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FEMA's Formaldehyde Trailers Are Back

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

The New York Times reported yesterday that the formaldehyde-tainted trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to people who ...

US Media: American Waterboarding Good, Foreign Waterboarding Bad

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

According to a new study form Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, since the beginning of the War on Terror, and especially since the Abu Ghraib to...

Gay Crackdowns in Syria

Michael Luongo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Luongo

The website Gay Middle East recently ran a note about the arrest of 25 young men who had attended gay private parties, accused in a combination of gay behavior and drug use and possession.

Six years on Abu Ghraib victims still fighting for justice

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt, Amnesty International's Business and Economic Relations Group Abu Ghraib will live on in collective memory as one of the...

The Cancer of Democracy

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

Torture can't be wished away. You can't pretend it never happened. As General Patreaeus put it recently, the effects of torture are "nonbiodegradeable."

Who Was Chea Vichea and Why Does He Matter? Ask Filmmaker Bradley Cox

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

In my own special screening, director Bradley Cox recently showed me his 55-minute film Who Killed Chea Vichea? in his office in Manhattan. Bradley is...

Iran: From Theocracy to Democracy

Reza Pahlavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reza Pahlavi

These are very troubling times for my country. The searing images on YouTube, Facebook and other media have brought the misery of the Iranian people and the brutality of the clerical regime into vivid perspective.

Satellite Images Reveal Massive Destruction in Kyrgyzstan

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

Satellite images show the dramatic impact of the recent violent events on the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan.

Witnesses Say Case Against Troy Davis Based on Lies

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

Over the course of the morning, the witnesses affirmed that their testimony implicating Davis was built on lies and often explained their recantations in moving ways.

Former US Military Interrogator: Release al-Odaini from Gitmo

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Matthew Alexander, former U.S. Senior Military Interrogator The importance of releasing Mohammed Mohammed Hassan al-Odaini cannot be overstated....

Unrest in Pakistan: Moving Beyond U.S. National Interest

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

The sheer volume of daily protests shows that many sectors of Pakistani society have pressing needs that do not include enlistment as foot soldiers in a proxy force for the U.S.'s War on Terror.

Zimbabwe -- 30 years later -- A Conversation with Amnesty International USA's Sarah Hager

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michealene Cristini Risley

We have heard so much and seen so many tragedies cascading from this once shining example of a Southern Africa success story. What happened?

Undermining Human Rights in the Name of Development

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

When I arrived at the airport in Orissa, I was struck by a billboard there: "Mining happiness for the people of Orissa - Vedanta." What cruel irony. The poster should have read instead, "Undermining happiness for the people of Orissa."

Biased Journalism in The Guardian

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ali Safavi

The Guardian recently took out the red pen and brazenly changed the wording in a piece regarding the MEK to say: "a guerrilla Sunni-Marxist movement" -- a label used by the regime to disparage the organization in the public eye.

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.

Palestinian Youth Respond to Israel's Attacks

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Nora Barrows-Friedman "How fast everyt...

The US Needs to Ensure that the Israeli Siege of Gaza is Lifted

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

By Avner Gidron, Senior Policy Adviser at Amnesty International Israel's rejection of an international inquiry into its deadly raid on the Gaza-bound...

Pakistan's triple threat against civilians:Taleban, Pakistani army and U.S. Drone strikes

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Larry Cox , Amnesty International USA Executive Director "I lost my sense when I reached the door of my house and saw and heard the crying of my ...

Amnesty International: Hurricane Katrina Victims Had Human Rights Violated

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. government and Gulf Coast states have consistently violated the human rights of hurricane victims since Hurricane Katrina...

Haiti News Round Up: April 1, 2010

Rebecca Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Harrington

UN Pledges 10 billion In Aid To Haiti From The BBC World Service The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has welcomed pledges of aid to...

The Little GREEN Town That Could

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

The residents of Nederland, Colo. came together to build the Carousel of Happiness. Working together, town residents created a living piece of American history.

China Executions Top World Rankings, Amnesty Report Says

nytimes.com | MARK McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HONG KONG -- China executed more people last year than the rest of the world combined, according to a report published Tuesday by Amnesty Internationa...

New Global Death Penalty Stats Released Today

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

The public needs to understand just how deeply flawed and broken the death penalty system truly is.

Put Immigration Quotas on ICE!

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Sarnata Reynolds, Director for Refugee and Migrants' Rights at Amnesty International USA On February 22, James Chaparro's sixth day on the job as ...

Haiti News Round Up: March 29, 2010

Rebecca Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Harrington

Chris Dodd Says, "Place Haiti Under A Trusteeship" From The Miami Herald After the quake, the Washington Post interviewed Haitians who begged the ...