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What you will see here is a collection of human rights violations by the United States and European countries. Despite their efforts to portray themselves as a consistent democratic whole, the United States and European countries have their own inner political contradictions. In strict contrast to the ‘rule of law’, they monitor and censor the media; protesters are often met with police violence; and people are arbitrarily designated as terror suspects under extensive terror laws and their rights are violated.

2017

12

Dec

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50 detained in Jerusalem since ‘Trump Declaration’

The number of Palestinian residents of Jerusalem detained since U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital stands at 50, according to a local committee that tracks arrests. “Israeli forces have arrested some 50 [Palestinian] residents of Jerusalem, including two women, since last week’s ‘Trump declaration’,” Amjad Abu Assab, […]

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Country: Israel
Source: AA

12

Dec

Riot police officers stand next to a burning car during clashes following an anniversary rally marking the 2008 police shooting of 15-year-old student, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, in Athens, Greece, December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Greek police fire tear gas on protesters in Greece

Greek police fired teargas on Wednesday at youths marching in Athens to mark the ninth anniversary of the killing of a teenager by police in an incident that sparked the worst riots for decades in a country with a history of street violence. Before Wednesday’s march, witnesses saw young people wearing hoods smashing paving stones […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Reuters

12

Dec

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Greek islands: Families trapped by authorities on the brink of a humanitarian emergency

For the second consecutive winter, Greek authorities are trapping thousands of men, women and children on the Greek islands leaving them on the brink of a humanitarian emergency, warns the medical and humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). “In Lesvos, entire families who recently arrived from countries including Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq are […]

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Source: ReliefWeb , Doctors Without Borders

11

Dec

California Police Brutality

Families condemn police brutality in California oil country

James de la Rosa was unarmed when four police officers in the rural Californian town of Bakersfield ended his life in a hail of bullets by the roadside. At the age of 22, he had never picked up a single conviction, but initial police reports justified the killing by saying he had reached into his […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Mail

11

Dec

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Woman, 20, suffered miscarriage in jail after being tasered by ‘sadistic’ guards

A new study by Reuters has found that use of tasers has been listed as a contributory factor in quarter of the cases. Now video has emerged which appears to back up their claims. In the video obtained by Reuters, Martini Smith was seen being tasered by the prison guards. Smith was 20 years old, pregnant […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters

05

Dec

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Flag used by neo-Nazis spotted in Italian police barracks prompts investigation

A German Imperial war flag, appropriated by German neo-Nazis, has been spotted hanging in a Carabinieri dormitory in Florence, triggering an investigation into “a shameful act.” The black-white-and-red flag of the German empire could be seen hanging in the Baldissera barracks of the 6th Battalion ‘Tuscany’ for several days, according to the Ruptly video agency. Alongside […]

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Country: Italy
Source: RT

04

Dec

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Alternative for Germany: Police and protesters clash over meeting

Several people have been hurt in clashes between police and anti-fascist demonstrators in the city of Hannover. Protesters were trying to blockade the far-right Alternative for Germany’s first conference since it entered parliament after September’s elections. Once the delayed conference began, delegates elected Alexander Gauland as co-leader along with Jörg Meuthen. Both hardliners, their election […]

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Country: Germany
Source: BBC

01

Dec

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US delays ban on ‘unsafe’ cluster bombs

The Pentagon is putting off indefinitely a ban that was due to take effect in 2019 on older models of cluster bombs which are less safe. The weapons scatter bomblets across a wide area, some of which fail to explode, posing a threat to civilians. The US military had been hoping to update them with […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC

01

Dec

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LGBTQ, Black reporters not invited to the White House holiday party

When the White House sent out the invitations for its annual holiday party for media, there were a couple of key reporters left off—begging the question whether the snubs have to do with their sexual orientation or race. Chris Johnson is the chief political and White House reporter for the Washington Blade, an LGBTQ news site. […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Daily Dot

29

Nov

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Accountant shot by US park police dies; family says he was unarmed

Bijan Ghaisar, 25, of McLean, Virginia, died Monday, the FBI said Tuesday. Police shot him 10 days earlier, the night of Friday, Nov. 17 near George Washington Parkway after he was suspected in a hit-and-run. Eleven days after U.S. Park Police chased and shot a driver in Fairfax County, Virginia, the FBI identified him and […]

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Country: United States
Source: NBC Washington