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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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Posted in Human Rights

Special Report: US Supreme Court to Rule on Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage

The issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court March 26 and 27. The high court will hear a challenge to California’s ban on gay marriage and will also consider a federal law that defines marriage solely as

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Posted in LGBT, Special Report

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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Posted in Censorship, Human Rights

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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Posted in Censorship, Human Rights, Religious Censorship

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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Posted in Human Rights

Chinese Activist Warned Off Foreign Media

But government threats are unlikely to silence China’s rights activists, some analysts say. Authorities in Beijing have warned civil rights campaigner Hu Jia not to give any more interviews to foreign media organizations and to stay away from further activism.

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Report: Secret US Government Order Targets WikiLeaks Volunteer

A U.S. news report says the U.S. government obtained a secret court order to force Google Inc. and a small Internet provider to hand over information from the e-mail accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer. A report in The Wall Street

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

#OccupyWallStreet Protest Joined by Labor, Community Groups

Written by Carolyn Weaver | New York City #OccupyWallStreet protestors were joined Wednesday by labor unions and community organizers demonstrating in New York against what they see as economic injustice. The “Occupy Wall Street” protesters, who have camped out in

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Political Censorship

#OccupyWallStreet Protest Movement Spreading Like Wildfire

What began in New York City more than two weeks ago and labeled #OccupyWallStreet has spawned similar demonstrations in several major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and across the Midwest. Now the #OccupyWallStreet protest crowd will be getting

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Political Censorship

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