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  • Ontario does not deserve a major league baseball franchise

    10/18/2016 9:59:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/18/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    What a Mickey Mouse province Ontario actually is On Friday, Douglas Cardinal, an idiot described in Canada’s mushy media as “a Canadian activist,” applied in the Superior Court of Ontario for an injunction to prevent the use of the word “Indians” before Game 3 of the ALCS is played at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Cardinal brought the injunction against the Indians, Major League Baseball and Rogers, the company that owns the Blue Jays, Rogers Centre and that will broadcast the home games of the Blue Jays during the post-season play. In addition to the Superior Court action, Cardinal has...
  • Cuba rejects Trump's call for negotiations on human rights

    09/28/2016 3:29:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2016 6:23 PM EDT | Michael Weissenstein
    A top Cuban diplomat on Wednesday rejected Donald Trump’s threat to undo detente with Cuba unless the single-party government meets the Republican presidential candidate’s demands. Trump said in Miami this month that he would reverse President Barack Obama’s executive orders loosening the U.S. trade embargo on the island unless Cuba meets demands including “religious and political freedom for the Cuban people and the freeing of political prisoners.” Gustavo Machin, Cuba’s deputy director of U.S. affairs, said Cuba would never be pressured into making internal reforms, and he said whoever is the next U.S. president should respect Cuba’s right to self-determination....
  • New York Launches Campaign to Fight Islamophobia

    09/27/2016 11:12:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 27 September 2016
    New York City kicked off a social media advertising campaign on Monday to combat negative perceptions of Muslims and counteract increasing instances of threats and violence, officials said. Showing an array of photographs of Muslim men and women, the campaign reads “I am Muslim. I am NYC”, according to the New York City Commission on Human Rights. The campaign is aimed at addressing negative depictions and rhetoric, officials said.
  • Philippine President Duterte might send team to North Carolina to investigate human rights abuses

    09/26/2016 2:43:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    MSN ^ | 09/26/2016
    The donut poll at Zishe’s Homemade Bakery in Monsey, New York, is favoring Donald Trump to win the first presidential debate tonight. Zishe’s, a kosher sweet shop in the Orthodox-dominated village in Rockland County, cooked up batches of jelly donuts with Trump and Hillary Clinton’s names on them to mark the much-anticipated first presidential debate. “I sold like ten of the Trump and maybe two of the Clinton,” said a woman who answered the phone at Zishe’s. A picture of the debate display at Zishe’s is circulating on Orthodox WhatsApp groups. “We just wanted to make a joke,” said the...
  • Tim Kaine's Dangerous Liaisons

    09/11/2016 4:40:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 11, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    The New York Times Sept. 4 feature on Tim Kaine1, shows that his year in Honduras introduced him not to Jesus Christ, but to Karl Marx. The story doesn't say that, exactly, but connect the dots with a little history, and an alarming picture emerges of Kaine's adventures with radicals and revolutionaries in 1980s Latin America. The Times notes that in Honduras: “Mr. Kaine embraced an interpretation of the gospel, known as liberation theology...” This wasn't mainstream “Catholic thought” at the time. It was a radical, Marxist-based ideology at odds with the Church, the pope, and the United States, but...
  • Brother of blind Chinese activist goes missing: lawyer

    05/26/2012 9:21:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 26, 2012 4:07am EDT | Sui-Lee Wee
    The brother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng has gone missing, a lawyer said on Saturday, days after he fled his village in northeastern China to seek help for his son who has been detained in a case that has become a rallying point among rights activists. Chen Guangfu, the eldest brother of Chen Guangcheng, fled his home in Shandong province and arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to seek legal help for his son, Chen Kegui, who is being held on an attempted murder charge. He appears to have become the latest target of the government's reprisals against Chen Guangcheng's family...
  • A Worm in the Apple

    09/15/2012 4:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 15, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Apple is a great American success story and we can say of the late Steve Jobs: You did build that. But there’s a problem with Apple in China. The Beijing government’s forced abortion policy is worming its way into the factories of Apple, Inc. Twenty-four of these factories, it is reported, have helped the Communist government’s brutal efforts to prevent so-called unauthorized births to Chinese mothers. Exiled human rights champion Chen Guangcheng is reporting on the collaboration of Apple in compulsory pregnancy testing of Apple’s Chinese employees. Chen told Bloomberg news agency that Apple should refuse to comply with such...
  • An ugly day of american diplomacy

    05/03/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2012 | benny avni
    The State Department painted it as an elegant way out of a ballooning crisis involving Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng — but by day’s end, it looked like a disgraceful performance by US diplomats. Initial reports had Chen so pleased by the deal that he told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “I want to kiss you.” The agreement Clinton negotiated with Beijing yesterday supposedly allowed Cheng to stay in China and get medical attention, with the authorities guaranteeing his future safety. But things started unraveling just hours after the compromise was inked. First, while State claims Chen never wanted to leave...
  • UN "Human Rights" Boss Equates Trump, Farage With ISIS

    09/09/2016 6:24:00 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 September 2016 | Alex Newman
    United Nations “human rights” boss Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein appears to be cracking up as he violently  and erratically lashes out at free markets, Western voters, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, gun rights, the nation-state, British Brexit leader Nigel Farage (shown, right), Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, Czech President Milos Zeman, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, and other targets of what appears to be his deep-seated hatred. He also blasted Western voters concerned about open borders and security for their alleged “natural prejudice.”The controversial UN rights chief, a prince in the Islamic dictatorship ruling over Jordan, even equated mainstream Western politicians he...
  • US Sanctions North Korea for Human Rights Violations

    07/06/2016 12:35:57 PM PDT · by milton23 · 20 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/6/2016 | Bruce Klingner
    On July 6, the Obama administration imposed sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other senior North Korean individuals and organizations for human rights violations. This is the first time that the U.S. has designated North Korean entities for human rights abuses. The administration should be commended for finally acting upon the February 2014 U.N. Commission of Inquiry report which concluded that North Korea’s human rights violations were so widespread and systemic as to constitute “crimes against humanity.” That said, the Obama administration’s action, like its designation last month of North Korea as a primary money-laundering concern, was likely...
  • VIDEO: Dumbass Liberals Sign Petition Demanding Increasingly Absurd, "Free" Human Rights...

    06/08/2016 4:19:06 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 5 replies ^ | 06/08/2016 | Steven Crowder
    I know, I know. I felt bad even doing this, but it had to be done. Even then, I had no clue just to HOW far liberals would go. If you don't laugh, you'll cry. So please, laugh with me... VIDEO:
  • EXCLUSIVE: Clinton Foundation Got $100M From ‘Blood Minerals’ Firm

    06/02/2016 10:49:32 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    A little known Swedish-Canadian oil and mining conglomerate human rights groups have repeatedly charged produces “blood minerals” is among the Clinton Foundation’s biggest donors, thanks to a ($100 million pledge) in 2007, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.“Blood minerals” are related to “blood diamonds,” which are allegedly mined in war zones or sold as commodities to help finance political insurgencies or despotic warlords. When the Vancouver, Canada-based Lundin Group gave its $100 million commitment to the “Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative,” the company had long been cutting deals with warlords, Marxist rebels, military strongmen and dictatorships in the...
  • NYC Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women (Crazy Mayor's Human Rights Commission Counters "Discrimination")

    05/11/2016 7:52:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 9th May, 2016 | Annie Hayes
    New York Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women Policymakers in New York have released new guidance which compels bartenders to serve pregnant women alcohol if they ask for it. Published on Friday 6 May by mayor Bill de Blasio and human rights commissioner Carmelyn Malalis, the document aims to precisely state what actions constitute discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy. The purpose of the document is to ensure that pregnant women are not discriminated against by employers and are provided a safe environment to work in. The guidelines read: “Judgments and stereotypes about how pregnant individuals should behave, their physical capabilities...
  • A decade after Kelo v New London Socialism has failed (Fort Trumbull still an empty lot)

    05/07/2016 8:20:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In 2005, the Fort Trumbull area of New London Connecticut was a growing middle class neighborhood. The people there were hard working and spent much of their lives building their homes and living out prosperous lives. That came to an end in 2000 when Liberal Fascist Democrats in City hall and in the state capitol of Hartford made a deal with Pfizer corporation to allow them to build a research laboratory and upscale housing in Fort Trumbull. According to estimates by the same lying fascists, over 5000 new jobs would be created. Connecticut was one of the states hardest hit...
  • US Election 2016: Top UN official condemns Trump

    04/16/2016 10:04:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 April 2016 | BBC News
    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned the policies of US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, equating them to bigotry. Zeid Raad al-Hussein did not mention Mr Trump by name, but he singled out the businessman's support of torture and his policies towards Muslims. "Bigotry is not proof of strong leadership," Mr Hussein said.
  • Jordanian U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Blasts Trump's "Hateful Slander Of Foreigners"

    04/16/2016 8:21:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies ^ | April 16, 2016 | Breitbart News,Tom Miles For Reuters
    The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights launched a thinly veiled attack on U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and other presidential hopefuls on Friday, in a speech entitled “The road to violence.”
  • Al-Qaeda Claims Student's Murder, Details Who's Next in Assassination Campaign

    04/11/2016 6:04:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 11, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent took credit for the brutal murder of a critic of Islam, detailing his secular "crimes" in a statement warning that the assassinations will continue.Nazimuddin Samad, 28, a law student at Jagannath University, was walking down a Dhaka street with a friend on Wednesday evening when a trio of men approached on a motorbike and attacked him with machetes, police said. As Samad lay on the ground, his attackers shot him before fleeing.Police said witnesses reported hearing the killers shout "Allahu Akbar." They said Samad had recently moved to Dhaka to begin his law studies, and...
  • Dem. Senator: Investigate Israel's 'gross violations of rights' (Leaky Leahy)

    03/30/2016 7:55:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2016, 11:42 AM | Ari Yashar
    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), together with ten House members, has asked the US State Department to investigate claims that Israel has committed “gross violations of human rights,” and depending on the results to cut military aid to the Jewish state. The letter addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry was dated February 17, and was published by Politico on Tuesday night after the news site received it from “an organization that provided input for it.” Leahy’s letter targets both Israel and Egypt, and is significant because the senator authored a law conditioning US military aid to foreign countries based on...
  • You can’t make it up. UN names democratic Israel as world’s top human rights violator

    03/29/2016 4:52:47 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies ^ | March 29, 2016 | Anne Bayefsky
    According to the United Nations, the most evil country in the world today is Israel. On March 24, 2016, the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) wrapped up its annual meeting in New York by condemning only one country for violating women’s rights anywhere on the planet – Israel, for violating the rights of Palestinian women.
  • ‘żQue bolá Cuba?’ Obama Tweets from Havana Hours After Regime Detains Dissidents for Rights Protest

    03/20/2016 10:00:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 20, 2016 | 6:09 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    President Obama landed in Cuba on Sunday afternoon, hours after dozens of dissidents from the Ladies in White movement were detained during a post-Mass, pro-democracy march, in what has become a weekly ritual of protest and arrest over almost a year. “Obama, traveling to Cuba isn’t fun,” read a banner carried by the demonstrators. “No to human rights violations.” Any hopes that this week’s demonstration, on the eve of Obama’s arrival, would be tolerated were quickly put to rest, as police handcuffed and bussed away dozens of the protesting women, and a handful of men. Ladies in White was established...
  • Iran Elections: Is west falling Victim to Iran's Sleight of Hand?

    03/08/2016 10:39:15 AM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 8 replies
    keyvan Salami
    As predicated, the elections in Iran turned into a definite failure despite extensive vote riggings started days before the elections day. Iranian officials had claimed a 65 to 75 percent turnout but it appeared to be nothing but their usual hoopla. They have also prepared the task force to handle the vote rigging to announce such figures which they term "Election Engineering". Looking back to the previous elections result announcements, reveals the well-known Iran's manipulating method that multiplies the actual votes by a certain constant then broadcasting the number several times the real voter turnout. Behind these public absurd...
  • <b>Iran's Nightmare, Uprising Clouds the Elections</b>

    02/23/2016 4:56:34 AM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 4 replies
    keyvan Salami
    Iran's Parliamentary election besides voting for the Expert Assembly, a fresh cohort of religious scholars, will take place on February 26. There is a misconception particularly on behalf of the Western media and states that these election are the competition scene of moderation against extremism within the regime. This totally absurd illusion is encouraged by Iran and its advocates. This misguided perception demonstrate either a lack of knowledge of the situation in Iran and the Iranian regime or and more probably an effort to detour the barrier of humanitarian values to have business with a dictatorship in charge of...
  • Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue—Free eBook

    01/18/2016 2:11:58 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper ^ | 1/18/16 | Nathan Bingham
    Friday will mark the 43rd anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. In light of this, Reformation Trust is making the ebook edition of R.C. Sproul's Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue free to download until the end of the month. We encourage you to download this ebook and share it with your family, friends, and church community. In this book, Dr. R.C. Sproul employs his unique perspective as a highly experienced pastor-theologian and a trained philosopher to provide well-considered and compassionate answers to the difficult questions that attend termination of pregnancy. Dr. Sproul strives for a...
  • Iran Hostage's Sister to Be Congressman's Guest at State of the Union

    01/07/2016 12:31:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 7, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Montel Williams, Sarah Hekmati, Ramy Kurdi and Rep. Dan Kilee (D-Mich.) speak beforea June hearing on U.S. hostages in Iran.Last year, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) kept his guest seat open at the State of the Union address to represent his constituent held prisoner by Iran.This year, with Amir Hekmati today marking Day 1,592 in Iranian custody, Kildee announced that his guest seat for next week's address will be filled by Amir's sister, Sarah Hekmati.Amir, born in Flagstaff, Ariz., was visiting extended family for the first time in August 2011 when he was seized and sentenced on trumped-up espionage charges. Kildee...
  • Cuban Activist Freed in Obama Deal, Then Arrested Again, Now in Grave Condition

    12/29/2015 5:13:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 29, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The Obama administration is calling on the Cuban government to free a political prisoner -- one of the dozens released from prison a year ago as a rapprochement gesture, only to be re-arrested a few months later. Vladimir Morera Bacallao, 53, is reportedly near death due to the hunger strike he started behind bars in October. Morera Bacallao, a labor activist, was arrested in April in the run-up to the regime's sham municipal elections for posting a sign outside his home stating: "I vote for my freedom and not in an election where I cannot choose my president." A month...
  • Hundreds of migrants arriving in Norway had mobile phones containing images of executions

    12/14/2015 4:56:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    Hundreds of asylum-seekers entering Norway were discovered to have images of ‘executions’ and ‘severed heads’ on their mobile phones. The revelation comes amid heightened fears that ISIS is exploiting the migrant crisis to smuggle fighters into Europe, following last month’s attacks in Paris. Police admitted that the ‘explosion’ of refugees crossing into the country over the summer and in recent months meant that security checks were less thorough than required, and weren’t checking the background of those entering the country. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • U.S., Russia Spar Over Ukraine Conflict At UN Meeting

    12/13/2015 11:37:39 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    T he United States and Russia traded accusations on December 11 over the conflict in Ukraine at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council. Russia delayed the meeting for an hour and a half with an attempt to block testimony by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic, prompting Washington to accuse the Kremlin of trying to suppress public discussion of facts about Ukraine's war with pro-Russian separatists in the east. In the end, Simonovic spoke at the meeting despite protests from Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, who said human rights discussions should take place in Geneva at...
  • Poll: Majority Of Americans View Islam Negatively, Including Democrats (YouGov/HuffPost!)

    12/10/2015 11:39:03 AM PST · by quesney · 40 replies
    A majority of Americans have a negative view of Islam after the terrorist attacks in Paris and California, including a majority of Democrats. Fifty-eight percent of Americans now have an unfavorable opinion of Islam, according to the latest YouGov/Huffpost poll of Americans. That number includes 45 percent of Democrats, 58 percent of Independents and 75 percent of Republicans. Only 27 percent of Democrats have a favorable opinion of Islam while 45 percent, nearly twice as many have an unfavorable view. Only 11 percent of Republicans and 15 percent of Independents have a favorable view of the religion. Only 23 percent...
  • Obama Warns Of America’s 'Pitfalls' While Speaking in Malaysia

    11/21/2015 11:37:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon | 11/21/2015 | David Rutz
    President Obama spoke to a group of young Southeast Asian leaders Friday in Malaysia and warned them about about avoiding the "pitfalls" the United States suffers from, the Washington Times reports. Human Rights Watch says on its main Malaysia page that the country’s government has engaged in a "strong crackdown on civil and political rights, including charging organizers of peaceful demonstrations. Though he had promised to repeal the Sedition Act, Prime Minister Najib Razak pushed through amendments to strengthen it, as well as a repressive counterterror law." Obama, however, warned the leaders about such American weaknesses as racial divides, income...
  • The right to Self-Defense is a HUMAN RIGHT, not simply an American one

    11/15/2015 9:29:55 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    The right of self-defense is a HUMAN RIGHT, not simply an American Right enshrined in the 2A. If someone walked up to a citizen in France and punched them in the nose, that person would have the right to punch back instead of simply taking the beating. If their family was being beaten up would they have to stand there and watch without interceding? Force is to be met with equal force when one or one's family is attacked. This example proves that is so. To do otherwise is repugnant to any citizen of this planet. Yet force is not...
  • Iran: Rouhani heading to Europe with highest figures of journalists behind bars

    11/13/2015 12:51:09 PM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 2 replies
    Two United Nations human rights experts joined voice in warning Iranian authorities on the arrest, prosecution and harassment of journalists and online activists. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Iran, and David Kaye, the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression also demanded safe space for freedom of expression as Iran is heading for general elections next February. What makes it all the more interesting is that these calls are being made upon a regime led by Hassan Rouhani who claims of leading efforts for change in Iran and preparing to visit Europeans eager for Iran’s...
  • Time to pressure Iran where it hurts: Human rights

    11/09/2015 2:04:04 AM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 13 replies
    08112015 | Keyvan Salami
    If the international community is serious on the drive it made to bring an end to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, it should now target the ayatollahs’ atrocious human rights dossier with a much stronger resolve. This is the Achilles Heel Iran is extremely sensitive about and has made it a red line in any and all international talks. International community should urge Iran’s rulers to allow Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, to enter the country. Ever since Dr. Shaheed has been mandated by the world body to report on Iran’s concerning human rights...
  • In the wake of the nuclear weapons deal, Iran ramps up anti-American agitation and repression

    11/06/2015 8:23:05 AM PST · by Marcus · 4 replies
    Capitalist Review ^ | November 5, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    If President Obama thought that the recent nuclear weapons deal with Iran would lead to a rapprochement with the Islamic Republic, he might need to think again. The New York Times reports that anti-American agitation, complete with mobs chanting “Death to America!” have been ramped up. Almost as important, the Iranian government has increased the repression of its own people, in effect sticking a thumb in the collective eye of the United States.
  • UN Report: Iran’s Human Rights Record Worse Under Rouhani than Ahmadinejad

    11/03/2015 6:57:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    A report released this month on “The Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran” reveals that Iranians are worse off under “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani than his more conservative predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and that, based on their current trajectory, they are expected to exceed well over 1,000 executions by year’s end. […] Iran executes more individuals per capita than any other country in the world. In his 26-page report, (Dr. Ahmed) Shaheed notes that between January 1 and September 15 of this year, Iran executed at least 694 people by hanging, which included at least 10 women...
  • Family of elderly U.K. man imprisoned in Iran press for his release

    An elderly man from the United Kingdom has been held in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison for the last four years on charges of spying, according to his family, who is pushing for his release based on concern about his age and health. Kamal Foroughi, an engineer by training, was working as a consultant in the capital city of Tehran for the Malaysian national oil and gas company Petronas when Iranian authorities took him into custody in May 2011, taking him from his apartment without any warrant for his arrest, according to his family. "My dad is 76-years-old and gets no...
  • Saudi actor arrested after posing for selfies with fans

    11/01/2015 12:01:24 PM PST · by Fali_G · 10 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 11/1/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    A Saudi actor and TV personality found himself on the wrong side of the country’s strict penal code after posing for ‘selfies’ with a group of female fans at a mall, according to Saudi news sources. According to The Gulf Times, Abdul Aziz Al Kassar was taken into custody from the popular Al Nakheel Mall after he was seen taking pictures with a crowd of fans by Saudi Arabia's strict "Mutaween," or religious police, also referred to as the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice or CPVPV. Al Kassar, 27, a Saudi national who lives...
  • Iran: hurl scorn at human rights

    10/23/2015 2:01:42 PM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 2 replies
    23 Oct 2015 | Keyvan Salami
    Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) has arrested a number of families of PMOI (MEK) and former political prisoners early this week. Shaqayeq Azimi, 22, one of the PMOI members whose parents Mahmoud and Fatemeh Ziae were amid the detainees of October 11, has launched a worldwide campaign to pursue her beloveds’ fate. In a meeting of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom on human rights in Iran at the UK House of Commons on October 19, 2015 via the internet, She described her torment after hearing the news. Shaqayeq has been unable to obtain any information about where her...
  • WATCH: Cruz Crushes Liberal Senator On Human Rights Hypocrisy

    09/24/2015 4:24:08 PM PDT · by absentee · 32 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9/24/15 | Rob Eno
    Today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to the Senate floor to advocate for the changing of the name of the street on which the Chinese Embassy stands to Liu Xiaobo Plaza. Currently, the name of the street is International Place. The move was done quickly, mostly because the President of China is coming to the United States tomorrow. Originally, Democrats had no objection to the move, until Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) stood up to object.
  • Saudi Arabia Prepares to Execute Teenager via “Crucifixion” for Political Dissent

    09/23/2015 11:43:02 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 9/21/2015 | Michael Krieger
    Just last evening, I posted an article about how the UN disgracefully named Saudi Arabia to head its human rights panel. So how do the Saudis plan on celebrating this achievement? By executing a teenager via crucifixion, naturally. I covered this story back in May in the piece, Not ISIS – Saudi Arabia Prepares to Execute and Publicly Display Beheaded Body of Political Activist in “Crucifixion.” Here are a few excerpts: The Saudis have received a lot of bad press as of late due to it consistently breaking its own records for beheadings, but sometimes a simple beheading isn’t sufficient....
  • At UN Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia Chairs Panel for Vetting Applicants

    09/22/2015 5:40:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | 09/21/15 | Patrick Goodenough
    The U.N.’s Human Rights Council over the summer quietly appointed Saudi Arabia as head of a panel responsible for interviewing and shortlisting experts focusing on a range of human rights-related themes. Among the candidates for posts considered at meetings chaired by the Saudi ambassador to the HRC, Faisal bin Hassan Trad, since May was one dealing with “violence against women, its causes and consequences” and another focused on “the independence of judges and lawyers.” The kingdom is frequently cited by human rights advocacy groups and Western governments for the fairness of its judiciary and its treatment of women. (Last year...
  • Fury after Saudi Arabia 'chosen to head key UN human rights panel'

    09/21/2015 8:04:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | Sep 21, 2015, 02.46 PM IST | Tom Brooks Pollock,The Independent
    The United Nations has been criticised for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role - despite the country having "arguably the worst record in the world" on freedoms for women, minorities and dissidents. Critics, including the wife of imprisoned pro-democracy blogger Raif Badawi - sentenced to 1,000 lashes for blogging about free speech - labelled the appointment "scandalous", saying it meant "oil trumps human rights". Mr Badawi's wife, Ensaf Haidar, who is leading an international campaign to free her husband, said on Facebook that handing the role to Faisal bin Hassan Trad, Saudi Arabia's ambassador at the UN in...
  • Human Rights Group Demands US Take 65,000 Syrian Refugees to Help Europe With Migration Crisis

    09/04/2015 11:52:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/04/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A human rights group has called on the United States government to step up its outreach to Syrian refugees and resettle 65,000 people before the end of 2016. While the U.S. has said that it will accept between 5,000 to 8,000 refugees, the International Rescue Committee said that is far from enough to really help Europe in its migrant crisis. "Not only are Syrians resorting to desperate measures to seek a better life for themselves and their families in Europe, but they are dying in the process," IRC president David Miliband said in a statement. "The U.S. has historically been...
  • Iranian Dissidents Against The Iran Deal

    08/14/2015 5:13:02 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 14, 2015 |
    In the past few weeks, some Iranian activists have vocally supported the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 (China, Russia, France, United Kingdom, United States and Germany). While we deeply respect the experience and views of these men and women, it is important to hear all perspectives. We represent another collection of Iranian activists who share the world's hope for a better future but believe that appeasing the Iranian regime will lead to a more dangerous world. We have spent our lives advocating for peace, justice and freedom in Iran. We represent a diverse array of Iranians who hope...
  • Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex trade

    08/11/2015 12:30:56 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2015 | AP
    Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex tradeLONDON (AP) — Amnesty International has approved a controversial policy to endorse the de-criminalization of the sex trade, rejecting complaints by women’s rights groups who say it is tantamount to advocating the legalization of pimping and brothel owning. At its decision-making forum in Dublin on Tuesday, the human rights group approved the resolution to recommend “full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work.” It argues its research suggests decriminalization is the best way to defend sex workers’ human rights.
  • Hollywood Stars Recoil as Amnesty Suggests Prostitution is a Human Right

    07/30/2015 3:11:58 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Amnesty International has sparked a glitzy Hollywood backlash from its usual left wing fan-base by submitting a draft policy calling for prostitution to be legalised in order to promote the human rights of prostitutes.
  • Robert Mugabe ‘proposes to Barack Obama’ [Zero a laughingstock]

    06/30/2015 3:08:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    During his weekly interview with the national radio station, the Zimbabwean president joked that he planned to travel to Washington DC ‘get down on one knee and ask his hand’. Mugabe, who is known for his brutal crusades against homosexuality, was responding in bizarre fashion to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees gays and lesbians the same right to marry as heterosexuals. Speaking on on Saturday, Mugabe said: ‘I’ve just concluded – since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes...
  • State Department Officially Calls Iran’s Forced Sex Change Surgeries ‘Confirmation’

    06/27/2015 8:22:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies ^ | 06/27/2015 | Ivan Plis
    A report issued Thursday by the Department of State repeatedly refers to sex reassignment surgery in Iran as “gender-confirmation surgery.” Iran has a well-documented record of coercing gay and lesbian people into having the gender reassignment surgery, that is, disrupting rather than “confirming” the gender identity of hundreds per year. Since homosexuality can be punishable by death in Iran, known homosexual men tend to accept the government-subsidized surgery to become women, and vice versa. By referring to the surgeries as “gender confirmation,” rather than the much more widespread and morally neutral “sex reassignment surgery,” the State Department seems to be...
  • The Iran scam worsens -- Part III, Human rights and support for terrorism

    06/22/2015 2:25:23 PM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 22, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It is likely that the P5+1 nuke “deal” with Iran will be approved soon. Military and other nuke sites which Iran has not “disclosed” will not be inspected. Nor will Iran’s nuke ties with North Korea — which P5+1 member China seems to be helping, Iran’s massive support for terrorism and abysmal human rights record be considered because they are also deemed unnecessary for “deal” approval. Sanctions against Iran are moribund and will not be revived regardless of whether there is a “deal.” However, a bronze bust of Obama may soon be displayed prominently in Supreme Leader Khamenei’s office and one of Khamenei may soon be displayed proudly in Dear Leader Obama’s...
  • “Islamaphobes” Are For Protecting Human Rights of Girls

    06/12/2015 12:57:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 12, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    Do the name callers who label people “Islamaphobic” support Qur’an-instructed violence against women and girls?To be “anti-Islam” (and “anti-Shari’a”) is to reject submission to Allah and the Qur’an. To be anti-Islam is to be for protecting women’s rights and human rights. To be anti-Islam is to advocate for children who are powerless and voiceless, to liberate everyone enslaved by Islamic totalitarian ideology.There is nothing bigoted, racist, or fearful about opposing a political ideology that rejects universally accepted human rights laws.If the European Court on Human Rights has repeatedly ruled that Shari’a law is “incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy,” then...
  • UN likens Britain to Nazi Germany over threat to quit European convention on human rights

    05/31/2015 8:43:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 06:36 EST, 31 May 2015 | Tom McTague
    A top UN official has provoked outrage after likening David Cameron’s threat to scrap human rights laws to Nazi Germany. The Prime Minister has warned the Government could withdraw the UK from the convention in order to deport foreign criminals. It is the most radical option as part of plans to scrap the Human Rights Act, which enshrines the convention in UK law, with a “British Bill of Rights” enforced by the UK’s Supreme Court rather than by judges in Strasbourg. But Professor François Crépeau, the UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, said: “We have to remember...