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Amnesty International

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    April 13, 2014

    The Celebrity-Endorsement Scene at Coachella 2014

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, is going on this weekend in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Paul T. Bradley. Perhaps you've heard about ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Vladimir Putin: No Pussy Riot On His Watch

    Above: Video of the performance that got three Moscow punk rockers arrested If he were still alive, Frank Zappa would have a field day with this one. Just when we thought the Montgomery County sheriff's department was setting the standard for dodgy tactics and thought control with Friday's suspici ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Hear Ke$ha's Quality, Teary-Eyed Cover Of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's Alright"

    Photo By Marc Brubaker​Truth be told, if you played Ke$ha's cover of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" for someone in a car, without referencing who it was by, or her glitter-to-platelet count, they would bow down and worship it, sight unseen. And if she had a whole album with ba ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Five Questionable Musical Tributes To Nelson Mandela

    White House Photographic Office, Clinton Administration​As recognized by the United Nations, today is Mandela Day, honoring the birthday of the beloved South African president, humanitarian, and all-around badass Nelson Mandela, who turns 93. Mandela is a living legend, leader, hero and inspir ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Pop Rocks on Sting: "Rock Stars...Is There Anything They Don't Know?"

    You rotten flexible bastard.​ Sting. He's the artist we love to hate: Sting, everyone's favorite somnambulant acoustic pop star, has developed a somewhat checkered experience in Central Asia. In 2009, Gulnara Karimova--herself a fledgling pop singer under the name GooGooSha and daughter of ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Music Fans Love Their A-Holes

    You rotten flexible bastard.​Sting. He's the artist we love to hate. From The Atlantic: Sting, everyone's favorite somnambulant acoustic pop star, has developed a somewhat checkered experience in Central Asia. In 2009, Gulnara Karimova - herself a fledgling pop singer under the name GooGooSha ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Five Musicians You Don't Want At Your Birthday Party

    geekologie.com​Rocks Off was struck by a random thought the other day: How cool would it be if a rock star showed up at your birthday party? It could happen any number of ways. Maybe a well-connected friend calls in a few favors. Maybe your party is in the same hotel where they're staying. Ma ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Badlands

    From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border

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    April 2, 2010

    Fails Of The Week: Glastonbury "Ice Ice Baby," Sony "No Beyonce On YouTube," Fat Mike The Peeing Clown And... Bono

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    We're No. 1! (In Executions)

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttA death penalty protest march was held last week in downtown Austin.​In its 2009 Death Penalty and Executions report released today, Amnesty International calls Texas the "worst offender," because -- with 24 executions -- it leads the country in the number of people ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009

    Amnesty International Not Impressed With The Immigrant Facilities At Port Isabel

    Lack of access to legal counsel and bond hearings were just two things that Amnesty International representatives found trouble with after touring the Port Isabel Detention Center near Brownsville this week."It's very hard to find legal counsel," Sarnata Reynolds told Hair Balls. Reynolds, AI's poli ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Amnesty International Begins 200-Minute Vigil Against The Death Penalty

    Amnesty International has just begun a 200-minute vigil outside the Harris County Criminal Courthouse to protest the upcoming 200th execution under Governor Rick Perry.The original rally title, "Help Rick Perry Win The GOP Primary," was apparently discarded.But holding an anti-death-penalty vigil in ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Sonidos y Mas: Various Artists, "The Price of Silence"

    Sixty years ago this week in Paris, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The original text was a collaborative effort from representatives from many nations including the United States (Eleanor Roosevelt was part of the team), written as a way to repudiate the atroci ... More >>

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    February 11, 2008

    U23D Marq-E = OK

    My 11-year-old son John Henry hates U2. I can’t really figure it out, since he digs Coldplay. I thought it might have something to do with South Park’s recent skewering of Bono, but if I recall correctly, he has hated U2 since long before that episode aired. A year or so back, I loaded some Josh ... More >>

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    July 19, 2007
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    January 11, 2007

    Lunch is Overrated Anyway

    Like a candle in the pen Feeling feisty? Head down to the Mecom Fountain (Main and Montrose) at noon today to join Amnesty International for a protest to mark the fifth anniversary of the first arrival of detainees at Gitmo. We're all for civil disobedience, but we do have to wonder: Why are t ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006
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    October 7, 2004

    Murder Music in Sharpstown

    Houston yawns as Jamaican homophobe Capleton blazes through town

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    October 7, 2004
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    June 5, 2003

    Hard News, Baby

    After a tough sweeps month, KHOU turns to porno

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    April 24, 2003

    An Evening of Torture

    The Amnesty International production "Torture Watch" isn't out to entertain

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    January 30, 2003

    Peace Signs

    Thirdgeneration activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq

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    July 11, 2002

    The Gong Show

    Chinese officials say Falun Gong is a cult and forbid it. Jason Wang is one of the true believers who won't abandon his faith, even if it means deportation or death.

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    April 26, 2001

    Injecting Fun into Death Row

    If your condemned convicts survive, you thrive in this game

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    October 5, 2000

    Jailhouse Crock

    Spanish-language media cries foul over Railcar Killer interviews

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    August 31, 2000

    Live Free and Die

    Smokers' rights activist Dave Pickrell thinks his freedom is being stubbed out cigarette by cigarette. He's fighting to stop that, coughing all the way.

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    August 17, 2000
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    July 13, 2000

    Union Joan

    England's Joan Armatrading comes to town with her fanciful folk music

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    March 18, 1999
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    January 28, 1999

    Fighting the Power

    Alex Golubitsky was a high school revolutionary in search of a cause. Then he became his own cause.

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    December 10, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 10 - 16, 1998

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    September 24, 1998
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    August 13, 1998

    Of Life and Death

    While Erica Sheppard sits on death row, penniless and convicted of a gruesome Houston murder, her cadre of elite Dallas lawyers is trying to prove that the justice system has gone fatally awry

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    May 28, 1998
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    October 2, 1997
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    August 15, 1996
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    April 11, 1996
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    August 3, 1995
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    January 5, 1995
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