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Listen to Kashmir

India’s ruling Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unilaterally revoked Articles 370 and 35-A from the Indian constitution. These articles had granted the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir special rights. Historically, Kashmir had been governed by Mughals, Afghans, Sikhs…

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Shackles and restraints used on hundreds of deportees from UK

British racism is alive and well = sad

David Lammy MP says ‘chilling’ figures reveal abuse of power by authorities

Hundreds of people deported from the UK were restrained by a variety of methods including shackles, the Guardian has learned.

There were 447 cases where one or more forms of restraint were used between April 2018 and March 2019. Information on restraint using rigid bar handcuffs, leg restraints and waist restraint belts was provided to the Guardian in a freedom of information response.

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Stand with El Paso in Tucson: ‘Never Again, No More Hatred!’

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    Yamileth Lopez sits while holding a photo of her deceased friend Javier Amir Rodriguez at a makeshift memorial for victims outside Walmart on Aug. 6, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Mario Tama/Getty Images/CNN

Tucson, Arizona

Statement from #ElPasoFirme community organizations:Today across the country, thousands of hearts beat with El Paso: A community that straddles borders and cultures, a

As the Trump Administration Seeks to Remove Families, Due-Process Questions over Rocket Dockets Abound

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The U.S. government is operating accelerated dockets to handle the rising number of cases of families in immigration court. While it is essential to have timely, fair case processing and removal of those who have truly had their day in court and been found to be removable, using “rocket” dockets to speed up proceedings only heightens the breakdowns that are a recurring feature of the court system on its best day, as this commentary explains.

Trump administration to review ‘role of human rights in public policy’

Pompeo pimps for faux-religionists who are actually cyrpto-fascists!

Advocates warn the new panel, helmed by an abortion and gay rights opponent, is a threat to progressive reforms

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has unveiled a new panel tasked with reviewing “the role of human rights in American public policy” in a move that some advocates warned could imperil LGBTQ and women’s reproductive freedoms.

Pompeo announced the launch of the “Commission on Unalienable Rights” at the state department in Washington on Monday, telling reporters: “As human rights claims have proliferated, some claims have come into tension with one another provoking questions and clashes about which rights are entitled to gain respect.”

Related: Revealed: the fringe rightwing group changing the UN agenda on abortion rights

Related: Trump administration wants to remove ‘gender’ from UN human rights documents

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Aleut Concentration Camps, Migrant Child Concentration Camps: US Violates Human Rights with Ongoing Torture and Imprisonment

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Aleut children in internment camp 

Update six and one-half years later. The original article below was posted on Nov. 18, 2012.
Censored News came under attack by trolls who wanted to discredit the facts this weekend in June of 2019, so we have reposted it, with our current Facebook comment added:
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UK rights advocate co-owns firm whose spyware is ‘used to target dissidents’

money corrupts

Exclusive: Yana Peel co-owns NSO Group that licensed Pegasus software to authoritarian regimes

A leading human rights campaigner and head of a prestigious London art gallery is the co-owner of an Israeli cyberweapons company whose software has allegedly been used by authoritarian regimes to spy on dissidents, the Guardian can reveal.

Yana Peel, the chief executive of the Serpentine Galleries and a self-proclaimed champion of free speech, co-owns NSO Group, a $1bn (£790m) Israeli tech firm, according to corporate records in the US and Luxembourg.

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Volkswagen Declares War against Works Council and German Union

Too big but not too big to fail

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A top employee representative in Volkswagen’s Global Works Council was denied entry into the company’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory today as the union election began.

The plant’s 1,700 eligible hourly employees began voting this morning on whether to form a union with the United Auto Workers. The results will be announced Friday night.

According to a statement from the Global Works Council, Johan Järvklo arrived at the plant to be an election observer. Workers confirmed that he was booted.

Under Pressure from Trump, Mexican Police Arrest Immigration Activists in Mexico

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Mexican Police Arrest Immigration Activists Cristóbal Sánchez and Irineo Mujica
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In Mexico, police arrested two prominent immigration rights activists Wednesday. Cristóbal Sánchez was arrested by six plainclothes police officers outside his home in Mexico City and driven away in an unmarked car. And in the border town of Sonoyta, Sonora, police detained Irineo Mujica, director

Sacred Land, Sacred River — Carrizo Comecrudo Protecting their Cemetery from Border Wall, Smokescreen for Land Seizures

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Sacred Land, Sacred River — Carrizo Comecrudo Protecting their Cemetery from the Border Wall, a Smokescreen for Land Seizures

On Memorial Day, Carrizo Comecrudo Protect their Cemetery, Their Land, Their Lives

Video by Govinda Dalton
Article by Brenda Norrell
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SAN JUAN, Texas — On this ground, their ancestral homeland, Carrizo Comecrudo tribal members are protecting the