Record Numbers of Venezuelans Seek Asylum In the U.S. Amid Political Chaos

June 23, 2017

Some 8,300 Venezuelans applied for U.S. asylum in the first three months of 2017, which, as the Associated Press points out, puts the country on track to nearly double its record 18,155 requests last year. Around one in every five U.S. applicants this fiscal year is Venezuelan, making Venezuela Americas leading source of asylum claimants for the first time, surpassing countries likeChina and Mexico. Traditionally we have seen a direct correlation between human rights violations in Venezuela …


Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

June 22, 2017

(CNN)Dennis Rodman’s role as self-appointed goodwill ambassador to North Korea is not earning him rave reviews. The petition follows the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months. Warmbier arrived in the United States in a coma last week and died Monday. Petition Rodman has visited North Korea several times and has praised on its dictator Kim Jong-un. rights group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation started a …


North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

… said he had contracted botulism before slipping into a coma, but US doctors said there was no evidence of that. The North Koreans were in New York to attend a three-day UN conference on rights of people with disabilities. That meeting ended Thursday. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTube Sensei – Basic Rank Your Videos on Top of Youtube and Google in Minutes with the help of Tube SenseiMints App 2.0 SECRET Console The secret console of mints app 2.015 Minute Articles Master …


Dennis Rodman hopes to do ‘something pretty positive’ in North Korea

June 13, 2017

… American imprisoned on charges of “hostile acts” who spent 735 days in North Korean custody before being released in 2014. Soviet-style prison camps Rodman maintained then that he wasn’t a diplomat, and it wasn’t his job to talk about Bae. But once he was released, Bae thanked Rodman for the rant on CNN, claiming it brought attention to his case. The former basketball star was also accused of ignoring North Korea’s human rights record. Pyongyang has reportedly …


Macron Trolls Trump With ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ Recruiting Website

June 10, 2017

… been a leader in the advancement of human rights and has left its mark in our common history. Our new challenge? Climate change. The website is a concrete tool to enable and facilitate the arrival of every committed citizen, the message adds.Here you can find all the answers to the questions you have about how to complete your project. The French welcome to immigrant scientists is a very different approach from the Trump administrations strategy. Travel restrictions and immigration …


Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 4, 2017

… program that could upend the pursuit of the death penalty for Dekraai but, beyond that, could show that the rights of numerous criminal defendants were violated, potentially affecting countless sentences. Goethals ordered the hearings after failures of compliance with court orders over the last four years to turn over evidence in the case against Dekraai, who had been jailed next to a known informant. This week, three sheriffs supervisors asserted they knew nothing of the informant program, …


Trump Declares Victory, Heads Home To Face More Russia Scandal

… minutes of wrapping up his speech in an aircraft hangar, he climbed aboard Air Force One and was quickly airborne for the 10-hour flight home, his nine-day inaugural foreign trip done. For his part, Trump announced the completion of a massive deal to sell Saudi Arabia U.S.weapons, and in his remarks made it plain that he wasnt interested so much in human rights in the region so long as leaders joined the U.S.-led fight against Islamist terrorism. It was a message the regions autocratic leaders …

May 28, 2017

New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

Under the Back the Blue Act, introduced on May 16 by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in the Senate and Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) in the House, suing cops in federal court for violating the constitutional rights of civilians will be limited. So,even if the individual can prove their rights were violated by an officer, police departments would be able to claim an individuals injuries were a result of that persons conduct which, to quote the bill, more likely than not, constituted a felony or a crime of …

May 27, 2017

Ben & Jerry’s Bans Same-Flavored Scoops Until Australia Passes Marriage Equality

Ben & Jerrys currently operates 26 stores across the nation, and is placing the ban on same-flavored scoops as a statement of opposition to the countrys stance on same-sex marriage, where it is currently illegal for two men or two women to wed. The ban is part of the companys push for global LGBTQ rights. We are proud to be standing alongside The Equality Campaign to continue the fight for marriage equality in Australia, Imogen Rugg, Ben & Jerrys Australia spokesperson, said in a …

May 27, 2017

Alabama Executes Prisoner Convicted Of Killing His Girlfriend’s Husband In 1982

Tommy Arthur was put to death by lethal injection at 12:15 a.m. in Atmore, Alabama, a prison spokesman said, less than two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay on his execution as it considered arguments from his attorneys. When Thomas Arthur enters the execution chamber tonight, he will leave his constitutional rights at the door, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a dissent against the order to lift the stay. Three juries have found him guilty of shooting Troy Wicker to death as …

May 26, 2017

Government review to order zero-hours contracts overhaul – BBC News

In its submission to the Taylor review, the CBI also said that all employees should have their terms and conditions set out in a written statement. The new “right to request” fixed hours could be used by some of the 900,000 people on zero-hours contracts, a number that has risen from 143,000 in 2008. The contracts have been attacked for allowing some firms to keep people in insecure work, depress wages and deny people their full employee rights. …

May 24, 2017

Report: Sheriff Clarke Plagiarized Parts Of Thesis On Homeland Security

The sheriff used nearly identical language from sources without properly attributing passages 47 timesin his thesis on security, CNNs investigative KFile reported Saturday. Clarke earned a masters degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, in 2013. His thesis was titled, Making U.S. Security and Privacy rights Compatible. Clarke reportedly used language from sources including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Pew Research Center, the 9/11 …

May 21, 2017

Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

… that don’t provide abortions at all but simply tell women their legal rights. Under previous Republican presidents, the Gag Rule applied only to family planning funds (about $600 million under George W. Bush). Now it applies to $8.8 billion in US global health funding, including programs for HIV and malaria. Because American dollars have been barred from funding abortions since the 1970s, none of the funding subject to this rule was paying for abortions in the first place. Studies of …

May 20, 2017