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Announcement to All Blog Followers: Moving My Blog!

Hello to all my WordPress blog followers! After 2½ years on the WordPress.com publishing platform, I have decided to make a change. My time here at WordPress has been very fulfilling. I really have learned a lot about blogging, html,

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The Importance of Human Rights Education

Human Rights

It is often said that knowledge is power, and this is especially true when it comes to knowledge of human rights. Simply put, this is the teaching of the history, laws and theories surrounding human rights. There’s a variety of

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China Rights Review ‘Shrouded in Secrecy,’ Activists Pressured

A policeman tries to stop a photographer from taking pictures at a police checkpoint in Beijing.

  China has launched a nationwide crackdown on rights activists clamoring for transparency and participation in the government’s closed-door preparations for a once-in-four years U.N. review of the country’s human rights record, according to a rights group. Chinese rights campaigners

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Posted in Government Control, Human Rights

Human Rights: North Dakota Legislature Passes Abortion Ban

Bill Sponsor

The North Dakota legislature has passed a bill that would essentially ban abortions by defining life as starting at conception. The North Dakota House approved the bill Friday on a 57-35 vote. The state Senate approved the bill last month,

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World News: China Scores Poorly in Global Democracy Index

China Ballot Officers

In a year of little progress for democracy around the world, China has once more ranked among the lowest on a 2012 global democracy index, while Hong Kong moved up a few places based on rising levels of public participation

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Posted in Human Rights, World News

Hackers Target US-Based North Korean Rights Group

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A Washington-based organization that monitors human rights in North Korea says hackers attacked its website on the same day a cyber attack hit South Korean banks and broadcasters. Greg Scarlatoiu, the executive director for the Committee for Human Rights in

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Posted in Censorship, Human Rights, World News

Human Rights: UN to Investigate Rights Violations in North Korea

North Korea

The United Nations has established a commission to investigate human rights violations in North Korea, saying some of them may amount to “crimes against humanity.” The U.N. Human Rights Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday to create the commission, which

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Human Rights Organizations Call on the UN to Aid Detained Vietnamese Blogger Le Quoc Quan

Le Quoc Quan

Written by Eva Galperin – Re-Published from eff.org (Creative Commons) On 27 December 2012 prominent Vietnamese activist and blogger Le Quoc Quan was arbitrarily arrested and detained by local authorities while taking his daughter to school. The arrest was the

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Religious Censorship: 40 Days for Life or 40 Days for Birth?

Sister Joan Chittister

40 Days for Life The 40 Days for Life campaign of 2013 has now concluded its 23rd day. If you are not familiar with 40 Days for Life, check out their web site here. In short, it is a gathering

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Libya’s Women Activists Outraged by Court Ruling on Wives

Two Women = One Man Libya

Libya’s Supreme Court has overturned a marriage law requiring a husband to secure the approval of his first wife before taking a second. This ruling on multiple wives has horrified liberals, who fear the clock is being turned back on

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