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US: Terrorism Prosecutions Often An Illusion | Human Rights Watch

The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism “sting operations” based on religious and ethnic identity, Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute said in a report released today. 86 more words

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The United States Wants the World to Forget These Prisoners | Creativetime Reports

Andy Stepanian is one of the kindest humans I’ve ever met.

An activist publicist, Andy draws attention to Americans imprisoned for their beliefs. He is straitlaced and gentle, and the only time he ever declined to buy me dinner was when I offended his veganism by eating chicken fingers. 58 more words

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The downing of Flight MH17: A plea for objectivity

Nile Bowie writes for Kuala Lumpor, Malaysia for RT:

‘[...] For any international investigation to succeed, all possibilities should be scrutinized and considered, including the theory that rebels brought down the aircraft. 481 more words

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

“Ape don’t kill ape”

  • What is this movie about?

This is the second movie of the new Planet of the Apes trilogy. Suggestion: watch “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” before watching this one, it is really worth it. 533 more words

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Dinesh D’Souza’s laughable embarrassment: A review of “America: Imagine the World Without Her” | Salon

If you’re reading a review of Dinesh D’Souza’s “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” the film isn’t for you. “America” isn’t a film to be considered; it is not even a persuasion piece. 284 more words

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Covert Affairs Casts Lynn Collins as 'Formidable' Russian Agent

Is Annie Walker about to get caught in a “nyet”? Perhaps, seeing how Covert Affairs has cast X-Men Origins: Wolverine‘s Lynn Collins in the recurring role of a “formidable” Russian agent who’ll continuously cross paths with Piper Perabo’s protagonist spy,

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