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14 Year Old Child Bride Facing Death Penalty for Murdering Husband -

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

  • Pipeline Incidents from 1986 to 2013 (Time-lapse Video)

    Another oil spill; this time in California. The underground oil pipeline ruptured Thursday, and leaked more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil on coastal lands and into the ocean. Plains All American Pipeline, owner of the ruptured pipeline,  is among the worst violators listed by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration. It has 175 federal safety and maintenance violations since 2006, responsible for more than 16,000 barrels in spills that have caused more than $23 million worth of property damage. “This time-lapse video shows pipeline incidents from 1986 to 2013, relying on publicly available data from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials…

  • U.S. Senator John McCain gives a press conference in Kyiv in September 2014.

    Sen. McCain on “Dismemberment of a Sovereign Nation”

    US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has recently turned down an advisory position to Ukraine’s President Poroshenko, due to the US constitution’s prohibition of such a thing. In a written statement posted on his senate webpage, the senator wrote, “I am deeply proud to be a friend to Ukraine in their fight against Vladimir Putin’s dismemberment of a sovereign nation.” After reading this statement, one feels the urge to remind the Senator that Iraq, Libya and Syria were also ‘sovereign’ nations, once. Syria is still trying to stay sovereign. I wonder if the good senator would like to give us a…

  • Remember When USAid Created Fake Twitter in Cuba?

    In December, 2014, the U.S. President Barack Obama announced his goal to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba which were severed in 1961. In April, 2015, President Obama and President Raul Castro of Cuba met in Panama City, Panama, to further discuss the two countries’ next steps forward to advance mutual interests. The U.S. ended its diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961 after the Cuban Revolution of 1959 against the US-backed authoritarian government of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. In later years, President JFK would describe Batista regime as one of the bloodiest and most repressive dictatorships in the history of Latin…

  • Iran-Hostage

    Diplomacy vs. War: Iran and U.S. Relations at a Glance

    Iran has been a country of coupes and revolutions, and a playing field for the imperial powers since WWI. This article summarizes Iran’s relationship with the West, starting from early 20th century until today. Iran’s first revolution by Ahmad Shah Qajar was called the Persian Constitutional Revolution or Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1905/1907), which established a parliament (majlis) to provide independence from Russian imperialism. This was also the first time a constitution was created in Iran. The 1921 Coupe which was aided by the British at the time, against Imperial Russia’s influence in Iran, brought Shah Reza Pahlavi to power. Reza…

  • Immigration Overload Hot Spot

    4 High School Students are Assassinated: Honduras a Failed State

    According to a report on Revolution-News, four high school students who organized several demonstrations against the Education Ministry of Honduras this past week, were found dead in the country’s capital, Tegucigalpa. Jennifer Baker reports, Soad Ham, a 13-year-old student leader of the Central Institute of Tegucigalpa who participated in the student protests against the Honduran government in the last two weeks, was found tortured and killed inside a plastic bag on Wednesday. On Thursday, the opposition Libre Party called for protests against the assassination of Soad Ham and 3 other student leaders. The students were protesting against the new “reforms”…

Action On The Ground

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FEMEN Activists Freed from Tunisian Jail

Jun 27, 2013

Three feminists with the radical protest group FEMEN were freed from a Tunisian jail Wednesday, after receiving suspended sentences from an appeal court for baring their breasts in public. One of their lawyers Bahri Souhaib said, their sentences had been suspended, and that they would leave Tunisia as soon as possible. They were sentenced to four months and one day in prison for offending public morals and threatening public order. The three were arrested outside the main courthouse in Tunis on May 29 during their topless protest against a planned gathering of radical Salafists, and in support of Amina Sboui,…

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Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike

Apr 6, 2013

On Thursday April 4th, for the second time in less than a year, workers at fast food restaurants in New York City staged a surprise strike. Over 400 workers at restaurants like McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, and Burger King walked off the job. The workers, who mostly earn the federally mandated minimum wage of $7.25, demanded a living wage of $15 an hour, as well as the right to union representation. The strike was timed to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, who was killed while in Memphis, Tenn. to support striking sanitation…

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Occupy Convergence: The New Face of Activism?

Apr 5, 2013

“Occupy has had to do a lot of soul searching…” That was the response by Occupy New Hampshire organizer Ryan Glen Hirsch, when asked about where the Occupy Wall Street movement is and how it has evolved since its hay-day in 2011. I met with Ryan in Manchester on Tuesday, to discuss the upcoming “Occupy New England (ONE) Regional Convergence (no acronym necessary)” event, scheduled to take place at the end of the month. As I readied my materials to take notes on the conversation, a packet of small black and white leaflets is slid across the table towards me….

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Turkish Police Beat and Arrested Attorneys in Courthouse (Video)

Caglayan Courthouse in Istanbul, Turkey, was a scene of scuffle and disgrace earlier today, when a group of police officers beat up and detained more than 50 attorneys who were in the courthouse to represent their clients. The majority of the attorneys were the legal representatives of some of the protestors who were illegally detained or injured by the Turkish police during the ongoing protests in Istanbul and throughout the country. In a move that casts doubt on the Turkish government’s commitment to the rule of law, an additional 30 attorneys were dragged out of the courthouse by force when…

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Is Monsanto Really Wicked or Misunderstood?

Over two million protesters rallied in 300 cities in 44 countries around the world on Saturday, as part of a global protest against the seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces. The debate over genetically engineered food has been going on since the FDA concluded that there was no difference between genetically engineered and non-engineered plants in 1992. Genetic engineering advocates claim that the GMOs could reduce World hunger and increase nutritional quality in foods. Unfortunately, most of these claims have been debunked repeatedly, as Anna Lappe explains in her 2011 article on Civil Eats. The March…

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Government Favored Oil Companies Over Shelter For Children

The devastation in Moore, Oklahoma is unimaginable. A deadly F-5 tornado hit this town on May 20th, 2013 and the death toll continues to rise as time passes by. Plaza Towers Elementary school was directly in the path of this horrific storm. Even though Moore, OK, resides in the middle of tornado alley, Oklahoma politicians denied the children of this school, a tornado shelter. These children were denied the freedom to be properly sheltered from Mother Nature’s wrath. Instead, these kids were forced to depend only on the walls of the school to protect them from an F5 tornado. The…

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Of Massachusetts And Men: The Burial of Tamerlan Tsarnaev

I realize that, by writing this, I am bringing unnecessary tsuris into my life. So be it. Since when did we become a gaggle of punk haters (read: not punk-haters)? If I understand this correctly, many of you would like to have the body of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev “fed to the sharks” or “mutilated….desecrated” or “incinerated” or “shipped to Russia”. Are we in agreement so far? OK. I’d like to know what I’m missing here because I don’t think this is how we, as Americans, behave. This is not how we treat the dead; yes, even that dead…