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Political Scandal Erupts Over Detention Of Greenwald's Partner

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.19.2013 | Media

The detention of Glenn Greenwald's partner at Heathrow airport in London has turned into a full-blown international political issue. David Miranda ...

Brazil Prison Break Captured On Video

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.13.2013 | World

About 50 inmates escaped Fundacao Casa facility after a massive riot broke out at the Sao Paolo youth detention center Monday. Helicopter cameras c...

Lebanese Suicide Video on YouTube Sets Off Media Ethics Debate

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.02.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The blurry suicide video clip was unnerving but a Lebanese TV station led its primetime evening newscast with it, in its entirety, without any warning...

On International Justice Day, an Inconvenient Truth

Amnesty International | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
Amnesty International

By Scott Edwards Just as storms overwhelm unattended levees, political strife and armed conflict can overwhelm the system of international law create...

Operation Exodus: The Snowden Accompaniment Flytilla to Political Asylum in Venezuela

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

A Snowden accompaniment flotilla of prominent and peace-loving Americans could assemble at the Moscow airport, and fly together from Moscow to Caracas. Snowden could fly from Moscow to Caracas under the protection of our company, like the Fellowship of the Ring.

WATCH: Controversial Campaign Plays With Racial Stereotypes

Posted 06.19.2013 | World

A new video produced by Amnesty International sparked a fierce debate on immigration and race after pointedly reversing traditional racial roles. ...

Beyoncé and Friends Rock the Sound of Change Concert: Global Women's Charities Benefit Directly Via Catapult

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.02.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Capped off by a hit-laden set from Chime for Change co-founder and Artistic Director, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (which saw her joined onstage for "Crazy in Love" by her husband, Jay-Z), the list of performers and presenters just might blow your mind a little.

Why Is El Salvador Letting a Woman Die?

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Marianne Mollmann

This past month, the world has been watching a 22-year-old pregnant woman in El Salvador die, little by little. I want to say it is like watching an accident happen in slow motion, but this situation is no accident.

Rise of Global Citizen Patriot

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Choosing between loyalty to country and consideration for fellow global citizens has all along been a false choice.

Recharging Activist Batteries

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 07.10.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Kat Katsanis-Semel

Absorb daily news headlines, and one can conclude that "the common good," must be defended with great courage, wisdom and love. What is the solution? What is the remedy that can both prevent "activist burnout," and alleviate it when it occurs?

Building the Grassroots Foundation to Abolish the Death Penalty

David A. Love | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
David A. Love

The death penalty is the tip of the iceberg of an unjust criminal justice system, in which America, the world's largest jailer, throws away its perceived problems as a matter of social policy, rather than invest in people and communities, jobs and education.

Saudi Arabia's Execution Fixation: A Blight on Mankind

William J. Furney | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
William J. Furney

For a country that bases its laws and culture on the fundamental word of God, whom it believes gave it life, it is surely an extraordinary irony that it then plays the role of God in taking life away.

Street Art Shines A Light On Political Prisoners

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Street Artist Dan Witz Creates Effective Campaign with Amnesty International "In many countries people are imprisoned simply because of their politic...

Preston Maddock

Arms Trade Treaty: NRA Vs. Human Rights Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 100 demonstrators filled Lafayette Square Friday, urging the White House to back the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty, an int...

Group Protects Women From Gender-Based Violence

Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact

By Sara Benincasa, TakePart It’s not easy being a woman these days, particularly under certain regimes that seem bound and determined to suppress...

Ending Violence Against Women Shouldn't Be Controversial -- But it Is

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Marianne Mollmann

In honor of International Women's Day, contact your foreign ministry or head of government and tell him or her that you expect to see an agreement in New York next week.

Human Rights Groups Answer NRA Fear-Mongering

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amnesty International and other human rights groups on Thursday pushed back against the National Rifle Association's ongoing campaign to...

New Hopes From Rabat

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Joseph Braude

By effectively designating the homicide a matter of "state security," the army only stoked conspiracy theories that further fueled distrust of the government. Shining a light on the truth of the matter would have been better for the family, and better for the kingdom itself.

Seek Justice, Not Vengeance

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Frank Jannuzi

Marylanders are on course to eliminate the debasing practice of capital punishment. We have an opportunity to support victims' families and focus on public safety solutions that are proven to work.

Matt Sledge

Supreme Court Swats Away Warrantless Wiretapping Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Journalists and human rights advocates worried they are being swept up in an electronic dragnet cannot challenge the U.S. government's sec...

Not a Billion More

Amnesty International | Posted 04.15.2013 | World
Amnesty International

I was in Delhi on December 17 when tens of thousands marched in solidarity to support a young victim of rape. On the evening of December 16, this yo...

The Death Penalty, Life Imprisonment, and Other Punitive Measures: What's the Point?

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 04.09.2013 | Crime
Marianne Mollmann

Unfortunately, rehabilitation (the adult word for "learning a lesson") is often not at the heart of criminal justice reform. In fact, the harshness of a punishment is frequently not determined by the possibility of recidivism, but rather by public opinion.

Greece Investigates Police Beatings After Mug Shots Of Young Suspects Altered

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

Authorities in Greece have opened an investigation into local police after mug shots of a group of suspected bank robbers were digitally altered -- pe...

Pakistan's War Against Human Rights Watch

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Reports issued by H.R.W. and other human rights groups are professional analyses of different countries. It is absolutely irresponsible and unethical to respond to such criticism with personal attacks on individual professionals affiliated with these organizations.

Long Live Rock! A Beatle, a Stone and an Animal Salute The Who's Pete Townshend (VIDEO)

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

To know Pete Townshend a little is to love him. And to know Pete Townshend a lot (as guitarist, singer, rocker, lyricist, poet, author, producer, philanthropist and, objectively-speaking, visionary) is to love him even more.