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Maya Soetoro-Ng receives activist award for global peace and social justice – UH System Current News



UH System Current News
Maya Soetoro-Ng receives activist award for global peace and social justice
UH System Current News
In celebration of Women's History Month, Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Barack Obama, has received the Activist Award for Global Peace and Social Justice from the Sisters Empowering Hawaiʻi organization. Soetoro-Ng, an assistant specialist with …

Amnesty: Attacks on Human Rights Are at All-Time High – Foreign Policy (blog)



Foreign Policy (blog)
Amnesty: Attacks on Human Rights Are at All-Time High
Foreign Policy (blog)
According to Amnesty International's annual report released Wednesday, countries around the world are flat-out ignoring the United Nations and other international bodies intended to protect human rights. Governments — including those of U.N. member …
UK downgrading of human rights sets dangerous precedent, says AmnestyThe Guardian
Amnesty International reveals the 10 worst attacks on human rights across the world last yearThe Independent
Amnesty International Annual Report: Human Rights Under Attack More Than EverNBCNews.com
Human Rights Watch -euronews
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Social Justice Symposium promotes social justice advocacy on MU’s campus – The Maneater


Social Justice Symposium promotes social justice advocacy on MU's campus
The Maneater
“The idea of the Social Justice Symposium is that it's an academic space open to all students,” Kupferer said. “It's free, it's accessible, it's a place where people can come and learn about whatever social justice topics are of the most interest to

Students at Brown say activism is stressful, request assignment extensions – USA TODAY College



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Students at Brown say activism is stressful, request assignment extensions
USA TODAY College
In an article published last Friday by The Daily Herald, the school's undergraduate newspaper, some students claim their social justice work has become akin to full-time jobs, so much so that they reached out to university deans to ask for excused
Social Justice Warriors Are Mentally Ill ChildrenThe Libertarian Republic
Brown University Students Say They're 'Failing Classes' From Stress of Activism WorkThe Epoch Times

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Obama’s Plan To Close Guantanamo Angers Both Republicans And Human Rights Groups – Huffington Post



Huffington Post
Obama's Plan To Close Guantanamo Angers Both Republicans And Human Rights Groups
Huffington Post
In addition to enraging opponents of closing Guantanamo Bay, the Pentagon's plan falls short of the demands of some human rights advocates who have lobbied for years to shut down the prison. "The proposal to move some of the detainees to the U.S. …
After Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay Announcement, Human Rights Advocates Still WorryInternational Business Times
Pentagon's Plan is an Important Step Toward Closing GuantanamoHuman Rights First

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Social Justice Relies on Private Action, Not Just Govt. – RealClearPolitics



RealClearPolitics
Social Justice Relies on Private Action, Not Just Govt.
RealClearPolitics
Take the civil rights movement—a favorite example of advocates who would have you believe that “social justice” arrives only if government drives it. Back in 1704—when 1,500 African-Americans in New York City were held as slaves with full government …

Department for Business ‘failing to uphold human rights commitments’ – The Guardian



The Guardian
Department for Business 'failing to uphold human rights commitments'
The Guardian
Civil servants in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills are giving British companies the all-clear to press ahead with contracts even though they are likely to lead to human rights abuses, the foreign affairs select committee will be told
Businesses putting profit before human rightsLiberal Democrat Voice

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A cancer in the social justice movement – STLtoday.com



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A cancer in the social justice movement
STLtoday.com
Some of the angrier members of the social justice community are calling for the recall of Ferguson Councilwoman Ella Jones. She is a very clever political operator who worked her way up, built relationships, accumulated allies and got elected. She is

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As Russia Bans Legal Human Rights Group, Lawyers Face Risks To Continue Work – International Business Times



International Business Times
As Russia Bans Legal Human Rights Group, Lawyers Face Risks To Continue Work
International Business Times
He and other attorneys at the Russian human rights group Agora have for more than a decade taken on high-profile legal cases that challenge the Kremlin, from the punk group Pussy Riot to imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, and now the …

Nigeria’s Army Establishes Offices to Handle Human Rights Violations – Voice of America



Voice of America
Nigeria's Army Establishes Offices to Handle Human Rights Violations
Voice of America
The Nigerian army has established an office of human rights at its headquarters in the capital, Abuja, to continue training officers about the need to respect the rights of citizens in the ongoing fight against Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram, and

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