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May 30, 2014
Associate, National Security Campaign
The pre-trial hearings were underway again this week at Guantanamo for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged USS Cole bombing mastermind. What was up for debate this time? The defense has requested a...
May 30, 2014
Senior Media Relations Associate
In a piece for the Huffington Post this week, General Charles C. Krulak, President of Birmingham-Southern College, calls on educators to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking in...
May 29, 2014
Assistant, Strategy and Planning / LGBT Rights Campaign
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Russia’s crackdown on LGBT people is having a spillover effect as neighboring countries enact copycat homophobic legislation. Conventional wisdom holds that leaders such as President Vladimir Putin...
May 27, 2014
Vice President, Communications
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Top News PRESIDENT OBAMA TALKS FOREIGN POLICY President Obama will discuss the administration's foreign policy and national security priorities during his West Point commencement address on...
May 23, 2014
Assistant, Strategy and Planning / LGBT Rights Campaign
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A new report issued by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) this month documents the alarming impact of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni on February...
May 22, 2014
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This is a cross-post from Just Security. Congress is considering the National Defense Authorization Act this week, and several proposed amendments in the House to this annual authorization bill...
May 21, 2014
By Jill Savitt A report released this week from the International Labor Organization (ILO) provides new estimates of the profitability of human slavery, putting the total business of forced labor...
May 20, 2014
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By Jeffrey Heller I'm a long-time volunteer attorney at Human Rights First.  Through them, I’ve helped hundreds of refugees receive asylum in the United States. This week, I’m...
May 20, 2014
Associate, Anti-Trafficking Campaign
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This week the House will vote on a series of bills intended to address human trafficking and to condemn Boko Haram's abduction of students in Nigeria. The five bills, H.R. Res 573, H.R....
May 19, 2014
Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights
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On Saturday, the world celebrated International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), an annual commemoration of the decision made by the World Health Organization to remove homosexuality...

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