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2009 SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is the first organization on the East Coast to protect and promote the legal rights of Asian Americans through litigation, legal advocacy, and community education. For more information abou
Today, December 3, 2008, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=109
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has let Mr José Miguel Vivanco, the Director of Human Rights Watch for the Americas, know how highly appreciated by the Venezuelan Government is Vivanco’s work denouncing human rights violations and monitoring the Chavez government’s mistreatment of human rights activists, the political opposition and the judiciary in
> May of 2008
> New Statement from Assata!!
> First of all, let me say thank you, to the many people who
> have helped me to celebrate my 60th birthday. Thank you for
> your beautiful birthday cards and for your warm and eloquent
> messages. Thank you for your activism, your radiant energy
> and most of all for your love. I am sincerely grateful for
Darfur: Diplomacy or Prosecution? Reflections on These Approaches as Means to Get to a Resolution of the Conflict
As the conflict in Darfur continues claiming victims whose stories and numbers are both horrific and threatening, the international community cannot figure out how to respond effectively to this situation of gross violations of human rights.
Federal officials stated this week that Steven Sabock, a 50 year old mental patient at a hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina, died in April of this year after being left alone in a chair in the hospital for close to a full day with no one giving him any food or even helping him to use the bathroom. http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iggZ1aEXm3lTMnUbwda1P2M10... An Associated Press article by Whitney Woodward found that Mr. Sabock apparently died in Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, a hospital less than an hour away from Raleigh, NC, in April of this year from choking on medicine after being left in a chair unattended to for 22 hours, while video surveillance cameras revealed hospital personnel playing card games and watching television only a few feet away.
Help The Arc Fight Offensive Portrayal of People with Intellectual Disabilities
August 8, 2008
Tropic Thunder is an action/adventure/comedy scheduled for nationwide release on August 13 and promises to be one of the blockbusters of the summer. DreamWorks is the film's producer and Paramount is its distributor. The premier will be held in Los Angeles, California on Monday, August 11.
The film features popular actors Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black as self-absorbed actors filming a big-budget war movie on location. Through a series of freak occurrences, they are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
After a whirlwind two days of travel from Ireland to San Francisco (via London and New York layovers) followed by San Francisco to Phnom Penh (via Hong Kong), I have finally arrived in Cambodia. My friend Hemly Ordonez, who has been working at a number of NGOs since June, met me at the airport with Somol, one of the students from Friends Help Friends for Development who is now enrolled in university in the capital.
An article posted on the CNN website today revealed that previously secret memoranda publicly released today, which had been obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, showed that the US Department of Justice worked hand in hand with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to justify methods of interrogation that were historically recognized as torture.