Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger is a prominent international human rights and climate change advocate. She is the Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International USA, Trustee of the Amazon Charitable Trust, and on the advisory board of the Creative Coalition. For over 30 years, Bianca Jagger has campaigned for human rights, social and economic justice and environmental protection throughout the world.

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Monday, November 5, 2007 - 3:33pm
Cluster Bombs and Teddy Bears
This November 5 sees an international day of action to raise awareness of the human suffering caused by cluster bombs. Ten years after a treaty banning landmines, there is now an international process under way to ban cluster bombs. Like landmines, cluster bombs kill and injure civilians after conflict. The widespread use of these weapons in Lebanon last year drew the world's attention to that once again. Like landmines, cluster bombs are generally recognised as abhorrent weapons.
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Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 12:36pm
Curb this Deadly: Trade Those Who Oppose the Proposed UN Arms Treaty Could Derail a Chance to Save Millions of Lives
As the UN general assembly opens this week, it has its best opportunity in years to make a life-saving difference to people all over the world. An opportunity to stop human rights abuses, limit the threat of terrorism, and reduce suffering for millions. The opportunity is a draft resolution for an international arms trade treaty that would place tough controls on sales.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 11:39am
One Death Every Minute: The Arms Trade Makes Big Money for the Richest Nations While Fueling Conflict Across the World
Cinema-goers will be shocked this week to see an advertisement selling AK47 machine guns, alongside the ads for cars and soft drinks. It's a spoof by Amnesty International, sending up TV shopping channels to draw attention to the appalling ease with which weapons are bought and sold around the world. But the reality is far more shocking.
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Monday, December 5, 2005 - 11:42am
This Persistent Prejudice Against AIDS Sufferers
A recent survey showed that most people say they wouldn't discriminate against someone because they were HIV positive. Others believe HIV prejudice went out with the eighties, and that we live in an AIDS aware era. The reality is different. True, images of HIV positive children from Africa often appear on our TV, but silence surrounds the rising numbers of people becoming infected with HIV in this country. And that same silence allows the persistence of prejudice towards people living with HIV, and ignorance about how it is passed on.
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Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 11:46am
Grant Tommy Zeigler an Opportunity to Prove his Innocence
Over the weekend, William ''Tommy'' Zeigler, a lifelong Christian who joined the Catholic Church earlier this year, spent his 29th Christmas on Florida's Death Row. Who can comprehend the grief of having one's wife and in-laws brutally murdered in the family store on Christmas Eve? Who can imagine the trauma of being rushed to the hospital with a near-fatal bullet wound through the abdomen on the very same Christmas Eve? Or the agony of spending the next 29 Christmases on Florida's Death Row, wrongfully convicted for those murders.
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Friday, December 6, 2002 - 11:31am
Fair Trade for Coffee Farmers, Too
When I was growing up in Nicaragua, I used to spend my summer vacations in the beautiful mountains of Matagalpa and Jinotega, an area with some of the best coffee plantations in the country. My father would say with pride, ``Coffee produced in this region is among the finest in the world.''
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Saturday, December 8, 2001 - 11:34am
Selective Justice: The US Has Been Sponsoring Terror in My Native Latin America for Decades
My involvement in human rights issues and my commitment to justice was inevitable, for I was born in Nicaragua, a country which endured almost 50 years of despotic rule. In the early 20th century it suffered invasion and repeated occupation by US forces. In 1932 they helped General Anastasio Somoza to seize power. The oligarchy that followed pillaged the country of its natural resources while following a policy which opened the door for US business.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 - 12:57pm
America the Unbeautiful: If President Bush refuses to change himself, we must do it for him
George W Bush has abdicated the leadership role America once enjoyed. He has walked away from his international obligations, tearing up international treaties like the Kyoto Protocol and ABM treaty, which, however imperfect, have helped bring peace and environmental protection. The least we can say is that he has embarked on a dangerous journey. Why?
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