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Archive for the Month of December, 2005.
Viewing Human Rights NEWS articles 1 through 7 of 7.


December 3, 2005

Blood Feast: Celebrating Executions in America - To allow the state the absolute power over life and death is to elevate its significance above those it is created to serve. Capital punishment is a form state worship; elevating the authority of government above the principles that legitimize its existence.
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December 6, 2005

Afghan women weaving in misery - The colourful carpets can fetch thousands of dollars, but they bring the women who weave them just enough to get by - along with a lot of hardship.
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December 10, 2005

"Never Before!" Our Amnesiac Torture Debate - An hour and a half's drive from where Bush stood, the US military ran the notorious School of the Americas from 1946 to 1984, a sinister educational institution that, if it had a motto, might have been "We do torture." It is here in Panama and, later, at the school's new location in Fort Benning, Georgia, where the roots of the current torture scandals can be found.
(2333 views)


December 14, 2005

The Slave Next Door - New York, California, Florida and Texas have the highest rates of slavery in the U.S., and close to 300,000 U.S. boys and girls are at risk of falling into the sex trade.
(2610 views)


December 15, 2005

Prejudice on Death Row - If Tookie Williams had killed four black people, would he still be alive today?
(2568 views)


December 18, 2005

A step forward for Mumia - ...death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal will get to plead his case in a federal appeals court early next year. In a surprise decision earlier this month, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to hear arguments on three important points where his Constitutional rights were violated.
(2512 views)


December 27, 2005

U.S. stalls on human trafficking - Pentagon has yet to ban contractors from using forced labor
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