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Suspected Nazi War Criminals Collecting 'Millions' in Social Security - Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Law, Military, Politics, Protest, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Security, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
US taxpayers have paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits to dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals, even after they were forced out of the United States, an investigation by the Associated Press has found.
Seattle to Recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day on Columbus Day
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Europe, Human rights, Piracy, Protest, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
Native Americans have often complained about the insensitivity of the Columbus Day holiday. Seattle's City Council has attempted to address this complaint, but now some Italian-Americans claim the new resolution downplays their own cultural heritage.
Yellowstone National Park to Kill Up to 900 Bison This Winter
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Animals, Protest, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 30 days ago - rt.com
The bison population in Yellowstone National Park will be significantly reduced this winter, as park officials have announced a plan to cull up to 900 animals that attempt to leave or drift away from the park.
Thousands Protest Police Violence in New York, Call for Justice in Chokehold Death (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Police, Protest, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 59 days ago - rt.com
Thousands of people gathered on New York's Staten Island on Saturday as they protested against police violence and called for justice in the case of an unarmed man killed by an officer via an illegal chokehold.
Viking Protestors Rally Against BP's Greenwashing at British Museum
Offbeat  (tags: environment, protest, flash mob, vikings )

Laura
- 129 days ago - ecowatch.com
Many visitors to the iconic British Museum in London got more than they bargained for on Sunday, when hundreds of protestors descended on the Museum to protest against BP's sponsorship of a major exhibition on Vikings.
Italy Leaves Hundreds of Refugees Stranded Without Food - UN
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, EU, Hate crimes, Human rights, Immigration, Law, Politics, Protest )

Ray
- 133 days ago - rt.com
The Italian authorities stranded refugees without food or shoes in car parks outside Rome and Milan, says the UN. Italy is struggling to deal with the 50,000 immigrants that have arrived this year and has asked the EU to help mitigate the crisis.
NYC Pays Largest Occupy-Related Settlement to Protesters for Wrongful Arrest
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Court, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Protest, Scandal, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 135 days ago - rt.com
New York City has reached the largest Occupy Wall Street-related settlement to date with 14 protesters, agreeing to pay up almost $600,000 to resolve allegations that police illegally arrested them back in 2012.
'Is It Necessary to Torture Me?' Gitmo Prisoner Demands 'Civilized' Force-Feeding
Offbeat  (tags: Guantanamo, Health, Human rights, Protest, Psychology, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 141 days ago - rt.com
A Syrian national imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay detention facility petitioned to stop his excruciating force-feeding, and demanded "civilized" forced ingestion after a "really evil" new team of guards roughly stuck tubes into his nose.
Greenpeace Activists Detained for Blocking Gazprom Oil Rig in Dutch Port
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Ecology, Human rights, Politics, Protest, Security )

Ray
- 149 days ago - rt.com
Police have detained Greenpeace activists who seized a Gazprom oil rig platform in the Dutch port of Ijmuiden. The group was trying to prevent the Saturn rig from being deployed in the Artic, claiming it will damage the environment.
UK to Hush Fracking Victims With $1.35mn as Vast New Reserves Uncovered
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Earthquake, Fracking, Health, Law, Politics, Protest, Science, UK )

Ray
- 154 days ago - rt.com
The UK government will attempt to buy off communities by increasing compensation for fracking operations after announcing plans to deny them the use of trespass laws. This comes just as several more billion barrels of oil were found in southern England.
'Not Another Broken Promise!' Activists Across Globe Demand Guantanamo Closure
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Marina Portnaya, Politics, Protest, Violence )

Ray
- 154 days ago - rt.com
Activists around the world will join the Gitmo Global Day of Action, demanding the prison be closed and an end to the indefinite detention of its inmates. They say President Obama hasn't fulfilled his promises as hunger strikes and force-feeding continue.
Thousands Across Europe Rally Against EU Policies (VIDEOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, EU, Matt Trezza, Protest )

Ray
- 159 days ago - rt.com
Thousands of activists took to the streets of Germany and Spain on Saturday to protest the EU's policies as the union prepares for parliamentary elections at the end of May.
Shale Gas and Politics: Are Western Energy Giants' Interests Behind Ukraine Violence?
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Conflict, Fracking, Gayane Chichakyan, Military, Natural resources, Opposition, Politics, Protest, Security, Shale, Ukraine )

Ray
- 159 days ago - rt.com
Economic interests, such as untapped shale gas resources, already sliced and diced by Western energy giants, are behind the Kiev government's 'anti-terrorist' operation against the pro-federalist regions, foreign policy expert Nebojsa Malic tells RT.
Court Halts Texas Execution Following Bungled Oklahoma Incident
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Court, Crime, Human rights, Law, Protest, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 163 days ago - rt.com
A federal appeals court stayed the execution of a Texas prisoner who, according to his lawyers, is intellectually disabled. The defense also cited issues in a recent Oklahoma execution which used an undisclosed drug combination, just as Texas does.
UNESCO Slams Barrier Reef Dumping Plans
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Biology, Ecology, Politics, Protest, UN )

Ray
- 175 days ago - rt.com
UNESCO has condemned the Australian government's approval of dumping dredged sand and mud in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The UN body warned that if the plan is not revised, the Reef's World Heritage status could be downgraded.
 

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