Laura Finley

Laura Finley as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She is syndicated by PeaceVoice. Laura is a member of Amnesty International USA's Board of Directors.

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013
International Workers Day: A Reminder of US Progress on Workers' Rights
May 1 is International Workers Day. It is a day to be reminded that “just and favorable” work conditions, “equal pay for equal work,” workplaces “free of discrimination,” and “protection against unemployment” are fundamental human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Unfortunately, May 1st is a day to recognize the many ways the U.S fails to enact the human right to work.
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Sunday, December 23, 2012
Building a Peaceful Future for Our Children
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Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Human Rights are Everyone’s Law
Imagine your livelihood is farming. You grow a variety of products that have sustained you and your family for generations. Then imagine that the army decides to erect a long fence that blocks you from accessing your farm. They say you will be able to get a permit to enter your own land, but when you apply you are denied. The only person they will give the permit to is your elderly father, who cannot possible tend the land as needed and support the family. Already poor, your future is grim.
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