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What Does Guantanamo Cost Us?

According to a recent Washington Post article, since 2001, the Pentagon has spent at least 500 million in renovating Guantanamo, in addition to approximately 150 million a year in operational…

June 14, 2010


In Solidarity with the People of Iran

The first charter on human rights was authored by Cyrus the Great over 2500 years ago. As Iranians we are heirs to a proud tradition of human rights and tolerance.…

February 6, 2010


Hey India, Help Free Aung San Suu Kyi

India should use it's democratic cred and influence as a rising global power to help Aung San Suu Kyi and other Prisoners of Conscience (POC) in Myanmar. In 1993, the…

January 24, 2010


Senator Graham: Let’s Hear it for New York

Dear Senator Graham, Sometime tomorrow, Thursday, likely before noon, the Senate will probably vote on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2010 and on…

November 5, 2009


Human Rights Flashpoints – August 11, 2009

AFGHANISTAN - Increased violence prior to elections As the second presidential election draws closer, increased violence from Taliban militants appears imminent.  This past Monday, Taliban militants attacked official buildings in…

August 11, 2009


Verdict Against Aung San Suu Kyi

A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to three years in prison, a sentence which was immediately reduced to a…

August 11, 2009