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Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison | WIRED

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison | WIRED | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
Ross Ulbricht conceived of his Silk Road black market as an online utopia beyond law enforcement's reach.
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In his own words: Omar Khadr | Toronto Star

In his own words: Omar Khadr | Toronto Star | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
After nearly 13 years behind bars, Omar Khadr tells his own story: 'I just wish for people to give me a chance'
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U.N. report: Encryption is important to human rights — and backdoors undermine it

U.N. report: Encryption is important to human rights — and backdoors undermine it | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
New report says United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is pro-encryption, anti-backdoor.
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Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it

The State Department formally approved these arms sales even as many of the deals enhanced the military power of countries ruled by authoritarian regimes whose human rights abuses had been criticized by the department. Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar all donated to the Clinton Foundation and also gained State Department clearance to buy caches of American-made weapons even as the department singled them out for a range of alleged ills, from corruption to restrictions on civil liberties to violent crackdowns against political opponents. 

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Egypt uses sexual violence as a tool of repression: Report

Egypt uses sexual violence as a tool of repression: Report | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
Despite promises to combat sexual harrasment in Egypt, a report claims unprecedented levels of state-sanctioned sexual violence
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Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act

Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
Amid all the atrocities carried out by Isis — its massacres of civilians, its beheading of hostages, its pillaging of antiquities — the systematic violence the jihadists have carried out against countless enslaved women and girls never fails to shock.
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No, Congress did not just vote to end NSA spying

No, Congress did not just vote to end NSA spying | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act is set to expire on June 1 if Congress does nothing.
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#SayHerName Report

#SayHerName Report | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
On May 20, 2015 the African American Policy Forum, the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia University and Andrea Ritchie, Soros Justice Fellow and expert on policing of women and LGBT people of color released #SayHerName: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women, a document highlighting stories of Black women who have been killed by police and shining a light on forms of police brutality often experienced by women such as sexual assault.
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World Cup sponsors urged to bail over 'horrific' treatment of workers in Qatar

World Cup sponsors urged to bail over 'horrific' treatment of workers in Qatar | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
Advocates for workers' rights are urging FIFA sponsors to take more responsibility for the treatment of World Cup workers in Qatar, calling the 'horrific' working conditions there a blot on any company's brand.
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Arrested for reporting on Qatar's World Cup labourers - BBC News

Arrested for reporting on Qatar's World Cup labourers - BBC News | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
The BBC's Mark Lobel went to Qatar to report on 2022 World Cup migrant construction workers at the invitation of the government. but was arrested and spent two nights in prison.
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Police Scotland seek CIA rendition flights dossier

Police Scotland seek CIA rendition flights dossier | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
POLICE investigating Scotland’s role in the interrogation and alleged torture of terror suspects by the CIA are pushing US senators to allow them full access to a recently declassified report.
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The Strange Case of the Forgotten Gitmo Detainee

The Strange Case of the Forgotten Gitmo Detainee | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
Since being seized in a raid in Pakistan in 2002, Abu Zubaydah has had his life controlled by American officials, first at secret sites where he was tortured, and since 2006 in a small cell in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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Israel Created a Jewish State, and My Grandmother Was Made Homeless

Israel Created a Jewish State, and My Grandmother Was Made Homeless | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
Every year, on May 15, I ask my grandmother to tell me the story of how she was made homeless. It happened 67 years ago. She was 14, the youngest of 11 siblings from a middle-class Christian family.
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I'm a black ex-cop, and this is the real truth about race and policing

5 things I wish people understood about bias in American police departments.
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Asian refugee crisis: trafficked migrants held off Thailand in vast 'camp boats'

Asian refugee crisis: trafficked migrants held off Thailand in vast 'camp boats' | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
Trafficking syndicates seeking to avoid crackdown by Thai and Malaysian authorities hold Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants at sea
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The years since I was jailed for releasing the 'war diaries' have been a rollercoaster | Chelsea E Manning

The years since I was jailed for releasing the 'war diaries' have been a rollercoaster | Chelsea E Manning | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
It can be difficult, sometimes, to make sense of all the things that have happened to me in the last five years
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How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening

How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
A new play, World Factory, asks the audience to run a clothing factory in China – and even the creators have been surprised at how people have behaved
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A provocative reading of a theater experiment that recreates blindly rational capitalism.
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Frontiers of Justice | CCR weekly newsletter

Frontiers of Justice | CCR weekly newsletter | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it

In This Issue:

    - False anti-Semitism charges used to undermine campus movement for Palestinian rights

    - Black Lives still matter

    -The power of film in social justice struggles

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Justice Department contradicts Attorney General Loretta Lynch's claims about Patriot Act

Justice Department contradicts Attorney General Loretta Lynch's claims about Patriot Act | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was just interviewed by CBS News, fearmongering about losing Section 215 of the Patriot Act if Congress fails to re-authorize it.
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Discomfit Magazine: EXCLUSIVE by @H3LL3ND3R: "THE AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENT'S MALIGNING OF JOURNALIST, POLEMICIST BARRET BROWN"

Discomfit Magazine: EXCLUSIVE by @H3LL3ND3R: "THE AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENT'S MALIGNING OF JOURNALIST, POLEMICIST BARRET BROWN" | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
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How African Americans get schooled for failure – D Watkins – Aeon

How African Americans get schooled for failure – D Watkins – Aeon | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
The worst public schools do one thing very well – they teach poor black kids how to stay in the American underclass
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NY state cops spent over half a million dollars on stingrays but don't have a privacy policy

NY state cops spent over half a million dollars on stingrays but don't have a privacy policy | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
According to documents obtained through a NYCLU lawsuit, the New York State Police have spent over half a million dollars on cell phone snooping technology but don't have a single policy on hand to dictate its use.
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Years after shut down, no justice in sight for workers of HUL factory in Kodaikanal (in Tamil Nadu, India)

Years after shut down, no justice in sight for workers of HUL factory in Kodaikanal (in Tamil Nadu, India) | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
“I suffered from nose bleeding and headaches. And to top it all, I have been having fertility problems since I worked in the plant,” says SA Mahendra Babu with a wistful smile.
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Migrants in 'maritime ping-pong' as Asian nations turn them back

Migrants in 'maritime ping-pong' as Asian nations turn them back | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
KOH LIPE, Thailand/LANGSA, Indonesia (Reuters) - A boat crammed with migrants was towed out to sea by the Thai navy and then held up by Malaysian vessels on Saturday, the latest round of maritime ping-pong...
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Dying to Breathe—A Short Film Shows China’s True Cost of Gold

Dying to Breathe—A Short Film Shows China’s True Cost of Gold | Rights & Liberties | Scoop.it
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