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India: No Justice For 1984 Anti-Sikh Bloodshed, Says HRW

Successive Indian governments’ failure to prosecute those most responsible for killings and other abuses during the 1984 anti-Sikh violence highlights India’s weak efforts to combat communal violence. The new Indian government should seek police reforms and to enact a law against communal violence that would hold public officials accountable for complicity and dereliction of duty. […]

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Google Mountain View campus garden

Google Data Collection Worries Americans More Than NSA

Americans may not like the fact that the National Security Agency is collecting data on their phone calls and emails, but it turns out they are even more concerned over another surveillance threat: Google. In a survey conducted by the consumer feedback service Survata, the company asked internet users just how angry they would be […]

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Barack Obama. File photo.

12 Nobel Peace Prize Winners Tell President Obama To Reveal Full Details Of US Torture Program And To Close Guantánamo – OpEd

Yesterday (October 27), 12 Nobel Peace Prize winners, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, sent a powerful and important letter to President Obama – himself a recipient of the prize — calling for him to disclose in full “the extent and use of torture and rendition by American soldiers, operatives, and contractors, as well as the authorization of […]


Kazakhstan: UN Review To Highlight Abuses

United Nations member countries should use an upcoming UN review of Kazakhstan’s rights record to urge its government to adopt overdue reforms. Kazakhstan’s rights record will be in international spotlight during the country’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on October 30, 2014. “Kazakhstan’s rights record has taken a serious turn for the worse in recent […]


Empathy Deficit Disorder – OpEd

Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska’s Republican Congressman Don Young said suicide didn’t exist in Alaska before “government largesse” gave residents an entitlement mentality. “When people had to work and had to provide and had to keep warm by putting participation in cutting wood and catching the fish and […]