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Lese majeste and the collapse of human rights

Amnesty International joins Human Rights Watch in declaring human rights at a new low in the military dictatorship’s Thailand.

AI’s overview of the past year in royalist Thailand states: 412 more words

20th Century Protest Poetry

I’ve just found, and followed, David Meeker’s impressive blog, 20th Century Protest Poetry: Poems That Make a Difference. Scrolling down the home page, you’ll find relevant poems, including Carolyn Forche’s “The Colonel,” Roethke’s “The Geranium,” and Nazim Hikmet’s “Letters from a Man in Solitary,” preceded by brief introductory essays. 15 more words

Poetry

Hello, 1950 is Calling and They Want Their Views Back

Recently a bill was introduced in Utah addressing the pay gap between men and women. That’s a good thing, right? I mean why should your pay be based upon the genitalia between your legs? 519 more words

Life

Trump & Mexico won't talk about Immigration | The Guardian

Mexico has indicated it would not accept the Trump administration’s new US immigration proposals, saying it would go to the United Nations to defend the rights of immigrants in the US. 45 more words

Mexico

Killing Humans Is Not A Human Right

Marching for the right to kill children is strange — marching for the right to kill your own children is incomprehensible.

— Dinesh D’Souza

Abortion

Land feuds get top-level airing

Fifteen national and international organizations representing 38 civil society groups met with the National Assembly’s first commission yesterday to discuss eight major land dispute cases in an effort to find a solution for those affected. 628 more words

Human Rights

Israel blocks EU lawmakers’ entry into besieged Gaza Strip

Press TV – February 22, 2017

The Tel Aviv regime has prevented five European parliamentarians from entering the Gaza Strip as the Palestinian enclave remains under an inhumane Israeli siege.

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism