Assange Case Exposes UK’s Solitary Confinement “Torture” Loophole

Assange Case Exposes UK’s Solitary Confinement “Torture” Loophole By Tyler Durden Up until last week, Julian Assange had been held in unofficial solitary confinement inside of the Belmarsh prison healthcare unit – a loophole which the UK government began using in May, according to 21st Century Wire‘s Nina Cross. Thanks to outcry by fellow inmates and Assange’s legal team, Assange was moved out of the Belmarsh healthcare unit – which has been “weaponized to arbitrarily isolate and punish a prisoner.” Prisoners’ revolt and pressure from legal team and campaigners forces…

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Secession in Virginia Would Defuse the State’s Conflict over Guns

Secession in Virginia Would Defuse the State’s Conflict over Guns By Ryan McMaken Earlier this month, West Virginia state senator Charles Trump introduced a senate resolution requesting that the citizens of Frederick County consider joining West Virginia. That is, the West Virginia Senate invited the county to secede from Virginia and join West Virginia.  The Senate later adopted the resolution. Resolutions like these don’t change any laws, but the Senate vote was in part a response to the dissatisfaction voiced by some Virginians over the legislative agenda of the new…

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London Police Implement Real-Time Facial Recognition Devices; U.S. Follows With First Fully Biometric Airport

London Police Implement Real-Time Facial Recognition Devices; U.S. Follows With First Fully Biometric Airport By Aaron Kesel London police are set to deploy real-time facial recognition technology throughout the city; while the U.S. is also implementing the tech among other biometrics in the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, making it the first in the U.S. to become fully biometric. The Metropolitan Police announced that after testing facial recognition they have moved past the trial stage and are ready to permanently integrate the cameras into London. According to a report by the…

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Legal Proceedings Have Begun Against Indigenous Leader Daniel Pascual

Legal Proceedings Have Begun Against Indigenous Leader Daniel Pascual Photo: Daniel Pascual via Peoples Dispatch Guatemalan organizations denounce political persecution of Indigenous leader Daniel Pascual Peoples Dispatch January 14, 2020 Zoe PC Daniel Pascual, who is appearing as a defendant in a defamation case on Tuesday, has… Read More Global Justice Ecology Project Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction, and economic domination.

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Grandpa and 12yo Granddaughter Cuffed, Detained — for Opening a Bank Account While Indigenous

Grandpa and 12yo Granddaughter Cuffed, Detained — for Opening a Bank Account While Indigenous By Jack Burns Although the duo had three forms of identification, an Indigenous Canadian and his granddaughter were detained by police outside their bank because the clerk believed something was amiss. Maxwell Johnson, a member of the Heiltsuk community located on British Columbia’s Central Coast, wanted to help his daughter access some of his funds while she was away playing out of town sports. What started out as a good idea to help his granddaughter ended…

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Supreme Court of India Declares Internet Ban Unconstitutional

Supreme Court of India Declares Internet Ban Unconstitutional By Anumeha Verma On 10th of January, 2019, the Supreme Court of India requested the Indian central government to review the suspension of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir. The ruling stated that the five-month long communication blockade imposed on the region by the Indian government is unlawful, and it gave the administration seven days to justify its continued use. Since August 5 2019, after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution that provided special autonomy status to Jammu and…

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Guatemalan Indigenous Journalist Charged With Terrorism Released From Prison

Guatemalan Indigenous Journalist Charged With Terrorism Released From Prison By Melissa Vida A court in Guatemala City released indigenous journalist and activist Francisco Lucas Pedro on January 3 after he spent 13 days in detention since his arrest in the northeastern department of Huehuetenango. According to the police, he is accused of terrorism and arson, but human rights groups say the arrest was illegal. Back in 2012, a criminal court had issued an arrest warrant against Lucas based on a complaint made by World Bank-funded Ecoener Hidralia Energía. This is the…

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Internet Disruption: Different Terms for Different Tactics

Internet Disruption: Different Terms for Different Tactics By Advox As the internet progressively becomes an intrinsic part of our daily lives — from communicating with friends and applying for social services, to studying and working — staying connected is no longer a luxury but a necessity. In this context, internet shutdowns have evolved into a human rights issue with the power to severely disrupt people’s lives. Apart from the documented negative economic impacts, intentional internet shutdowns can be weaponized to silence dissent and stunt protest movements. However, internet shutdowns are…

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Google, Facebook, Neuralink Sued for Genocide Complicity in China and Endangering Humanity with Misuse of AI

Google, Facebook, Neuralink Sued for Genocide Complicity in China and Endangering Humanity with Misuse of AI By B.N. Frank The PBS Frontline documentary, “In the Age of AI” is unsettling – to say the least.  The lawsuit filed against Apple, Google, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla for cobalt mining injuries and deaths to children and adults is horrifying, infuriating, and tragic.  No words can adequately describe the grave nature of the accusations filed in this new lawsuit against these companies, their CEOs, their founders, and other very powerful people and entities.…

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POLICE STATE: Cops Used A Loophole To STEAL Millions From People Who Committed NO Crime

POLICE STATE: Cops Used A Loophole To STEAL Millions From People Who Committed NO Crime By Mac Slavo Police officers in Missouri stole $2.6 million from drivers they knew had committed no crime.  The cops used a loophole in the federal government’s law to get away the theft. As part of a larger series on national asset forfeiture cases organized by the Pulitzer Center, St. Louis Public Radio reported that St. Charles County law enforcement coerced at least 39 unsuspecting motorists into signing over their assets in 2018. This won’t be widely…

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