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US border control agents accused of sexually assaulting and beating migrant children

US border control agents accused of sexually assaulting and beating migrant children

US border control has been accused of kicking and punching migrant children and threatening them with sexual assault. Migrant children under the care of United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were allegedly beaten, threatened with sexual violence and repeatedly assaulted while in custody between 2009 and 2014, according to a report released Wednesday from the American Civil Liberties Union[Read More…]

French police accused of systematic violence against refugees

French police accused of systematic violence against refugees

French police have been accused of more than 1,000 human rights violations against refugees, it has been reported. Four humanitarian organisations published a report called ‘Police Violence in Calais: Abusive and Illegal Practices by Law Enforcement officers’, says that 972 incidents were recorded over the space of a year by aid workers who formed a human rights monitoring team. One[Read More…]

Far-right protestors to hold pro-Brexit protest rally in London

Far-right protestors to hold pro-Brexit protest rally in London

Far-right protestors are set to converge in London on Sunday, for a pro-Brexit March. They are set to join Tommy Robinson, a former leader of the English Defence League and new advisor to the UK Independence party (UKIP). The “Brexit Betrayal” protest has been advertised as a “peaceful and democratic” march against Prime Minister Theresa May‘s proposed deal to withdraw[Read More…]

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Judge who jailed fracking protestors linked to oil and gas industry

Article submitted by Gabriel Otwerah At a time when environmental issues are getting alarmingly acute, a judge with a conflict of interest sentenced three fracking activists to prison for public nuisance. Some may be disconcerted to note that this is the first time environmental protesters getting jailed in the UK since 1932. It is even more alarming that the judge[Read More…]

$42k was raised for Anthony Torres was filmed shaving on a train

More than $42k raised for homeless man mocked for shaving on train

More than $42,000 has been raised for a homeless man who was mocked for shaving on a train. The now-deleted video racked up more than 2.4 million views in a matter of days, and many people, like the video uploader, had made a series of nasty comments about the homeless man. In an interview with the Associated Press, Anthony Torres[Read More…]