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The US prison camp at Guantánamo is back on the political agenda. And the politicking again threatens to derail the already long overdue goal of closing it.

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Children forced to live in Slums

Children are forced to live in slums in Philipinnes. Without charity organizations like the CHP, there would be no housing, and no schools for the slums. 14 more words


Human Rights Open Mic @ Lamont Street Collective

I’m still so inspired by the folks that participated in the Human Rights Open Mic last Friday at the Lamont Street Collective (a truly amazing place)!  30 more words


Human Rights in Palestine - Voices Across the Divide

Alice Rothchild, Director of the film, “Voices Across the Divide”, which features voices of Palestinian refugees, came to talk at American University on Friday following a screening of the film. 33 more words


Why Do We Condone Prison Torture in Wisconsin and U.S. ?

In a remarkable article, Journal Sentinel reporter Gina Barton reveals the work of a Buddhist minister and the religious social justice group WISDOM to call attention to the fact that Wisconsin’s solitary confinement policy often amounts to torture as defined by the United Nations. 603 more words


Rigoberta Menchu

Rigoberta Menchu has devoted her life to advocating for the rights of the indigenous Guatemalan people, work for which she earned a Nobel Peace Prize. Rigoberta is a member of the K’iche’ ethnic group so she understands the plights and worries specific to native Guatemalan people. 255 more words

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Convicted hackers ordered to hack for the Cambodian government.

Two members of hacker group Anonymous Cambodia convicted of computer hacking will be spared further jail time. Instead, they have been ordered to put their “excellent” IT skills to use combating cybercrime in the Cambodian Ministry of Interior. 193 more words