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Memories of military rule hang over protests in Pakistan

Pakistan is currently witnessing massive political demonstrations, protesting the government led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. State-run television was at the center of a tug-of-war...

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 12:04 pm

FSRN Weekly Edition – August 29, 2014

Gaza ceasfire holds; crossings not yet fully open and schools to run on shifts Obama announces new program for veterans as I.G. probe finds ongoing...

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 10:27 am

Barring court action, nearly all Texas abortion clinics to close September 1

Reproductive rights advocates have been in the streets in Louisiana and Texas this week, protesting laws that could shutter nearly all health clinics providing abortion...

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 9:44 am

Gaza ceasfire holds; crossings not yet fully open and schools to run on shifts

  A ceasefire deal between Hamas and Israel reached earlier this week seems to be holding. When news of the deal broke, Gazans took to...

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 9:42 am

Obama announces new program for veterans as I.G. probe finds ongoing problems

This week President Obama announced 19 executive actions to help reform the embattled Veterans Affairs Department and improve the health and lives of veterans. But...

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 8:47 am

Irom Sharmila continues fast; rearrested days after her release

  Authorities in India’s north-eastern state of Manipur have again arrested noted human rights activist Irom Sharmila just  two days after her court ordered release....

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 2:40 pm

Mumia Abu Jamal: Post Ferguson

Funeral services were held this week Michael Brown, the unarmed black youth shot at least six times and killed by a white Ferguson, Missouri police...

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 12:07 pm

Despite tenuous peace deal, thousands still fleeing Central African Republic

Since the Central African Republic — or CAR — gained independence from France in 1960, there have been eight coups. The security situation in the...

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 12:43 pm

California farmers turn to social media to reduce food waste

Farmers in California are struggling with record drought, and it’s proven particularly tough for small-scale farmers. This spring researchers from the University of California, Davis...

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 9:26 am

Slideshow: Protests in New York call for Police Accountability

All photos copyrighted by Rebecca Myles. In New York, unarmed Eric Garner died in July after police placed him in a chokehold. Over the weekend,...

Posted on 25 August 2014 | 12:23 pm