Amnesty for Polluters

Amnesty for Polluters

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 in Americas, Environment, Human Rights | No Comments

By Caroline Medeiros RochaHuman Rights Generation In Brazil the right to a balanced environment is a constitutional one, in fact there is a chapter dedicated to its protection called “Of The Environment” (article 225). It states that “the conducts considered harmful to the environment will subject the perpetrators, being those people or legal entities, to […]

Kleptomania States: The Need for Bold Leadership and Responsible Economic Policy

Kleptomania States: The Need for Bold Leadership and Responsible Economic Policy

Posted on Mar 2, 2013 in Americas, Business, CPR Rights | No Comments

By Jacob ShiflettHuman Rights Generation A battle rages in the United States over the future of Keynesian economics and austerity while the rest of the world watches with great anxiety. The leaders in Washington are feckless—their ideas, outdated. These are the self-proclaimed “best and brightest” the “Shining City on a Hill” has too offer. The […]

Drone Wars: The Inconvenience of Due Process and Supremacy of the National Security Complex

Drone Wars: The Inconvenience of Due Process and Supremacy of the National Security Complex

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 in Americas, Laws of War, Terrorism | No Comments

By Jacob ShiflettHuman Rights Generation The United States Department of Justice recently released the now infamous White Paper memo that details the so-called legal justification for the targeted killing program. President Obama, under the guidance from the Department of Justice, argues callously that the United States has the authority to kill United States citizens while […]

Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking: Is Business Ready to Face Up to It?

Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking: Is Business Ready to Face Up to It?

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 in Business, Forced Labor, News | No Comments

Published in CSRWireBy Joanne Bauer Recent government actions in the United States on human rights appear to be finally changing the climate for business action. For far too long businesses have ignored the risk of forced labor in corporate supply chains — a situation that reflects the failure not just of business, but of society […]

Gaza youth breaks out with a ‘manifesto for change’

Gaza youth breaks out with a ‘manifesto for change’

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 in Human Rights, Middle East | No Comments

Published by Mondoweiss The following statement has gone viral over Facebook and has been sent to us by several people. It was issued by a group called “Gaza Youth Breaks Out.” When we contacted them for more information they sent this response, “We are a group of young people living in Gaza facing different kinds […]

A.C.L.U. to Sue Morgan Stanley Over Mortgage Loans

A.C.L.U. to Sue Morgan Stanley Over Mortgage Loans

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 in Americas, Business, News | No Comments

By Jessica Silver-Greenberg Published in: The New York Times The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing Morgan Stanley of fueling the production of risky, expensive loans that targeted African-American borrowers. In the lawsuit, expected to be filed on Monday, the A.C.L.U. claims that Morgan Stanley is culpable for predatory loans made through the New Century […]

Supreme Court denies Chevron $19bn Ecuador appeal

Supreme Court denies Chevron $19bn Ecuador appeal

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development, Environment | No Comments

Published in BBC News The US Supreme Court has declined to block a judgement from an Ecuadorian court that a US oil firm pay billions in damages for pollution in the Amazon. Chevron was fighting a ruling that it must pay $18.2bn (£11.4bn) in damages, a sum increased to $19bn in July. It is the […]

Banning Muslim Veil Denies Women a Choice, Too

Banning Muslim Veil Denies Women a Choice, Too

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 in Europe, Women's Rights | No Comments

By Judith Sunderland Published in: Women’s eNews On April 11, 2011, Kenza Drider, a 32-year-old mother of four, broke the law in Paris: she wore the niqab in public. She had traveled by train from her home in Avignon to protest a new law banning the full-face Muslim veil in all public spaces throughout France. […]

The Hidden Victims of Tobacco

The Hidden Victims of Tobacco

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 in Americas, Business, Children's Rights | No Comments

By Zama Coursen-Neff Pusblished in: Huffington Post The smoking habits of the presidential candidates keep coming up: Barack Obama’s efforts to quit, Mitt Romney’s abstention. Romney signed a ban on smoking in bars, restaurants, and indoor workplaces in Massachusetts in 2004; President Obama signed a law in 2009 that broadly restricts marketing cigarettes to children. […]

Poland peels back layers on secret CIA prison for suspected terrorists

Poland peels back layers on secret CIA prison for suspected terrorists

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 in Counterterrorism, Europe, Terrorism | No Comments

By Roy Gutman Published in: McClatchy Newspapers STARE KIEJKUTY, Poland — On an idyllic lake surrounded by woods and a double row of mesh-and-razor-wire fences about 100 miles north of Warsaw, there stands a secluded villa that the CIA once used to interrogate – and allegedly torture – top al Qaida suspects. On the grounds […]

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