Human Rights

                
  • Immigrant deaths on Arizona border rise

    Immigrant deaths on Arizona border rise

    September 1, 2009 By Joe Bernick

    With five weeks left in the fiscal year the number of human remains recovered on the Arizona-Sonora border since October 1, 2008 has reached 183 already surpassing last year's death toll.

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  • Rights coalition calls for end to immigrant arrest program

    Rights coalition calls for end to immigrant arrest program

    August 28, 2009

    More than 500 immigrants’ rights and social justice organizations have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that he stop a controversial program whereby state and local police are allowed to participate in immigration enforcement...

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  • US attorney general announces torture probe

    US attorney general announces torture probe

    August 25, 2009

    Human rights groups hailed President Obama’s decision to remove the CIA from interrogation of detainees in the so-called “war on terror” and to create a new White House unit that spurns torture methods such as “waterboarding”...

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  • Amnesty International denounces repression in Honduras

    Amnesty International denounces repression in Honduras

    August 25, 2009

    Human rights are taking a beating in Honduras in the aftermath of the June 28 coup d'etat which sent left-wing President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya into exile. Although the corporate controlled media are not reporting it, the...

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  • Lawsuit sheds more light on terror war abuses

    Lawsuit sheds more light on terror war abuses

    February 16, 2009 By William Fisher

    NEW YORK, Feb 15 (IPS) - Three human rights groups have released documents that they say reveal close cooperation between the U.S. Defence Department and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in rendering terrorism suspects to secret...

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