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North Korea
Crime

Hong Kong human rights situation 'worst since handover to China'

Amnesty International report says rule of law, freedom of speech and trust in government all deteriorated in 2016<p>Hong Kong’s human rights situation is at its worst since Britain handed the territory to China, Amnesty International said in a new report, after a string of incidents damaged the city’s …

Hong Kong

Guantánamo, a symptom of double standards on human rights

On 1 January 2017, the USA took a three-year seat on the UN Human Rights Council, after being voted onto this key UN human rights body by the General …

Guantanamo turns 15: Notorious prison open despite promises

Defending Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

Guantanamo Bay - A decade of damage to human rights

Despite Guantanamo, Obama Makes Visit to Latin America a Win for Human Rights

On Monday, President Obama will visit Cuba - the first time a U.S. president has traveled there since Calvin Coolidge. It's an important step toward normalizing relations between the two countries, opening up important economic possibilities for Cuba and the potential for U.S. investment and …

House surprises with vote to limit NSA spying capabilities

Not law yet, but clear Congressional dissatisfaction with the NSA<p>A proposal to block the NSA from using backdoor searches on US communications without warrants has been passed by the House of Representatives. The surprise vote, adopted 293-123, is an amendment to the 2015 Defense appropriations …

NSA spying on millions of Visa transactions

The NSA’s own financial databank contained over 180 million records in 2011, 84 percent credit card transactions<p>Der Spiegel on Sunday posted its latest revelations on NSA surveillance based on leaks from whistle-blower Edward Snowden. According to top-secret documents, the NSA "widely monitors …

Healing a Wounded Sense of Morality

Many veterans are suffering from a condition similar to, but distinct from, PTSD: moral injury, in which the ethical transgressions of war can leave service members traumatized.<p>Amy Amidon has listened to war stories on a daily basis for almost a decade.<p>As a clinical psychologist at the Naval …

Mental Health
Health Care

Veterans Homeless...In America?..YES

Can you imagine giving all you have honorably to your country, coming back and not knowing who you are or what to do and then finding yourself on the street with no food or roof over your head? To me this is not only a scary thought but unbelievable that this is happening and on a large scale. …

Michelle Obama urges mayors to remove 'stain' of veteran homelessness and praises L.A. efforts

First Lady Michelle Obama urged the nation's mayors Thursday to redouble efforts to ease homelessness among military veterans in a speech that both highlighted progress and underscored the magnitude of the problem.<p>Obama, speaking at the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, …

Leave No Veteran Behind

A homeless Korean War veteran dies from exposure on the streets of Washington, D.C. wearing a coat donated by White House Communications Director, Toby Ziegler. Authorities call Toby because his business card is in the coat and the veteran has no family nearby. Toby arranges a funeral with military …

VA strips 250,000 veterans of their gun rights

Arizona prisons under fire for mistreatment of inmates

Attorney alleges civil rights abuses at Arizona prison

NYC homeless file complaint against police for violating civil rights

The New York Police Department is under fire once again for its treatment of the city’s homeless population. A civil rights group has filed a …