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NON-HUMAN ANIMALS COULD BE DECLARED LEGAL PERSONS

Victory! Chimps Will Get Their Day in Court for Case Seeking Personhood by Alicia Graef April 23, 2015 5:30 pm Unbeknownst to two privately-owned chimpanzees being used for biomedical research in New York, their legal advocates are making progress in a case seeking to have them recognized as legal persons and freed. Earlier this week, […]

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CLEVELAND RISING UP

Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects By Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer Related Stories Ohio officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects Reuters Cleveland police officer’s trial on fatal shootings nears end Reuters The Latest in Cleveland: Multiple arrests after verdict Associated […]

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IRELAND LEADS THE WORLD IN LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE THROUGHOUT THE LAND

‘Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide By SHAWN POGATCHNIK DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a “social revolution.” Related Stories Rainbows Form Over Dublin As […]

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USA PUNISHES GERMANY WITH INTELLIGENCE SHARING BLACKOUT IF…

US Threatened Germany Over Snowden, Vice Chancellor Says GLENN GREENWALD German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (above) said this week in Homburg that the U.S. government threatened to cease sharing intelligence with Germany if Berlin offered asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden or otherwise arranged for him to travel to that country. “They told us they would […]

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NEWS OF INTEREST RACE | RELIGION

HOMAN SQUARE – HIDDEN TORTURE SITE IN CHICAGO

READ ON FOR A STORY OF HORROR ‘Gestapo’ tactics at US police ‘black site’ ring alarm from Chicago to Washington Shocked politicians and rights groups call for inquiries into Homan Square Rahm Emanuel faces questions as top supporters examine ‘outrageous’ abuse ‘I hadn’t heard of the sort of CIA or Gestapo tactics that were mentioned […]