Yearly Archives: 2012

2012: A Year of Human Rights Challenges

As Human Rights violations continue around the world, will 2013 be a better year? International Human Rights day is celebrated on December 10, but from a human rights perspective, 2012 has been more of a year to learn from than one to celebrate. Human Rights Day was chosen to honour the UN General Assembly’s adoption […]

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Guantanamo: A legacy of shame

Despite Obama’s promises to close it, the prison remains open with no end in sight. “They used dogs on us, they beat me, sometimes they hung me from the ceiling and didn’t allow me to sleep for six days,” Al Jazeera journalist Sami al-Haj, who spent six years in Guantanamo Bay prison, told Al Jazeera. […]

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Dahr Appears on Al Jazeera Inside Story, “A slap on the wrist for BP?”

As Gulf of Mexico continues to suffer the effects of the 2010 oil spill, Al Jazeera’s Inside Story Americas discusses if BP’s $4.5bn settlement is sufficient. Al Jazeera English

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Where is the Green Party?

As climate change become increasingly apparent, many wonder why the Green Party is being ignored in the US election. In the race for the White House, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have talked about sustainable development. Yet the Green Party ticket, whose stance on the issue outpaces those of both the Republican and Democratic […]

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