02 Dec 2015

Review Board Admits Military Wrongfully Detained Guantanamo Prisoner For 13 Years

The Periodic Review Board, which reviews the cases of Guantanamo prisoners, admitted that Mustafa al-Shamir has been held without cause for over a decade.

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13 Nov 2015

Protest Music Project: Andy Worthington Interviewed on Songwriting and His Influences

Andy Worthington of The Four Fathers talks about his album, “Love and War,” and what influenced him to become a writer & performer of protest music.

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30 Oct 2015

EU Nominates Violent US-Backed Venezuelan Opposition For Human Rights Prize

The EU’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought could be awarded to Venezuela’s violent opposition movement, which is backed by U.S. dollars.

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Migrants from Africa protest for asylum and fair treatment in Israel (Physicians for Human Rights on Flickr)
15 Oct 2015

The World’s Largest Detention Center Is For Black Jews Seeking Asylum In Israel

The recent release of 1,200 prisoners from a detention center in the Negev Desert is not a signal that Israel is rethinking its harsh treatment of refugees.

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The Wikileaks Truck in front of the White House (Wikileaks Truck on Flickr)
07 Oct 2015

Wikileaks Exposes Secret Deal To Get Saudi Arabia On UN Human Rights Council

Two years after the controversial appointment of Saudi Arabia to the UN Human Rights Council, leaked cables reveal the UK was a key player in the election.

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03 Oct 2015

US Withholding Evidence That Could Free Former GITMO Prisoner (VIDEO)

Kevin Gosztola recently appeared on The Matthew Filipowicz show to discuss the plight of former Guantanamo prisoner Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri.

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24 Sep 2015

‘Snowden Treaty’ Under Review By Multiple Countries

A draft of the “Snowden Treaty,” which would expand international legal obligations to protect privacy and whistleblowers, is under review by multiple countries. The “International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers” — is spearheaded by activist David Miranda and Avaaz campaign director Dalia Hasad.

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24 Sep 2015

‘Snowden Treaty’: Global Campaign to Promote Privacy, Protect Whistleblowers

Journalists and activists will present an international treaty they want countries to sign to promote privacy and protect whistleblowers.

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22 Sep 2015

Buried Alive: Solitary Confinement In U.S. Prisons (VIDEO)

American Friends Service Network: At any given time, there are more than 80,000 people in solitary confinement in prisons across the United States—locked up in closed cells for at least 23 hours every day and deprived of human contact for months, years, even decades.

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22 Sep 2015

Inspector General Urged To Investigate Justice Department For Ignoring CIA Torture

Amnesty International USA urged the inspector general for the Justice Department to investigate why the department has failed to examine human rights violations documented in the Senate report on CIA torture. In a letter dated September 21, AIUSA alleges the Justice Department failed to review evidence regarding the department’s role in human rights violations, which were committed by the CIA.

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