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September 11, 2009
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Today we mark the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, tragic events that resulted in the deaths of nearly 3000 people and sparked international conflicts that have...
September 10, 2009
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It’s not every day that retired generals denounce a Vice President. But two distinguished military leaders felt compelled to speak out against Mr. Cheney’s support of torture, in an op-ed in today’s...
September 08, 2009
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Tallahassee, Florida Eight years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed thousands of Americans and precipitated international military operations to eradicate future threats, the United...
September 04, 2009
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In a town hall meeting in Oklahoma yesterday, Senator Jim Inhofe made a number of misguided remarks about Guantánamo, suggesting that closing the prison will mean "turning terrorists loose in America...
September 02, 2009
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An NPR piece today highlights the growing problem of violent hate crime against the Roma in Eastern Europe.The piece recalls a tragic case in Hungary:The latest victim was single mother Maria Balogh...
September 01, 2009
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Read HRF's David Danzig's rebuttal, in the Huffington Post, of Richard Cohen's Washington Post column today. He presents Cohen's basic argument as "Ishmael, a fictionalized 'terrorist or a suicide...
September 01, 2009
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A new Congressional Research Service report (pdf) confirms that ratio of private military contractors to uniformed miltary in Afghanistan marks an all-time high.The report was obtained by Secrecy...
September 01, 2009
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A column in the Washington Post today presents a scenario based on the idea that torture works, and asks the following questions:Does it sometimes work? Does it never work? Is it always immoral?...
August 31, 2009
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Check it out, it quotes Human Rights First CEO Elisa Massimino.
August 27, 2009
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Human Rights First honored Senator Ted Kennedy at our annual dinner last year. As we mourn his death, we thought we'd share this video tribute to his life and work we showed there.

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