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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Mexican farm strike leaders to meet with growers as crops rot

    Mexican farm strike leaders to meet with growers as crops rot
    For the last week, striking farmworkers in Baja California have all but stopped the winter harvest, right at its peak. While crops rot, indigenous pickers are rallying on streets and plazas as police and army soldiers keep watch, putting the normally...
  • Supreme Court appears reluctant to force Texas to issue Confederate license plates

    Supreme Court appears reluctant to force Texas to issue Confederate license plates
    Motorists have the right to put their favorite bumper sticker on their car, but do they have a free-speech right to a special state license plate with a Confederate battle flag or a message about abortion? That was the question before the U.S. Supreme...
  • Japan uses climate cash for coal plants in India, Bangladesh

    Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found. The AP reported in...
  • Human trafficking bill withdrawn in state Senate

    Human trafficking bill withdrawn in state Senate
    A controversial state Senate bill that would have increased penalties for "human trafficking" is dead. Sen. Justin Ready withdrew SB 904 just before a scheduled 1 p.m. hearing today. An aide in his office confirmed that the bill is withdrawn. It is...
  • Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont includes memorabilia

    Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont includes memorabilia
    "Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere." These famous words of President Franklin Roosevelt's 1940s speech to Congress ring through the Presidents Hall of Fame museum, 123 U.S. Highway 27, a block or so away from the Florida Citrus...
  • Where did all this real-estate money come from?

    To the editor: After reading the column by Steve Lopez on a tour of Beverly Hills properties sold to the mega-rich with real estate agent Jeff Hyland, I felt nauseated. ("A $35-million tear-down: L.A.'s unreal estate has plenty of buyers," column, March...
  • Guide to Bergdahl case that began with disappearance

    The charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy that now face Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl stem from his disappearance from his infantry unit in Afghanistan in 2009. It is believed that Bergdahl was held by the Taliban in Afghanistan until last May,...
  • Thai seafood firm drops supplier named in AP slavery report

    Thailand's biggest seafood company said Wednesday it has cut ties with a supplier named in an Associated Press report after determining it might be involved with forced labor and other abuses. The statement by Thai Union Frozen Products follows a year-...
  • I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case

    I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case
    Fighting extradition to a foreign country where he fears he could be tortured and executed without a fair trial, a South Florida man told a federal judge Wednesday that he is innocent and very scared. Federal prosecutors say Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, is...
  • Rubio pins presidential hopes on foreign policy focus

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is pinning his presidential hopes on the prospect that Republican voters will have the troubled world on their minds in the 2016 primaries — and that they'll see a 43-year-old freshman lawmaker who argues for an aggressive...
  • Sectarian tensions simmer in Iraq shrine city targeted by IS

    The al-Askari shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra is surrounded by thousands of Shiite militiamen in mismatched uniforms, many of them awaiting transport to the nearby front lines of the war against the Islamic State group. For months, they have fended...