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Human Rights Violations

Torture in Tibet

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heidiminx

Modern media moves so quickly, and skims over current events so quickly -- it's no wonder that Tibet has to fight to stay in the press. After all, China's illegal occupation of Tibet started over 50 years ago.

Psychologically Unhealthy Management Should Be a Human Rights Violation

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Today, the impact of an unhealthy workplace environment on the employee is estimated to cost American companies $300 billion a year in poor performance, absenteeism and health costs.

For Some, a "Little" Female Genital Mutilation Is Okay

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Some American doctors are recommending that maybe just a little clitoral cutting in pediatricians' offices across America should be acceptable as a way to keep more extreme forms of FMG from happening.

National Geographic Channel Profits from Humanitarian Crisis

John Carlos Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Carlos Frey

Did Congress declare war against Mexico? Is there actually a war at the border? Isn't Mexico one of our neighbors? Isn't Mexico one of our allies and closest friends?

No Toilets or Air For "Forgotten Prisoners"

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Prison conditions worldwide are worse than the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture could have imagined. Jails without air, toilets and food are not rare.

Terrorist Or Activist? A Young Colombian, Gabriel Gonzalez, Fights For His Country, His Reputation (VIDEO)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Last week Tom Brokaw presented a human rights award to Gabriel Gonzalez. The thoughtful young man then flew home to Colombia, where he is charged with being a terrorist and faces seven years in prison.

Human Rights Watch Should Not Be Criticized for Doing Its Job

Aryeh Neier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aryeh Neier

Human Rights Watch has an immense amount of experience in all parts of the world in fact-gathering and getting the story right. That is why its reporting matters.

The Vital Importance of Ending Impunity in Israel and Palestine

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navi Pillay

The blockade, and its effect of collective punishment, must stop. Causing such hardships for the civilian population of Gaza cannot possibly serve the interests of peace and security in the region.

Four Years Later, Let's End the Human Rights Crisis in KatrinaRitaVille

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

The federal government still has a long fight ahead to make good on promises to rebuild a stronger, safer and more equitable Gulf Coast.

China Mounts Defense of Myanmar after Junta Pledges to Free Some Political Prisoners

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

China's deputy U.N. ambassador has made clear that Beijing, a major trading partner of Burma, would not use its influence to bring about any major change in the isolated southeast Asian nation.

Increase in Renewables Aids Human Rights

John Gartner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Gartner

The "curse of oil," which says that national per capita income often goes down after oil is discovered in a nation, is well documented in cases around the globe.

Breaking: EPA Clears Waterboarding Permits for Appalachia

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Mountaintop removal is an immoral crime against nature and our citizenry, a human rights violation and it must be abolished, not regulated.

UN Condemns Britain's Role In US Torture Cases

The Independent | By Robert Verkaik, Law Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Britain was condemned last night for its complicity in the American programme of rendition and alleged torture of hundreds of terror suspects, in a hi...

Chevron Seeks Money from Wounded and Tortured Protesters

David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Weiner

Just what is Chevron trying to prove with these actions? Do they really need the money, which includes $190,000 in photocopying charges, and that accounts for less than a rounding error for the company?

As Obama Urges Action on Zimbabwe, Health Crisis Worsens

Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jirair Ratevosian

As hopeful rhetoric permeates US leadership, Zimbabwe's health crisis is taking a turn for the worse. The average life expectancy has plummeted from 62 in the early 1990s to 36 today.

Renowned Doctors Among Four "Destroyed" in Iran

Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jirair Ratevosian

The rights of doctors Arash Alaei and Kamiar Alaei have been violated and their commitment to public health has been misrepresented by the Iranian Government as a threat to their regime.

From Guantanamo to Accountability and Beyond

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

President-elect Obama made known his intention to close the Guantanamo detention facility. The projected closure raises a plethora of issues.

The Estimated Cost of Human Life in Zimbabwe is Four Dollars!

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

The state-backed violence has reached a pinnacle in rural areas. Mugabe and his allies think the rural vote will decide the octogenarian's grip on power.