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New York Minority Officers Forced to Meet Quotas or Face Punishment, Lawsuit Alleges
Offbeat  (tags: conflict, human rights, police, lawsuits, scandal, USA )

Ray
- 3 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
- 5 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
- 21 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
- 23 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
- 58 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
- 70 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
- 75 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
- 80 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
- 80 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.
Woman F-Bombs Police and Gets Rewarded $100K Compensation
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Court, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 81 days ago - rt.com
"F*** police" is political speech, a US court ruled. A woman who was arrested for swearing and raising a middle finger at law enforcers has been acquitted and awarded $100,000 in settlement.
Illegal Pro-GMO Observers Accused of Disrupting Oregon Labeling Law Vote Count
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Conflict, Court, Food, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 89 days ago - rt.com
Amid a recount of Oregon's ballot initiative over labeling of genetically-modified foods, the pro-agribusiness contingent, known as the No on 92 Coalition, tried to illegally place out-of-state election observers in at least four counties, opponents say.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Call on Obama to Release CIA Torture Report
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Conflict, Guantanamo, Human rights, Law, Obama, Politics, Protest, Scandal, Security, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 126 days ago - rt.com
Twelve winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have urged fellow laureate, US President Barack Obama, to release a Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's post-9/11 Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program, also known as the torture report.
40,000 Kenyans Accuse Britain of Abuse and Torture in Second Mau Mau Law Suit
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Clashes, Conflict, Court, Crime, Human rights, UK )

Ray
- 127 days ago - rt.com
Over 41,000 Kenyans have waged an attempt to sue the British government for compensation, alleging maltreatment and physical abuse during a Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s against UK colonial rule.
68 Percent of Brits Say Afghan War Was Futile - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Conflict, Military, UK, USA )

Ray
- 129 days ago - rt.com
As Britain's last remaining troops depart from Afghanistan, a poll indicates 68 percent of Britons think the UK's military campaign there was not "worthwhile." A further 42 percent of those surveyed believe Britain is "less safe" as a result of the war.
 

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