Posts Tagged “Human rights”

Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights

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Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights

Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in regards to her bill, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391. Video of Congresswoman McCollum’s remarks can be seen here. Congresswoman McCollum’s full remarks are below: Mr. Speaker,…

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Palestinian activists stand up for LGBTQ Rights

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Palestinian activists stand up for LGBTQ Rights

Palestinian activists stand up for LGBTQ Rights “We Stand With Palestine” Contingent in Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade Confounding many people’s expectations, our “We Stand With Palestine” contingent in the Chicago Gay Pride Parade yesterday – with its huge 160 sq foot banner, “Israel: STOP killing Palestinians!” – was met with almost universal approval by the approximately…

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Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says

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Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says

Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says Tunisia has continued to make progress on democracy since the revolution more than seven years ago, including a Constitution guaranteeing fundamental rights for all Tunisians, but there is still a lot to do, says a UN human rights expert. “Tunisia still faces numerous challenges, including…

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Israeli Human Rights group urges soldiers not to fire on civilians

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Israeli Human Rights group urges soldiers not to fire on civilians

Israeli Human Rights group urges soldiers not to fire on civilians B’Tselem urges soldiers to refuse to shoot protestors in Gaza: Shooting unarmed protestors is illegal, and a command to do so is a grossly illegal command Tomorrow (Thursday) B’Tselem will launch a campaign entitled “Sorry Commander, I cannot shoot”. The campaign will include newspaper advertisements…

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BDS movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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BDS movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

BDS movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize The Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and Jewish Voice for Peace released news this week that the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) movement has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. BDS opposes the illegal activities of the Israeli Government in denying the human and civil rights of civilians targeted by…

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JVP urges companies to stop supporting illegal settlements

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JVP urges companies to stop supporting illegal settlements

JVP urges companies to stop supporting illegal settlements Jewish Voice for Peace identifies four top companies that are instrumental in supporting the racist, illegal all-Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank on lands stolen from Palestinian Christian and Muslim owners. Those companies are shameful and include: Caterpillar, Priceline.com, TripAdvisor and Airbnb. These companies are contributing…

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