Athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick honored with top award from Amnesty International

Athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick has been honored with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, the human rights organization announced today.

Trump Administration Undermines State Department’s Human Rights Report

Previous assertions from State Department officials, and reports of directives to remove passages on issues like reproductive rights and discrimination indicate that the department’s annual assessment of human rights around the world will downplay vital reports of violations. Joanne Lin, national director of advocacy and governmental relations at Amnesty International USA, issued this statement: “From … Continued

Google’s new Chat service shows total contempt for Android users’ privacy

Responding to Google’s launch of a new messaging service for Android phones, Amnesty International’s Technology and Human Rights researcher Joe Westby said: “With its baffling decision to launch a messaging service without end-to-end encryption, Google has shown utter contempt for the privacy of Android users and handed a precious gift to cybercriminals and government spies … Continued

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