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Israel Arrests 8 Palestinian-Israelis For Facebook Status Updates

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The Israeli state is now locking up non-Jews for Facebook posts it doesn’t like.

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Albert Einstein Warned America About “The Negro Question” 70 Years Ago

Albert Einstein Warned America About “The Negro Question” 70 Years Ago

Einstein would probably weep if he saw America today.

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It Happened! China Passes US To Take Number One Spot As World’s Largest Economy

Cartoon via Gocson.blogspot.com

And the United States is now in the number two spot chasing China.

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Christian Coalition Chair: Gays Don’t Need Equal Rights Because Haters Get Shamed By Social Media

Photo: Composite with den Hollander's Linked In profile photo.

Keith den Hollander: Who needs civil rights when you’ve got Facebook and Twitter?

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Obama Seeks Police Body Cameras From GOP-Controlled Congress As GOP Digs In Heels (VIDEO)

Photos courtesy of ChinaTopix.com and personalliberty.com

The needed funding will require approval of the GOP-controlled congress. To date, this Congress hasn’t been able to pass gas let alone important legislation to improve the health and safety of those they serve.

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Newly Released 911 Tape Shows Cops Racially Profiled Dillon Taylor In Salt Lake City Shooting (VIDEO)

Image Credit: SLPD body cam video, via KUFRNEWS, youtube

Audio from the 911 call that cost Dillon Taylor his life shows he was stopped for being “black” or “Mexican” and having “something in his pocket.”

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Why It Matters That Michael Brown’s Killer Was Not Indicted

Why It Matters That Michael Brown’s Killer Was Not Indicted

Every time a white cop kills an unarmed black man and gets away with it, it reinforces the belief that black men are inherently “scary” and their deaths are always “justified.”

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This Is The Side Of 1950s Segregation That Most Of Us Never Saw (IMAGES)

Photo Credit: The Gordon Parks Foundation

These civil-rights era photographs show that segregation was never completely black and white.

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Texas Lawmaker Wants Constitutional Amendment Allowing Discrimination Of LGBT

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Are civil rights or religious freedom more important? When the two butt heads, which should prevail?

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Maniac Cop Caught On Video Brutalizing Man, Destroying Evidence Gets Sued Again (VIDEO)

Image credit: screen capture, via Progress Now New Mexico, on youtube

Court documents show that an APD cop who kneed a student in the groin so hard it shattered his testicle, was previously sued five times for excessive force and civil rights violations.

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Jimmy Carter Thinks It’s Okay That Some States Don’t Have Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Jimmy Carter Thinks It’s Okay That Some States Don’t Have Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

It’s so disappointing to hear a liberal icon sound so backwards.

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Homophobic Couple Feels Persecuted Because People Don’t Tolerate Their Intolerance (VIDEO)

The Hate-Mobile, Image via KBOI News

Perhaps Jon Stewart highlights the absurdity of Christian persecution in America best, “Yes, the long war on Christianity. I pray that one day we may live in an America where Christians can worship freely! In broad daylight! Openly wearing the symbols of their religion… perhaps around their necks? And maybe — dare I dream it? — maybe one day there can be an openly Christian President. Or, perhaps, 43 of them. Consecutively.”

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Idiot Open Carry Mob Surrounds Cops In Texas: None Dead, But Some Jailed (VIDEOS)

Kory Watkins, Joseph Tye and Janie Lucero Image Credit alan.com

Three members of open carry Terrant County, in Texas, were arrested yesterday, after they tried to show the cops how big and bad they are, one too many times. Newsflash, cops are not unarmed moms. Therefore, maybe it’s not such a great idea to surround them with your big, bad […]

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Hey Ferguson, This Is How It’s Done: Abusive, Out Of Control Police Commander Hit With Felony Criminal Charges

Screen Capture: Courtroom sketch by Lothar Speer, via WLS Chicago

It took 16 months for the Illinois “Independent Police Review Agency’ (IPRA) to test DNA evidence which ultimately confirmed that Chicago police commander, Glenn Evans, shoved his weapon into the mouth of an unarmed man. According to prosecutors, Evans shoved the gun deep into the man’s throat, then began tasing […]

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$40 Million Dollar Suit Filed Against Ferguson Police As The Costs Of Areas Abusive, Racist, Militarized Police Force Mount

$40 Million Dollar Suit Filed Against Ferguson Police As The Costs Of Areas Abusive, Racist, Militarized Police Force Mount

  Local Darren Wilson supporters, and those who blindly support the actions of Ferguson area militarized police, may not feel quite as supportive, once they get the bill. Surprisingly enough, US citizens seem to believe that they have rights. Rights like the right to protest, the right to free speech, […]

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Beverly Hills Police Arrest TV Producer For Walking While Black, Refuse To Watch Footage Proving His Innocence (VIDEO)

Charles Belk via Twitter, retrieved by ThinkProgress

It took all of ten minutes for police to watch the video tape and release Belk, and instead of doing that in the first place, they held him for six hours and denied him his rights.

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Right Wing America Cheering On Brutal Police State Tactics In Missouri

Right Wing America Cheering On Brutal Police State Tactics In Missouri

There’s been a handful of voices on the right that are crying foul but the overall mood is one of gleeful racism.

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Supreme Court Issues Major Blow In Controversial Contraceptive Mandate Case (VIDEO)

Supreme Court Issues Major Blow In Controversial Contraceptive Mandate Case (VIDEO)

Today the Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling struck down the controversial birth-control mandate in the Affordable Healthcare Act with Justice Samuel Alito authoring the opinion of the court.

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Corporate America’s Newest Scheme To Deprive You Of Your Constitutional Rights

Image credit to Steve Lovelace.

Corporations are interested in protecting their own interests, increasing profits and lowering costs. It does not take a genius to figure out they don’t protect consumers.

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George Bush Attends Summit For 50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act – Makes A Penis Joke

Maybe renaming the award is semantics but the word 'humanitarian' is not one to be thrown around lightly... and certainly not in George W. Bush's direction. Image @USA Today

Leave it to former President George W. Bush to commemorate the Civil Rights Act with a dirty joke. Seriously. This happened.

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