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Apes Are People Too? NY Judge Grants Human Rights to Chimpanzees
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Animals, Conflict, Court, Human rights, Science, USA )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
Chimpanzee and human DNA differ by only about 1 percent âEUR" but should chimps be given human rights? A US judge said "yes" on Monday, ruling that apes held at a New York university are covered by the same laws that let humans challenge their detention.
Syria: Catastrophe as Islamic State Seizes Yarmouk Palestinian Camp
Offbeat  (tags: world, Syria, ISIS, conflict, middle east )

Cal
- 12 days ago - greenleft.org.au
Fears over the safety of the 18,000 civilians trapped in Yarmouk, south of the Syrian capital of Damascus, have grown following reports that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has taken control of large areas of the Palestinian refugee camp.
125,000 Sign Petition to Halt Eviction of BritainâEUR(TM)s Oldest POW Veteran
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Conflict, Europe, Germany, Libya, Military, UK, WWII, War )

Ray
- 21 days ago - rt.com
Tens of thousands have signed a petition to stop a 96-year-old veteran, who is BritainâEUR(TM)s oldest prisoner of war, from being ousted from his home due to care costs
$1 Million of Secret CIA Cash Intended for Afghanistan Ended Up With Al-Qaeda - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, CIA, Conflict, Pakistan, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 39 days ago - rt.com
Around $1 million of CIA money given to Afghanistan via a secret fund was reportedly used in 2010 to pay the ransom for an Afghan diplomat held by Al-Qaeda.
New York Minority Officers Forced to Meet Quotas or Face Punishment, Lawsuit Alleges
Offbeat  (tags: conflict, human rights, police, lawsuits, scandal, USA )

Ray
- 53 days ago - rt.com
Minority officers with the New York Police Department face racial bias within arrest and summons quotas, and, compared to white officers,
Surviving Iwo Jima
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, War, Iwo Jima, WW 2, USA )

Ray
- 55 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
On 19 February 1945 the US launched a land invasion of the heavily defended Japanese island of Iwo Jima.
Moroccan-Born Mayor of Rotterdam Tells Fellow Muslims Who Do Not Appreciate the Freedoms of Living in the West to Pack Your Bags
Offbeat  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', Europe, Netherlands, conflict, freedoms, ethics, interesting, safety, society )

Penny
- 71 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
'It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,' Mayor Aboutaleb told Dutch current affairs program Nieuwsuur (Newshour). 'But if you don't like freedom, for heaven's sake pack your bags and leave.
âEUR~Execution of Saddam Hussein WasnâEUR(TM)t About Justice, But About US Profits âEUR~
Offbeat  (tags: Saddam Hussein, Execution, Conflict, War, Iraq, Oil, Politics, Busines, USA )

Ray
- 73 days ago - rt.com
The former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein was not executed as justice for crimes he committed, but for his opposition to Wall Street, political analyst Caleb Maupin told RT. The auction to sell the piece of rope he was executed with proves that, Maupin says.
Peru Village Evacuated After Isolated Tribe Attacks With Bows & Arrows
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Crime, Food, South America )

Ray
- 108 days ago - rt.com
Peruvian authorities have started evacuating Monte Salvado village situated in a remote southeastern region, after around 200 men from an 'uncontacted' tribe attacked the settlement with bows and arrows and stole food and equipment.
Public Won't Let Washington Sweep CIA Torture Under the Rug - Russian Diplomat
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Meeting, Russia, Terrorism, USA, Ukraine )

Ray
- 120 days ago - rt.com
The Obama administration won't be able to throw the torture issue under the table, as the US Senate report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program has sparked a global public outcry, the Russian Foreign Ministry's human rights ombudsman told RT.
Muslim Charities Lose Govt Grants, Accused of âEUR~ExtremistâEUR(TM) Links
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Internet, Police, Politics, Protest, Social networks, Terrorism, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 125 days ago - rt.com
Two Muslim charities have lost their government grants following allegations of links to Islamic extremist activities.
UK Military Face Damning Report Into Bloody Iraq Battle, Torture & Mutilation
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Army, Clashes, Conflict, Human rights, Intelligence, Iraq, Scandal, Shooting, UK, Violence, War )

Ray
- 130 days ago - rt.com
UK defense officials face heated condemnation this week as the findings of a public inquiry into one of Britain's most brutal battles in recent years surfaces. UK troops have been accused of the unlawful murder and torture of Iraqi citizens in 2004.
South Sudan Conflict: What Chance of Peace?
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Civil War, Rape, trauma, Children, South Sudan )

Ray
- 130 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The soldier lying face down in a puddle of his own blood, the child caught in the lethal crossfire, the female patient raped and then shot in her hospital bed - nobody is counting the dead in South Sudan.
 

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