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UN Official ?Deeply Alarmed? By Condition Of Iranian Prison Protesters

on August 31, 2017

A United Nations human rights investigator has urged Iran to find a ?prompt solution? to a prolonged hunger strike by prisoners protesting their conditions and their unexplained transfer to a high-security section of a prison outside Tehran. UN special rapporteur Asma Jahangir on August 31 said she was ?deeply alarmed? by reports of the deteriorating […]

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Not My First Democratic Socialist Convention

on August 31, 2017

The Feb. 28, 1979, issue of In These Times featured John Judis’ report from the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC) convention in Houston, along with this photograph. In DSA?s resurgence, a flashback to 1979. At age 23, I attended the 1979 Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC, pronounced dee-sock) convention as an ?at-large? delegate from Columbia, […]

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In our new ongoing series American Jobs, VICE News Tonight profiles Americans working in jobs today that reflect that landscape of our current economy. Each summer Nemire’s Detasseling in Michigan hires hundreds of thirteen to sixteen year olds to work in their corn fields doing what is known as detasseling. It’s a process where one […]

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For the Republican seven-term Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa, it?s always been a point of pride to visit all 99 counties in his state every year, and that still applies in the Trump era. VICE News follows Grassley as he attends several town halls, some crowded with Democrats, and is rewarded with more Iowa nice […]

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Kyrgyzstan marked 26 years of independence with a colorful celebration in the capital, Bishkek. (RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/kyrgyzstan-independence/28708059.html

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https://democracynow.org – Another suspect in the brutal beating of a young African-American male during the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been arrested in Georgia. Alex Michael Ramos, 33, has been charged with malicious wounding for his attack on anti-racist protester Deandre Harris during the Unite the Right rally. Earlier this week, Ohio […]

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https://democracynow.org – While Houston continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, we look at the media silence on the human contribution to the record-breaking storm. British journalist and author George Monbiot wrote that despite 2016 being the hottest year on record, the combined coverage during the evening and Sunday news programs on the […]

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https://democracynow.org – Six days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the unprecedented storm is continuing to wreak havoc in Texas and parts of Louisiana. The death toll has risen to at least 38, but authorities expect it to grow as the historic floodwaters begin to recede. Early this morning, a pair of explosions rocked a chemical […]

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Democracy Now! 2017-08-31 Thursday

on August 31, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-08-31 Thursday Headlines for August 31, 2017 Surrounded by Oil Refineries, Port Arthur, TX Faces New Environmental Crisis Following Harvey Floods George Monbiot: We Can’t Be Silent on Climate Change or the Unsustainability of Capitalist System Deandre Harris Was Savagely Beaten by White Supremacists in Virginia. Why Only Two Arrests So Far? Download […]

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Just days after Charlottesville, more than 500 neo-Nazis marched through Berlin in the largest fascist rally the city has seen in more than a decade. VICE News speaks with rally participants and anti-fascist counterprotesters. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews […]

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Visit https://democracynow.org to watch the full independent, global news hour, read the transcript, search our archive and to make a donation to support us. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent […]

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Tajikistan has passed a law that urges citizens to wear traditional clothes. Though the recommendation is vague and carries no penalties, authorities appear to have a specific goal in mind: discouraging women from wearing the Islamic hijab. (RFE/RL’s Tajik Service) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/tajikistan-clothing-islam-hijab/28707473.html

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Dozens of flowers, photos, and personal letters were laid at the gates of London’s Kensington Palace on August 31 as Britain marked the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death in a Paris car crash. (AFP) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/britain-remembers-princess-diana/28707383.html

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