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Senate Votes Down Attempts To Reform Bush-Era Warrantless Wiretapping Program

Senate Votes Down Attempts To Reform Bush-Era Warrantless Wiretapping Program | Human rights | Scoop.it
The Senate rejected three attempts Thursday to add oversight and privacy safeguards to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) amendments that authorize the warrantless wiretapping program begun under President George W.
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Amid Global Push For Tobacco Plain Packaging, IP And Health Rights Bog Down Africa

Amid Global Push For Tobacco Plain Packaging, IP And Health Rights Bog Down Africa | Human rights | Scoop.it
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Plain packaging is considered unattractive among marketers, loss-making for industries, and a healthy life promoter for governments and the public. The potent mix to balan…
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Rwanda's technology revolution helps country forge new path after genocide - BBC News

Rwanda's technology revolution helps country forge new path after genocide - BBC News | Human rights | Scoop.it
Returning to Rwanda after an absence of several years, the BBC's Milton Nkosi finds a country which has undergone astonishing technological change.
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Defining victory in a direct democracy - SWI swissinfo.ch

Defining victory in a direct democracy - SWI swissinfo.ch | Human rights | Scoop.it
Winners versus losers, leftwing versus rightwing – the political process is full of rhetoric that separates people and issues into categories.
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Inside the hellish prison where Nelson Mandela was held

Inside the hellish prison where Nelson Mandela was held | Human rights | Scoop.it

Conditions are so bad inside Cape Town's Pollsmoor Prison that even officials are calling it "inhumane."

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Ofcom tells BT to open up cable network to rivals - BBC News

Ofcom tells BT to open up cable network to rivals - BBC News | Human rights | Scoop.it

Communications watchdog Ofcom has said BT must open up its cable network, allowing competition to improve internet connection for homes and businesses.

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Landmark pledging conference to support Somali refugees going home starts

Landmark pledging conference to support Somali refugees going home starts | Human rights | Scoop.it
Somalia's Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmake, Kenya's Minister of Interior and Coordination of National Government H.E. (Rtd) Maj. General Joseph Ole Nkaissery, Europe's High Representative for...
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Carlos Batara's curator insight, October 25, 2015 12:03 AM


Long enough is long enough. 


It would be nice if a plan to create a safe environment for Somali refugees to return home developed momentum and became reality. 


In the United States, Somalia is the longest-standing country under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) status. 


Yet, our government has seen fit to keep them second-class residents, refusing to grant them a path to permanent residency and citizenship.  Instead, 18-month extensions of limited Somali TPS benefits is the best we offer them.


The U.S. is only housing 250 – 300 Somalia immigrants under TPS.  A legalization path for such a small number would not place an undue burden U.S. resources.


But in the absence of such compassion, why not a plan to bring Somali residents back home?

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Netizen Report: Uganda Vows to Step Up Online Censorship

Netizen Report: Uganda Vows to Step Up Online Censorship | Human rights | Scoop.it
Telco ad on a van in Kampala, Uganda. Photo by futureatlas.com via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
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ISIS terrorists execute 10 prisoners by forcing them to kneel on landmines

ISIS terrorists execute 10 prisoners by forcing them to kneel on landmines | Human rights | Scoop.it
Islamic State jihadists have resorted to a new way of executing their prisoners, killing 10 men by forcing them to kneel on top of explosives buried just underneath the soil and blowing them up simultaneously.
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Basil Blythman's curator insight, February 16, 9:25 PM

People have human rights, but what ISIS are doing is just wrong! Executing people on landmines! How would they feel if they were executing on landmines! This is a matter of social justice and human rights and the government has to do something about it. We cannot allow this to happen anymore. We have to put a stop to it before more lives are put at risk. ISIS is pure evil and is using there resources to slaughter innocent civilians trying to live their lives in peace. This has escalated to quickly and we can not let it escalate more. Please help these people.

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Holocaust survivors' grandchildren call for action over inherited trauma

Holocaust survivors' grandchildren call for action over inherited trauma | Human rights | Scoop.it
Psychological impact of families constantly retelling stories of horrific events endured by relatives blighting lives of younger generation, says campaigner
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Bay Psalm Book Exhibiton | News Releases - Library of Congress

Bay Psalm Book Exhibiton | News Releases - Library of Congress | Human rights | Scoop.it
A new exhibition at the Library of Congress will tell the story of early printing in the American colonies, spanning 100 years, as printing evolved from a colonial necessity to the clarion of freedom.
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The future of the web... by the man who invented it

The future of the web... by the man who invented it | Human rights | Scoop.it
The father of the world wide web talks to Maisie McCabe about the threats posed by artificial intelligence, our relationship with data and how media outlets and advertisers should use the web.
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Canada shifting position on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Canada shifting position on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples | Human rights | Scoop.it
Canada is set to formally announce a shift in its position on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, CBC has learned, nearly a decade after the powerful statement of rights was first adopted by the UN.
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Iran: Call for revoking punishment of blinding a 31-year-old

Iran: Call for revoking punishment of blinding a 31-year-old | Human rights | Scoop.it
Execution of 10 prisoners, including two young men and a public hanging, in three days The Iranian Resistance calls on all human rights organizations, especially the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur on torture, an...
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Homeless people are not cockroaches or vermin – they are human and have rights

Homeless people are not cockroaches or vermin – they are human and have rights | Human rights | Scoop.it
The most glaring violation of human rights is at a doorstep near you. The global stigma surrounding homeless people sees them treated like illegally parked cars
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Asylum seeker detention ruled unlawful - SWI swissinfo.ch

Asylum seeker detention ruled unlawful - SWI swissinfo.ch | Human rights | Scoop.it
An Afghan asylum seeker should not have been detained in Switzerland for two weeks before being eventually deported to Bulgaria, th
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Stories of torture in Syria shock Swiss students - SWI swissinfo.ch

Stories of torture in Syria shock Swiss students - SWI swissinfo.ch | Human rights | Scoop.it
Speaking to students at a Bern secondary school, refugees describe the brutal torture they were subjected to before fleeing Syria.
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Apple boss Tim Cook hits back at FBI investigation - BBC News

Apple boss Tim Cook hits back at FBI investigation - BBC News | Human rights | Scoop.it

Apple boss Tim Cook hits back at the FBI over the handling of a court order to help unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook.

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How parliamentary elections work in Switzerland

Every four years the Swiss elect political representatives. Parliament is split into two chambers to balance the interests of the different cantons. (Michele Andina ...
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Caribbean human rights's curator insight, October 30, 2015 7:45 AM

How elections should work!

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A container village for Geneva’s homeless

A dozen homeless people now have somewhere to live, thanks to the “Noah” container village project in Geneva. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) Eleven containers have ...
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Labor unions facing tricky choice in Democratic primaries

Labor unions facing tricky choice in Democratic primaries | Human rights | Scoop.it
The choice facing labor unions in the Democratic presidential race boils down to hearts or heads - Bernie Sanders, who embraces their forceful opposition to a big trade deal, or Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is a strong favorite for the nomination.
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Bipolar Disorder Is Not An Illness

Bipolar Disorder Is Not An Illness | Human rights | Scoop.it
Facebook374Twitter15Google+0LinkedIn2Pinterest1This post was edited and updated on June 24, 2013,  to address comments received from readers.  I thank them for their input. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   DSM-IV’s […]
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One Minute Mediterranean Migrants

Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid explains why thousands of African migrants risk their lives to cross the Mediterranean.
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Report of my visit to Youwa psychiatric hospital - Reisverslag uit Tokio, Japan van Jolijn Santegoeds - WaarBenJij.nu

Report of my visit to Youwa psychiatric hospital - Reisverslag uit Tokio, Japan van Jolijn Santegoeds - WaarBenJij.nu | Human rights | Scoop.it
On Wednesday 29 July 2015, I went to Youwa psychiatric hospital in Tokyo. At 1300 in the afternoon we : Ryugan (Mr. Akihiko Sekuguchi), Miwa Yoshiko, 2 interpreters and me) had an
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