I WILL: Call for Leonard Peltier Clemency

Human Rights Action Center (HRAC) is joining a flood of supporters seeking clemency for Native American Leonard Peltier.

Native peoples across the United States have joined with HRAC, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and other luminaries and organizations including, but not limited to Harry Belafonte, Kris Kristofferson, the late Pete Seeger, members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, The National Congress of American Indians, Wes Studi, Chris Eyre, Carlos Santana, Jackson Browne, Irene Bedard, Peter Gabriel, Michael Moore, Chaske Spencer, Chef Art Smith, Tom Morello and others to bring Peltier’s case back to the public's attention.

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The Torture of the Torture-Excusers

Once upon a time, I recommended that we find an attorney general who would pursue the former administration for torture, disappearances, and secret prisons. Doesn't having the nation come to terms with these formative and basic violations of the principles set forth in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (both letter and spirit) and our very own Constitution seem like a good way to have begun to move forward? 

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Fourteen for 2014: A Human Rights Wishlist

As 2013 begins to draw into itself for holiday season and the arrival of the coming new year, it is worth thinking about what human rights issues might be put onto our collective front-burners. Of course there are unfortunately far too many issues to create a perfect list even if if we were to go into the hundreds. But fires start with a spark, so start with, here are fourteen for 2014.

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