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Saudi Arabia Executed Over 150 People in 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/2/2017 at 2:30pm

Okay, everyone in the world. Keep criticizing the United States over human rights abuses. I’ll just show you another brutal and bloody year in Saudi Arabia at the hands of the kingdom for breaking

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Turkey: Ambassador Purge Next, Reports of Detainees Being Raped, Tortured

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/25/2016 at 4:00pm

Turkey continues to purge people after a failed coup two weeks ago. Authorities said ambassadors are next while Amnesty International reported authorities have raped and tortured the detainees already behind bars.

Turkey blames the Gülen Movement and have said everyone purged has connections to the group. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said they...

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Turkey: Hospitals, Schools, Unions Among Those Shut-down By Erdogan Crack-down

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm 7/23/2016 at 12:30pm

As Mary noted when she wrote about Erdogan’s issuance of a three-month state of emergency, the purges have indeed continued and dramatically expanded beyond their initial scope: “What began as an effort to root out members of the military and security forces directly involved in the July 15 coup attempt has been...

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Turkey Parliament Approves Three Month Emergency

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 7/21/2016 at 2:30pm

The Turkish parliament has formally approved a three month state of emergency after a failed coup last Friday. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promises its needed to protect Turkey’s democracy:

“The aim is to rapidly and effectively take all steps needed to eliminate the threat against democracy, the rule of law and the...

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Saudi Arabia Blackmails UN Over Children’s Rights Abuse List

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/8/2016 at 1:00pm

The United Nations has shown they care more about money than children’s rights as they removed Saudi Arabia from a list of countries who committed atrocities in Yemen.

The kingdom threatened to pull money from numerous UN programs if they remained on the list. UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon immediately gave into...

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Mississippi Woman Sues for Right to Own and Eat Placenta

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6:30pm 6/1/2016 at 6:30pm

So, this is pretty gross, but to each her own (placenta smoothie). ::shudders::

After extensive research, pregnant Jordan Thiering decided she wanted to take the afterbirth (placenta) and whip it up in a smoothie. When she talked to her OBGYN, she was told to check with the delivering hospital. The hospital told...

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Report: Mustard Gas Used in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 4:15pm 11/5/2015 at 4:15pm

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has concluded that mustard gas was used during a late-August attack on the Syrian town of Marea. The chemical weapon was detected during a battle between Islamic State insurgents and rebel fighters just north of the ISIS stronghold in Aleppo. OPCW’s confidential...

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Unseen: Exploited and enslaved Indian workers in Gulf States

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 1:48pm 9/15/2015 at 1:48pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjqQLVRZyyw

Recently, refusing to take any Syrian refugees, Fahad Alshalami, a senior official of Kuwait explained to the media that “it is not right for us [Kuwait and other Gulf States] to accept a people that are different from us. We don’t want people that suffer from internal stress and trauma in...

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Carly Fiorina On the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1:15pm 9/8/2015 at 1:15pm

The 2016 Presidential candidates from both parties are giving only sporadic attention to the refugee crisis currently gripping most of Europe. Hillary Clinton has been relatively quiet, aside from comments stipulating a need for the “entire world” to play a part. Democrat hopeful Martin O’Malley has been a bit more vocal,...

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REPORT: High-ranking Amnesty International employee linked to Hamas, terrorism

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 8:30am 8/20/2015 at 8:30am

A report from the London Times has revealed that a senior employee of Amnesty International failed to disclose ties to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the greater global Islamist network.

Yasmin Hussein, 51, was until recently head of Amnesty’s international advocacy division, and played an active role in the charity’s advocacy...

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State Department Plays Politics, Manipulates Human Trafficking Report

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 2:48pm 8/5/2015 at 2:48pm

The US State Department has problems.

Whether we’re talking about major, deadly problems like the Benghazi scandal, or their mere inability to keep it together for a press conference, you can always count on State to show time and again what it means to achieve mediocrity at the highest levels.

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Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act heads to Obama’s Desk (#JVTA)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 4:56pm 5/19/2015 at 4:56pm

Today, the House of Representatives voted 420-3 to approve the Justice For Victims of Trafficking Act, a piece of legislation that stands to put a major dent in the big business of modern day slavery.

Last we heard of the JVTA, it had just escaped partisan gridlock in the Senate over...

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Dems relent, lend tentative support to Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 12:10pm 4/21/2015 at 12:10pm

It seems incomprehensible that in 2015, I would have to write a headline hinting at begrudging support on the part of Democrats for modern day slaves. And yet here I sit, after watching more than a month’s debate over the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, finally able to report that...

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Lynch and Reid vs. Justice for Victims of Trafficking

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:37am 4/17/2015 at 11:37am

Maybe it’s just me talking here, but I think that if you’re going to choose a hill to die on, one involving a bill that helps put an end to modern day slavery seems like a pretty good choice.

Not so if you’re a Democrat, or have a seem...

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Dems dig in against anti-trafficking bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10:00am 4/15/2015 at 10:00am

I think it’s time to finally say it: Senate Democrats don’t care about the victims of human trafficking.

They don’t care about helping the victims of kidnapping and forced prostitution. They don’t care about prosecuting rapists and child molesters. They don’t care about putting an end to modern day slavery.

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The media supports trafficking victims. Why won’t Democrats?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 6, 2015 at 4:11pm 4/6/2015 at 4:11pm

Democrats in the Senate are playing politics with a bill that would take major steps to protect the victims of human trafficking. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bipartisan effort spearheaded by Texas Senator and Majority Whip John Cornyn, would would crack down on traffickers themselves, while providing...

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Six Democrats blocking help for human trafficking victims (#JVTA)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 11:30am 3/17/2015 at 11:30am

“Human trafficking” is a pretty whitewashed term for something so ugly. Peel away the layers and you’ll find stories that don’t sound like they should come from the United States.

You’ll find rape, and sexual assault. And abuse. And slavery.

And Democrats are refusing to fight it.

Back in January, members of...

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