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Liberty launches legal challenge to 'state spying' in snooper's charter

Human rights campaign group Liberty has launched a crowdfunded legal challenge to the “sweeping state spying powers” in the newly enacted Investigatory Powers Act, which has been dubbed the snooper’s charter.<p>Liberty is seeking a high court judicial review into the new legislation’s core powers, …

Surveillance

Jeff Sessions Is Just Not in the Same League as Former Attorneys General

Amid claims and counterclaims about Senator Jeff Sessions’s record on civil rights, it is important to step back from the clamor and take Sessions’s …

Civil Rights

Democrats to challenge Sessions on immigration, civil rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats will challenge President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, when he appears …

Virginia bathroom bill is even worse than North Carolina’s

The Jan. 5 Metro article “B ill would restrict restroom use in Va. ” reported that Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William) introduced a bill that would mandate discrimination against transgender Virginians. The legislature should reject it.<p>The so-called Physical Privacy Act would make it illegal …

Police in India accused of raping at least 16 women, human rights watchdog says

Indian police are accused of raping and sexually assaulting at least 16 tribal women in multiple villages, India’s human rights watchdog said, unveiling what human rights advocates claim is yet another atrocity committed by local security forces during a decades-long insurgency in the heavily …

Human Rights

Mapping How Inequality And Poverty Increasingly Go Hand In Hand

Though they are both problematic for local economies, the two factors didn’t used to be correlated. Now, they are–and that’s a real problem for working people.<p>Traditionally, income inequality and poverty have been treated as separate and unrelated phenomena. That an area is unequal, economically …

Tackling energy poverty: combining the Juncker plan with cohesion funds

EPA/VASSIL DONEV<p>Click for full view<p>Bulgarians shout slogans and wave national flags during a protest in Sofia, Bulgaria on 03 March 2013. Reports …

Europe

Children Don’t Come Cheap: Cost of Raising One Hits $233,610

Children keep getting more expensive to raise -- fashion is pricier and so are doctor visits and day care, according to the U.S. government.<p>At least …

Child Care

Obama Administration Takes A Last Stand To Protect Transgender Bathroom Rights

The Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to step in.<p>With two weeks left, the Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to throw out a lower court's decision that suspended policies designed to protect transgender people's access to restrooms — a sign the current …

The business boycotts against North Carolina’s anti-LGBTQ law are still going

A big sports conference said it will not stop boycotting North Carolina until it repeals HB2.<p>If North Carolina had any hopes that businesses will forget about the state’s anti-LGBTQ law passed last year and bring jobs back to the state, at least some of those hopes were dashed over the weekend by a …

Nigerian oil union threatens strike at Exxon, Chevron fuel depots

A Nigerian oil labor union says it would stage a three-day strike at Chevron (CVX -0.9%) and Exxon Mobil (XOM -1.7%) fuel depots starting Wednesday …

The State of Texas: Federal Judge Rules City Of Pasadena Violated Voting Rights Act

QUOTE OF THE DAY<p>“They thought they had the biggest bust in Harris County. This was the bust of the year for them.”<p><i>—Ross Lebeau, of Cypress, to KTRK.</i> …

Young Black Men Still More Likely to Be Killed by Law Enforcement

In 2016, black males between the ages of 15 and 34 were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police officers.<p>Today, a new report from <i>The Guardian</i> showed that young black boys and men continue to be killed at a higher rate by police than other groups in the U.S. According to …

Rights Activists Use Bitcoin to Prevent Incarceration of Victimless Criminal Offenders in New Hampshire

Rights Brigade, a New Hampshire-based rights group, is using a Bitcoin-fueled approach to activism to prevent victimless crime culprits from going to …

New Hampshire

Milo Yiannopoulos peddles hate. It’s not censorship to refuse to publish it

A coalition of free speech organisations rallied together last week to defend Simon & Schuster’s choice to publish professional irritant Milo Yiannopoulos’s autobiography, Dangerous, saying that boycotting the book, as so many people have called for, would have “a chilling effect” on free …

Rights & Freedoms

Prisoners to Strike Against 'Prison Industrial Complex' and Food Giant Aramark

Organizers of last year's prison strike are planning a new protest against Aramark, a massive for-profit food provider of both sports stadium fare …

Sexual Harassment

Conflicts between protecting rights for Hong Kong’s LGBTI people and freedom of religion can be resolved

On November 28, the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macau, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the consulate general of Germany …

Hong Kong

Teachers unions to campaign against Betsy DeVos, Trump's education pick | NOLA.com

WASHINGTON - National teachers unions are mounting an aggressive campaign against Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for education …

Latest Southern rail strike expected to cause severe disruption

Trains on network will be cancelled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with knock-on effect also expected on Thursday<p>Southern trains will be cancelled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in the latest strikes on the commuter rail network, as part of a long-running dispute over driver-only …

Trains

Strikes will ruin livelihoods until the arrogant trade union bullies are stopped

From Tube to Southern Rail, this is a serious outbreak of industrial disruption - but unions can't be sued for damage.<p>Misery piled on misery, chaos …

Terror sparks call to centralize German police powers

BERLIN — In the wake of last month’s terror attack in Berlin, Germany’s interior ministry wants to centralize and expand police and domestic …

Social Democrats

Myanmar says it will 'take action' against police after video shows beating of Rohingya Muslim villagers

Myanmar's government said Monday it would take action against police officers who were shown in a video beating villagers in western Rakhine state, where tens of thousands of minority Muslims are fleeing a harsh military crackdown.<p>The statement was a rare official acknowledgment of abuses in …

A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping's new China

Some nights Peter Dahlin says he tucks a “big-ass knife” under his bed in case intruders come for him as he dozes; others he cannot sleep at all.<p>“They’ve kidnapped people several times here before,” says the 36-year-old Swedish human rights activist, chain-smoking Marlboro cigarettes as he …

China

Kurdish Officials Shut Down Group Aiding Yezidis

Yesterday, a prominent nongovernmental organization supporting the Yezidi religious minority said it was shut down by security officers from the …

The Isis attack on an Istanbul nightclub is the end of freedom of speech in Turkey

Nationalism and authoritarianism don’t seem to mix very well with satire. Donald Trump, preparing vigorously to make America great again, gets very …

Civil Service