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Peeping Webcam? With NSA Help, British Spy Agency Intercepted Millions of Yahoo Chat Images

By Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! The latest top-secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal the National Security Agency and its British counterpart, the the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) may have peered into the lives of millions of Internet users…

Swiss Vote for New Squeeze on Migrants

[divide] By Ray Smith for IPS ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb 23 2014 (IPS) – Swiss voters have approved an initiative by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) aimed at limiting immigration. The result not only threatens the free movement of people,…

Refugee protests in Germany (photo documentation)

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Non-violent protests of refugees in Germany

Over a year ago, refugees in Germany started organizing themselves in order to protest in a publicly visible form against the human rights violating institutional practices like the forced isolation through the prohibition to leave the district of your asylum-seekers…

Mother Language Day

Mother Language Day was born out of the experience of the Bangladeshi’s who took back their language and culture when it was under threat from another country – Pakistan as it happened. Bangla was given second place to Urdu. In…

Is slavery really abolished? “12 years a slave”, a film that reminds us to stay vigilant

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 British-American film  adapted from the 1853 memoir of the same name by Solomon Northup, a black man living in New York as a free person with a family and a job playing the…

South Koreans Travel to Hold Meeting with Relatives in the DPRK

Beijing, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 South Koreans traveled to Kumgang Mount in Democratic People”s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to meet their families following an agreement reached by governments of the two countries. The reunion of families separated…

UK: Stop The Arms Fair: Charges dropped!

   Yesterday (Tuesday 18 February 2014) the CPS dropped its charges against the activists arrested during the day of action against the DSEI Arms Fair on 8 September 2013. Different activists had been charged with different offences including obstruction of…

Court in Britain Rules Detention of David Miranda, Partner of Glenn Greenwald, was Lawful

A court in Britain has ruled police acted legally when they detained the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald at Heathrow Airport under an anti-terrorism law. David Miranda was carrying documents leaked by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden when he…

European Ruling Ignites Freedom Debate

By Ray Smith for IPS A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in relation to a Turkish national has kicked up a new row on anti-racism legislation. The court ruled in December that Switzerland violated the right…

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