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‘A Damning Indictment’: Global Poll Shows 71% Support Regulation of Tech Giants to Protect Data Privacy

Posted by on December 5, 2019 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
‘A Damning Indictment’: Global Poll Shows 71% Support Regulation of Tech Giants to Protect Data Privacy

In a new poll released by Amnesty International, 71% of respondents expressed fear over how Big Tech is taking and using their personal data. #protectdata

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Unprecedented ‘Architecture of Surveillance’ Created by Facebook and Google Poses Grave Human Rights Threat: Report

Posted by on November 24, 2019 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Unprecedented ‘Architecture of Surveillance’ Created by Facebook and Google Poses Grave Human Rights Threat: Report

A new report from Amnesty International accuses Facebook and Google of having a “surveillance-based business model” that threatens users’ right to privacy and other human rights. #surveillance

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Federal Prosecutors to Continue ‘Unconscionable Prosecution’ of Humanitarian Scott Warren for Helping Migrants

Federal Prosecutors to Continue ‘Unconscionable Prosecution’ of Humanitarian Scott Warren for Helping Migrants

Federal prosecutors in Arizona announced Tuesday that they will seek a retrial in the case of humanitarian aid volunteer Scott Warren, who could face several years in prison for providing food, water, clean clothes, and beds to migrants in the desert. #nomoredeaths #humanitarianaidisneveracrime #waternotwalls

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Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future Movement Win Amnesty’s Top Human Rights Award, For ‘Challenging Us All to Confront the Realities of the Climate Crisis.’

Posted by on June 10, 2019 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future Movement Win Amnesty’s Top Human Rights Award, For ‘Challenging Us All to Confront the Realities of the Climate Crisis.’

16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and the youth-led movement she inspired were honored Friday with Amnesty International’s top human rights award.

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‘Criminalizing Compassion’: Trial Begins for Humanitarian Facing 20 Years in Prison for Giving Water to Migrants in Arizona Desert

‘Criminalizing Compassion’: Trial Begins for Humanitarian Facing 20 Years in Prison for Giving Water to Migrants in Arizona Desert

If Dr. Warren were convicted and imprisoned on these absurd charges, he would be a prisoner of conscience.

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Join One of the Largest Human Rights Campaigns in the World Without Leaving Your Couch

Posted by on December 10, 2017 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 2 Comments
Join One of the Largest Human Rights Campaigns in the World Without Leaving Your Couch

Do you want to be human rights activist? The author shows you how to without leaving the comfort of your couch.

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“A Human Rights Crisis”: In Unprecedented Move, Amnesty International Sends Monitors to Ferguson

Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Activism, Peace & Human Rights with 3 Comments
“A Human Rights Crisis”: In Unprecedented Move, Amnesty International Sends Monitors to Ferguson

After a week that saw a militarized police crackdown and the imposition of a nighttime curfew (for people protesting the shooting of Michael Brown), Amnesty International USA has taken an “unprecedented” step by sending a 13-person delegation to monitor the developments in Ferguson, Missouri. It is the first time Amnesty organization has deployed observers inside the United States. Amy Goodman speaks to Steven Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA.

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‘Reset The Net!’ Reddit, Greenpeace, Amnesty Unite In Anti-NSA Hit Campaign

Posted by on June 2, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
‘Reset The Net!’ Reddit, Greenpeace, Amnesty Unite In Anti-NSA Hit Campaign

Some 200 websites have joined the #ResetTheNet campaign, urging internet users, developers and content providers to use “NSA-resistant” software and tools to protect the global net against intrusive government surveillance. The sites, which vary from individual pages to internet giants like Reddit, Imgur and Boing Boing, various rights groups, including Amnesty International and Greenpeace will place an internet “splash screen” on Thursday in support of the campaign.

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