Category: News

Rape of women in DR Congo ‘tops 1000 a day’ 0

Rape of women in DR Congo ‘tops 1000 a day’

More than 1,100 women are raped every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), making sexual violence against women 26 times more common than previously thought, a study has concluded.

Supreme Court charges $45K to cheerleader who refused to cheer her rapist 0

Supreme Court charges $45K to cheerleader who refused to cheer her rapist

The Supreme Court refused to review the case of a high school cheerleader who was kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for the basketball player she said had raped her. And as a lovely parting gift, the girl’s family must now repay the school $45,000 in legal fees for what a lower court termed as a frivolous lawsuit.

U.S. Suspiciously Silent about Iraqi Abuses 0

U.S. Suspiciously Silent about Iraqi Abuses

The United States has been very vocal in its condemnations of Middle Eastern countries who use aggressive tactics on their protestors. When Iran cracked down on citizens the White House “strongly condemned the Iranian government’s organized intimidation campaign and arrests of political figures, human rights defenders, political activists, student leaders, journalists, and bloggers.” When Iraq imprisoned 300 journalists, intellectuals, and attorneys in order to quell belligerent protestors, the U.S. was strangely silent.

United States Subpoenas Twitter for WikiLeaks Supporter Information 0

United States Subpoenas Twitter for WikiLeaks Supporter Information

Prosecutors investigating the disclosure of thousands of classified government documents by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks have gone to court to demand the Twitter account activity of several people linked to the organization, including its founder, Julian Assange, according to the group and a copy of a subpoena made public late Friday.

Pasadena police remind public that buying gold is illegal 0

Pasadena police remind public that buying gold is illegal

“The Pasadena Police Department would like to inform the public that buying gold is against the law unless you are licensed by the California Department of Justice,” the statement said.

Amnesty International warns about new Net Neutrality Law – Save the Internet from Corporate Censorship 0

Amnesty International warns about new Net Neutrality Law – Save the Internet from Corporate Censorship

We all know how important the Internet is for sharing news, information, and strategy about human rights abuses around the world. From satellite images of Darfur to reports documenting Shell Oil’s involvement in human rights abuses in the Niger Delta, from correspondence among country specialists to online urgent actions in support of Aung Sun Suu Kyi, the Internet is critical to our work. But today, the Internet as we know it is at risk.

Arizona Alleges BofA Violated Law 0

Arizona Alleges BofA Violated Law

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Corp. (BAC) alleging that the nation’s largest bank in assets committed “widespread consumer fraud” in its handling of loan modifications.

U.S. Censures Federal Workers, tells Employees that Reading Wikileaks is Breaking the Law 0

U.S. Censures Federal Workers, tells Employees that Reading Wikileaks is Breaking the Law

In the view of the US government, many of the WikiLeaks documents are still classified, and even though the documents have been published for all the world to see, reading the classified documents without clearance is illegal. Some US government warnings issued to several governmental groups have suggested that a federal employee would be breaking the law by reading the leaked cables of classified State Department documents published on the WikiLeaks website.

MPAA and Dutch Anti Peer-to-Peer Group Seize Twenty Nine U.S. Domain Names without Trial 0

MPAA and Dutch Anti Peer-to-Peer Group Seize Twenty Nine U.S. Domain Names without Trial

Twenty nine U.S. based BitTorrent tracker and peer-to-peer file sharing sites disappeared in the blink of an eye. Dutch anti-P2P group “BREIN”, with assistance from the MPAA, set their sights on domain names of 29 United States based BitTorrent sites that allegedly make copyrighted material available to citizens of the Netherlands.

Iceland may ban MasterCard, Visa over WikiLeaks censorship 0

Iceland may ban MasterCard, Visa over WikiLeaks censorship

Credit card companies that prevented card-holders from donating money to the secrets outlet WikiLeaks could have their operating licenses taken away in Iceland, according to members of the Icelandic Parliamentary General Committee. Representatives from Mastercard and Visa were called before the committee Sunday to discuss their refusal to process donations to the website, reports Reykjavik Grapevine.