Fall 2007

December 12, 2007

Fall 2007

Fall 2007

Rise up and walk
By Jungwon Kim

Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, is a human rights pioneer whose life’s work has focused on forging links between good governance, sustainable development and human rights. | More »

Muscular State
By Paul Mooney

After China won the 2008 Olympic bid, officials promised that the country’s human rights situation would “move forward.” But despite some positive changes, the government has tightened its grip on activists and the domestic media. | More »

Poems from Guantanamo
By Marc Falkoff

Abused, desperate and isolated, Guantánamo prisoners have turned to writing poetry as a way to preserve their humanity. Despite the Pentagon’s vigorous efforts to suppress the poems, a dedicated band of pro bono lawyers for the detainees have published a collection. | More »

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Maze of Injustice
By Clay Westrope

AI's report on violence against Native American and Alaska Native women sparks national debate | More »

Chipping in to help Native American women
By Daniel Reynolds

How a software developer from Pittsburgh helped to save a women's shelter in South Dakota. | More »

Special Focus Case: Ethiopian Prisoners of Conscience Released
By Ingrid Nugent

Professor Mesfin Woldemariam was one of 38 political prisoners that were pardoned by the Ethiopian president. AIUSA activists and staff were intstrumental in pressing for his release. | More »

Lethal, and Inhumane
By Brian Evans

Lethal injection, once touted as a "humane" method of execution, has come under increasing scrutiny over the past year. | More »

AIUSA "adopts" war-weary Iraqi refugees
By Alyssa Misner

Last July, Amnesty International USA launched the groundbreaking Iraqi Refugee Pilot Project, in which AI members are paired with an individual or refugee family who has fled Iraq. | More »

My Journey from Darfur
By Garelnabi Abusikin

"My village was attacked early one morning in September 2003. The adults were still home, not in the field or at work, and the children had not left for school. I saw Janjawid ("evil horsemen") and Sudanese soldiers enter our village." | More »