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5 Celebs Who Took Gaddafi's Money (And What They're Doing With It Now)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Gaddafi may not be winning points with philanthropists around the world, but his money could do some major good. In February, cables released by th...

Afghan Government's Takeover of Women's Shelters Adds Insult to Injury

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

By Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International's Afghanistan Researcher. The recent move by Afghanistan's Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWA) to take c...

The Fall of Mubarak

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

All Egyptians must be allowed to participate in shaping their future. The pro-democracy protesters of Egypt have succeeded in ousting Mubarak, but the struggle is not over and there is a long way to go.

Journalists Targeted: U.S. Reporters 'Hunted,' Attacked And Detained Amid Violent Clash In Egypt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Reports continue to emerge that as Egyptian government loyalists and protesters take to the streets creating a war zone, American journalists in Cairo...

Reflections on the Army, Torture and General Sanchez

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Geneve Mantri, Government Relations Director, for Terrorism and Counterterrorism and Human Rights It is a cold and icy morning in DC and as I slip...

President Obama, Why Have You Forsaken Your Promise to Close Guantanamo?

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bianca Jagger

Since 9/11 the US government has sacrificed freedom, civil liberties and human rights for safety and security. But this reordering of priorities has not made our world any safer.

Rep. King's Terrorism Problem

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Tom Parker, Policy Director for Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Human Rights Yesterday, with the opening of the 112th Congress, Representative Pet...

Cover-ups, coups, and drones - A Holiday Sampler of What Wikileaks Reveals about the US

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

Human rights advocates have significant new sources of information to hold the United States accountable. The transparency, which Wikileaks has broug...

Sweden's Serial Negligence in Prosecuting Rape Further Highlights the Politics Behind Julian Assange's Arrest

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naomi Wolf

According to numerous reliable reports, the same Swedish authorities going after Julian Assange do a worse job prosecuting reported rapes than do police and the judiciary in any other comparable country.

Sacred Stones Scream for Justice in Azerbaijan

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

On the fifth anniversary of the destruction of 3,000 khachkars, let the bare ground as seen from space be the screams for a civilization that was and now is not.

Why Today's Human Rights Day Is So Special

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

Today is a special Human Rights Day. It marks the beginning of Amnesty International's 50th year celebration. That's 50 years of working together to demand freedom and justice for all.

Reclaiming the Roots of the Human Rights Movement

Jack Healey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jack Healey

Human Rights Day, December 10, is an opportunity to reflect on the gains and losses of the human rights movement.

Cuba, the Corporate Media and the Suicide of Orlando Zapata Tamayo

Salim Lamrani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salim Lamrani

The suicide of Orlando Zapata Tamayo is a tragedy. But to the corporate media, it is only useful in the media war against the Cuban government.

Women Speak Out About What's Gone Wrong with the United States Birthing System

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Here is the reality: Hospitals are businesses. They want those beds filled and emptied. And there is something else you should know: Having a baby in a hospital might not be as safe as you thought.

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch Report on ISI-Sponsored Hell in Af-Pak

Melissa Roddy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melissa Roddy

If NATO withdraws before the Afghan government can effectively defend Afghanistan against the ongoing attacks by Pakistan's proxies, the country will experience a bloody competition for power, even worse than the 1990s.

Young Man Defies Iranian Regime's Attempt to Kill His Mother - People of Goodwill Can Show Support

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Sajjad Ghaderzah, 22, the son of Sakineh Ashtiani, an Iranian woman the regime has sentenced to death by stoning, has been "severely tortured" and rem...

More Than 200,000 Nigerians Face Homelessness From Govt. Effort

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Amnesty International released a report Thursday warning that more than 200,000 Nigerians currently living in shantytowns will face homelessness as a ...

Countdown to Burma's Elections

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

In three short weeks, Myanmar (formerly Burma) will hold its first national elections in two decades. Regretfully, the polls will be overshadowed by a backdrop of political repression and fear.

Mini Conference and Fund Raiser Being Held This Weekend to Address Burmese Human Rights Issues

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

While the successful rescue of the Peruvian miners offers heart and hope on the global stage, other regional crises continue. One such crisis often ob...

Stars and Old Pals Come Together in NYC on John Lennon's Birthday

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

One of the most poignant and joyous salutes will be a collection of music stars and friends of Lennon who are gathering to pay an informal musical tribute to Lennon with a charity concert.

Maternal Mortality: A Health Issue. A Feminist Issue. A Race Issue. America's Issue.

Janine Balekdjian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine Balekdjian

The USA has a dirty little secret about maternal health care. Our rates of maternal mortality are some of the highest in the developed world and they've actually been growing.

African Activists' Struggle to Improve Maternal Health

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

New UN statistics released last week show that world leaders are struggling to keep their promise of cutting the maternal mortality ratio by 75 pe...

Thailand Must Unclench its Fist

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

In the aftermath of the bloody repression of April and May 2010 which claimed the lives of close to 90 civilians, the Thai authorities cooed and purre...

Obama Renews Cuba Embargo for Another Year

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anya Landau French

It's true that by signing that piece of paper yesterday, President Obama again missed a chance to send a positive, constructive signal on Cuba policy. But it's not too late.

"Palestinian Gandhi" Convicted for Protesting; U.S. Silent

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

To date, no U.S. official has said anything and no U.S. newspaper columnist has denounced an Israeli military court's conviction of the Palestinian teacher who organized non-violent protests against an Israeli-built wall in the West Bank.