Category Archives: Human Rights

For Trayvon Martin

This evening a six member jury in Florida found George Zimmerman not guilty in the murder of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. Though a verdict was delivered I can’t say justice was served. A teenager walking home was profiled, followed and shot … Continue reading

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House Of Representatives Makes History

The House just reached 218 votes on the final passage of the Health Care Reform bill. Congratulations Madam Speaker for pushing hard to get this done. Final vote tally is 220-215 as the House passes HR 3962. Well done.

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Bangladesh And The Illusion Of Freedom

A funny thing happened on the way to the exhibition. On Sunday, Bangladeshi police descended upon Drik Gallery in Dhaka to prevent the launch of a photo exhibition on Tibet. BDNews24 reports: Dhaka, Nov 1 (bdnews24.com)—Police prevented Drik Gallery in … Continue reading

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Bangladesh Genocide Archives – Video: Attack On Dhaka

NBC News (3/29/1971): Attack On Dhaka NBC News report from 3/29/1971 shows video taken from the Intercontinental Hotel in Dhaka on 3/26/1971 by a French video crew before they were expelled from Bangladesh by the Pakistan army. This is rare smuggled … Continue reading

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Bangladesh Genocide Archives – Video: Village Massacre

ABC News (11/30/1971): Village Massacre Viewer Discretion Strongly Advised Video of the aftermath of a massacre in a village near Dhaka. 75 villagers – men, women, children – were killed by the Pakistani army. Many bodies were burned, women were raped, … Continue reading

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