Amnesty International - USA

Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. We are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.

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Saturday, August 31, 2019
Another Weekend, Another Carnage That Could Have Been Prevented
Responding to shootings in Midland and in Odessa, Texas tonight, Ernest Coverson the campaign manager of Amnesty International USA End Gun Violence campaign said: "On yet another weekend, this country is reeling from carnage that could have been prevented. Enough is enough. We need the government...
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Vicious Attack Against Pro-Democracy Protest Organizer in Hong Kong
Responding to an attack in Hong Kong on Thursday lunchtime against Jimmy Sham, the convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, by masked men wielding baseball bats, Man-kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong, said: “This vile attack against Jimmy Sham appears to be a deliberate attempt...
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Brazilian Government's Failures are Fueling Wildfires Across the Amazon
Responding to the news of the wildfires that have been raging in the Amazon rainforest for several weeks, Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International said: “The responsibility to stop the wildfires that have been raging in the Amazon rainforest for several weeks now lies squarely with...
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Monday, August 19, 2019
Planned Parenthood Withdrawal from Title X Demonstrates Cruel Policies
Reacting to reports that Planned Parenthood will withdraw from Title X, the federal family planning program, rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule that restricts what health providers can say about abortion, Tarah Demant, director of the Gender, Sexuality and Identity Program at...
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Friday, August 16, 2019
Six Police Officers Charged Over Killing of Matthew Lee in Jamaica
Reacting to the announcement that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Jamaica’s independent police oversight body, presented charges against six members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) following a six-and-a-half-year investigation into the fatal shooting of Matthew Lee,...
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Criticism of Israeli Government’s Policies Are Free Speech, Not Anti-Semitism
Responding to Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, and minister of Interior Arye Deri, denying entrance to two U.S. members of Congress and U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweets referring to the members of Congress as anti-semitic, Amnesty International Israel and Amnesty International USA...
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Monday, August 12, 2019
Police in Hong Kong Should Exercise Restraint to Avoid Escalating Violence
In response to police operations on August 11, where rounds of tear gas and rubber bullets were fired, Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong said: “Hong Kong police have once again used tear gas and rubber bullets in a way that have fallen short of international standards. Firing...
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Friday, August 09, 2019
Congress Must Immediately Address Gun Violence in the U.S.
Amnesty International USA today made an announcement calling for Congress to cut short its August recess and call an emergency session to immediately address gun violence in the United States. Ernest Coverson, End Gun Violence campaign manager at Amnesty International USA said: “We can no longer...
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Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Global Human Rights Movement Issues Travel Warning for the U.S. Due to Rampant Gun Violence
Amnesty International today issued a travel warning calling for possible travelers and visitors to the United States to exercise extreme caution when traveling throughout the country due to rampant gun violence, which has become so prevalent in the United States that it amounts to a human rights...
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Monday, August 05, 2019
Demonizing Immigrants and Mental Health Conditions Is Not A Solution to Gun Violence
Responding to President Donald Trump’s speech following a spate of mass shootings over the weekend, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA’s End Gun Violence campaign manager said: “Gun violence reform cannot come at the expense of the human rights of any community. When President Trump links...
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