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US Global Standing Plummets as Trump Threatens Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Written by on January 19, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
US Global Standing Plummets as Trump Threatens Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Trump “displays a disturbing fondness for rights-trampling strongmen,” wrote Kenneth Roth, executive director of HRW. The report also denounced the president’s threats to human rights within the U.S., noting that “Trump has targeted refugees and immigrants, calling them criminals and security threats; emboldened racist politics by equivocating on white nationalism; and consistently championed anti-Muslim ideas and policies,” and cataloging his administration’s threats to women’s rights and Americans’ right to healthcare as well.

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Harvard and Human Rights Watch Call For A Ban On “Killer Robots” Amid Geneva Talks

Written by on April 13, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
Harvard and Human Rights Watch Call For A Ban On “Killer Robots” Amid Geneva Talks

Fearing the implications of handing life or death situations over to “killer robots,” the report also calls for national laws or policies that establish similar prohibitions on all fully autonomous weapons.

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Why Did Ted Cruz’s Mass Murder Proposal Win Him Higher Poll Numbers?

Written by on January 18, 2016 in Corruption, Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 20 Comments
Why Did Ted Cruz’s Mass Murder Proposal Win Him Higher Poll Numbers?

After Senator Ted Cruz suggested that the United States begin carpet bombing ISIS, politicians and papers around him wrote it off as “bluster and bigotry,” “foolish”, and “…just silly.” By almost any standard, Cruz’s proposal was laughable [not to mention pathological & inhumane], and his rivals and the media called him on it. Yet, his poll numbers actually crept up, from 15 % to 18 percent, & one poll even had at 24 %.

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UN Urged To Ban ‘Killer Robots’ BEFORE They Can Be Developed

Written by on April 12, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Military with 0 Comments
UN Urged To Ban ‘Killer Robots’ BEFORE They Can Be Developed

Fully autonomous weapons, already denounced as “killer robots”, should be banned by international treaty before they can be developed, a new report urges the United Nations .

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Why Human Rights Watch Promotes US Foreign Agenda

Written by on May 18, 2014 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
Why Human Rights Watch Promotes US Foreign Agenda

Abby Martin speaks to Keane Bhatt, journalist and activist about a recent open letter he and many prominent figures signed calling for the non-profit organization Human Rights Watch to close its revolving door with the U.S. government.

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