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Polish police use tear gas on right-wing protesters during city's 1st gay rights march (VIDEO)

Polish police deployed tear gas, water cannon, and concussion grenades on right-wing demonstrators as a city in the country’s east hosted its very first gay rights march. More than 1,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights activists were interrupted by around 300 right-wing opponents in the city of Lublin on Saturday, according to AP. The demonstrators threw stones at police, ...

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The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations

David Gorodyansky Contributor More posts by this contributor Warrantless surveillance law proves it’s time to take privacy into our own hands This is the future if net neutrality is repealed; the creeping, costly death of media freedom Congressman Ro Khanna’s proposed Internet Bill of Rights pushes individual rights on the Internet forward in a positive manner. It provides guidelines for ...

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Facebook warned to amend ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end

Facebook has been singled out for censure by the European Commission’s head of consumer affairs who has warned she’s running out of patience and said the company needs to make additional changes to its terms of service before the end of the year to bring them into line with the bloc’s consumer rules. The Commission also said today that Airbnb ...

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Facebook is hiring a director of human rights policy to work on “conflict prevention” and “peace-building”

Facebook is advertising for a human rights policy director to join its business, located either at its Menlo Park HQ or in Washington DC — with “conflict prevention” and “peace-building” among the listed responsibilities. In the job ad, Facebook writes that as the reach and impact of its various products continues to grow “so does the responsibility we have to ...

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Spain to ‘honor’ sale of 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia despite halting it over rights groups outcry

Just about a week after halting a bombs’ sale to Riyadh following a widespread indignation over Saudi Arabia’s indiscriminate bombing in Yemen, the Spanish government said it would still go ahead with the deal. “The decision is that these bombs will be delivered to honor a contract that comes from 2015, and was made by the previous government,” the Spanish ...

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Russian Human Rights ombudsman seeks Trump’s pardon for jailed pilot Yaroshenko

Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova has addressed US President Donald Trump in a letter asking him to pardon Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year sentence as a result of a DEA sting operation. Moskalkova personally announced the move at the Thursday meeting with students and professors of the Kaluga University. The ombudsman added that she had already received ...

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Washington’s ICC hypocrisy 'without limits,’ US doesn’t care about human rights – analysts to RT

Washington’s threats against the International Criminal Court (ICC) are evidence of American hypocrisy, as the US is “continually calling for the heads of others” and doesn’t actually care about human rights, analysts told RT. Read more As US National Security Advisor John Bolton said the ICC is “dead to us” in response to a probe into US war crimes in ...

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Twitter agrees to abuse-transparency reports, civil rights audit

A meek and quiet “no” was Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s refrain as he responded to an onslaught of questions from House Energy Committee Republicans about whether his service shadowbans or is biased against conservatives. A few Democrats like Rep. Sarbanes (D-MD) pointed out that the whole point of the hearing was to “work the ref” in an attempt to badger ...

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Fight to go braless: Fired golf club employee launches human rights case

A Canadian woman has filed a human rights complaint against her former employers who, she says, discriminated against her with their requirement that female staff wear a bra in the workplace. Christina Schell, 25, from British Columbia, filed the complaint against the Osoyoos Golf Club for enforcing what she says is a sexist requirement because it only applies to one ...

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US human rights allegations against China incite Muslim extremism – govt paper

The recent request by some US lawmakers to sanction Chinese officials over their alleged abuse of the Muslim minority in Xinjiang can be seen by extremists as a call to action, China’s state-run tabloid said. The Global Times, an influential Chinese tabloid, published by the Communist Party’s Peoples’ Daily newspaper, warned Washington against applying its “west-centered” value system to the ...

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