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RFE/RL Journalists Attacked In Kazakhstan

July 22, 2019           |                                       

Unknown assailants attacked two RFE/RL journalists in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, shouting “don’t film.” The incident occurred as the RFE/RL team was arriving for a news conference by a human rights group. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/kazakhstan-rferl-attack/30068783.html

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The Youth Collective Fighting For Inclusion in Brazil

July 9, 2019           |                                       

Through fashion, photography and art, youth collective Afrobapho is sparking conversations about what it means to be LGBTI and black in Brazil. In partnership with Amnesty International Brazil, these young people are challenging perceptions, smashing stereotypes, raising awareness about human rights and calling for acceptance and inclusion…

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Justice Department Says 2020 Census Fight Might Not Be Over, Following President’s Tweet

July 3, 2019           |                                       

Just one day after the Trump administration admitted defeat in its legal fight to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 United States census, a federal judge ordered Justice Department lawyers to explain why President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that the government was “absolutely moving forward” with those plans. The president’s defiant […]

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Detained Russian Investigative Reporter Appears In Court

June 8, 2019           |                                       

A prominent Russian investigative journalist has formally been charged with drug offenses in a case that Russian and international journalists and rights organization say is trumped up to punish him for his reporting. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-detained-investigative-reporter-appears-in-court/29988516.html

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The Flores Settlement is the Backbone of Detained Migrant Children’s Rights

June 5, 2019           |                                       

The Flores Settlement Agreement governs the rights of migrant children detained in US facilities. But it grew out of an obscure 1997 consent decree. VICE News spoke with key players who have fought for and challenged the agreement over the years. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow […]

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The UN special rapporteur on torture has blasted four nations for imposing psychological torture on Julian Assange. ‘A Relentless and Unrestrained Campaign of Public Mobbing, Intimidation and Defamation’ Warns of ‘Criminalization of Journalism’ By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, […]

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#MyRedLine: The Afghan Women Who Won't Accept Taliban Peace At Any Cost

May 30, 2019           |                                       

“I don’t want to give up my work and hobbies.” “I’m not willing to sacrifice my right to watch a football match at the stadium with my friends.” “I didn’t have a chance to chase my dreams, but my daughter now has this opportunity. I don’t want to sacrifice her future, her rights. That’s my […]

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Russian Rights Group Says Golos Activist Is A Political Prisoner

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Russia’s Memorial human rights center says a detained board member of the independent Golos (Voice) election-monitoring group is a political prisoner. In a statement on May 30, the Moscow-based watchdog called on the authorities to immediately release Roman Udot from house arrest, saying that the case against him was politically motivated. Udot was arrested last […]

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Amid widespread attacks on bodily autonomy, an intersectional approach can help guide our response. re•pro•duc•tive jus•tice noun 1. The right to make decisions about child-bearing and childrearing free from economic, legal or social coercion “The sin to me is bringing a child into this world and not taking care of them. The sin for me […]

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Rightwing religious groups have been mobilizing followers behind a new wave of abortion restriction bills crashing over state capitols in the North and South, crafted to ultimately overturn the 1973 Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade ruling legalizing abortion nationwide. But the battle isn’t simply between religious anti-abortion advocates and a secular vanguard fighting to preserve […]

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“I reject both an overly romantic and an overly cynical reading of humanitarianism. Instead I treat humanitarianism as a morally complicated creature, a flawed hero defined by the passions, politics, and power of its times even as it tries to rise above them.” Michael Barnett A recent conference examined the interplay between politics, humanitarianism, and […]

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On April 4 2019 the UK Charity Commission opened a formal inquiry into allegations that the UK branch of the World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) may have been complicit in violence perpetrated against indigenous people overseas. WWF, famous for its panda logo, is one of the biggest International NGOs operating in the field of nature […]

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That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls of laughter from late-night comics. Here’s Hillary Clinton’s response: [embedded content] Here is The Daily […]

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