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Obama Administration Blinks In First NRA Showdown Since Aurora | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.28.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- One week after the Aurora, Colo., mass murder brought gun-control back to the forefront of political discourse, the Obama administration...

Pussy Riot Protest To Target Russian Embassy

The Huffington Post | Eliza LaJoie | Posted 07.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Political activists and punk musicians will unite outside the Russian Embassy on Friday to demand that three members of the Russian femi...

The Triumph Of Hypothetical Evil Over Real Evil

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Aaron Daniel Taylor

Sometimes evil triumphs not when good people do nothing, but when good people fail to distinguish between hypothetical evil and real evil. Case in point: A conservative Christian radio host's attempt to thwart the Arms Trade Treaty.

Iran's Drug Policy: Hypocrisy in Action

Chris DeVito | Posted 09.18.2012 | Home
Chris DeVito

Iran sees much of the world's heroin supply travel through its territory. However, Iran isn't simply a transit point. By most estimates the country has one of the highest rates of heroin and opium addiction in the world.

Fact vs. Fiction: Arms Trade Treaty and Gun Ownership in the U.S.

Amnesty International | Posted 09.18.2012 | Home
Amnesty International

That industry is estimated to exceed $60 billion annually and benefits immensely from the current free-for-all in the global trade in weapons and ammunition. Let's break down fact from fiction.

The Importance of a Great Pen: An Appreciation

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

Somehow, when the right pen hits the right paper, there's a little bit of magic. Writing becomes fast and effortless. The pen glides across the paper, capturing the words almost as they're spoken.

Street Harassment: A Means of Control That We Need to Get Under Control

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Marianne Mollmann

Imagine what would be said of someone who acknowledged that a professor or other student had made an unwelcome pass at them. I certainly understand not wanting to expose oneself to that.

'The Future We Want'

Bianca Jagger | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Bianca Jagger

What Rio+20 has demonstrated is that we can no longer stand by and wait for world leaders to provide solutions to prevent us from reaching the tipping point, or point of no return.

Amnesty's Shilling for US-NATO Wars

Coleen Rowley | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home
Coleen Rowley

By Ann Wright and Coleen Rowley The new Executive Director of Amnesty International USA -- Suzanne Nossel -- is a recent U.S. government insider. So ...

Erin Mershon

Dream Act Supporters Rally In Front Of White House | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home

More than 100 people rallied outside the White House Friday, just hours after the Obama administration announced it will stop deporting Dream Act-elig...

WATCH: Amnesty Accuses Syria Of War Crimes

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Home

By Tim Castle and Tessa Unsworth LONDON, June 14 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces are killing civilians in organised attacks on to...

Human Rights Without People

Jack Healey | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home
Jack Healey

For those who work in the field of human rights, their ambition is not idealistic. On the contrary there is a real sense of passionate pragmatism.

When Hogwarts Came to Harvard: Real Life Villains and the Universal Power of Imagination

Christine Horansky | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home
Christine Horansky

What universal appeal might the story of Harry Potter, with its young upstart wizards and Dark Lord, have for the real struggles of so many people around the globe?

Mike Sacks

Deportation And Wiretapping At The Supreme Court | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- With five weeks remaining in its term, the Supreme Court on Monday morning chipped away at its 20-plus cases yet to be decided by issuin...

With Eurovision 2012 Around The Corner, Azerbaijan Gets Much Unwanted Attention

Jeff Burbank | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Jeff Burbank

As this year's host of Eurovision, Azerbaijan may well impress visitors with its beautiful, entertaining capital city of Baku and friendly, considerate people, but not with how its government treats the people.

NATO Reportedly Underplayed Civilian Deaths In Libya

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home

By Sebastian Moffett BRUSSELS, May 14 (Reuters) - NATO air strikes killed 72 civilians in Libya last year, Human Rights Watch said on ...

No Mother's Day: Every 90 Seconds a Woman Dies Becoming a Mother

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Soraya Chemaly

Every 90 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from a pregnancy-related complication. This isn't just a "third world" problem. The United States currently ranks 50th in the world for maternal health. It is safer to give birth in Bosnia or Kuwait than in California.

What Comes Next for the Blind Chinese Dissident and US-Chinese Relations?

Amnesty International | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Amnesty International

Now is the time to remind the Chinese that human rights, long viewed as a luxury indulged in only when it does not conflict with core issues of security and prosperity, permeates U.S.-China relations.

Is Criminalization of HIV Transmission Effective? Swedish Case Reveals Why the Answer Is No

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Marianne Mollmann

The highly publicized use of the criminal law in Sweden to punish those living with HIV for being timid about their health status does not make it easier for anyone to disclose.

Families of Murder Victims Key to Victory in Repeal of Death Penalty in Connecticut

Amnesty International | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Amnesty International

These spouses, siblings, and parents told legislators that exacting revenge would not help them heal, nor end their pain. They were adamant that countering one murder with a state-sanctioned killing would prolong and exacerbate their suffering.

Legally Killing People Has Gotten A Lot More Expensive

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.30.2012 | Home

Legally killing people has gotten more expensive. The price of execution drugs is now 15 times higher than it was a year ago, according to The Aust...

New Report Shows Death Penalty By Country

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

Fewer countries worldwide used capital punishment in 2011, however those that did carry out executions did so at an "alarming rate," according to a ne...

Pete Seeger -- Forever Young At 92 -- Salutes Bob Dylan 50th Anniversary

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Martin Lewis

2012-03-16-Screenshot20120316at2.39.35PM.jpgIt's the 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan's first album. Time may be relative -- but that's a landmark any way you slice it.

Report: Syrian Detainees Beaten, Sexually Assaulted, Killed

Posted 05.14.2012 | Home

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian security forces routinely torture people detained during the country's year-old uprising against authoritarian President Bashar ...

How the Secret Policeman's Ball Got Rolling...

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.03.2012 | Home
Gregory Weinkauf

You've heard of it. You've wondered about it. You've seen films of the classic ones on laserdiscs, VHS tapes and new-fangled DVDs. If you're really lucky there's a reasonable chance you've even attended one of them.