Post Tagged with: "human rights"

Autopsy Reveals Mentally Ill Prisoner In Solitary Confinement Died Of Thirst

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Dr. Susan E. Venuti of the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office wrote in the autopsy report that several questions in the internal prison report — such as when Kerr had last eaten or drank water — were not answered.

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North Korea On USA’s Human Rights Record – The ‘Laughing Stock Of The World’

Photograph by KCNA/Xinhua

The mighty have been lain bare, and the little nation which we made fun of has said the truth – the Emperor has no clothes.

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ISIS Reportedly Beheads U.S. Journalist On Camera; Warns U.S. To Stay Out Of Iraq

ISIS Reportedly Beheads U.S. Journalist On Camera; Warns U.S. To Stay Out Of Iraq

According to multiple sources, ISIS – the Islamic militant group currently occupying large territories of Iraq and Syria – has beheaded a captured American journalist live on camera. According to reports, and seemingly confirmed in photos of the beheading, journalist James Wright Foley, who has been missing in Syria since […]

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Human Rights Champion and Reverend Commits Suicide to Protest Racism

Human Rights Champion and Reverend Commits Suicide to Protest Racism

Reverend Charles Moore dedicated his life to fighting for human rights. The East Texas minister dedicated his death to the same causes he endlessly championed for as well. Moore, at the age of 79 years-old, late last June, went to a strip-mall parking lot in his home town of Grand […]

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How The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling May Benefit Gitmo Detainees

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The Supreme Court’s decision in the recent Hobby Lobby case “makes clear that all persons – human and corporate, citizen and foreigner, resident and alien – enjoy the special religious free exercise protections of the RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act,)” attorneys for two detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay state […]

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United States Joins Search For Over 200 Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

United States Joins Search For Over 200 Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Following the April mass kidnapping there has been a major backlash from Nigerians and the international community to have the girls returned to their families.

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WATCH: It Just Got Real In Venezuela So Where’s The Coverage?

Protests are being cracked down on by government troops and gangs all over Venezuela. But coverage in the world media has been sparse. What’s the deal? Image: CaracasChronicles

Major cities in Venezuela have become virtual war zones. The National Guard is shooting tear gas at protestors. Government-backed gangs are killing others. Why haven’t we heard about this? What’s going on in Venezuela? The death of Hugo Chavez last year paved the way for the current atmosphere of unrest […]

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WATCH: This Pro-LGBT Olympics Commercial From Norway Is Awesome

Photo screen-captured from XXL 'Airport Love' ad. http://youtu.be/y5pzhmGX1sk

Some of Sweden’s biggest athletes came together to make this XXL commercial, and send an important message of support to Russia’s oppressed LGBT community

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Is Google Mocking Gay Rights With Its Daily Banner, Or Is There More To It?

Is Google Mocking Gay Rights With Its Daily Banner, Or Is There More To It?

Today, Google celebrates the opening of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games. They also celebrate equality, human rights, and non-discriminatory understanding. How can they do that at the same time? A rainbow colored banner with a quote from the Olympic Charter adorns the search engine’s page. “The practice of sport is […]

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Watch: Human Rights Group Exposes LGBT Terror In Russia Before Olympics (Graphic)

Photo screen captured from Human Rights Watch's video showing footage from attacks on members of the GLBT community in Russia.

Prior to the opening ceremonies in Socchi, a human rights group released a graphic video of attacks on the LGBT community. So why do we watch the Olympics?

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Rand Paul: Food, Water, And Healthcare Should Not Be Considered Rights, Lest We End Up Enslaving Providers

Rand Paul: Food, Water, And Healthcare Should Not Be Considered Rights, Lest We End Up Enslaving Providers

For Rand Paul to say food and water are not human rights is to grant corporations permission to maximize commercial profits at the expense of those in need.

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‘Hero’ Or Hypocrite? Snowden Happy To Take Russian Asylum As They Invoke New Anti-Gay Law (VIDEO)

As those fighting for LGBT rights feel unsafe in Russia, Snowden, under the banner of civil liberties and freedom from government, happily moves in. Screenshot  @ CNN

As those fighting for LGBT rights feel unsafe in Russia, Snowden, under the banner of civil liberties and freedom from government, happily moves in.

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Majority Of American Voters See Snowden As Whistleblower Who Has Opened Eyes On Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Majority Of American Voters See Snowden As Whistleblower Who Has Opened Eyes On Anti-Terrorism Efforts

The Snowden controversy is provoking an increasing amount of thought and discussion over civil liberties and human rights, here and around the world.

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PA’s Attorney General Refuses To Defend Ban On Same-Sex Marriage (AUDIO)

Kathleen Kane. Image by Michael S. Wirtz  @ Philly.com

Kathleen Kane stated that she was not asking the people of Pennsylvania to believe as she believes, but she does ask them to believe in the Constitution.

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50 Liberal Quotes Which Americans Should Remember

50 Liberal Quotes Which Americans Should Remember

Many Americans today tend to take the past for granted, and with that, we also tend to take the words of past leaders for granted. We forget what they told us, and as a result we lose our identity, we lose the values that make us who we are. Below is a list of quotes spoken by American leaders, heroes, journalists, and others.

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52 Things Evangelicals Need To Give Up To Be Right With God; Starbucks Is Number 1

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Evangelicals want to boycott companies supporting marriage equality — here’s the short list of where they can start.

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Former CEO Of Nestle Wants The World’s Water Supply Under Corporate Control (VIDEO)

Nestle water… issues; image@GreenBiz

Giving control of the world’s water to private corporations would take away people’s options, giving human life entirely over to corporate greed.

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BREAKING: Meghan McCain And U.S. Senators Warner & Kaine Join UNITE AGAINST RAPE

BREAKING: Meghan McCain And U.S. Senators Warner & Kaine Join UNITE AGAINST RAPE

Sandra Fluke will speak at an upcoming reception for Unite Against Rape that will be streamed online.

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Roseanne, Sandra Fluke, Margaret Cho Join Campaign ‘Unite Against Rape’ (IMAGES)

Roseanne, Sandra Fluke, Margaret Cho Join Campaign ‘Unite Against Rape’ (IMAGES)

Men and women, around the world, are submitting their photos and statements of solidarity against rape and in support of rape survivors, in a campaign titled ‘Unite Against Rape.’

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Five Potential Rulings From The Supreme Court On Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Screen capture of Paul Katami and Jeff Cirillo, two of the original plaintiffs for the Proposition 8 case, from CBS News.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57576243/5-possible-outcomes-of-the-supreme-court-prop-8-case/

‘It’s that shift in public opinion that really gives gay rights advocates hope,’ a reporter observes amongst the crowds shivering outside the U.S. Supreme Court Building.

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