Archive for the Month of December, 2005.
Viewing Human Rights NEWS articles 1 through 7 of 7.
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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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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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.
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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.
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If Tookie Williams had killed four black people, would he still be alive today?
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...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.
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Pentagon has yet to ban contractors from using forced labor
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