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The Tallahassee Division of the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction blocking Florida’s controversial “anti-riot” bill, delivering a blow to one of Governor Ron DeSantis’s central election promises and a victory to civil rights groups. HB1, “Combating Public Disorder,” was signed into law by DeSantis in [...]

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California lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that will stop plastic waste exported out of the country from being marked as “recycled.” Assembly Bill 881 changes the designation of exported plastic waste to “disposal” as opposed to “recycled” for the purposes of the states recycling program, with few exceptions. In order for plastic waste to qualify as [...]

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A group of Indigenous Australian leaders have filled a complaint with the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calling it incompatible with Australia’s international obligations. The complaint comes one year after the legal destruction of historically and culturally significant rock shelters by the mining company Rio Tinto in the Pilbara region of Western [...]

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The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal (ABHRT) dismissed complaints earlier this month from two men, Peter Szeles and James Beaudin, who refused to wear protective masks inside two separate businesses. The decision was made public on Monday. Szeles and Beaudin argued that their respective disabilities prevented them from wearing masks and that the businesses’ health and safety [...]

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Calgary Sports and Entertainment (CSEC) announced Monday that, effective September 15, all future Calgary Flames, Stampeders, and Hitmen games will require every fan and employee that is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to have done so before entering their arenas. The announcement comes after the Edmonton Elks, one of the teams playing within the [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday requested the Supreme Court to uphold a moratorium on evictions in an effort to prevent millions of people from going homeless. The request cited the rising number of COVID-19 cases in areas across the country and the need to not place people in situations of increased risk. [...]

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Ukrainian officials imposed sanctions against Andriy Derkach, a former member of the Ukrainian Parliament who was accused by the US of being a Russian agent and interfering in the 2020 US presidential election, on Friday. During a briefing, secretary of the security and defense council, Oleksy Danilov, stated that Ukraine was sanctioning Derkach along with [...]

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It’s official. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled from his residence at 24 Sussex Drive, his family in tow, to Rideau Hall Sunday to officially ask Governor General Mary Simon to dissolve the 43rd Parliament and trigger a snap election. Voting day is scheduled for September 20. Candidates have the next five weeks to appeal [...]

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A panel of human rights experts have called on the UN member states to place a moratorium on the sale of surveillance technology until there is a regulatory framework that protects human rights. In a statement released Thursday, the group of experts said they were “deeply concerned that highly sophisticated intrusive tools are being used [...]

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Canadian citizen Michael Spavor was found guilty and sentenced to 11 years in prison by a Chinese court late Tuesday night on charges of espionage and possession of state secrets in a case that most international observers agree is more political than legal. Chinese officials arrested Spavor and Michael Kovrig on “trumped up” charges of [...]

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