This is the alt-right: Richard Spencer’s horrifying abortion rant

MAR21 By Jonathon Van Maren For those of you wondering why I’m writing another column about the alt-right, the reason is simple: Every time I do, people comment to explain why I’m wrong. Those people, some of whom I used to know, are starting to buy what the alt-right is...
Posted On 28 Mar 2017
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Russian opposition leader jailed following anti-coruption protests

Russian opposition leader jailed on corruption charges, following protests March 27, 2017 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is in jail, following the massive anti-corruption rallies he orchestrated across the country on Sunday. This is the biggest show of government...
Posted On 28 Mar 2017
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Powerful resignation letter by UN’s Rima Khalaf about removal of UN apartheid report

From Jadaliyya The following is the resignation letter by ESWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf in response to the formal request by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that ESCWA withdraw the publication of a scholarly report (below) that found Israel guilty of apartheid. Dear...
Posted On 28 Mar 2017
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UN Human Rights Council declares Israel world’s No. 1 human rights violator

According to the U.N.’s top human rights body, Israel is the worst human rights violator in the world today. That’s the result of the latest session of the UN Human Rights Council which wrapped up in Geneva on Friday by adopting five times more resolutions condemning Israel...
Posted On 28 Mar 2017
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US-backed South Sudan Regime Organizing Genocidal Crimes UN report

US-backed South Sudan Regime Organizing Genocidal Crimes UN report By Thomas Gaist The South Sudan civil war, which erupted in December 2013, is assuming an increasingly genocidal character, according to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR). In the course of the...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017
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IDF opens fire on anti-settlement protesters, injuring at least 12

At least twelve Palestinians were injured after the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) opened fire on a group of protesters marching against the building of new settlements in east of Ramallah, Friday. The IDF reportedly used live and rubber bullets, as well as tear gas, on the scores...
Posted On 26 Mar 2017
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Palestinian activist who didn’t divulge Israel bombings will leave US

DETROIT  — A Chicago Palestinian activist who didn’t disclose her time in an Israeli prison when she got U.S. citizenship has agreed to plead guilty and leave the country. Rasmea Odeh was scheduled to face a second trial in Detroit after winning an appeal of her 2014...
Posted On 26 Mar 2017
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U.S. reclassifies information in response to FOIA for Iran-Contra files

Years after information on Iran-Contra had been labeled UNCLASSIFIED and released to the public, the government began reclassifying some of that information in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Unlike the more well-known reclassification program, this cannot...
Posted On 25 Mar 2017
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Former Egyptian Leader Mubarak Freed From Custody

Ousted former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak was freed from custody Friday morning after years of legal proceedings that frustrated activists who had hoped he would face justice for the deaths of hundreds defying his rule. The ailing, 88-year-old Mubarak left the Armed Forces...
Posted On 25 Mar 2017
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63% of fatalities from Israel’s war on Gaza were civilians

An Israeli rights group says 63 percent of the Palestinian fatalities caused in Israel’s 2014 war against the Gaza Strip were civilians. B’Tselem released the figure in a report under the title “50 Days: More than 500 Children.” The civilian victims, among the overall 2,202...
Posted On 25 Mar 2017
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