Human Rights

George Conway Goes After ‘delusional Demagogue’ Trump For Calling Impeachment Investigators...

On Thursday, President Donald Trump once again lashed out at the House Democrats overseeing the impeachment investigation, tweeting that they are “human scum” who have “taken Due Process and all of the Republican Party’s rights...
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Amnesty International: Facebook And Google Are A Threat To Human Rights

Amnesty International, the premiere human rights organization, says Facebook and Google pose an unprecedented systematic threat to human rights. Specifically, Amnesty is concerned with the companies' "pervasive surveillance." In a new...
Related topics: Amnesty International, Facebook, Social Media, Google

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House Clears Hong Kong Human Rights Bills With Veto-proof Majorities

The House overwhelmingly approved two measures Wednesday aimed at supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, sending them to President Trump's desk. The Senate had unanimously passed both bills, the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act...
Related topics: Hong Kong, Protests

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Attempt To 'criminalize Basic Human Kindness' Fails As Activist Scott Warren Found Not Guilty On...

Jake Johnson & Jessica Corbett, staff writersAn Arizona jury on Wednesday found human rights activist Scott Warren not guilty of "harboring" undocumented migrants, charges that were levied by federal prosecutors after the geography teacher provided...
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Liz Warren Claims Abortions Are ‘human Rights,’ Sarah Silverman Applauds

There’s nothing like a little hardcore abortion talk at a DNC debate to get Hollywood types riled up. After Senator Elizabeth Warren claimed that abortion was a “human right” at the fifth DNC debate, comedian Sarah Silverman...
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Facebook And Google Surveillance Is An ‘assault On Privacy,’ Says Amnesty International

Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Facebook and Google’s persistent surveillance of billions of people around the world threatens human rights and free expression, says Amnesty International. In a new report, the NGO argues the companies...
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House Sends Bill Supporting Hong Kong Protesters To Trump

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong, one day after a unanimous vote in the Senate drew condemnation from Beijing as an unwarranted interference in its domestic affairs.The bill now...
Related topics: Hong Kong, Protests, China, Beijing

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Doc Nyc Review: ‘advocate’ Is A Complex Portrait Of A Polarizing Figure

The polarizing legal documentary Advocate has rightfully caused controversy within Israel and around the world, telling the story of Lea Tsemel, a Jewish-Israeli human rights lawyer who defends Palestinians who have committed real crimes. Although...
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'naked Violation' Of Human Rights: Global Condemnation Over New Us Position On Israeli Occupation

Eoin Higgins, staff writer"The American government's decision to jettison international law and to legitimise the illegal Israeli settlements is probably the very last nail in the coffin of the two-state solution."

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Privacy Breach Of Political Leaders, Rights Activists: India Backtracks, Admits Whatsapp Breaches

New Delhi (Sputnik): Several Indian political leaders, human rights activists, academics and journalists claimed early this month that they were under surveillance on social media platforms using software developed and marketed by an Israeli group.
Related topics: Activism, India, New Delhi, Social Media

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Headlines For November 20, 2019

4 Key Witnesses Testify in Impeachment HearingsAmnesty Says Iranian Security Forces Killed Over 100 ProtestersBolivian Military Carries Out Second Massacre Against Morales SupportersSenate Approves Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy ActU.N....
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Human Rights Situation In Nicaragua 'critical,' Regional Body Says

The Organization of American States said on Tuesday that Nicaragua was experiencing a "critical human rights situation" that had upset the country's constitutional order, following President Daniel Ortega's crackdown on opponents.Major...
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Iran: Violent Gov’t Crackdown On Protesters With Live Fire And Many Casualties, Hidden By...

(Human Rights Watch) – (Beirut) – Iranian security forces appear to be using excessive force against protests that emerged after an abrupt government increase in fuel prices across the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities have...
Related topics: Iran, Protests, Lebanon

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The Us Senate Unanimously Passed A Bill To Defend Human Rights In Hong Kong — A Powerful Act Of...

The bill's passage comes at a time when protests in Hong Kong that have continued for six months approach a fever pitch.
Related topics: Hong Kong, China, Protests

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Us Pardons For Accused War Criminals, Contrary To International Law: Un Rights Office

A presidential pardon for two United States soldiers accused of war crimes, and a sentence reduction for a third, “run against the letter and the spirit of international law which requires accountability for such violations”, the United Nations...

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Human Rights Protester Lodges Criminal Complaint Against Bahrain Embassy

A human rights protester has lodged a criminal complaint against staff at the Bahrain Embassy alleging attempted murder on the night of his rooftop demonstration. Moosa Mohammed claimed he was beaten up and threatened with being thrown from the...
Related topics: Protests, Bahrain

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Official: Oregon Lags In Socially Conscious Investing

TIGARD, Ore. — Oregon’s state employee pension fund is invested in an Israeli company whose smartphone spyware has been used against dissidents, human rights defenders and journalists by repressive regimes. It’s also invested in two prison...

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The Political Role Of The Russian Orthodox Church

Marcel H. Van Herpen Politics, Eurasia “Traditional values” have become the rallying cry of extreme Right populist parties, which are sponsored by Moscow in its effort to undermine Western liberal democracy and universal human rights. If we...
Related topics: Religion, Russia, Moscow

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Stalkerware Is A Toxic Tool For Domestic Abusers. This Coalition Wants To Stop It.

Human rights and privacy groups, as well as internet security companies, are teaming up to fight stalkerware.  Stalkerware is, as Mashable's own Jack Morse described it, "a noxious class of software designed to surreptitiously run in the...

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Iran Protests: Live Ammunition Reportedly Used, Says Un Human Rights Office

Reports indicating that dozens of people have been killed in continuing protests across Iran – some by live ammunition - are of deep concern, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said on Tuesday.
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