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You Can Watch the First Five Minutes of Ghost in the Shell Right Here

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Whatever else might be true of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, it’s also true that the filmmakers have put as much of the budget on the screen as humanly possible. And as you can tell when you watch the film’s opening scene—available here and now for your viewing pleasure—it has paid off, at least in in the… Read more...

Katy Perry Recalls Meeting the Gay People She’d Been Taught by Religion to Fear: WATCH

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Katy Perry accepted the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign over the weekend and offered an inspiring tale about how she learned that her religious upbringing, which had taught her to fear gay people, was completely wrong. She also… Read The post Katy Perry Recalls Meeting the Gay People She’d Been Taught by Religion to Fear: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Angola considers up to a decade in prison for abortions

Angola's parliament votes next week on a proposal to imprison for up to a decade women who have abortions and people who perform them. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch … Click to Continue »

Ugandan forces killed scores including kids: Rights group

More than 155 people died in deadly encounters last year between Ugandan forces and people loyal to a tribal king who has since been charged with treason, Human Rights Watch … Click to Continue »

Gay Couple Separated by Trump’s Travel Ban : WATCH

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Human Rights Campaign has highlighted the plight of a gay couple who are engaged to be married but whose plans are on hold while the Trump administration’s travel ban takes effect. Paul Harrison is a Texas man who since 2015 has been in a l… Read The post Gay Couple Separated by Trump’s Travel Ban : WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Iraq Detaining ISIS Suspects From Mosul in ‘Horrendous’ Makeshift Prisons

At least four prisoners have died, Human Rights Watch claims, in cases apparently linked to lack of proper medical care.

Mass Grave of Shi'ite Inmates Killed by ISIS Found in Iraq

Human Rights Watch report says hundreds of inmates were taken to the desert and faced machine gun fire.

Amal Clooney Conundrum: News Sites Doing ‘Bump Watch’ is The New Normal

A bunch of serious news publications like Time, Huffington Post, the U.K.’s Daily Mirror, and the like got dragged in social media this week for their reporting on International Human Rights lawyer Amal Clooney’s International Women’s Day speech at the United Nations. Show More Summary

Rights groups urge UN sanctions for Burundi officials

Rights groups on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to impose "targeted sanctions" on Burundian officials over alleged human rights violations there, in an open letter published online. The letter, penned by Human Rights Watch and...Show More Summary

Here’s One Funny Ad You Really Need to Watch on #ADayWithoutAWoman

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day. It's also A Day Without a Woman, a strike organized by the group behind the Women's March on Washington, D.C., to "act together for equity, justice and human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity." But what does that actually look...

Video: 60 Celebs Reveal Why They're Celebrating International Women's Day

In honor of International Women's Day, watch Kendall Jenner, and other famous faces in fashion unite to affirm that “women’s rights are human rights.”

Rights group says Rwanda detains wife of opposition figure

Human Rights Watch is urging Rwandan authorities to charge or free the wife of an opposition figure who it says has been held incommunicado for more than two weeks. The … Click to Continue »

Trump regime literally phones it in on human rights report

The release of the annual report on human rights by the US State Department is an event watched around the world. The report, which represents information on human rights collected by US embassies and consulates, is closely studied by governments, non-profits, and businesses. Show More Summary

Phillipines Policemen Falsify Evidence in Duterte's War on Drugs: Human Rights Watch

The 117-page report found the Philippine National Police have been carrying out extrajudicial killings, claiming self defense.

Philippines demands proof for rights group's assertion of police 'executions'

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Thursday dismissed as "thoughtless and irresponsible" a report by Human Rights Watch that President Rodrigo Duterte had turned a blind eye to murders by police in what the group called a "campaign of extrajudicial execution".

Philippines: Drug suspects 'routinely' killed by police

Human Rights Watch report alleges officers execute drug suspects and plant evidence to cover up their crimes.

Poland criticized for returning asylum-seekers to Belarus

Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that Poland is endangering asylum-seekers fleeing persecution in the Russian province of Chechnya and elsewhere. By returning them summarily to Belarus, their springboard into Poland, … Click to Continue »

Joining N. Korea, Israel denies Human Rights Watch Work Permit

IMEMC | – – Israeli authorities have denied Human Rights Watch’s application for a work permit for its Israel and Palestine director, on the grounds that it is not a real human

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Has the UN Human Rights Council Lost Its Way?

3 weeks agoReligion / Judaism : Aish.com

Hillel Neuer, Director of UN Watch provides a brief history of the UN Human Rights Council and how it has fallen from its initial high ideals into a political farce.

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