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Common Cause Recruiting Thousands for Election Protection Work to Prevent Voter Suppression & Possible Intimidation Tactics

20 October 2016 - 8:02am
Common Cause

With Election Day less than three weeks away, Common Cause continues to assist potential voters and recruit and train poll watchers and other volunteers across the nation. Common Cause has already signed up thousands of volunteers and some are already answering Election Protection hotlines and monitoring polling places in early voting states. The volunteers are trained in a nonpartisan manner in order to assist voters and ensure than our elections are secure.

In Wisconsin Senate Debate, Feingold Stands for Immigrants & Working Families, Johnson Embraces Trump

19 October 2016 - 11:51am
Voces de la Frontera

In response to Tuesday’s debate between Wisconsin Senate candidates Ron Johnson and Russ Feingold, Voces de la Frontera Action issued the following statement from Executive Director Christine Neumann-Ortiz:

In Wisconsin Senate Debate, Feingold Stands for Immigrants & Working Families, Johnson Embraces Trump

19 October 2016 - 11:51am
Voces de la Frontera

In response to Tuesday’s debate between Wisconsin Senate candidates Ron Johnson and Russ Feingold, Voces de la Frontera Action issued the following statement from Executive Director Christine Neumann-Ortiz:

Assassination, Repression, Impunity Continue in Honduras US is Satisfied and Certifies Human Rights Requirements for More Aid

19 October 2016 - 11:17am
Honduras Solidarity Network

The Honduras Solidarity Network in North America denounces the October 18 assassination of Jose Angel Flores, President of the Movement of Unified Campesinos in the Aguan (MUCA) and Silmer Dionosio George, another MUCA leader. The campesino activists were killed by gunmen as they left a meeting of MUCA members.

Assassination, Repression, Impunity Continue in Honduras US is Satisfied and Certifies Human Rights Requirements for More Aid

19 October 2016 - 11:17am
Honduras Solidarity Network

The Honduras Solidarity Network in North America denounces the October 18 assassination of Jose Angel Flores, President of the Movement of Unified Campesinos in the Aguan (MUCA) and Silmer Dionosio George, another MUCA leader. The campesino activists were killed by gunmen as they left a meeting of MUCA members.

Activists’ Murders Turn Honduras into ‘No-Go Zone’ for Environmental Campaigners

19 October 2016 - 11:12am
Amnesty International

The brutal murders of two land rights activists in Honduras last night are the latest tragedies in a seemingly unstoppable wave of deadly attacks turning Honduras into a no-go zone for human rights defenders, said Amnesty International.

José Angel Flores, 64, President of the Movimiento Unificado Campesino, was shot dead by a group of unidentified men in the department of Colón, northern Honduras, in the afternoon of 18 October.

Another community leader, Silmer Dionisio George, was also shot in the incident and died at a local hospital hours later.

Activists’ Murders Turn Honduras into ‘No-Go Zone’ for Environmental Campaigners

19 October 2016 - 11:12am
Amnesty International

The brutal murders of two land rights activists in Honduras last night are the latest tragedies in a seemingly unstoppable wave of deadly attacks turning Honduras into a no-go zone for human rights defenders, said Amnesty International.

José Angel Flores, 64, President of the Movimiento Unificado Campesino, was shot dead by a group of unidentified men in the department of Colón, northern Honduras, in the afternoon of 18 October.

Another community leader, Silmer Dionisio George, was also shot in the incident and died at a local hospital hours later.

Expropriate Nestlé Well for Community’s Drinking Water: Council of Canadians

19 October 2016 - 7:53am
Council of Canadians

The Council of Canadians is calling on the Ontario government to use its powers under the Expropriations Act to return the Middlebrook well to the local community by buying it from Nestlé. Nestlé Waters Canada purchased the well in August to supply its massive bottled water facility south of Guelph, despite a competing bid from the Township of Centre Wellington looking to secure its drinking water supply.

Expropriate Nestlé Well for Community’s Drinking Water: Council of Canadians

19 October 2016 - 7:53am
Council of Canadians

The Council of Canadians is calling on the Ontario government to use its powers under the Expropriations Act to return the Middlebrook well to the local community by buying it from Nestlé. Nestlé Waters Canada purchased the well in August to supply its massive bottled water facility south of Guelph, despite a competing bid from the Township of Centre Wellington looking to secure its drinking water supply.

ACLU, Lambda Legal File Brief to Protect All Transgender People Harmed by Discriminatory H.B. 2

19 October 2016 - 7:43am
ACLU

In a lawsuit challenging the North Carolina law banning transgender people from using restrooms that correspond to their gender identity, LGBT rights groups yesterday asked a federal appeals court to broaden a preliminary injunction in order to protect all transgender people in the state from discrimination.

ACLU, Lambda Legal File Brief to Protect All Transgender People Harmed by Discriminatory H.B. 2

19 October 2016 - 7:43am
ACLU

In a lawsuit challenging the North Carolina law banning transgender people from using restrooms that correspond to their gender identity, LGBT rights groups yesterday asked a federal appeals court to broaden a preliminary injunction in order to protect all transgender people in the state from discrimination.

UK Government Adopts US Principles on Secret Drone War

19 October 2016 - 7:42am
Reprieve

The British Government has adopted some of the key principles of the US covert drone programme, a response to MPs published today shows.
 
Responding to questions from the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) on the use of drones for ‘targeted killing’, the Government claims that it should be able to use force in response to threatened attacks “even if there is no specific evidence of where…an attack will take place or of the precise nature of the attack.”
 

UK Government Adopts US Principles on Secret Drone War

19 October 2016 - 7:42am
Reprieve

The British Government has adopted some of the key principles of the US covert drone programme, a response to MPs published today shows.
 
Responding to questions from the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) on the use of drones for ‘targeted killing’, the Government claims that it should be able to use force in response to threatened attacks “even if there is no specific evidence of where…an attack will take place or of the precise nature of the attack.”
 

People’s Action Endorses 22 Candidates with the Values and Vision to Build the Progressive Political Revolution

18 October 2016 - 11:14am
People's Action

People’s Action, a national organization of more than a million people, is endorsing 22 candidates around the country. The candidates exemplify the leadership qualities, values and vision necessary to build a strong future for everyone – not just the wealthy few. 

People’s Action Endorses 22 Candidates with the Values and Vision to Build the Progressive Political Revolution

18 October 2016 - 11:14am
People's Action

People’s Action, a national organization of more than a million people, is endorsing 22 candidates around the country. The candidates exemplify the leadership qualities, values and vision necessary to build a strong future for everyone – not just the wealthy few. 

Boris Johnson Refuses to Answer MPs on Brit Held in Ethiopia

18 October 2016 - 11:11am
Reprieve

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has today refused to answer questions in the House of Commons about the case of Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege, a British father of three who is held on Ethiopia’s death row.
 
Mr Johnson and other Foreign Office ministers today faced several oral questions from MPs about why their department has not requested the return of Mr Tsege. Mr Tsege was kidnapped at an airport in June 2014, and is now held in Ethiopia under a sentence of death imposed in absentia in 2009.

Boris Johnson Refuses to Answer MPs on Brit Held in Ethiopia

18 October 2016 - 11:11am
Reprieve

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has today refused to answer questions in the House of Commons about the case of Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege, a British father of three who is held on Ethiopia’s death row.
 
Mr Johnson and other Foreign Office ministers today faced several oral questions from MPs about why their department has not requested the return of Mr Tsege. Mr Tsege was kidnapped at an airport in June 2014, and is now held in Ethiopia under a sentence of death imposed in absentia in 2009.

Women Blockade Trump Campaign Headquarters in More than Dozen City Protests Against GOP Misogyny and Racism

18 October 2016 - 10:58am
All of Us 2016

Today thousands of women are protesting in a dozen cities around the country. The multi-racial group, many of whom are survivors of sexual assault, are calling for all women to reject both the Republican nominee and the Republican Party more broadly and for members of the GOP to withdraw their endorsement of Donald Trump.

Women Blockade Trump Campaign Headquarters in More than Dozen City Protests Against GOP Misogyny and Racism

18 October 2016 - 10:58am
All of Us 2016

Today thousands of women are protesting in a dozen cities around the country. The multi-racial group, many of whom are survivors of sexual assault, are calling for all women to reject both the Republican nominee and the Republican Party more broadly and for members of the GOP to withdraw their endorsement of Donald Trump.

Youth File Lawsuit Against Norwegian Government over Arctic Oil

18 October 2016 - 10:22am
Greenpeace

Today young people filed a constitutional climate lawsuit against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil in the Arctic Barents Sea, endangering young people and future generations with more climate pollution. The plaintiffs, Nature and Youth – the largest youth-led organization in Norway – and Greenpeace Norway, argue that Norway has violated citizens’ and future generations’ constitutional right to a healthy environment, joining youth around the world who are taking actions against their governments.

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