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18.07.2016 Democracy Now!

USA, police officers killed, protests and arrests

USA, police officers killed, protests and arrests

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a former marine has killed three police officers. The shooting began just before 9 a.m. on Sunday at a gas station on the city’s Airline Highway, a mile from the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters. The police department has been the site of more than a… »

17.07.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Media repression in Kashmir amid curfews and protests

Media repression in Kashmir amid curfews and protests

Counterpunch ran an article, The Kashmir Story, by journalist Gowhar Geelani in its July 16, 2016 edition. It’s an important story as little news gets out beyond India concerning this politically blighted region because its an old story and too much is going on elsewhere but for those living in… »

14.07.2016 Deutsche Welle

In Berlin, refugee organizations bemoan “failure of governments”

In Berlin, refugee organizations bemoan “failure of governments”

Most EU governments have failed to share responsibility in the refugee crisis – and done too little to counter xenophobia, in a crisis that “won’t be going away anytime soon,” according to leading aid agencies. Villa Borsig, Germany’s picturesque guesthouse surrounded by pristine lawns overlooking a normally tranquil lake, was… »

11.07.2016 Human Wrongs Watch

World Population Day in Six Eye-Popping Charts

World Population Day in Six Eye-Popping Charts

Human Wrongs Watch UNITED NATIONS, New York, 11 July 2016 (UNFPA)* – Today is World Population Day, a day that calls attention on urgent population issues. This World Population Day spotlights the need to invest in teenage girls. Despite strides the world has… »

11.07.2016 Democracy Now!

Protests Erupt Nationwide After Police Killings, 300+ Arrested

Protests Erupt Nationwide After Police Killings, 300+ Arrested

Protests against police brutality erupted across the United States over the weekend, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets and blocking roads, bridges and highways in cities including Chicago, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Rochester, New York. More than 300 people were arrested… »

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