27 Sep 2008

Baseer Naweed [Senior Researcher, South Asia Desk, Asian Human Rights Commission]: "The lawyer's movement for the restoration of judges and the independence of the judiciary has continued in spite the Pakistani government's illegal and unconstitutional handling of the issue of deposed judges. The government first made false promises for the [read more]

23 Sep 2008

Agnieszka Bienczyk-Missala [Lecturer, Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw]: "In August 2008 the Public Prosecutor's Office in Poland started an investigation on the existence of secret CIA detention facilities in Poland. It happened three years after the revealing information published by the Washington Post and Human Rights Watch. So [read more]

23 Sep 2008

Corlett Letlojane [Director, Human Rights Institute of South Africa]: "First and foremost, many people are saddened by the unceremonious departure of the President of South Africa, when his term of office is only ending in April 2008. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who chairs the group known as The Elders, is [read more]

22 Sep 2008

Chris W. Cox [Executive Director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action]: "While a recent District proposal - passed only under the threat of congressional action - does make a few positive changes to its gun laws, it is still important for Congress to take strong action to restore the [read more]

21 Sep 2008

Stephen Soldz [Director, Center for Research, Evaluation, and Program Development, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis]: "In results released this week, the members of the American Psychological Association overwhelmingly approved a referendum repudiating the APA's years-long policy encouraging psychologists to aid interrogations in the U.S. detention facilities, including Guantanamo and the [read more]

19 Sep 2008

Marin Macwan [Founder, Navsarjun Trust]: "Upon presenting the new Constitution of India to Parliament in 1947, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, chairperson of the Drafting Committee, stated, "We are entering into an age of contradiction. In law, we are all equal, but in society there is nothing but inequality." He concluded [read more]

17 Sep 2008

Scot Ross [Executive Director, One Wisconsin Now]: "Wisconsin Republican Attorney General JB Van Hollen, the co-chair of the John McCain for President campaign, filed a lawsuit last week against the state's Government Accountability Board (GAB) to require crosschecking of all new voters registered by mail against driver's license and Social [read more]

15 Sep 2008

Andrea Kaminski [Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin]: "In suing the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB), Attorney General Van Hollen is seeking to overturn a recent GAB decision and change election procedures - just before a presidential election. He wishes to impose an emergency rule dealing with matching [read more]

9 Sep 2008

Safiya Ghori-Ahmad [Government Relations Director, Muslim Public Affairs Council]: "For many American Muslims, the case of Sami Al-Arian has become the most prominent illustration of the Bush administration's post-9/11 political prosecutions. Sami Al-Arian, a former University of Florida professor, was arrested in 2003 on charges of funding terrorism. In December [read more]

5 Sep 2008

Sarah Lazare [Project Director, Courage to Resist]: "Robin Long's refusal to fight in the illegal and immoral war against Iraq was a courageous act, and it is regretful that soldiers in his position do not have avenues for resisting service that do not land them in jail. The Canadian government's [read more]

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