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Panic in Toronto: The Aftermath of the G20 Riots
World  (tags: toronto, g20 riots, g20, canada, police brutality )

- 3250 days ago -
Toronto police are being heavily criticized for the way they handled the protests and riots during the G20 summit. Many say they were too lax when some anarchists destroyed property, and then were extremely aggressive towards innocent citizens.
Toronto Police Threaten G20 Journalists With Rape
World  (tags: toronto, g20, g2o riots, women's rights, human rights, canada, sexual violence, rape, journalists )

- 3250 days ago -
Female journalists have come forward accusing the Toronto Police of threatening them with rape. They also claim detained women were completely strip-searched by male officers, and that one under aged girl was molested.
Still More Arizona Controversy: This Time It's Teachers With Accents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: arizona, education )

- 3293 days ago -
Arizona's Department of Education has asked schools to remove teachers whose speech is with a heavy accent from teaching English.
Bring Indigenous Voices Into the Conversation About Climate Change
World  (tags: human_rights, indigenous_rights, climate_change, environment, global_warming )

- 3321 days ago -
UN-REDD was created to offer developing countries financial incentives for cutting down carbon emissions by preserving forests and biodiversity. But indigenous groups who live on the lands affected need a say too.
Haitian Survivors Assisted, Then Detained in the U.S. For Being Undocumented
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: haiti, earthquake, immigration )

- 3321 days ago -
30 Haitian earthquake survivors who were pulled from the rubble and assisted onto planes by Marines were then sent to immigration detention centers for being undocumented.
Pregnant Woman Tasered -- And Court Rules Ok
Society & Culture  (tags: human rights, police brutality, seattle, pregnancy )

- 3328 days ago -
A seven months pregnant woman was pulled over for speeding. When she refused to sign the ticket, she was tasered three times. She sued, but the District Court of Appeals ruled that the officers acted within reason because she could have sped off.
Remembering Oscar Romero, 30 Years Later
World  (tags: human_rights, oscar_romero, el_salvador )

- 3347 days ago -
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Oscar Romero. As a bishop in El Salvador, he regularly denounced the brutal violence and oppression sponsored by the military-led right-wing government during the nation's civil war.
Massacre in Nigeria: A Call For Justice
World  (tags: human rights, nigeria, jos, massacre )

- 3357 days ago -
On March 7, over 200 were brutally massacred in central Nigera. But this attack is not a unique incident. Corinne Dufka of Human Rights Watch claims, "This kind of violence has left thousands dead in Plateau State, but no one has been held accountable."
The "Militarization" of Afghan Aid
World  (tags: afghanistan, u.s., humanitarian aid, human rights )

- 3379 days ago -
The U.N. has come out to criticize NATO for the "militarization of humanitarian aid" in Afghanistan. Officials argue that it is not the job of the military to distribute services; rather they should focus on providing security and let NGOs distribute aid.
The U.S. Prison System: A Multimillion-Dollar Industry
Society & Culture  (tags: prison, human rights )

- 3379 days ago -
The U.S. prison system is not simply a method of punishing and detaining criminals, but is also a profitable, multimillion-dollar industry. It creates a financial incentive to keep people behind bars, regardless of whether they deserve to or not.
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