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A European Court Just Ruled NSA Surveillance Practices Violate Human Rights

    A European Court Just Ruled NSA Surveillance Practices Violate Human Rights

Last week, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the U.K.’s GCHQ spy agency is in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights with its mass surveillance programs. The court ultimately found that these activities violate the family and privacy rights of British and European citizens, and this assertion ultimately includes a rejection of the United States’ activities…

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Saudis Move to Behead Female Activist as Facebook Censors Anti-Saudi Content

    Saudis Move to Behead Female Activist as Facebook Censors Anti-Saudi Content

Riyadh (GPA) – Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a 29-year-old woman activist for crimes such as chanting slogans at a protest. Beheading a woman is unprecedented in the kingdom. Meanwhile, Facebook has sprung into action to protect Riyadh’s back by initiating a crackdown on hundreds of accounts posting anti-Saudi content. Saudi prosecutors are seeking…

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Is Oily Econo-Politics Behind Saudis’ Crude Canadian Diplomacy?

    Is Oily Econo-Politics Behind Saudis’ Crude Canadian Diplomacy?

TORONTO — In a near repeat of Saudi Arabia’s feud with Qatar last year, the diplomatic spat between the Saudis and the Canadian government seems to have spiralled out of control after it began last Friday. Apparently beginning as a result of the Canadian Foreign Ministry’s decision to criticize via Twitter the Saudi government’s arrest…

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Canada Refuses to Back Down After Saudi Arabia Freezes New Trade

    Canada Refuses to Back Down After Saudi Arabia Freezes New Trade

Canada on Monday refused to back down in its defence of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa’s call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists, Reuters reports. In her first public response to Saudi Arabia’s actions, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said, “Canada will always…

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US Military Aid to Israel Set to Exceed $3.8B, or $23,000 Per Year for Every Jewish Family Living in Israel

  US Military Aid to Israel Set to Exceed $3.8B, or $23,000 Per Year for Every Jewish Family Living in Israel

WASHINGTON — In an event largely overlooked by the U.S. media, the Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would provide Israel with $3.3 billion in military aid along with over $500 million for missile defense over the course of the next year. The bill, officially titled the “United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of…

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Human Rights Violations by Saudi-Coalition Mercenaries Spark Mass Mobilization of Volunteer Fighters to Yemen’s Southwest

  Human Rights Violations by Saudi-Coalition Mercenaries Spark Mass Mobilization of Volunteer Fighters to Yemen’s Southwest

Backil al-Shimi is one of the thousands of Yemenis from the Amran governorate that volunteered to join a group of Yemeni civilians fighting alongside Ansar Allah (Houthi) fighters this week. “I am not ready to see my sons die from famine or malnutrition” al-Shimi, a father of eight told MintPress. Hailing from the village of…

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Watch | Saudi Arabia Bombs Residential Neighborhood in Yemen Killing Entire Family

  Watch | Saudi Arabia Bombs Residential Neighborhood in Yemen Killing Entire Family

SANA’A, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen is being described as a deliberate war against women and children. Just this Monday, a U.S.-backed Saudi-coalition bombing campaign targeted a residential neighborhood in Amran in northern Yemen, killing 15 civilians and injuring 9, most of whom were women and children. Eight of those killed belonged to…

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The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance

  The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance

Let us begin with the family separation issue. The separation of children from immigrant/refugee/asylum parents has caused such public outcry that President Trump has backed off his policy and signed an executive order terminating family separation. The horror of children locked up in warehouses operated by private businesses making a profit off of US taxpayers,…

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The UN Celebrates 70 Years of Human Rights While Condoning 70 Years of Israeli Massacres

  The UN Celebrates 70 Years of Human Rights While Condoning 70 Years of Israeli Massacres

On 14 of May 1948 – Israel declared unilaterally her independence in a foreign land, called Palestine, supported by a UN Resolution sponsored by the UK (the United Nations “Partition Plan of Palestine” at the end of the British Mandate (euphemism for British ‘colony’), was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 29 November 1947 as Resolution…

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As IDF Uses Gaza Protesters for Shoot-to-Maim Target Practice, Israel Argues Human Rights Don’t Apply to this “War”

  As IDF Uses Gaza Protesters for Shoot-to-Maim Target Practice, Israel Argues Human Rights Don’t Apply to this “War”

GAZA CITY, PALESTINE — Israeli officials have deemed peaceful protests by Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip to be tantamount to a “state of war,” arguing that soldiers were well within their rights firing live ammunition at unarmed protesters participating in ongoing mass mobilizations at the eastern fence enclosing the besieged territory. In response to…

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