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

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

Posted by 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 The leaders in Washington are feckless—their ideas, outdated.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 […]

Distributing, Then Confiscating, Condoms

Distributing, Then Confiscating, Condoms

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Americas, CPR Rights, ESC Rights | No Comments

By Megan McLemore Published in: The New York Times I MET her at 2 a.m. on a cold and windy morning in Washington, when she ran over to the outreach van to get a warm cup of coffee. Volunteers were offering condoms and health information to sex workers. She took only two condoms, and I […]

Ban on Arming Domestic Drones: Let’s Draw a Line in the Sand

Ban on Arming Domestic Drones: Let’s Draw a Line in the Sand

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Americas, Counterterrorism, CPR Rights | No Comments

By Chris Calabrese ACLU Last week Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) and the House of Representatives drew an important line in the sand. Holt offered an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill to bar any DHS funding for “the purchase, operation, or maintenance of armed unmanned aerial vehicles.” (The amendment was adopted and […]

Tiananmen anniversary: China arrests activists

Tiananmen anniversary: China arrests activists

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Asia, CPR Rights, Freedom and Privacy | No Comments

Published in: BBC China has arrested activists and placed others under increased surveillance to stop them from marking the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Searches on social media sites have also been restricted to try to prevent any reference to the 1989 events. The foreign ministry expressed “strong dissatisfaction” over a call from the […]

Peru anti-mining protest leader arrested near Cusco

Peru anti-mining protest leader arrested near Cusco

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Americas, CPR Rights, Labor Rights | No Comments

Published in BBC News Peruvian police have arrested the leader of anti-mining protests a day after the government declared a state of emergency in a southern province. Herbert Huaman was among several activists detained, following more than a week of demonstrations against a mining project by Swiss company Xstrata. The copper mine dispute in Espinar […]

Croatia: Don’t Force Change in Pride March Route

Croatia: Don’t Force Change in Pride March Route

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in CPR Rights, Europe, LGBT Rights | No Comments

Published in Human Rights Watch Threat of Violence Requires Protection, Not interference. (Berlin, May 31, 2012) – Authorities in the Croatian city of Split should permit the 2012 Gay Pride March on June 9, 2012, to end on the city’s waterfront as planned, Human Rights Watch said today. Croatian police have an obligation to facilitate […]

Prisoners of Profit: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia

Prisoners of Profit: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Americas, CPR Rights, Migrants | No Comments

By Azadah N. Shashahani ACLU The ACLU of Georgia recently released a comprehensive report on conditions of detention for immigrants in Georgia, three of which are operated by for-profit corporations and one of which, the Stewart Detention Center, is the largest immigration detention facility in the country. For purposes of this documentation project, the ACLU […]

Thailand: Internet Trial a Major Setback for Free Speech

Thailand: Internet Trial a Major Setback for Free Speech

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Asia, CPR Rights, Press Freedom | No Comments

Published in Human Rights Watch Web Manager Convicted for Failing to Remove Lese Majeste Content (New York) – The conviction of a prominent website manager on computer crimes charges highlights the Thai government’s growing misuse of laws intended to protect the monarchy. Imposing a prison sentence adds to the climate of fear and self-censorship in […]

Manufacturing a “Black Separatist” Threat and Other Dubious Claims: Bias in Newly Released FBI Terrorism Training Materials

Manufacturing a “Black Separatist” Threat and Other Dubious Claims: Bias in Newly Released FBI Terrorism Training Materials

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Americas, CPR Rights, ESC Rights | No Comments

By Michael German ACLU In a throwback to the J. Edgar Hoover-era COINTELPRO investigations targeting civil rights and anti-war activists, the FBI is now training its agents to be on the lookout for “Black Separatist” terrorists, according to FBI training materials released today by the ACLU. These new disclosures, obtained through Freedom of Information Act litigation, […]

China: EU Rights Talks Sliding Toward Irrelevance

China: EU Rights Talks Sliding Toward Irrelevance

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Asia, CPR Rights, ESC Rights | No Comments

Published in Human Rights Watch Empty Rhetoric Betrays Lack of Strategy (Brussels) – The European Union needs to hold China accountable for its human rights obligations under international law or face the prospect that its human rights dialogue with the world’s second largest economy will become irrelevant, Human Rights Watch said today. The EU and China […]

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