Tag Archive: justice

US sheriff ‘targeted Hispanics’

15 December 2011 Last updated at 23:51 GMT Joe Arpaio is said to have helped shape the US debate over illegal immigration A lawman known for his tough stance on immigration has routinely discriminated against Hispanics, according to a federal… (READ MORE)

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Nearly 1 in 5 US women have been victims of sexual assault, CDC finds

A new survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday marked the beginning of a new annual project to look at how many women say they’ve been abused. One expert called the new report’s estimate on… (READ MORE)

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Uzbekistan torture ignored by the west, say human rights group

Western governments have turned a blind eye to criticism of torture and rights abuses in Uzbekistan to preserve relations with the state pivotal to supplying Nato forces in Afghanistan, according to a human rights watchdog. New York-based Human Rights Watch… (READ MORE)

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The US national security smokescreen | Nancy Goldstein

Ben Wizner, the litigation director for the ACLU’s national security project, cheerfully admits that its April 2011 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for 23 of the very same US State Department diplomatic cables we all read this time last year,… (READ MORE)

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A New York spider gave me an insight into US private healthcare | Laurie Penny

It started with a spider. Someone with a taste for narrative justice might call it retribution, but there’s really no moral correlation between the wisdom of absconding with a relative stranger after a party and waking up the next morning… (READ MORE)

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