Human Rights

Judge Demetrius Shelton

Former Judge Teaches Class In Oakland On ‘How Not To Get Shot’ By The Police

Administrative law judge Demetrius Shelton says behavior that used to get kids sent to the principal’s office, now gets them thrown in jail.

11/26/2014

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Director Of Oscar Grant Biopic Spearheads ‘Black Out Black Friday’ Shopping Boycott

A grassroots protest is circulating on social media asking people not to shop on Black Friday to show solidarity with victims of police brutality.

11/26/2014

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North Korea Sentences 24-Year-Old Bakersfield Man To 6 Years Of Hard Labor For Espionage

The court said Matthew Miller tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang’s airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the “wild ambition” of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea’s human rights situation.

09/15/2014

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Jump On Tomorrow: Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Release, Cell Phone Kill Switch Vote

Getting a jump on tomorrow: After spending eight years in a Chinese prison for “inciting subversion of state power,” Gao Zhisheng will finally be a free man.

08/06/2014

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Democratic Party Courting Actor George Clooney To Run For California Governor

George Clooney’s future job could be his toughest role yet. The Hollywood actor is launching his political career and running for governor of California, according to friends close to the star.

06/17/2014

Union workers picket in front of a construction site in San Francisco, May 1, 2014. (CBS)

Bay Area ‘May Day’ Protests, Rallies Call For Workers’ Rights, End Of Deportations

Labor activists across the Bay Area rallied Thursday to celebrate International Workers Day, taking the opportunity to champion causes from minimum wage hikes to immigration reform to development projects.

05/01/2014

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Google Goes Rainbow For 2014 Winter Olympics In Homophobic Sochi

After anti-gay laws, anti-gay statements, and concerns about the safety of gay athletes, Google makes a political statement with a change of its search engine logo on the eve of the 2014 Sochi Games.

02/06/2014

San Leandro City Hall. (CBS)

San Leandro Mayor Halts Plan To Fly Chinese Flag At City Hall

The mayor of San Leandro has suspended a city council decision to fly the flag of the People’s Republic of China over City Hall, as a way to attract investors.

09/20/2013

San Leandro City Hall. (CBS)

San Leandro To Fly Chinese Flag Above City Hall Amid Protests

The San Leandro City Council approved flying the flag of the People’s Republic of China above City Hall next month, despite protests over the nation’s human rights record.

09/17/2013

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s China Attacks On Obama Show Breathtaking Hypocrisy

Romney looks to come back from 47% don’t pay taxes remarks and attacks on China trade. But Romney has so many vulnerabilities on China it is hard to understand why he would pick this issue.

09/28/2012

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