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News :: International
Irish republican POWs take over jail quarters
04 Apr 2010
Irish republican political prisoners have taken over the wings at Maghaberry Jail outside Belfast today on Easter Sunday, in protest of worsening conditions at the jail.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Updating Lynne Stewart's "Love Struggle"
04 Apr 2010
Lynne will be resentenced July 15
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LOCAL Announcement :: Organizing
Games for Justice
03 Apr 2010
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News :: Human Rights
Judge: Bush overstepped wiretapping authority
03 Apr 2010
A federal judge has rejected the Bush administration's justification for warrantless wiretapping of suspected terrorists and ruled that federal agents had eavesdropped illegally on a US-based Islamic charity.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
China's Documentation of US Human Rights Abuses
03 Apr 2010
China's account is accurate and revealing
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News :: Education
Website for South African Social Movements Research
03 Apr 2010
The Centre for Civil Society Website an excellent resource
for activists unionists & academics!
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News :: Politics
General David Petraeus tipped as Republican 2012 presidential candidate
02 Apr 2010
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Targeting Academic and Speech Freedoms: The Case of Canadian Professor Denis Rancourt
02 Apr 2010
academic and speech freedoms endangered
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Commentary :: Human Rights : International
The worst drug-criminals are legislators
02 Apr 2010
An Australian court finds that the existing drug laws, by reversing the onus of proof, violate the presumption of innocence. But all convictions stand. To any legislator who willingly allows the reverse onus of proof to continue, I say: May it please God that you become a victim of it.
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LOCAL News :: Social Welfare
Juries rules against Pfizer for biotech workers, victims
01 Apr 2010
Boston - A federal jury in Boston has found that Pfizer violated U.S. racketeering laws by illegally promoting off-label uses of its epilepsy drug Neurontin, and the drug maker may be forced to pay more than $142 million in damages in the case.

Hartford — Becky McClain, a Deep River [Conn.] scientist who claims to have been infected by an experimental virus while working at Pfizer Inc.'s Groton laboratories, was awarded $1.37 million today by a U.S. District Court jury.
Workers' rights organizations immediately hailed the verdict, in which Pfizer also was ordered to pay McClain's attorneys' fees. They said the outcome of the federal civil suit was a major milestone for biotech and nanotech workers everywhere.
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