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Human rights

Army court orders military to stop calling Chelsea Manning a man
The Army Court of Criminal Appeals has ordered the military to stop referring to jailed WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning as a man in court papers and orders.

06.03.2015 02:42

​Canadian faces $20k fine, jail time for refusing to unlock phone during airport check
A 38-year old Canadian citizen is facing up to a year in jail and a fine of up to 25,000 Canadian dollars for refusing to unlock his cell and thus “obstructing” an in-depth security screening by the border service officials at the Halifax airport.

06.03.2015 02:01

Virginia’s forced sterilization victims each to get $25k restitution payments for eugenics program
Virginia is set to become the second state to compensate the victims of its eugenics program ‒ people whom the state deemed mentally or physically unfit to procreate and were then forcibly sterilized without their knowledge or consent.

05.03.2015 21:14

‘War lobby uses MH17 tragedy to demonize Russia’
The war lobby in the West isn’t interested in the truth behind the MH17 plane tragedy for political reasons. The purpose is to impose more sanctions on Russia, journalist and broadcaster Neil Clark says, adding that the blame gain will only continue.

05.03.2015 15:04

Michael Brown's family officially confirms lawsuit against Darren Wilson
The family of Michael Brown ‒ the unarmed teenager shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August ‒ will file suit against Darren Wilson, their lawyers announced. They wanted to wait until after the federal and state investigations concluded.

05.03.2015 16:20

CAGE's untenable narrative on radicalization
The Western public was graphically introduced to the brutality of the so-called Islamic State (IS) last summer when videos emerged of the beheadings of Westerners in Syria.

05.03.2015 14:34

'US Anti-Russian rhetoric – preparation to deliver lethal arms to Ukraine'
The US perceives the Ukrainian crisis as an opportunity to damage Russia and bring Ukraine into NATO, says Srdja Trifkovic Foreign Affairs Editor of Chronicles Magazine. He says a decision to ship lethal weapons to the Kiev regime has already been made.

05.03.2015 13:27

‘US needs to end the Korean War’
Instead of sanctioning North Korea and exercising dominance over South Korea’s political establishment by stationing troops in the country, the US should turn a page and end the Korean War once and for all, Brian Becker from Answer Coalition told RT.

05.03.2015 10:53

​Ill-gotten gains? Tony Blair donates over £100K to Labour election drive
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has donated £106,000 to Labour’s election campaign just six weeks after MPs demanded he reveal the identities of his paymasters.

05.03.2015 09:31

Racist jokes prompt dismissal, 2 probes in Ferguson Police Dept.
One Ferguson Police Department employee has been fired and two others have been placed on leave after federal authorities identified them as responsible for writing racist emails, the mayor of the city said.

05.03.2015 02:28

Slovenia says yes to gay marriage and same sex adoption
Slovenia has become the 11th country in the European Union to allow marriage between same sex couples, who are also now legally allowed to adopt children, just three years after a similar law was rejected in a referendum.

04.03.2015 20:03

Petraeus may not get jail time for talking to a journalist, but Sterling and others did
Following his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information, disgraced former CIA director David Petraeus is likely to avoid jail time for a crime similar to those committed by whistleblowers that received far worse punishment.

04.03.2015 18:39