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Niger govt to free 7,000 slaves
The government of Niger has announced a ceremony tomorrow, which will see the release of some 7,000 slaves. Anti-slavery activists estimate that there are still "at least 43,000 people" in slavery acr... Read More...


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China's poisoned workers fight back
The huge army of migrant workers that has fuelled China's rapid expansion is beginning to think twice about the personal price they are paying for the Middle Kingdom's economic miracle. By Tony Cheng... Read More...


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Chechens name new rebel leader
The underground separatist government of Chechnya said Thursday that it had appointed a little-known fighter and religious leader as a successor to Aslan Maskhadov, the rebel president who was killed ... Read More...


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US convinced of Darfur 'genocide'
The US is standing by its claim that Sudan is committing genocide in the Darfur region, despite a UN report stopping short of using the term. (2/1/2005, BBS News) Read More...


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Q&A: Peace in Sudan
The Sudan government and rebels from the south have signed the accords making up a peace deal to end 21 years of fighting. (12/31/2005, BBC News) Read More...


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What Iraq's checkpoints are like
This personal account explains how confusing and risky checkpoints can be - from both sides. By Annia Ciezadlo (3/7/2005, Csmonitor.com) Read More...


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Ugandan army recruiting children
Hundreds of former child soldiers abducted by the rebel Lord's Resistance Army are returning to the battlefield to fight for the Ugandan army. (BBC News, 2/15/2005) Read More...


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Photo journal: Child soldier
In Uganda, child soldiers who escape their captors are brought to a rehabilitation centre in Gulu, where Anna Kari photographed their life and spoke to one of the boys. By Anna Kari (BBC News, 2/16/20... Read More...


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Report shows racism in Austria
Council of Europe report on human rights in Austria says racism and racial discrimination still affect the daily lives of members of minority groups, and particularly of Black Africans, Muslims and Ro... Read More...


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Report shows racism in France
Council of Europe report on human rights in France says Muslims are up against an increase in racist acts and statements and access to education for children of immigrants and Travellers still needs t... Read More...


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Life in Somalia: Personal stories
Eight residents of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, tell us what the new government's priorities should be and how they have survived 13 years of anarchy. (BBC News, 11/29/2004) Read More...


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Born to be a slave in Niger
Slavery continues to blight the lives of many millions around the world. Although officially abolished in some countries two centuries ago, people trafficking, bonded labour and child labour still exi... Read More...


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Saudis feel winds of change
It has been an interesting week here in Riyadh, a week in which the Saudis have worked hard to try to project a new image to the world. By Kim Ghattas (BBC News, 2/12/2005) Read More...


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Court of First Resort
The author writes that the Bush Administration is having a hard time deciding what it hates more: genocide or the International Criminal Court at the Hague, which it is actively working to undermine. ... Read More...


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Council of Europe insists on need to monitor human rights in Russia
Europe's top human rights body said that Russia still failed to meet its standards and rejected a demand by Moscow to stop checking on Russian compliance of the 46-nation organization's code of ethics... Read More...


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UN soldiers arrested in DR Congo
Six Moroccan soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been arrested over sex abuse claims, Moroccan officials say. By Robert Walker (BBC News, 2/13/2005) Read More...


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Kenya launches corruption inquiry
Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has ordered an inquiry into corruption as a graft scandal engulfs his government. (BBC News, 2/10/2005) Read More...


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Anti-Semitic letter embroils Duma
The condemnation of anti Semites was made by the state Duma, after a letter proposing to ban Jewish organizations was revealed, allegedly to have been signed by legislators within the Duma. A reminde... Read More...


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Many Unhappy Returns
Krugman writes that the numbers invoked by supporters of Social Security privatization do not add up, and for privatization to make sense, the devil is in such details. By Paul Krugman. (New York Time... Read More...


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Ukraine Scraps Veterans' Pension Cuts
Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday staved off what might have been the first big protest of Viktor Yushchenko's presidency by canceling a law that reduced pensions for retired Soviet-era military officers... Read More...


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Q&A: World Social Forum 2005
While the world's great and the good brave freezing temperatures and luxury hotels at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, a rival parallel summit is about to start in the significantly warmer cli... Read More...


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The Free Lunch Bunch
Krugman writes that the Bush Administration's plans for privatizing Social Security amount to little more than the nation taking out a huge loan, putting the money in mutual funds run by politically-c... Read More...


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How US wants to Deliver Freedom (Democracy) to the World
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President of Fabricated Crises
President Bush manufactures crises to justify pursuing the goals he set before he took office, the columnist contends. By Harold Meyerson. (Washington Post, 1/12/2005) Read More...


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White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales memo to the President
Decision Re Application of the Geneva Convention of Prisoners of War to the Conflict With Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. (by Alberto R. Gonzales, 1/25/2002) Read More...


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Colin L. Powell memo to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Draft Decision Memorandum for the President on the Applicability of the Geneva Convention to the Conflict in Afghanistan. (by Colin L. Powell, 01/26/2002) Read More...


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Stingy Sam
Although the Asian tsunami was the result of a massive earthquake for which nobody on this planet is to blame, the United Nations still found a way. By Hal Linsey. (WorldNetDaily, 12/30/2004) Read More...


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Human Rights First Blog - The Gonzales Confirmation Hearings
Human Rights First's Senior Associate for U.S. Law & Security Avi Cover commentary and analysis of the Gonzales Confirmation Hearings. (Human Rights First, 01/06/2005) Read More...


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Belarusian leader has unlimited future
Despite recent Belarussian elections, its less than democratic practices and authoritarian manner discourage its development. By Mark MacKinnon (The Globe and Mail, 18 Oct 04) Read More...


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Darfur insecurity increases, hampers aid effort
Insecurity in Darfur is increasing, leaving victims of violence more vulnerable and more desperate. CARE and other agencies are delivering life-saving assistance but displaced people continue to pour ... Read More...


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