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India's 'Untouchables' Are Still Being Forced to Collect Human Waste by Hand

The practice of forcing low-caste people in Indian communities to remove accumulated human waste from latrines is continuing despite legal prohibitions and must be stopped, says a leading advocacy group. 401 more words

HRW Blasts Myanmar’s Draft Association Law

Asks the government to revise or reject the legislation

Published in Myanmar Business Today (Vol 1, Issue 31) on Sep 5, 2013

Myanmar’s draft associations law fails to meet international human rights standards and should be significantly revised or discarded, Human Rights Watch said last week. 994 more words

Business

ISIS child recruitment push hints at long-term ambitions - World - CBC News

Pretty nasty stuff, but in character of ISIS and its equivalents (and reminiscent of the Kadr family):

HRW said that children who joined armed groups in Syria did so after enduring torture by the regime, after participating in protests, or because schooling was no longer an option.

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Radicalization

The Tasting Room Wine Cafe

The next stop on my Houston Restaurant Week tour was The Tasting Room Wine Cafe for brunch.  Offering a $25 three-course brunch per person, I decided my first course would be the CRÈME BRÛLÉE FRENCH TOAST (slow dough brioche, strawberries, real maple syrup). 189 more words

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Annihilation Anniversary

First and foremost, Rabaa was a massacre. If I have for some reason offended your reasoning, you may kindly quit reading on. But for those who may not know me; or don’t truly wish to fully know me and what I stand for, an introduction is due. 860 more words

Human Rights Watch Daily Brief, 13 August 2014 | Human Rights Watch

In today’s Brief: Egypt accuses HRW over Rab’a massacre report; desperate plight of Palestinians fleeing Syria; Iraq latest; Russia’s aid convoy; US police shooting; fears for democracy in Turkey; Do sanctions work?; “extraordinary” Philippines arrest; new Saudi wife law; death penalty; & Syria – please don’t forget… 34 more words

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AN EYEWITNESS TO GENOCIDE IN BIAFRA

 AN EYEWITNESS TO GENOCIDE IN BIAFRA; 

ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIAFRA, IN NEW YORK, DECEMBER 7, 1968.

Curiously, in the thousands of books, reports and speeches that I have read relating to the Biafra situation, there has been no reference made to an amazing coincidence of three aspects. 3,550 more words

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