The right to a fair trial, the right to challenge one's detention, the right to humane treatment - these are core human rights. They were a cornerstone of American values, until the Bush administration decided to sacrifice them for the purpose of making us "safe." An important means of restoring human rights is to hold accountable those who violate human rights, either by un-American policies, or by their own direct ...more »
When American activists try to bring up with the Chinese government the human rights issue of Tibet's oppression, their general reply is, "When you address the unresolved issues with Native Americans, then we'll talk." Obama was the first US president to ever visit a Native American reservation while on campaign. And still, at the inauguration, there was no ceremonial presence or mention of the people who originally ...more »
The win/lose approach to life which results in the well being of a few at the expense of the many is showing itself to be unworkable. Conflicts are escalating and environmental systems are breaking down. The time is ripe to build an ALL-WIN world which works well for all, including our environment. The world has become interdependent and this means that it is in the interest of all of us to ensure that all people can ...more »
Why Is This Idea Important? We want to create an intersecting system of two databases to help implement the Leahy Amendment to the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act and Defense Appropriations Act by making that information available to the public. As stated on Senator Leahy’s website, “The Leahy Law makes it clear that when credible evidence of human rights violations exists, U.S. aid must stop. But, it provides the ...more »
Require the federal government to create a set of protocols and laws (with penalties) for the protection of US citizens, residents, and visitors whose national and/or cultural origins match those of current or future aggressors upon the US, to be activated in response to foreign aggression.
Women and children are treated lesser than dogs. Terror suspects in America are treated better. Will Obama stand up for muslim women and children?