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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, 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...

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 ...

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 | 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.

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 ...

Amnesty International: US, Europe Shielding Israel Over Gaza War Crimes

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Amnesty International complained in its annual report released Thursday that the U.S. and members of the European Union had obstructed international j...

Amnesty International: "Much of Gaza was razed to the ground..."

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Destroyed houses, tent camps, clouds of white phosphorous--these were just a few of the images of Gaza included in the video that accompanied Amnesty ...

Iran's Uprising Prospects After February 11: Escalation or Decline?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

The Iranian uprising has ascended and, regardless of crackdown, it will not decline. Rather, it will guide future developments along the lines of toppling the clerical regime and establishing democracy in Iran.

Reggie Clemons Awaits Death in Missouri Despite Bias, Misconduct and Error

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Laura Moye, Death Penalty Abolition Campaign Director at Amnesty International USA Yesterday I visited the bridge where it all happened at a very ...

Juan Mendez on International Human Rights

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"The U.N. simply does not have adequate support of the world powers," Juan E. Mendez told me. Coming from anyone, this might be less important. From...

Cuban Regime Is the True Prisoner of Its Own Terror

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Black Spring 75, civic fighter Orlando Zapata, political prisoners and those who are disobedient are free. The Cuban regime is today the real prisoner, locked up in the very repression it generates.

Orlando Zapata Tamayo's Mother Speaks After Her Son's Death

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This afternoon, hours after the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, Reinaldo and I were able to approach the Department of Legal Medicine, where autopsi...

Hunger Striking Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience Orlando Zapata Tamayo Dies Today in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Following are Yoani's tweets, translated into English over the last six hours. Here is a link to more information about Orlando Zapata Tamayo, in En...

America got it right in handling of 'underwear bomber' Abdulmutallab

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Tom Parker, Policy Director for Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Human Rights Last week Attorney-General Eric Holder wrote to Senate minority leade...

UN: Japanese Authorities Breached Human Rights of Greenpeace Anti-Whaling Activists

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Two of my colleagues face up to 10 years in jail for exposing institutional corruption in the Japanese government's whaling programme. Meanwhile, the UN contends that Japan repeatedly violated the activists' human rights.

Saudi Flogging of Spoiled Brat Only Part of the Story

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Perhaps if Saudi institutions like a school in Jubail stopped treating women as kids they will stop acting like kids.