Human Rights

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Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

We live in an era it seems where self-serving politicians and giant corporations hold a monopoly on power and influence. But once again, the indigenous people of the Amazon are speaking up, and the world is starting to listen.
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Equality, Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

imagesA vicious battle is being waged in Uganda for the human rights of gay men and women. But the players are not who you might expect.

Ugandan President Museveni signed a bill in February criminalizing homosexuality with penalties of up to life in prison. Though not a significant issue in the past, the attitude toward gay people in Uganda changed drastically in 2009 when legislation proposing the death penalty for homosexuality was introduced. Gay Ugandans already experience violence, death threats, and what is known as “correctional rape.” And though bigotry and hatred toward gays has been exhibited by thousands of Ugandans, some suggest it is in fact American Evengelicals who are leading the attack on gay people in Uganda.
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Foreign Affairs, International

Clare raises the situation in the Ukraine, click on the link below to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ9qPOvCBn4

International, Prisoners

by Jamison Maeda

As many as 27,000 North Korean prisoners have disappeared from Camp 22, one of North Korea’s notoriously brutal labor camps. According to the director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, Camp 22, which is the size of London and at one time held 50,000 prisoners, recently moved several thousand prisoners to other camps. This leaves approximately 27,000 unaccounted for and feared dead from starvation. This information comes from former prisoners, former guards, and satellite photos. 
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