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  1. Judge’s Decision to Hear Inmates’ Case Threatens Practice of Solitary Confinement

    New York Times 06/04/2014 - 12:00

    By ERICA GOODE More than 200 inmates at Pelican Bay, California’s toughest prison, have spent over a decade locked in windowless 8-foot-by-12-foot cells for 22 hours or more a day. Dozens more have been in solitary…

  2. U.S. Honduras policy under fire

    Abigail Downs for The Hill 06/04/2014 - 11:58

    One hundred and eight members of Congress submitted a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last Wednesday urging the administration to take action on the ongoing human rights crisis in Honduras. The House letter…

  3. Families of Drone Victims: No Hope for Justice in US Courts

    Common Dreams06/04/2014 - 00:00

    'I have no faith left in a judiciary that refuses even to hear whether Abdulrahman, an American child, was wrongfully killed by his own government.'

  4. Idaho gag law hides horrors of ag industry

    Al Jazeera America05/30/2014 - 00:00

    State violates free speech rights by selectively banning documentation of animal cruelty at factory farms

  5. What Is Idaho Agribusiness Trying to Hide?

    By Rachel Meeropol, Truthout05/21/2014 - 19:47

    Idaho became the latest state to pass an "ag-gag" law, punishing whistleblowing in animal agriculture, just this past February. In March, it became the latest state to get sued for doing so, when a coalition…

  6. The Israeli Court System on Trial: The Rachel Corrie Appeal

    Huffington Post by Katherine Gallagher05/21/2014 - 17:01

    "On March 16, 2003, 23-year old human rights defender Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer while protecting Palestinian homes in Gaza from demolition.

  7. Spying or no flying?

    Al Jazeera 05/08/2014 - 12:50

    The FBI has used the No Fly List to coerce American Muslims into spying on their community. In mid-April, after an eight-year, "Kafkaesque" ordeal implicating its vast architecture of official secrecy and bureaucratic intransigence, the US…

  8. Understanding Clergy Sexual 'Abuse' as Torture

    Huffington Post by Pam Spees 05/06/2014 - 17:45

    "On Monday and Tuesday, a United Nations committee in Geneva asked the Vatican very tough questions about its track record on preventing and punishing acts of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.…

  9. Podcast: Rachel Meeropol on ‘Truly Kafkaesque’ Bureau of Prisons’ Policy for CMUs

    Firedoglake 05/05/2014 - 17:36

    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is currently in the middle of a lawsuit that challenges the Bureau of Prisons over its lack of due process for prisoners who are placed into what CCR refers…

  10. Rachel Meeropol on HuffPost Live on Turkmen v. Ashcroft

    Huffington Post 05/02/2014 - 12:06

    NEW YORK -- Justice Department lawyers faced tough questioning from federal judges Thursday over whether former high-level officials like John Ashcroft and Robert Mueller III can be held accountable for abuses of immigration detainees in…