US Iran-for-Syria deal – 2012

On 3 February 2012, Russia denied that it was considering a US deal to permit an American-sponsored hit on Iran in exchange for non-Western intervention in Syria. Moscow insisted that it would not engage in backroom deals to back stab its Middle Eastern allies. This announcement came one day after Russia called the UN Security [...]

PAKISTAN: Love marriage couple greeted with ‘shoot-on-sight’ order from Jihadi groups

February 6, 2012 Federal Minister for Human Rights Ministry of Human Rights Old US Aid building Ata Turk Avenue G-5, Islamabad PAKISTAN Fax: +92 51 9204108 Email: [email protected] Re: PAKISTAN: Love marriage couple greeted with ‘shoot-on-sight’ order from Jihadi groups Dear Human Rights Minister of Pakistan, Name of victims: 1. Miss Tahira Hayat 27, daughter [...]

Elliott Abrams’ Dark History in Latin America and the Struggle for Justice

Elliott Abrams, a former high level State Department official during the 1980s, testified last week that the Reagan administration knew that Argentina’s military junta was systematically stealing babies from murdered and jailed democracy activists and giving them to right-wing families friendly to the regime. In a meeting with the Junta’s ambassador in Washington on December [...]

Human Rights Abuses: Mexican government failed to fulfill agreement to protect Norma Andrade

La Jornada: “The Secretariat of Government (SG) failed to fulfill the agreement made last December to provide protection for activist Esther Norma Andrade. Since coming to Mexico City after suffering an attack in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, the activist lacked the necessary measures to safeguard her physical integrity, contrary to the orders of the Interamerican Commission [...]

Make Sure Your Valentine’s Day is Filled With Love, Not Child Exploitation

It’s February and love is in the air… Valentine’s day is just around the corner and many millions are looking for that perfect gift to show how they feel for their special someone.  It is clear that much of the day’s meaning is lost to heavy commercialization.  This year, American’s alone are expected to spend a total of $15.7 [...]

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