Amnesty International Magazine, Winter 2008

December 8, 2008

Amnesty International Magazine, Winter 2008

Winter 2008

Amina Masood Janjua 

The Conviction of Love
By Sonya Fatah

After Amina Masood Janjua's husband went missing, she took her case to the steps of the Supreme Court with nothing more than some handmade placards and a few folding chairs. her protest over Pakistan's "disappeared" has grown into a national movement and become an integral storyline in the country's continuiling constitutional crisis.  More »

Donald Rumsfeld 

The Trial of Donal Rumsfeld
By Michael Ratner and the Center for Constitutional Rights

In response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, top officials of the Bush administration authored an era of torture, rendition and secret detention--criminal acts for which them must be held accountable. In his new book, attorney Michael Ratner lays out the prosecutors case for the war crimes trial that may never happen. More »

Hamburg, LA 

Eyes Off the Prize
By Carol Anderson

The scenes of horror in New Orleans after Hurrican Katrina so closely mirrored those of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 that they gave America a shock: thousands of U.S. citizens, overwhelmingly poor and overwhelmingly African American, abandoned to putrid floodwaters by an indifferent government. More »

I Live Here 

I Live Here
As told to Dana Calvo and Elizabeth Mendez Berry

Actress Mia Kirshner has a very personal connection to the subject of her first book, a "paper documentary" that tells the stories of displaced people around the world.  More »

South Ossetia 

AIUSA Harnesses Satellite Technology to Monitor South Ossetia

Thousands of civilians in South Ossetia bore the brunt of the military conflict between Georgia and Russia that erupted on Aug. 8. More »

Emily Gayong Setton 

Fight to the Finish
By Ron Lajoie

Emily Gayong Setton had not been born on December 2, 1984, when more than 35 tons of toxic gasses leaked into the night air over Bhopal, India, from a pesticide plan owned by Union Carbide. The leak immediately killed 7,000 people, and 15,000 more died in the aftermath.   More »