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Human Rights

Location: #world
Members: 38
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2017

This groups is for discussions, petitions, alerts, etc., anything having to do with human rights around the globe.


Good site to keep in mind are:

Amnesty International

Human Rights Campaign (Gay rights)

Discussion Forum

The 3 Deadliest Words In The World - "It's A Girl"

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Jaume Nov 6, 2014. 6 Replies

Tragic and despicable. -- DallasHere is a related article from The Economist:GendercideKilled, aborted or neglected, at least 100m girls have disappeared—and the number is risingIMAGINE you are one half of a young couple expecting your first child…Continue

Tags: girls, India, China, gender, infants

The true cost of Mother's Day flowers

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Marianne Apr 26, 2013. 1 Reply

Roses for Mother's Day will be top sellers this weekend. But who really benefits from the trade in flowers grown in Africa? Felicity Lawrence reports on Kenya's horticulture industry.This video is one of a series of investigative documentaries about…Continue

Tags: Kenya, Africa, exploitation, tax evasion, labor

Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Onyango Makagutu Nov 26, 2012. 16 Replies

These fanatics are just unbelievable. -- DallasSaudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for womenRIYADH — Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored…Continue

Tags: rights, women, Saudi Arabia, Islam, slavery

The Price of Tomatoes

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Adriana May 30, 2012. 2 Replies

Politics of the Plate: The Price of TomatoesDriving from Naples, Florida, the nation’s second-wealthiest metropolitan area, to Immokalee takes less…Continue

Tags: exploitation, immigrants, farms, slavery, human rights

Dozens of Afghan schoolgirls hospitalized for third time in 2 weeks; Taliban blamed for ‘poison attack’

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Neal May 30, 2012. 1 Reply

Dozens of Afghan schoolgirls hospitalized for third time in 2 weeks; Taliban blamed for ‘poison attack’Police in northern Afghanistan say 160 schoolgirls were admitted to a local hospital after they were thought to be poisoned by the Taliban. It's…Continue

Tags: Islam, education, crime, theism, Taliban

Slavery by Another Name

Started by A Former Member May 14, 2012. 0 Replies

This is a must see.  - Dallas Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even…Continue

Tags: African-Americans, Emancipation Proclamation, the south, US, slavery

Notes From a Guantánamo Survivor

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Chris May 7, 2012. 8 Replies

Open your eyes, everyone, this is what happens when habeas corpus is suspended and we implement laws such as the Patriot Act. This did not happen in Iran or in Soviet Russia, this happened in an American military base. This innocent man's life could…Continue

Tags: fair trial, human rights, Guantanamo

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Keely Apr 30, 2012. 3 Replies

More hypocrisy and pedophelia from a "deeply religious" country. This is a documentary about childhood prostitution in Afghanistan. I saw it a year or so ago. One of these boys ends up being murdered, but of course, no one is convicted. In one scene…Continue

Tags: prostitution, hypocrisy, children, predation, Afghanistan

Ahmed, Gay Iraqi Man, Describes Escaping Death Sentence, Prison Rape In Emotional Video

Started by A Former Member Apr 12, 2012. 0 Replies

The fruits of the conservative and theistic worldview: More predation, more victims. - DG Ahmed, Gay Iraqi Man, Describes Escaping Death Sentence, Prison Rape In Emotional Video The alleged slaying of as many as…Continue

Tags: fanaticism, gay, homosexual, refugees, hate crimes

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Comment by Stephen on December 6, 2017 at 6:47pm

Fresh clean drinking water is a basic human right.

Comment by Chris on October 1, 2017 at 12:47am

Will the U.K. ever rid itself of blasphemy laws?

South America (outside Brazil) seems to be a better place for Atheists.

Comment by Chris on October 1, 2017 at 12:30am

Some may not know that the Rosa Parks Protest, or the Scopes trial was coordinated.

Comment by Stephen on November 22, 2016 at 1:06pm
Police report on the arrest of Rosa Parks, when she refused to to give up her seat on a bus for a white man, 1955.
I thought those day's were over.

Comment by Stephen on October 30, 2016 at 9:46pm

Saudi Arabia Re-elected to UN Human Rights Council

Comment by Chris on October 17, 2016 at 5:02am

I don't know where the best group is to place the following about

Authoritarian parenting: How does it affect the kids?

I  unfortunately worked with a guy who was proud to say he used willow branches to teach his grandkids.


© 2010-2013 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved

The authoritarian parenting style is about being strict and stern.

Is it the best way to raise kids?

Most studies say no.

Kids from authoritarian families may be relatively well-behaved. But they also tend to be less resourceful, have poorer social skills, and lower self esteem. Compared with kids from authoritative households, kids exposed to authoritarian discipline may also achieve less at school.

Here is an overview of the research.

What happens to kids who are raised by authoritarian parents?

Authoritarianism versus the alternatives

Researchers recognize at least three alternatives to authoritarian parenting:

•Permissive parents are emotionally warm, but reluctant to enforce rules or standards of conduct.

• Uninvolved parents are like permissive parents, but they lack warmth

•Authoritative parents, like authoritarian parents, set limits and enforce standards. But unlike authoritarian parents, authoritative parents are very responsive or nurturing. In addition, authoritative parents encourage their kids to ask questions, and they explain the rationale behind the rules. Authoritative parents are also less likely to control kids through the induction of shame, guilt, or the withdrawal of love.

How does authoritarianism measure up?

See above link for more.

There of course are many other research papers about the harm of teaching children with a willow branch.

Comment by Chris on August 13, 2016 at 9:12am

Slow connection.

Know Your 4th Ammendment Rights about search and seizure.

It seems to me they are protected as long as you, your friends and family know what they are and how to protect them.

I think EVERY area should have a citizens oversight comittee.
Several people where I live have been shot and killed by police, including an innocent neighbor about a block away from my house.

Every police officer training course should teach the sections in the book Blink by Malcom Gladwell that covers police encounters.

Where the hell is some of the police to citizen violence comming from?

It seems to me much of it is terrible training and failure to expell officers in training who aren't suitable for the job. As I wrote previously a friend of mine who was a combat veteran who went through terrible trauma applied for several police departments and was denied employment because he would have a tendency for violence.

I wonder if outside of that if egos get in the way and the weeding out through the training process  is inadequate.

None the less I see some problems are systemic - even in the small town I live in - as evident by the horn honking experience I went through.

Supreme Court Expands Police Power at Expense of 4th Amendment


Here's a place to start to know your rights.

Published on Apr 30, 2012


Know-Your-Rights DVDs:

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Get Flex Your Rights Emails:

Comment by Neal on March 12, 2015 at 3:36pm
Comment by Doone on October 29, 2013 at 6:07am

Human Rights on the USA/Mexico Border


Grandin_historyssinkhole_img_0Greg Grandin at The Nation:

Exhausted migrants crawl into caves and die, their remains never recovered or their bones, picked clean by carrion birds and other animals, disappearing into the sand. A Texas rancher recently told a reporter that only one out of every four bodies is found, which would put the death toll at well over 20,000. Patrick Ball, a statistician who works with human rights groups to count the victims of mass atrocities—93,000 in Syria, 69,000 in Peru, 18,000 in Timor-Leste—says that in order to arrive at an accurate ratio of total dead migrants to known remains, one would need “several independent enumerations of people you can identify as having died in the way you’re studying.” Each list would have to survey roughly the same area of the desert and include the name of the victim and the approximate location and date of death. 

But migrants often don’t travel with identification, and the reliable data that do exist are spread out over California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, fragmented among morgues, hospitals, police departments and the Border Patrol. Some of those who perish during the trek don’t do so until they are well into the United States or have staggered back into Mexico. 

more here. - See more at:

Comment by Doone on October 28, 2013 at 3:41pm

Max Fisher covers a renewed push among Saudi women for expanded civil rights:

Saudi Arabian women are subject to some of the most severe legal restrictions in the world, of which the de facto driving ban is perhaps the best-known — and it has become the focus of a campaign by Saudi women for broader rights. The campaign has grown dramatically since it began, in May 2011, with a single drive. A 32-year-old information technology consultant named Manal al-Sharif was filmed by women’s rights activist Wajeha al-Huwaider driving around and reeling off arguments for dropping the ban. The two posted the video to YouTube, and police arrested Sharif the next day, charging her with disturbing public order. Sharif was released after a week in prison, but that video, and her passionate message, had already spread among the country’s increasingly well-educated and well-connected women.

Juan Cole rips the country after political pressure forced many women to abandon their driving protests, which were scheduled for Saturday:


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