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Features, Human Rights, Protests

water picAs Irish Water begin their campaign of intimidation and the ‘packs’ arrive on people’s doorsteps it might be worth taking note of some of the struggles around the world that have successfully campaigned to keep domestic water under public control.
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Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, International

Last month American whistle-blower Edward Snowden was granted another 3 years extension to his stay in Russia, much to the frustration of the U.S. government. But it appears Mr. Snowden may in fact have a few options to choose from.
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Features, Human Rights, International

'Anonymous' supporters campaigning for Mat Dehart

‘Anonymous’ supporters campaigning for Matt Dehart

by Jamison Maeda

Twelve protesters stand in the rain in front of the American consulate in Toronto. They hold signs that say “FREE MATT DEHART.” Some wear Guy Fawkes masks. Members of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police keep their eyes fixed on the protesters. Most passers-by don’t know who Matt DeHart is. It’s unlikely anyone would guess that 30 year old Matt Dehart is a former U.S. soldier and Anonymous hacktivist, arrested and allegedly tortured by the FBI in an attempt to recover a highly sensitive national security document.
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Foreign Affairs, Human Rights

The following is a letter from Ibrahim Halawa an Irish citizen arrested with his sisters in Egypt last year. Ibrahim has spent a year in jail, the charges against him are unclear. He is one of over 400 prisoners involved in one of Egypt’s ‘mass trials’.
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