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Amnesty International USA’s Human Rights Conference 2014

March 18, 2014

Source: Amnesty International USA Bring Human Rights Home at Amnesty’s 2014 Human Rights Conference and Annual General Meeting! Meet other activists, take direct action, and hear…

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The Death Penalty is Just the Tip of an Iceberg of Injustice

March 10, 2014

Source: Amnesty International USA By Steven Hawkins For much of my working, adult life, I have been witness to the consequences of our country’s addiction…

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Love is a Right, Hate is a Crime

March 6, 2014

Source: Amnesty International USA This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post and Amnesty International USA in the theme of “Bringing…

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Wife of Murdered Prison Guard Urges Justice For Man Convicted of Her Husband’s Murder

March 4, 2014

Source: Amnesty International The morning of 17 April 1972 will be forever etched on Leontine Rogers’ memory. The 17-year-old trainee beautician, known as Teenie, woke…

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Amnesty International calls on Mexico’s President to confront critical human rights situation

February 18, 2014

Source: Amnesty International USA At a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, delivered a memorandum demanding an urgent list of actions to combat entrenched impunity…

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Amnesty International’s Most Successful Ever Letter-writing Campaign Results in Freed Prisoners

February 11, 2014

Source: Amnesty International USA In December 2013, more than 2.3 million letters, emails, SMS messages, faxes and tweets were sent in the “Write for Rights”…

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How Much is it Worth to Keep Executions Moving Forward?

February 4, 2014

Source: Amnesty International USA By Andrea Hall, Mid Atlantic Regional Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator How much is it worth to keep executions moving forward? What…

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Amnesty International’s Iconic Human Rights Concert Series to Return February 5th

January 13, 2014

Source: Amnesty International USA The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara, The Fray, Cold War Kids, Colbie Caillat and Cake among…

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Girl Traveled Over 7,000 Miles to Tell Her Story, Only 5 Members of Congress Showed Up

November 7, 2013

It was just after midnight on the East Coast when the first news story came out. I’d been sitting on another edge of another bed…

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