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March 5, 2016
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Network Poised to Remodel Human Rights Activism

Inspired by his work in the classroom and his activism around the globe addressing human rights abuses, UA faculty member Bill Simmons launched GlobalHumanRightsDirect.com. It doesn’t take more than a quick glance at news headlines to see that human rights … Continue reading

March 23, 2014
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Trials help alleviate tribulations

For those of us who have spent our lives in the United States, it’s difficult to imagine the reality of citizens living in countries that have been torn apart by leaders ruling with intimidation and repression—and without regard for human … Continue reading

August 10, 2013
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Obama on NSA, Russia and others (Press Conference, 9 August 2013)

The White House Office of the Press Secretary THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Please have a seat. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking about what I believe should be our number-one priority as a country — building a … Continue reading

June 22, 2013
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UMass Amherst Survey Shows Widespread Public Opposition to ‘Killer Robots,’ Support for New Ban Campaign

Active and former military among those most opposed to autonomous weaponry AMHERST, Mass. – The results of a new survey by the University of Massachusetts Amherst show that a majority of Americans across the political spectrum oppose the outsourcing of … Continue reading

December 28, 2012
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Putin signs ‘anti-Magnitsky’ law

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, December 28th, signed the law, which had been passed in response to the USA’s “Magnitsky Act”. The law has been dubbed in Russia as the “Law of Dima Yakovlev” (named after the boy, who … Continue reading

October 22, 2012
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Speaking of Ethics

Lecturer explores the imperatives of environmental ethics Speaking to University of Delaware faculty and students and community members in Brown Lab on Monday night, Oct. 15, environmental philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore discussed how important it is for humans to realize … Continue reading

February 17, 2012
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‘Daughter of the Struggle’

*Ayanna Gregory celebrates heroes of civil rights movement* Wearing a mauve-colored dress with flared sleeves that flowed with each dance step, soul singer, educator and activist Ayanna Gregory celebrated the history of the American civil rights movement with an evening … Continue reading

December 23, 2011
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Dictators in The Dock

*Human rights trials for ex-dictators speed healing* If dictators who torture, kill, or otherwise abuse their citizens’ human rights are overthrown, should they be brought to trial? On one hand, convicting and punishing an ex-dictator and his minions would strike … Continue reading