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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...

Amnesty International Wants Charges Dropped In WikiLeaks Case

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- Amnesty International is urging the U.S. government to drop its most serious charges against an Army private who gave reams of clas...

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. ...

Mexico Disappearances Is Human Rights Crisis

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 06.05.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- The number of unsolved disappearances in Mexico constitutes a national scandal and a human rights crisis, Amnesty International said Tu...

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?

Kerry Urged To Address Human Rights Concerns In China

AP | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Human rights groups are urging U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to raise the ill-treatment of dissidents and other rights concerns during...

Death Penalty Losing Momentum, Report Finds

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

LONDON — Iraq executed almost twice as many people last year compared to the year before, while India and Pakistan resumed executions after aban...

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.

Tibetan Political Prisoner Released After 17 Years

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 04.02.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Noted Tibetan political prisoner Jigme Gyatso has been released after 17 years in a Chinese prison and is reported to be in poor health as ...

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...

Amnesty International Offices Searched

AP | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors and tax police searched the Moscow headquarters of Amnesty International and several other rights groups Monday, c...

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...