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FSRN Weekly Edition – Sept. 19, 2014

The NOs have it in Scotland’s independence referendum At least 700 migrants and refugees killed in recent Mediterranean shipwrecks Civil rights groups urge congressional action on racial profiling Pennsylvania parents call for buffers zones...

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 10:56 am

Q&A: Jay O’Hara on climate activism and the trial that wasn’t

In May 2013, two men carried out a non-violent direct action in a small lobster boat blockaded a freighter trying to deliver 40,000 tons of Appalachian coal to the Brayton Point coal-fired power plant...

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 9:50 am

The NOs have it in Scotland’s independence referendum

A majority of voters in Scotland have rejected independence in a referendum closely watched around the world. For more than two years the Scottish National Party campaigned to end the 307-year-old union between Scotland...

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 9:45 am

Forty years after Chile coup, families of two U.S. citizens killed in aftermath await answers

Forty-one years ago this weekend, two U.S.  citizens, Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi were arrested in Santiago by Chilean security forces in the days following a bloody coup . Both were killed and a...

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 9:31 am

At least 700 migrants and refugees killed in recent Mediterranean shipwrecks

This year is on course to become the deadliest in recent memory for undocumented migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa.  International migrant advocacy groups believe at...

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 3:17 pm

Pennsylvania parents call for buffers zones between fracking facilities and schools

On the front lines of the fracking wars in western Pennsylvania, a group called Protect Our Children is fighting for a one mile buffer between schools and natural gas infrastructure; another group is even...

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 11:35 am

Scottish referendum rekindles debate over nuclear disarmament

This Thursday voters in Scotland will decide whether to break away from the United Kingdom. One of the driving issues of the debate is the fate of Britain’s nuclear­ armed submarines. That’s because the...

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 11:31 am

Hindsight: The buildup to the Scottish independence referendum

Scottish voters will head to the polls Thursday to vote on independence from the United Kingdom. The referendum is the result of several years of political organizing and maneuvering. In 2008, Tom Allen produced...

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 11:01 am

Civil rights groups urge congressional action on racial profiling

For the second week in a row,  protesters made their voices heard at the St. Louis City Council Tuesday night. Angry about what they see as inaction in the police shooting death of Michael...

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 6:16 am

Thai media under pressure since May military coup

Thai media outlets have been operating under pressure since the military took power in a May coup. While there have been some concessions by the junta, the outlook is uncertain even as a military-backed...

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 1:25 pm