Post Tagged with: "human rights"

Chiquita Brands Responsible For Children Sprayed With Pesticides, Suit Claims (VIDEO)

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A lawsuit alleges water and soil contamination, and airborne exposure to toxic chemicals. It also charges Chiquita with “fraud, unfair competition, and consumer law violations.”

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Corrupt Cops Use ‘War On Drugs’ To Steal Money, Plant Evidence And Ruin Lives

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Is there REALLY any justification for what these corrupt men have done? We need to end this NOW.

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Israeli Soldiers Attack Gathering in Commemoration of American Killed By Israel (VIDEO)

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Caught on video: “What have you done? What have you done?” a woman wails as Israeli soldiers attack Gazans gathered to mourn Rachel Corrie’s death.

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GOP Presidential Hopeful: U.S. Troops Should Be Exempt From Being Charged With War Crimes (VIDEO)

GOP Presidential Hopeful: U.S. Troops Should Be Exempt From Being Charged With War Crimes (VIDEO)

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson thinks the only way to win against ISIS is by telling U.S. soldiers that they won’t be held responsible for war crimes. What could go wrong?

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WTF? North Korea’s Bizarre New Slogans Are Full Of Both Fail And Win

WTF? North Korea’s Bizarre New Slogans Are Full Of Both Fail And Win

North Korea has released a list of new slogans for their country. Some of them are decidedly weird.

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This GOP Congressman Doesn’t Believe LGBT Rights Are Human Rights: ‘Strong Believer In Traditional Marriage’ (VIDEO)

This GOP Congressman Doesn’t Believe LGBT Rights Are Human Rights: ‘Strong Believer In Traditional Marriage’ (VIDEO)

You’d think the Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Africa, Global health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee would be a proponent of equal rights for all, but not so much.

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Man Shoved Off High-Rise For ‘Being Gay’ Survives The Fall, And Then ISIS Stones Him To Death

Man gets shoved off a seven-story building by ISIS as punishment for "being gay." He survived, but got stoned to death by the crowd waiting below. Photo: Observatory for Human Rights via The Daily Mail.

After ISIS found him guilty of having a gay affair, this man miraculously escaped certain death, only to encounter certain death.

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Israeli Military Opened Fire On Civilians Waving White Flags: Report

Israeli Military Opened Fire On Civilians Waving White Flags: Report

A 200-page report details horrific abuses on the part of Israel’s army — including firing on a group of evacuating civilians carrying white flags.

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GOP Flips Off Women And Minorities, Strike ‘Civil Rights And Human Rights’ From Subcommittee Title

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If Republicans were trying to improve their image among minorities and women, they failed miserably by proclaiming that they don’t give a damn about civil and human rights.

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Amal Clooney Threatened With Arrest In Egypt

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Renowned human rights attorney Amal Clooney, wife of American actor George Clooney, was threatened with arrest over a report on Egypt’s flawed judicial system.

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Israeli Leader: Invade Gaza, Keep It, And ‘Destroy All Who Fight Back’

Israeli Leader: Invade Gaza, Keep It, And ‘Destroy All Who Fight Back’

Israeli leader Moshe Feiglin: ‘There are no innocent people’ in Gaza. Calls on Israel to invade and ‘destroy all’.

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Chinese Villagers Vote To Banish Little Boy Who Tested Positive For HIV

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More than 200 Chinese villagers signed a petition to banish eight-year-old Kun Kun, who tested positive for HIV.

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Senior Bush Officials Must Be Prosecuted For Torture Says U.N. Human Rights Expert

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“As a matter of international law, the U.S. is legally obliged to bring those responsible to justice.” – Ben Emmerson, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism

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Pope Francis To Consumers And Businesses: It Is Your “Social Responsibility” To End Slave Labor

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Are you listening, Walmart?

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Everyone Needs To Read This Story About The Pain Caused By Homophobia

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“Yesterday, I felt so scared that I became angry, and I felt so angry at the homophobia that I had ignored since my teens that yesterday I couldn’t let go…”

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Pope Francis Condemns Those Who Use Religion To Violate Human Rights, ‘Christians’ Miss The Point

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Right-wing “Christians” love Pope Francis’ anti-ISIS message, and miss the point.

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Israel Just Jailed An 11-Month-Old Child

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11-month-old Balqis Ghawadra just became the youngest prisoner in the world, when Israeli authorities jailed her after visiting her father in Eshel Israeli prison in occupied Beer Sheva. Balqis was arrested alongside her sister and mother on November 26, 2014, as they arrived for a long awaited visit with the children’s […]

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Life Imprisonment And Torture Are The New Normal For LGTBI People In Gambia

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Homosexuality is now a crime that carries a life sentence and possible torture in Gambia. Hopefully, something can be done to help those people.

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Anti-Gay Group Serves As Perfect Example Of Projection: Gays Want To ‘Criminalize Christian Belief’

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The group calls itself MassResistance. Their website carries the banner: Pro-family activism that makes a difference! Their latest press release concerns the Human Rights Campaign  — whom they call “Orwellian-named,” displaying ignorance of that term — and their upcoming fundraiser in Boston. It’s bad enough that the HRC has a […]

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Jon Stewart Responds To Being Called Anti-Semitic: ‘Go F*ck Yourself’

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The idea that any criticism of Israel at all is “anti-Semitic” is one that has been pushed here in the United States for decades. But Jon Stewart, himself a Jew, responded to allegations of anti-Semitism leveled against him with a statement that even Fox News would find it hard to […]

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