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Archive for the 'human rights' Category


Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

From Sara Rich: My daughter Suzanne is an Iraq veteran who was sexually harassed and abused daily during her deployment. When the Army forced her to redeploy she went AWOL. She was arrested 6 months later on a Sunday night in my home where she was taken to jail for two days then transported back [...]

Hezbollah’s Control Of Media Access

Monday, July 31st, 2006

It seems fashionable for certain news media outlets to trivialize Israel’s recent “tragic mistakes” as a “PR problem.” But one need only turn to Hezbollah to be schooled in how it should be done.

Ralph Reed’s Old Fundraising Letters Haunt Him

Monday, May 29th, 2006

As they should.

National Issues So Vital They’re Voted Upon In Private

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Even beyond my own puny, narcissistic daily fretting, I sometimes worry about important stuff like the economy, the environment, privacy, human rights and other national and global uncertainties. Y’know…big-picture stuff. So before I resort to counting sheep at night, I do some breathing exercises and relax, comforted in the knowlege that our statesmanlike lawmakers know [...]

Just Because You’re Not Paranoid Doesn’t Mean Someone Isn’t Listening

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Or, if a basic Constitutional right falls in the forest and no one is there to defend it, does it make a sound?

Media And The Non-Existence Of Africa

Monday, February 27th, 2006

An exception.

Hey Souter– Seize This

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

State legislatures thumb their noses at the Supreme Court.

FRONTLINE “Sex Slaves” Broadcast

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

It aired for the first time tonight, but watch for rebroadcasts, and it should be available as streaming video on the FRONTLINE site in the next few weeks. This is not about legalizing prostitution, or consenting adults, or any mealy-mouthed ‘sex worker’ semantics. It’s a human rights issue that affects everyone. The program is devastating [...]

Don’t Be Evil…Except Where Large, Emerging Markets Are Exploitable

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Rebecca MacKinnon reports on Google’s restrictions on searches originating from China. Google may be taking the high road in resisting US Government lawsuits regarding domestic search results, but their capitulations in China make everything ring hollow. Google joins Microsoft, Yahoo! and Cisco in their campaigns to quietly set aside traditional American values (First Amendment rights, [...]

“The Government Of George W. Bush Is Not A Dictatorship, But…”

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

The Nation‘s Jonathan Schell weighs in on Constitutional abuses by the Bush administration.