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Is Puerto Rico Going the Way of Greece and Detroit?
By April 27, 2014 Read More →

Is Puerto Rico Going the Way of Greece and Detroit?

Electric utility workers of the UTIER labour union protest for safer workplace conditions. UTIER spearheads the fight against privatisation and against the Puerto Rico government’s unpopular emergency economic measures. Courtesy of Photo Jam   SAN JUAN – Puerto Rican society has been shaken to its foundations by the announcement in February by Standard & Poor’s […]

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Could Trigger Cyber War
By April 27, 2014 Read More →

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Could Trigger Cyber War

WASHINGTON — On the day Crimeans voted in a referendum in March on secession from Ukraine, hackers from a group calling itself the “Cyber Berkut” pelted NATO websites with online nuisance attacks designed to knock the pages offline. By Doug Bernard While not technically sophisticated, the DDoS, or “denial of service” attacks, were enough to […]

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history
By April 18, 2014 Read More →

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history Newseum in Washington, D.C. captures the triumphs and tragedies in year-long exhibit By D. Kevin McNeir Museums have changed over the years, evolving from places where only paintings and statues were displayed to expansive spaces where history is retold in plush theaters, through widescreen televised reports, […]

NSA Invokes “National Defense” on Nelson Mandela
By March 26, 2014 Read More →

NSA Invokes “National Defense” on Nelson Mandela

NSA Invokes “National Defense” and the Espionage Act to Block MIT Student’s FOIA Request on Nelson Mandela Ryan Shapiro, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) PhD candidate and animal rights activist filed a lawsuit in January 2014 against the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Intelligence […]

Anti-Gay Law Will be Overturned Say Uganda’s Campaigners
By March 23, 2014 Read More →

Anti-Gay Law Will be Overturned Say Uganda’s Campaigners

KAMPALA - Human rights campaigners who filed a recent legal petition against Uganda’s draconian anti-gay law believe that they have a compelling case for its nullification. By Amy Fallon “Judges are human beings. But we are pretty sure we have made a compelling case for the nullification of the law and the judges will exercise their judicial […]

Kenya: Blackmail and extortion of gay men on the rise
By March 23, 2014 Read More →

Kenya: Blackmail and extortion of gay men on the rise

  When Patrick Muiru* met George* on a Facebook dating page, little did he know this was the start of his problems that will leave him naked, sexually assaulted, beaten and humiliated. Patrick is a 26 year old closeted gay man who has fallen prey to blackmailers and extortionists targeting gay men. Patrick who lives in […]

US government set to give up net oversight powers
By March 23, 2014 Read More →

US government set to give up net oversight powers

The US government has declared it wants to stop being in charge of how the internet is run. The US Commerce Department has announced its “intent” to hand control over to the wider net community. It has asked net overseer Icann to work out how to shift control from the US government to an alternative […]

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Skyjacking Focus Of Massive Search For Missing Malaysian Jetliner
By March 16, 2014 Read More →

Skyjacking Focus Of Massive Search For Missing Malaysian Jetliner

Skyjacking Focus Of Massive Search For Missing Malaysian Jetliner By Nathan James Nine days after a Malaysian Airlines plane disappeared from the skies over the Gulf of Thailand, skyjacking is becoming the central focus of authorities looking for the missing jetliner. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, carrying 239 passengers and crew, vanished from tracking radar, […]

Obama’s new “initiative” hopes to improve odds for minority boys
By March 11, 2014 Read More →

Obama’s new “initiative” hopes to improve odds for minority boys

Obama’s new “initiative” hopes to improve odds for minority boys President says he will continue project even after leaving the White House By D. Kevin McNeir Few would deny that the many challenges facing young Black and brown boys in America are often overwhelming. From inequities in education to poverty, inadequate health care or a […]

4 Gay Men Publicly Whipped In Nigeria
By March 7, 2014 Read More →

4 Gay Men Publicly Whipped In Nigeria

Four gay men were publicly whipped in a northern Nigeria Islamic court today, after being convicted of having gay sex, human rights observers said.