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Esha and the Anatomy of a Human Rights Movement

Isn’t it a little unrealistic to think writing a letter asking a world leader to free one prisoner will really make a difference? Maybe. But it’s not just one letter–it’s thousands that arrive…

November 11, 2008

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Battling Impunity in Guatemala

Member of staff at the FAFG studying human remains in order to identify them, 12 June 2008. © Private
Excavating human remains, using forensic techniques to…

November 11, 2008

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Bali Bombers Executed

On Saturday, November 8, Indonesia executed three men (Amrozi bin H. Nurhasyim, Ali Ghufron, aka Mukhlas, and Imam Samudera) known as the “Bali Bombers”, because of the bombings for which…

November 10, 2008

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Forced to Leave Home

Every day across the world people make the difficult decision to leave their homes. War, persecution, environmental disaster and poverty are just some of the reasons why a person might…

November 10, 2008

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The Dangerous Act of Raising a Flag

With all the patriotic spirit and flag-waving (and questions about lapel pins) that we’ve been seeing lately surrounding the Presidential election here in the United States, it can be easy…

November 7, 2008

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Amnesty’s Solution to DRC is…More Guns??

I was asked today about Amnesty International’s increasing calls for the UN Security Council to act to reinforce the peacekeeping force currently in DRC (acronym MONUC…it’s French and I can’t find the…

November 7, 2008

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If I can blog, why can't he?

I can sit in my ergonomic chair as I type, comforted not only by the lower back support, but by the knowledge that whatever I type here will not get me thrown into…

November 7, 2008

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DRC: Protect Civilians NOW!

(c) Michael Graham/USHMM, July 2008
While African and UN leaders today discuss the recent spike in violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civilians continue…

November 7, 2008

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Why Does New Hampshire Have the Death Penalty?

A jury in New Hampshire has just sentenced a white millionaire businessman named John Brooks to life without parole for the capital murder of Jack Reid in 2005. This was…

November 6, 2008

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A Success Story on a Small Island

Jennifer with her Amnesty action
In the middle of all the interest in the American election, there was an election halfway around the world last week…

November 6, 2008

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There Is No Justification In Keeping Gitmo Open

Below is my reply on the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Piece of Nov. 4, 2008: Guantanamo Revelation. I served in the military for 14 years, including three deployments to the Middle East.…

November 6, 2008

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Future Danger

In the Philip K. Dick short story (and Steven Spielberg / Tom Cruise film) The Minority Report, a special agency known as Precrime relies on psychic “precogs” to anticipate and…

November 5, 2008