Post Tagged with: "human rights"

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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Spain Pushes Gag Law, Could Become A Nightmare Police State Very Soon

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The law has been harshly criticized by Amnesty International, which states that it will reduce the accountability of authority and severely damage human rights within the country.

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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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New York Forbids Wedding Venues From Discriminating Against Same-Sex Couples

The New York Division of Human Rights has declared that it is unlawful to discriminate against same- sex couples in the renting of wedding venues. Religious conservatives will have a fit. 

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The New York Division of Human Rights has declared that it is unlawful to discriminate against same-sex couples in the renting of wedding venues. Religious conservatives will have a fit.

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Real Life Superhero Malala Yousafzai Donates $50,000 Prize Money To Rebuilding Gaza Schools

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Malala Yousafzai just won a ton of money for her human rights advocacy, and she’s giving it all away to help children in Gaza rebuild their schools. Of course, anyone who has been following her story knows that this sort of compassion is no surprise.

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Another 150,000 Detroit Residents Are About To Become Homeless Under GOP Governor’s Emergency Manager

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As the looting of Detroit continues, another 1/5 of the city’s residents are slated to become homeless, under right wing governor Rick Snyder’s Emergency Manager. On October 8th, Detroit’s appointed Emergency Manager, Kevin Orr, along with the city’s conspicuous mayor, Mike Duggan (read how Duggan was *elected here) and Wayne […]

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VIDEO: Israelis Chant “N*ggers Go Home” Carrying ISIS-Style Flags At Anti-African Rally

Jewish Israelis with ISIS-style flags, chanting “niggers go home” at an anti-African rally in Tel Aviv on October 5.

Simply horrifying.

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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’

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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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