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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Rekha Basu: Despite election, there will be a Palestinian state

    It might have been the quickest and most self-serving reversal ever of a campaign promise. Two days after winning re-election in Israel by vowing to reject a Palestinian state which he previously endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Americans...
  • Congress: Protect wildlife refuge from Alaska's greed

    President Barack Obama showed great leadership in announcing his intent to protect our nation's vanishing wild, natural capital by recommending that Congress protect 12.28 million acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness. Congress...
  • China rejects calls for release of women's rights activists

    China on Wednesday rejected growing international calls for the release of five women's rights activists and accused critics of violating the country's judicial sovereignty by appealing for the women's freedom. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua...
  • Charlie Hebdo magazine to receive PEN award

    Charlie Hebdo, the Parisian satirical magazine that was a target of a deadly shooting in January, will be honored at this spring's PEN American Center gala. The literary and human rights organization announced Wednesday that Charlie Hebdo will receive...
  • Reg Henry: Sons of Confederate Vets, don't mess with Texas

    In a sunlit past free of complication, about the most innocuous thing in American life was the vehicle license plate. It just drove around attached to cars and trucks minding its own business and being mainly of interest only to police officers. True,...
  • Ai Weiwei, Joan Baez honored by Amnesty International

    Amnesty International awarded its top honor Tuesday to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who has spent years shining light on his country's restrictive political atmosphere, and to U.S. folk singer Joan Baez for her civil rights activism. Both were...
  • IOC panel visits bid sites; China fires back on human rights

    IOC evaluators began a five-day inspection tour of Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Tuesday as Chinese organizers fired back at critics of the government's human rights record. The International Olympic Committee inspection is a key test...
  • Human trafficking bill withdrawn in state Senate

    Human trafficking bill withdrawn in state Senate
    A controversial state Senate bill that would have increased penalties for "human trafficking" is dead. Sen. Justin Ready withdrew SB 904 just before a scheduled 1 p.m. hearing today. An aide in his office confirmed that the bill is withdrawn. It is...
  • UN committee approves benefits for spouses of gay staffers

    The U.N. will now give benefits to all spouses of gay U.N. staffers who are legally married after Russia and other opponents of same-sex marriage failed Tuesday in an attempt to scuttle the plan by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Currently, family...
  • Florida Senate votes to send message to Obama on Cuba policy

    The Florida Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to send President Barack Obama a message that it opposes his decision to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba. The three-page message to Obama and Congress expresses "profound disagreement" with the...
  • Police chief placed on leave amid sexual harassment claims

    The head of the Binghamton Police Department has been placed on administrative leave amid accusations that he sexually harassed a female officer. Mayor Rich David announced Monday that the city is conducting an internal investigation into the allegations...