U.S. Targets 271 Syrians With Sanctions For Alleged Role In Chemical Weapons Program

New sanctions that will freeze the U.S. assets of 271 Syrians are being put into place. The sanctions’ targets allegedly had a role in a deadly chemical weapons attack that took place earlier this month – but some say the sanctions are being used to pressure the Syrian government.

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Symbolic Tribunal Finds Monsanto’s Actions Violate Global Food, Health and Environmental Rights

Controversial agrotech company Monsanto has been the subject of hearings held by an international tribunal to investigate potential wrongdoing by the company. The tribunal found that the company has violated multiple rights concerning food and public health.

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Israeli Extremists Taunt Hunger-Striking Palestinian Prisoners With BBQ

Palestinians who are being held in deplorable conditions in Israeli prisons recently announced a hunger strike in return for improved conditions. Right-wing Israeli extremists have decided to torture the strikers by barbecuing right in front of the prison where they are being held.

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Investigators Claim U.S. Failed To Prevent Civilian Casualties In Airstrike On Syrian Mosque

Several organizations, including Human Rights Watch, Forensic Architecture and Bellingcat, have investigated the U.S.-coalition bombing of a mosque in Syria last month. All found that the U.S. failed to prevent civilian casualties and suggested the attack could constitute a war crime.

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Federal Judge: Public Has No Right To Know About Dakota Pipeline Spill Risks

Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline’s developer, has argued that keeping information regarding spill risks from the public is essential, as it could be “useful to vandals and terrorists.” However, the move is looking more like a way to hide any potential negative impact on the environment.

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