- In Turkey, as anti-government protests continue, 25 people were detained in the city of Izmir for “spreading untrue information” via social media, according to Turkish media. Two people have died as a result of the clashes, which started in Istanbul over the government’s plans to destroy a park for the creation of a shopping mall.
- Green is the New Red author Will Potter has a story in Vice about imprisoned New York City grand jury resister Jerry Koch.
- Police in Bangladesh fired on a crowd of former workers for the Rana Plaza garment factory which collapsed in April, killing over 1,100 people.
- The Sierra Club is suing the BNSF railroad, saying that coal dust from their uncovered coal trains pollutes the Columbia River.
- Rebecca Rubin, accused of a series of arsons as part of the Earth Liberation Front from 1996 to 2001, and who spent nearly a decade on the run in Canada before turning herself in last year, has been transferred back to Portland while she awaits trial.
- A truck belonging to a fracking company was surrounded and seized by self-described warriors from the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada, yesterday.
- Syrian government troops, aided by Lebanon-based Hezbollah, took over the rebel-held town of Qusayr. The two-year-old Syrian civil war has killed an estimated 80,000 people.
- Robert Bales, the US Army soldier accused of massacring 16 Afghan civilians in 2011, many of whom were children, pled guilty today in a military courtroom in Washington state.