeat  (tags: GMO, Health, Law, Politics, Science, Security, UK )

Ray
- 31 days ago - rt.com
There is no evidence that GM crops are more dangerous than conventionally farmed food, a group of scientists allegedly linked to the biotech industry have advised UK PM David Cameron. Critics say the group is funded by the GM lobby.
French Government Bans GM Maize MON 810
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, EU, Ecology, Food, France, Law )

Ray
- 32 days ago - rt.com
France's agricultural ministry on Saturday banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto's genetically modified maize MON 810, after France highest court twice previously struck down similar measures.
Hundreds of Immigrant Detainees Go on Hunger Strike in Washington
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Immigration, Law, Security, USA )

Ray
- 38 days ago - rt.com
At least 750 detainees at an immigration detention center in Washington have gone on hunger strike to protest against deportations. Activists gathered outside the facility in a demonstration to show their solidarity for the strikers
​Supreme Court Hands Police More Power to Conduct Warrantless House Searches
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 49 days ago - rt.com
The US Supreme Court has ruled that police may search a home without obtaining a warrant despite the objection of one occupant if that occupant has been removed from the premises.
Exxon CEO: Don't Frack in My Backyard
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 54 days ago - rt.com
The CEO of ExxonMobil - the top producer of natural gas in the US - has joined a lawsuit that challenges the construction of a water tower connected to hydraulic fracturing operations near his Texas home, given that it may reduce the property value.
American Military Banned From Purchasing Flags Made in China
Offbeat  (tags: Army, China, Law, Military, Politics, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 54 days ago - rt.com
Any American flag purchased by the US Defense Department from now on will be legally required to have been made in the United States.
Utah Considers Law to Increase SWAT Raid Transparency
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Police, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 56 days ago - rt.com
Following controversial raids by the state's SWAT teams in recent years, Utah is now poised to vote on a police reform bill that's almost unlike any other implemented in the United States.
French Law Temporarily Bans GM-Maize Planting While Larger Ban Gains Steam
Offbeat  (tags: Court, France, Health, Information Technology, Law, Politics )

Ray
- 57 days ago - rt.com
The French government issued a decree Monday forbidding farmers to plant genetically-modified maize in the immediate future while the government drafts a comprehensive law that will attempt to ban the practice nationwide.
'The Day We Fight Back': 6,000 Websites Protest Surveillance, Honor Aaron Swartz
Offbeat  (tags: Anniversary, Gayane Chichakyan, Intelligence, Internet, Law, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 64 days ago - rt.com
More than 6,000 websites, including Reddit, Tumblr, Mozilla, are taking part in an online protest against government surveillance. The action marks two years since website blackouts against SOPA and PIPA and commemorates Aaron Swartz's death.
'World's First' Farmer Trial Over GM Crop Contamination Begins in Australia
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Conflict, Court, Ecology, Food, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto )

Ray
- 65 days ago - rt.com
A landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The case is expected to determine GM farmers' liability if their crops affect neighboring territories.
Thousands of Women Illegally Detained By Iraq, Facing Torture, Abuse - HRW
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Law, Military, Politics, War )

Ray
- 68 days ago - rt.com
Iraqi authorities are holding thousands of women illegally, subjecting many to torture, abuse, threats to their family and rape, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Thursday. The findings come amid Baghdad's promises of judicial reform.
Video: 163 Years Ago, A Former Slave Rocked The World With These Words
Offbeat  (tags: culture, ethics, americans, education, freedoms, government, humans, law, rights, society, usa, arts, performance, protection )

JL
- 75 days ago - upworthy.com
Brandon Weber Actress Alfre Woodard performs a very moving piece from abolitionist, women's rights proponent, and former slave Sojourner Truth that was originally delivered in 1851. Yep, before the Civil War, before the right to vote for anybody but whit
Former Cop Indicted By Grand Jury in Shooting Death of Unarmed Man
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Police, Scandal, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 78 days ago - rt.com
A second grand jury has chosen to formally charge a Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer for killing an unarmed Florida A&M football player just one week after the first grand jury declined to indict him.
Cops Acquitted of Killing Homeless Man Could Face Federal Charges
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, FBI, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 91 days ago - rt.com
The two police officers acquitted of violently killing a homeless man in California still might face federal charges as the FBI prepares to reexamine the case.
UK Schools Fingerprinted Over 800K Children, Third Without Parental Consent - Watchdog
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Education, Human rights, Laura Smith, Law, Security, Thabang Motsei, UK )

Ray
- 94 days ago - rt.com
Schools in the UK used biometric technology to gather the fingerprints of over 800,000 pupils between 2012 and 2013, a watchdog has found. In 31 percent of schools, children were roped into giving their fingerprints without parental consent.
 

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