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48 min ago | Who Hijacked Our Country

Third World Tinpot Dictators Scold United States over Human Rights Violations

What??? How can they say this about The Greatest Country In The World - the Beacon of Freedom?!? In the ongoing civil war between the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri and the occupying army - China, Russia, Egypt and Iran are all taking potshots at the United States of America.

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4 hrs ago | MTV

Think Tank Blames Intern For Tweet Telling Amnesty International To 'Suck It'

Interns are often stereotyped as overeager, coffee-wielding victims of mundane tasks and lousy pay.

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations, Drink, Coffee, Ferguson, MO

7 hrs ago | JD Supra

Amnesty International Continues to Push for En Banc Rehearing in Conflict Minerals Case

Amnesty International has filed a supplemental brief which continues to advocate for a rehearing en banc in the conflict minerals case .

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations, Agriculture, Science

9 hrs ago | Amnesty International USA

Syria: 'Beheading' of US reporter a war crime that highlights 'chilling' risk to journalists

The apparent execution-style killing by the Islamic State armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria constitutes a war crime and highlights the urgent need for all states with influence in the region to ensure other missing journalists are safely released, Amnesty International said today.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Activism, Charitable Organizations, Iraq, World News, Middle East

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Daily Kos

NYT Defends Not Covering Amnesty International Report on Torture

Last week, Amnesty International released a detailed report, on the failure of U.S. and other international forces to investigate killings of civilians in Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations, Prison, US News, Liberal Political News

Newkerala.com

Amnesty International hails release of Irom Sharmila

The release of Indian rights activist Irom Sharmila is a legal and moral victory following her 13 year-long hunger strike, Amnesty International India said Tuesday.

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Amnesty International USA

Israel: Human rights access to Gaza imperative amid renewed exchange of fire

The resumption of Israeli air strikes and rocket fire from Gaza underscores the imperative need to grant human rights groups immediate access to monitor the situation, said Amnesty International today.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Activism, Charitable Organizations, Palestinian Territories

Daily Kos

Updated w pics-- An Amnesty Int US First: Team to Ferguson, MO

Hello from Venice, Italy ! Yesterday spent a long day walking, gawking and photographing yesterday so having a lazy morning this am.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Activism, Charitable Organizations, Italy, World News,

Mashable

Think Tank Tells Amnesty International to 'Suck It' on Twitter

Tensions are running high in Ferguson, Missouri, as clashes between the police and protesters continue 10 days after 18-year-old Mike Brown was shot by a police officer.

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Amnesty International USA

Saudi Arabia: Four relatives executed for hashish possession amid...

The Saudi Arabian authorities must halt all executions, Amnesty International said after four members of the same family were executed today as part of a "disturbing" recent surge in the use of the death penalty in the country.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Activism, Charitable Organizations, Death Penalty

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Amnesty International

Nigeria: Destitute victims of forced eviction must be adequately compensated

It is imperative that the government of Lagos state act immediately to ensure all those forcibly evicted from Badia East are fully compensated.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Activism, Charitable Organizations

New York Magazine

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Can't Get Into Gaza

They may be on the front lines in Ferguson , but there's one place Amnesty International observers can't get: the Gaza Strip.

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McClatchy

Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson has a global audience

Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers.

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The Washington Post

Saudi Arabia executes 4 for hashish smuggling

The Interior Ministry says they were executed Monday in southern Najran province near Yemen after they were found guilty by three courts, including an appeals court.

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Related Topix: Yemen, World News, Charitable Organizations

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Switched

Amnesty International Calls For Investigation Of Ferguson Police Tactics

Amnesty International is calling for an investigation of the police tactics used by police in Ferguson, Missouri, where local law enforcement have clashed with protesters following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Activism, Charitable Organizations, Violent Crime

Sat Aug 16, 2014

In-depth Africa

Kabimba Fails to Address Declining Human Rights Record in Zambia

Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba has doggedly responded to human rights abuse claims in Zambia by Amnesty International by saying they should pinpoint specifics before he could respond.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Amnesty International USA

South Africa: Full accountability for the Marikana killings urgently needed

On the second anniversary of the catastrophic events in Marikana, justice for the victims and full accountability are still urgently needed, Amnesty International said today.

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Counterpunch

The ICC Must Investigate Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

Israel's month-long military barrage of Gaza known as "Protective Edge" included numerous attacks on civilian-populated sites, including on homes, hospitals, mosques, markets and United Nation schools-turned-shelters.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Morocco: Activists jailed for reporting torture must be released immediately

Two activists recently imprisoned after they reported they had been abducted and tortured must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said.

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Amnesty International USA

Dominican Republic: Killings at the hands of the police rise while reforms stall

The number of killings perpetrated by the police is on the rise again in the Dominican Republic whilst legislation intended to fix the problem stalls and stagnates in Congress, said Amnesty International today.

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Related Topix: World News, Dominican Republic, Central America, Activism, Charitable Organizations

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