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Archive for the Month of September, 2005.
Viewing Human Rights NEWS articles 1 through 6 of 6.
- Fifteen percent of the world population is under threat of eviction for a series of reasons: foreign investment in countries with heavy debts, privatizations of the housing sector, deregulation of rented accommodation, ethnic cleansing, wars and occupation, as well as commercial speculation of natural disasters.
- Efforts by the George W. Bush administration to undermine international gender equality initiatives -- most recently ahead of a key United Nations (U.N.) World Summit -- are part and parcel of a broader campaign to erode reproductive rights at home, say many U.S.-based activists.
- Food conglomerate Tyson Foods has been sued by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on behalf of workers at Tyson Food's Ashland, Alabama chicken processing plant for maintaining a Whites Only break room and rest room.
- When the state assumes the right to take or give life to anyone, regardless of their race, socio-economic status and even regardless of an individualís crimes, it is telling all of us that it holds ultimate authority to demand submission by inflicting the ultimate punishment - the taking of any of our lives.
- President Bush decided Wednesday to waive any financial sanctions on Saudi Arabia, Washington's closest Arab ally in the war on terrorism, for failing to do enough to stop the modern-day slave trade in prostitutes, child sex workers and forced laborers.
- While men account for 80 percent of all work-related deaths, the report said, some 22,000 children die at work each year.
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