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Nine executed overnight in Gambia, more expected, Amnesty says - Los Angeles Times

Nine executed overnight in Gambia, more expected, Amnesty says - Los Angeles Times | Promoting human rights | Scoop.it
AFPNine executed overnight in Gambia, more expected, Amnesty saysLos Angeles TimesGambia's autocratic leader has begun acting on his vow to execute all death-row inmates within a month, sending nine to the gallows Thursday night and moving the other...
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Iran must immediately release prisoner of conscience Arzhang Davoodi | Amnesty International

Iran must immediately release prisoner of conscience Arzhang Davoodi | Amnesty International | Promoting human rights | Scoop.it
Writer Arzhang Davoodi, who is facing fresh charges after being imprisoned in Iran for nearly nine years, must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said.
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Honk If You Think This Is Awesome!

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This kid was a repeated victim of anti-gay bullying, including attacks and hateful things scratched into his car. Then karma stepped in and made things a little more awesome than he was used to.
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Human Rights Groups Cry Out Against Torture in Juarez - HispanicBusiness.com | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News

Human Rights Groups Cry Out Against Torture in Juarez - HispanicBusiness.com | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Promoting human rights | Scoop.it
In the last two years, human rights advocates have received 44 cases of people being tortured by federal, state or local police officers, social activists said.
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Saudi Arabia must charge or release detained dissident cleric ...

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A Saudi Arabian cleric and outspoken critic of the Saudi government held in detention for more than a month must be either charged with a recognizably criminal offence or released, Amnesty International has said.
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Pussy Riot needs your support - text and stand up for free speech | Blogs | Amnesty International UK

Pussy Riot needs your support - text and stand up for free speech | Blogs | Amnesty International UK | Promoting human rights | Scoop.it
Pussy Riot needs your support - text and stand up for free speech | Blogs | Amnesty International UK http://t.co/RCSjZJeN...
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60 Christian Leaders to Congress: Don't Dismantle Pro-Family Tax Credits | Faith in Public Life

60 Christian Leaders to Congress: Don't Dismantle Pro-Family Tax Credits | Faith in Public Life | Promoting human rights | Scoop.it
60 faith leaders released a statement today expressing their strong opposition to legislative proposals that fail to extend the 2009 improvements made to refundable tax credits such as the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

 

These tax credits help families meet basic needs, reduce poverty, and remove barriers to work. It is hypocritical for lawmakers who talk about family values to abandon improvements in these effective, family-supporting programs. Failing to extend the improved tax credits would jeopardize the economic security and well-being of more than 15 million families and more than 36 million children within those families. This is simply unconscionable.

 

The statement comes as the House prepares to vote on competing tax plans as early as today. The Democratic plan already passed by the Senate would preserve tax breaks for 98% of Americans, only allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire for income over $250,000 earned by the top 2%. The House GOP proposal, on the other hand, would raise taxes on 25 million working Americans by undoing improvements to the aforementioned refundable tax credits in order to preserve tax breaks for the wealthiest few.

 

In addition to the statement, six of the letter-signers will hold a press conference on the Hill this morning sending the same message. Today’s speakers include FPL Executive Director Rev. Jennifer Butler, Rev. David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World; Rev. Jim Wallis, President and CEO, Sojourners; Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director, NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby; Rev. Michael Livingston, Director, National Council of Churches Poverty Initiative; and Rev. Noel Castellanos, CEO, Christian Community Development Association

 

UPDATE: Video from the event below. [click link to article to see video]

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Now For Sale: Daughters, $10,000 Each (If They're Pretty)

Now For Sale: Daughters, $10,000 Each (If They're Pretty) | Promoting human rights | Scoop.it
This woman answers a question she's had since she was young in exactly the kind of way that slams into your gut and stays there.
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Stop Torture of Two Detained Falun Gong Practitioners, Says Amnesty - The Epoch Times

Stop Torture of Two Detained Falun Gong Practitioners, Says Amnesty - The Epoch Times | Promoting human rights | Scoop.it
The Epoch TimesStop Torture of Two Detained Falun Gong Practitioners, Says AmnestyThe Epoch TimesTwo Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured while detained at a labor camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, according to an urgent action...
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The connection between human rights and faith | Canadian Lawyer Magazine

The connection between human rights and faith | Canadian Lawyer Magazine | Promoting human rights | Scoop.it

Jean Vanier, the Catholic priest and founder of l’Arche, wrote in Community and Growth: “The fundamental questions of humanity are always around love and hate, guilt and forgiveness, peace and war, truth and lies (or illusions), the meaning of life and death and belief in God."

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Amnesty International Demands Mauritania Release Biram and Fellow Abolitionists

Amnesty International Demands Mauritania Release Biram and Fellow Abolitionists | Promoting human rights | Scoop.it
Amnesty International is calling for Urgent Action regarding the 7 abolitionists illegally detained by the government of Mauritania. Press Release:URGENT ACTION ANTI-SLAVERY ACTIVISTS CONTINUE TO BE...
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Seeing is believing: Human rights content in the age of social media ...

Seeing is believing: Human rights content in the age of social media ... | Promoting human rights | Scoop.it
These photographs were both captured by professional journalists, at times when media professionals played an integral role in documenting human rights abuses and bringing about change for those who weren't being ...
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Health Cuts to Newtown Union Health

This service has been essential to the health of many needy for a long time.

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Religion and Tolerance

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You don't have to know a lot about a religion to know you don't shoot its adherents! (Literally or figuratively.)


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