Unprecedented Ruling For Indigenous Peoples

By Matías Duarte, Diego Morales and Erika Schmidhuber Peña, Open Global Rights. -

On April 2, a ruling issued in Costa Rica by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights resounded strongly in the arid north of Argentina. For more than two decades, the original communities of the [...]

Protesters Attacked By Police Are Suing To Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. -

Victims of police abuse are filing litigation, and at least one judge has put a halt to some of the most egregious misconduct. Plaintiffs allege that police misconduct resulted in the violation [...]

ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Over Police Use Of Force During Anti-Racism Protests

By Esteban L. Hernandez, Denverite. -

Denver - The ACLU of Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter 5280 and other protesters against the City and County of Denver over police use of force during the [...]

Bayer Settles Glyphosate Cancer Lawsuits For $10.9 Billion

By Sustainable Pulse. -

Bayer-Monsanto have announced that the company will make a total payment of $10.1 billion to $10.9 billion (€9.1 billion to €9.8 billion) to settle the non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Roundup litigation [...]

Court Refuses To Block Information On Who Police Targeted In Social Media

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal. -

Massachusetts’s highest court will not block the disclosure of police reports that could show the Boston police department has targeted Black and Latinx men for surveillance on social [...]

Colorado Judge Bans Use Of Tear Gas

By Ashley Curtin, Nation of Change. -

The Denver Police Department are temporarily barred from using projectiles and chemical weapons against peaceful protesters after a federal judge condemned their use of them and ruled it [...]

Mashpee Wampanoag: US Court ‘Stood Up For Justice’

By Kolby Kickingwoman, Indian Country Today. -

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has cleared a major legal hurdle in its battle to maintain its reservation status. A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Interior Department to reexamine its [...]

Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Wins Legal Victory

By Anya Parampil, The Grayzone. -

On the morning of June 3, four U.S. citizens from the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective (EPC) who engaged in a two-week-long standoff with right-wing Venezuelan exile hooligans and members [...]

Federal Charges Against Four Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Dropped

By Embassy Protectors, Popular Resistance. -

Washington, DC - The federal charge of “interfering with certain protective functions” levied against four members of the Embassy Protection Collective was formally dropped today in a hearing [...]

Nineteen Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

With all the protests and anger and violence across the country, a justified discussion about policing has begun on our corporate media airwaves. (I would say the discussion is overdue, but in [...]

Beating Swords Into Plowshares

By Kathy Kelly, Voices For Creative Nonviolence. -

Inscribed on a wall across from the United Nations in New York City are ancient words of incalculable yearning: “They will beat their swords into plowshares     and their spears into pruning [...]

First US Citizen Convicted For Protests At Nuclear Weapons Base In Germany

By John LaForge, Counterpunch. -

A US Air Force veteran of the US war in Vietnam and two other nuclear weapons protesters were found guilty of trespassing and damage to property in Cochem District Court May 11, 2020, as a result [...]

Nationwide Rebellion Against Police Violence Demands Justice For George Floyd

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

Minneapolis - The horrific killing of George Floyd in broad daylight with people watching and videotaping the incident while yelling at the police to stop is being described as a public lynching. [...]

Muslim Philanthropist Dr. Rafil Dhafir Released From Prison After 17 years

By Jack Cohen-Joppa, The Nuclear Resister. -

On the morning of May 15, Dr. Rafil Dhafir was released to home confinement from the Allenwood federal prison in central Pennsylvania. The Iraqi-American physician who has worked internationally [...]

Open Letter In Support Of Environmental Lawyer Steven Donziger

By the National Lawyers Guild International. -

New York - Over 75 organizations, including international legal organizations and major human rights networks, signed on to an open letter released today in support of environmental lawyer Steven [...]

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