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Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide (tags)

CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Democracy cannot function without watchdogs. Watchdogs and whistle-blowers must be under special protection.

A Sort Story about Iran, The Ayatollah Khomeni and Iran during the Shah (tags)

The Ayatollah Khomeni was exiled to Paris France long before the 1979 revolution which ended the monarchy and paved the way for a long list of fundamentalists from Qom and other cities. One tactic of the fundamentalists was to recored cassette tapes in France, then distribute them in Persian speaking areas from masjids or mosques.

Israel’s Human Rights Spies (tags)

Haaretz: Israel infiltrates Amnesty International

Amnesty International Documents hamas War Crimes (tags)

Hamas rockets fall short in #Gaza, killing Palestinian civilians

New petition for Albert Woodfox launched today by Amnesty International; Please sign! (tags)

Urging people to sign the new petition launched today, Jasmine Heiss of Amnesty International USA declares: "Allowing Albert his freedom is the only just and humane action the state can take after decades of holding him in cruel and inhuman conditions. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal must ensure that the state stops standing in the way of Albert's freedom. Tell the Governor: Stop wasting valuable taxpayer resources. Help ensure Albert's release without further delay. It is imperative that justice delayed does not become justice denied. Albert has endured the unthinkable. It is unconscionable to hold him for a single day longer.

Panthers in the Hole: French Angola 3 Book Illustrates US Prison Crisis (tags)

Amnesty International France and La Boîte à Bulles have published a 128-page French language graphic novel entitled Panthers in the Hole. The book's co-authors David Cénou and Bruno Cénou present with visual art what Amnesty France describes as "la tragique histoire des Trois d'Angola" (the tragic story of the Angola 3). We interview Nicolas Krameyer, who is head of the Individuals at Risk / Human Rights Defenders Program for Amnesty International France.

US-Stoked Violence Rocks Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

A Moral Outrage: Rev. Dr. Patricia Bates on the torture of Albert Woodfox (tags)

We interview Rev. Dr. Patricia Bates from the National Religious Coalition Against Torture (www.nrcat.org), who attended Albert Woodfox's recent January 7 oral arguments before the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and made a statement at the press conference outside the courtroom on behalf of NRCAT.

Opening the Box: Sarah Shourd on Herman Wallace, CA Hunger Strikers & Solitary Confinement (tags)

Herman Wallace of the Angola 3 has been transferred out of solitary confinement, as Louisiana’s Hunt prison reduced his classification from maximum to medium security. Herman is now staying at the prison hospital in a 10-bunk dorm, with access to a day room, and does not have to wear leg irons anymore. While celebrating the more human conditions, Herman and the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3 emphasize that the transfer from solitary is not enough. They are asking folks to continue supporting Amnesty International’s call for humane release.

Take action w/ Amnesty Intl: Compassionate Release for Herman Wallace of the Angola 3! (tags)

In response to the tragic news that Herman Wallace is terminally ill with cancer, Amnesty International has launched a campaign calling for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to immediately release Herman on humanitarian grounds. "After decades of cruel conditions and a conviction that continues to be challenged by the courts, he should be released immediately to his family so that he can be cared for humanely during his last months," says Tessa Murphy, USA campaigner, about Herman Wallace.

End 41 years of cruel and inhuman solitary confinement for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 (tags)

Below is a new statement, just released by Robert H. King urging people to support Amnesty International's newly-launched campaign supporting Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3. This month, Woodfox's conviction was overturned by US District Court Judge James Brady. In response Amnesty International has launched an online action campaign urging Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell not to appeal this ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court.

Take Action Online w/ Amnesty International for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 (tags)

On Monday, Amnesty International launched an online campaign asking Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell to not appeal the District Court's ruling to either release or retry Albert Woodfox, declaring: "After decades of injustice, let the Angola 3 ruling stand!" Please support Albert by taking action, and helping to spread the word. Now is a critical time in the fight for Albert's freedom. We want Caldwell's office to be inundated with emails so he hears it loud and clear that the cycle of injustice and cruelty must end.

Amnesty Intl urges State of Louisiana to not appeal Albert Woodfox's overturned conviction (tags)

In response to Judge Brady’s ruling this week that overturned Albert Woodfox’s conviction for a third time, Amnesty International has released a new statement calling on the Louisiana Attorney General to not appeal Brady’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court. The complete Amnesty statement is reprinted below.

To Feb 25 CA Hearing -Amnesty Intl: Proposed reforms will not alleviate the inhumanity... (tags)

Amnesty International has released a statement a few days before the California State Assembly Public Safety Committee hearing scheduled for 25 February. The hearing will review the reforms proposed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for the Security Housing Units (SHUs) and hear testimony from prison advocates, lawyers and family members.

The Argument for Amnesty: An Immigration Policy That Works for All (tags)

Millions experience the repressive nature of the U.S. immigration system on a daily basis, lifting its need for reform to a level of urgency. And fixing this broken program is integral to building the unity among U.S. workers that is required to challenge corporate America’s attacks on our wages, rights, public social services, and living conditions.

Amnesty International Denounces Torture in California Prisons --Interview w/ Tessa Murphy (tags)

2 weeks after the release of Amnesty Intl’s new report on the use of prolonged solitary confinement inside California’s ‘Security Housing Units’ (SHUs), entitled "The Edge of Endurance," prisoners initiated another hunger strike, with 500 participants statewide. In this new interview, Tessa Murphy speaks about her visit to California SHUs and Amnesty's report based on the visit.

Human Rights Group Calls for an Immediate International Arms Embargo Against Syria's Gover (tags)

Interview with Sanjeev Bery, Amnesty International’s advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa, conducted by Scott Harris

BTL:Amnesty International: Decades of Solitary Confinement at Louisiana’s Angola Prison Am (tags)

Interviews with Everette Thompson, southeast regional director of Amnesty USA, and Robert King, one of the Angola 3, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Death of Gaddafi/The National Transitional Council's bloody path (tags)

The resistance against the former president Gaddafi was legitimate However, the rebels not only allied with the NATO, sacrifying real Libyan independence, they also commit warcrimes with little distinction between them and Gaddafi With Gaddafi gone

BTL:International Human Rights Groups Campaign to Stop Georgia Execution of Troy Davis (tags)

Interview with Laura Moye, Death Penalty abolition campaign director at Amnesty International USA, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

BTL:Amnesty International: Hold All Sides in Libyan Conflict Accountable for War Crimes (tags)

Interview with T. Kumar, international advocacy director with Amnesty International, conducted by Scott Harris

Amnesty International Launches Global Angola 3 Campaign (tags)

This week Amnesty International launched a global campaign calling for US authorities to end the solitary confinement of Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, of the Angola 3. Amnesty is calling for people around the world to contact Governor Jindal.

Troy Davis Execution Date Expected Anytime --An interview with Laura Moye of Amnesty Intl. (tags)

Laura Moye is director of the Amnesty International USA Death Penalty Abolition Campaign. Moye talks about Troy Davis, an African American on death row for over 19 years. Following a recent US Supreme Court ruling, his execution date is expected to be scheduled any day now. We must act to stop it!

AN EVIL PRESS (tags)

The Brazilian journalists are abusing the freedom of press.

BTL:With Custody Transferred to Baghdad Government, Iraqi Prisoners Suffer Torture and Abu (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Amnesty International Holds Vigil for Troy Davis in Downtown L.A.. (tags)

Global Day Of Action For Georgia Death Row Inmate

BTL:Amnesty International Calls for Review of U.S. Arm Sales to Israel (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Amnesty international: Israeli army used flechettes against Gaza civilians (tags)

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights of Global Research reported on Amnesty International finding in Gaza which did not hit the media.

Fears of a cover-up grow in the case of missing human rights activist in Haiti (tags)

Equally disturbing is the fact that the United Nations leadership has failed to recognize Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine’s abduction and disappearance altogether.

Christmas message 2007:Against war,racism,poverty and exclusion ''illegals'' (tags)

Contrary the hypocrisy of the traditional Christmas-celebrations and the consumption-hysteria, the message is to work for peace, against racism and exclusion of ''illegals'' To say it shortly: the advancement of human rights, without distinction

The young Iranian Makvan Moloudzadeh must live! (tags)

Sign the petition for Life in Iran: http://www.stopexecution.net Send fresh flowers: one white, one red to say yes to a respect for human rights, no to the death sentence. Choose a company that guarantees deliveries to Teheran (Iran), Interflora, for example. Send the two flowers to: - President Mahmud Ahmadinejad - Pasteur Ave - 13168-43311 Tehran - Iran. We suggest you also sign the petition and send an email to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran: dr-ahmadinejad@president.ir - Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi - Ministry of Justice - Ministry of Justice Building, Panzdah-Khordad Square - Tehran - Iran. Email: info@dadgostary-tehran.ir

Panayam ng Pinoy Weekly kay Prof. Jose Ma. Sison (tags)

Kunwaring nagpapanukala ng general amnesty ang rehimen para palitawin na ito ay nasa mataas na posisyong moral at politikal. Sa katotohanan, ang rehimen ay imoral at kaaway ng sambayanang Pilipino dahil sa pagtataksil at pagkapapet sa imperyalista, korap at mapagsamanatala, malupit, nagpapairal ng terorismo ng estado at madugong mapanlabag sa mga karapatang tao. Ang pag-aasta ng rehimen na handang magbigay ng general amnesty ay isang anyo ng tusong paghahanda sa implementasyon ng Human Security Act o Anti-Terror Law. Parang sinasabi ni Ermita bilang Torquemada ng Anti-Terrorist Council na dapat sumuko na lahat ng oposisyon sa rehimeng Arroyo bago ipataw sa kanila sila ang Anti-Terror Law.

Ermita raises possibility of political pardon to Honasan, Trillanes (tags)

Malacañang yesterday floated the possibility of Presi-dent Arroyo granting senators-elect Gregorio Honasan and Antonio Trillanes IV political amnesty in the spirit of reconciliation, good governance and national progress, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) quoted Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita as saying yesterday. In his regular media briefing this afternoon in Malacañang, Ermita was said to have cited the President’s policy of extending her hand of reconciliation to detractors of her administration, including armed rebels and political leaders.

Time Calls for Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants (tags)

The May Day marches of the workingclass have finally driven home to the ruling class the obvious and only citizenship solution for 12 million undocumented immigrants who do all the hard, physical labor: AMNESTY NOW! See the June 18, 2007 cover story of Time magazine

Eyes on Darfur (tags)

Amnesty International started posting satellite images on the Internet of villages in Sudan's conflict-ravaged Darfur on Wednesday in a bid to pressure Khartoum to allow U.N. peacekeepers into the region.

Open letter to Amnesty International (tags)

Apart from writing terrific looking reports, and with the exception of bringing much sought after relief in few individual cases, what level of global impact has Amnesty International had over the years? Its own ongoing reports on Israel-Palestine are of exactly zero impact, as empirically evident by the continual reality of new faits accomplis being daily constructed on the ground! In Project Humanbeingsfirst's view, this is entirely because the battles are often being fought at the "low order bits of the issues", when "the higher order bits" entirely determine where "the page faults" (in computer science geek-speak). This deplorable failing in our view, can easily be remedied by addressing the issues at the right levels of abstraction.

Black Panther alive and fight for Sean Bell killed from police brutality (tags)

New York, December 2, 2006

China requires high court OK for death sentences (tags)

American continues to be a bigger, meaner, and eviler police state. China at least takes a step in the right direction

Katyusha Damage Much Less Than Claimed by Israel (tags)

srael's military superiority has not changed. There is no Arab power which can challenge it, and it has had unprecedented support from the US and Britain. Even so, its inability to defeat Hizbollah has reduced its military deterrent. This may tempt it into another round in Lebanon, a war in which it would hope to avoid any further mistakes.

The Wounds of War Must Be Healed (tags)

The human rights violations during the war between Israel and Hezbollah must be investigated and researched. Amnesty International presses for this.

US IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUPS STEPS UP MASS ACTIONS (tags)

Diffferent Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions nationwide in more than 6 major cities to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. More mass actions is slated from September 7 to September 9 in protest of the much delayed congressional action on the immigration reform law that will legalize at least 3 to 5 million undocumented immigrants and at least 7 million workers as “guest workers” in the SB 2611 or the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill that all immigrant rights groups and advocate rejects as “modified HR 4437”.

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP STEPS UP RALLIES FOR AMNESTY AND LEGALIZATION (tags)

Different Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. From September 2, 2005 different mass actions were held all over California and other parts of the United States like Seattle, Phoenix, Arizona, Chicago and other states during the long Labor Day weekend. Labor groups, anti wart and other progressive groups together with the immigrant rights advocates banded together to push the people’s agenda.

NDFP calls for renewed talks in wake of Amnesty International report (tags)

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) renewed calls for the resumption of peace negotiations, saying the government's "all-out war" against them will only "further escalate human rights violations and…further economic ruin." The call, issued by National Democratic Front (NDF) negotiating panel Chairman Luis Jalandoni came following the release of an Amnesty International (AI) report which faulted the Arroyo administration's "failure to protect individuals" for the continued killings of mostly leftist activists in the country.

IDF Investigation of Themselves a Whitewash (What a Surprise!) (tags)

he investigation carried out by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) into the air-missile attack on Qana was clearly inadequate and reinforces the need for the urgent dispatch of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC).

‘Amnesty’ to GMA: Stop leftist killings (tags)

Amnesty International has called on President Arroyo to do more to stop a spate of killings targeting leftist activists. Mrs. Arroyo must "show she means business by implementing concrete measures to prevent the deaths of more activists," Amnesty deputy director for Asia-Pacific Tim Parritt said in a statement issued in Manila yesterday. Among other things, the President should "strengthen implementation of witness protection laws," Parritt said.

Protest Racist Minutemen in Downtown LA - Sun, May 21, 11 am (tags)

This Sunday, the racist Minutemen are marching through downtown LA. Join progressive, pro-immigrant organizations to protest against them. Also, participate in informational community leafletting.

BTL:Amnesty International Reports to U.N. on Torture and Abuse (tags)

Interview with Joshua Rubenstein, northeast regional director of Amnesty International USA, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

People’s CORE-CDIR: ALL-OUT For the May 1 Great American Boycott! Dare to Struggle, (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) calls on all immigrants and advocates to go all-out on Monday, May 1, 2006 International Workers Day for the Great American Boycott! Join the Boycott March/ Rally at Olympic at Broadway on May 1 at 12;00 PM to City Hall. “Full rights for Immigrants! Amnesty for all TNT’s and Undocumented Workers! Legalization Now!”

STUDENTS UP THE ANTE: Amnesty's the new agenda (tags)

Student protestors march on City Hall. "Compromise" is off the table--the word today was "Amnesty."

4/10/06 and 5/1/06 National Student Demonstrations (tags)

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Allegations of abuse dismissed in Guadalajara: reluctance to investigate human rights viol (tags)

Reports received by Amnesty International indicate that the men and women detained were subjected to serious human rights violations, including torture and ill treatment, by members of the different police units, in particular while they were being held at the Jalisco State Public Security Office Dirección General de Seguridad del Estado de Jalisco and the State Public Prosecutor’s Office Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) in Guadalajara. It has come to Amnesty International’s knowledge that several detainees were coerced, beaten or threatened into making confessions or giving the names of those suspected of having carried out acts of violence.

Haiti's election and human rights violations (tags)

"If you ever receive a fundraising appeal in the mail from Amnesty International, DO NOT SEND THEM A CHECK. Send it back, and put on it, 'What about Haiti?'" -- Kevin Pina.

Open Letter to Amnesty International on the Iraqi Constitution (tags)

There are so many problems in Iraq now, so many crimes committed daily, where innocent people are killed, arrested, tortured. Why is it so important to neglect all these crimes and be busy with the constitution? Why is it so urgent?

HIV: Auto-Report (tags)

The tragedy of how intellectual property claims on murder evidence papers were used to recruit The Beatles and The King Family into accomplice in the AIDS onslaught. If you don't read it here, you won't read it.

COINTELPRO to the USA P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act (tags)

Film showing, panel and open discussion!

Tasers and Our Fight Against Police Brutality (tags)

Tasers may save some lives, but seem to increase police brutality.

Celebration Of Artistic Freedom To Honor Martin Sheen & Terry George (tags)

The City of West Hollywood and The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute Host the Oscar-Viewing Event, 3rd annual Celebration of Artistic Freedom - Benefiting Amnesty International USA and ACLU Foundation of Southern California

Amnesty Int. Condemns Torture in Spain (tags)

Amnesty International has released a report condemning the torture of Basque detainees and immigrants in Spain.

Greece: Olympic Games must not lead to a trade off of security for human rights (tags)

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE

Amnesty Says Sudan Militias Use Rape as Weapon (tags)

An international human rights group has accused pro-government militias in the Darfur region of Sudan of using rape and other forms of sexual violence "as a weapon of war" to humiliate Black African women and girls as well as the rebels fighting the government in Khartoum.

BTL:Amnesty International Calls for Special Counsel to Investigate Charges of~ (tags)

...Torture in U.S.-Run Military Prisons~Interview with Samer Rabadi, of Amnesty International conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

DUBYA A DANGER TO THE WORLD (tags)

PRESIDENT Bush was accused yesterday of making the world a more dangerous place. Amnesty International attacked the American-led war on terror, claiming it had led to the worst human rights abuses in 50 years.

Dubia, a danger to the world (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

Amnesty International reveals pattern of torture in Iraq (tags)

One punishment involved 14 handcuffed, naked male inmates -- when told to open their legs they were beaten upwards, from behind, until they fell on the floor. The American personnel repeated this abuse specifically to injure the prisoner's genital organs.

Amnesty forced to Withdraw Chavez documentary from screening amid threats of violence (tags)

Amnesty International Vancouver was forced to withdraw a documentary on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, amid threats of violence.

Israel/Occupied Territories: Wanton Destruction Constitutes a War Crime (tags)

The War Crimes Israel Perpetuates Continue to Feed the Terrorist Mentality While Punishing the Innocent

"Report From Baghdad" Part Four--Women in Iraq (tags)

This is a part four of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invasion of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html

Not in the jury's name (tags)

The Governor of Tennessee must stop an execution scheduled for 18 June in his state because he cannot rely on the jury's original sentencing decision, Amnesty International said today, releasing a

Pictures from American prison in Iraq (tags)

the pictures say enough about american arrogancy on the nude body of an iraq prisoner an american or american friend wrote in arab: "Ali Baba thief"

America Voice your opposition to indiscriminate weapons - Take action! (tags)

On 27 March, US armed forces were reported to have fired missiles with cluster bomblets near Najaf, while on 26 March it was reported that UK Harrier jets had dropped cluster bombs on Iraqi troops. Allegations have also been made that cluster bombs have been dropped on the city of Basra and may be responsible for civilian deaths and injuries

Bombing of Iraqi news station might be a crime (tags)

Questions arise about the legality of bombing an Iraqi news station

Closure of Basque newspaper must be investigated promptly (tags)

Closure of Basque newspaper must be investigated promptly

12/30: AmericasWatch - Looking Back 2002 to Look Forward 2003 (tags)

Occational News Services from PeaceNoWar.net URL: www.PeaceNoWar.net **2002 PeaceNoWar/ActionLA Suggests Holiday Reading/Film/Music Lists URL: http://www.actionla.org/ActionLA/2002list.htm

Nov 5: News Upates from Palestine-Amnesty International Accues Israel (tags)

Amnesty International Accues Israel "War Crime" From: www.PeaceNOWar.net The full Amnesty report is available online at: http://web.amnesty.org/ai.nsf/recent/MDE151432002!Open

ABOUT RITT GOLDSTEIN (tags)

Ritt Goldstein broke the stories on TIPS and the Administration's internment camps. Here's some background regarding him and an easy way to find more.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: US-BACKED ARMY RESPONSIBLE FOR TORTURE AND KILLINGS (tags)

In their most recent report on human rights in Colombia Amnesty International talks of "strong links between the security forces and the paramilitaries" and blames US military aid for inflaming the situation.

: “severe findings of war crimes in Jenin” (tags)

“The evidence compiled indicates that serious breaches of international human rights and humanitarian law were committed, including war crimes, but only an independent international commission of inquiry can establish the full facts and the scale of these violations,”

Amnesty International Adopts Jailed Mexican Environmentalists as... (tags)

Folabi Olagbaju, director of Amnesty International USA's Human Rights and Environmental Program. He discusses the circumstances surrounding the prosecution of Montiel and Cabrera and why Amnesty has adopted the men as prisoners of conscience.

Protest at Mexican Consulate to free Mexican EcoActivists (tags)

Protest at Mexican Consulate to free Mexican EcoActivists on Friday July 20

Alert! Press Lynching by Libel Law (tags)

ALERT! BRITAIN’S OBSERVER SUED BY COMPANY OVER PALAST INVESTIGATION INTO LINKS TO BUSH, HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

ANTI-WTO ACTIVISTS IN SEATTLE CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS FOR N30, 2000! (tags)

Activists In Seattle Prepare For Possible Confrontations With Police On WTO Protest Anniversary

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