Category Archives: Human rights

Pelosi to travel to border and South Texas children’s detention facility

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country.   The California Democrat will also tour … Continue reading

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California Female Inmates Sterilized Illegally

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Bhopal: Thirty years after the worst industrial accident in history…

…people are still suffering. Over 20,000 people are estimated to have died after an American-owned plant, Union Carbide leaked tons and tons of a poisonous gas.    “Before dawn on December 3, 1984, a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, exploded … Continue reading

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Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Finslly Freed

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Shelter in Texas for children crossing border alone

  A special shelter is being set up by Health and Human Services at Lackland Airforce Base in San Antonio for children who cross the Mexico/Texas border alone. It was ordered by the Department of Homeland Security in response to … Continue reading

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Rick Perry opts to not instate prison rape guidelines to protect minors in TX

  Mother’s fight to improve prison conditions in TX for boys by separating them from men after the suicide of her son after repeated rapes is acknowledged in every state but Texas, where it all happened.  The mother herself passed … Continue reading

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Cell phones and the 4th Amendment

“On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether law enforcement officers during an arrest may search the contents of a person’s mobile phone without a warrant. The court should recognize that new technologies do not alter basic Fourth Amendment principles, … Continue reading

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Craftivism and Helping TX womens’ reproductive rights? There’s an app for that.

Help Texas Women is an app for helping women navigate their lives within all the uterus legislation in Texas. The app shows you which legislators are uterus-friendly, provides their addresses for writing to them, and even shows you how to … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane…

(Rubin Carter and Jose Gonzalez) Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, the boxer originally from Clifton, New Jersey, was first immortalized in this song, and later in the movie “Hurricane,” which starred Denzel Washington. He spent 19 years in prison for the 1966 … Continue reading

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With coyotes in the dark

What is it like to grow up too fast? What a life she had. Left behind by her parents who settled in the U.S., led by a coyote in the dark, 12-year-old Noemi Alvarez Quillay was almost smuggled in but … Continue reading

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