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A Brush With Morocco's Secret Police in Laayoune, Moroccan-Occupied Western Sahara (PHOTOS)

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 10.27.2012 | World
Kerry Kennedy

Despite his civilian dress, there was no mistaking his role in the secret police when he reached into our Toyota to block the Nikon lens of my 17-year-old daughter Mariah. She was recording the beating of a woman by his colleagues.

Unique Charity Auctions Support Human Rights Worldwide

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

It's an honor to spread the word that between now and May 17, more than one hundred leaders in politics, media, Hollywood, and sports are teaming up a...

From the Arab Spring to a Saharan Winter

Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Blackney

Partisanship must be removed from humanitarian work. Throughout my career, the people I have admired most are those with strong convictions based on a full picture however frustrating it may be.

Upsurge in Repression Challenges Nonviolent Resistance in Western Sahara

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Morocco has been able to persist in flouting its international legal obligations toward Western Sahara largely because France and the United States have continued to arm Moroccan occupation forces and blocked enforcement of resolutions.

Opportunity for Justice in Africa's Last Colony

Barbara Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barbara Becker

Moroccan authorities continue to subject Sahrawi people who openly advocate self-determination or denounce Moroccan human rights violations to various forms of repression.

A Hunger for Justice: The Perilous Journey of a Modern Day Gandhi

Barbara Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barbara Becker

Most Americans are currently unaware of an ailing human rights campaigner from Western Sahara now in the third week of a risky hunger strike after being expelled from her occupied homeland by Moroccan authorities.