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Faith leaders condemn Arizona immigration law, renew call for reform

During a telephone press conference Thursday, Evangelical, Catholic and mainline Protestant leaders from across the country said they condemn the controversial Arizona immigration law.

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Text messages warn Arizona activists of sweeps

Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be a smart man, but that doesn't stop human rights activists from outsmarting him.

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Human Rights Day in the real world

Outside, gray skies and a chill wind cast a pall over drab storefronts and modest homes in the economically struggling West Oakland neighborhood.

Immigrant deaths on Arizona border rise

With five weeks left in the fiscal year the number of human remains recovered on the Arizona-Sonora border since October 1, 2008 has reached 183 already surpassing last year's death toll.

Rights coalition calls for end to immigrant arrest program

More than 500 immigrants’ rights and social justice organizations have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that he stop a controversial program whereby state and local police are allowed to participate in immigration enforcement policies.

US attorney general announces torture probe

Human rights groups hailed President Obama’s decision to remove the CIA from interrogation of detainees in the so-called “war on terror” and to create a new White House unit that spurns torture methods such as “waterboarding” in questioning prisoners.

Amnesty International denounces repression in Honduras

Human rights are taking a beating in Honduras in the aftermath of the June 28 coup d'etat which sent left-wing President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya into exile. Although the corporate controlled media are not reporting it, the de-facto government headed by Roberto Micheletti is employing heavy handed tactics to silence opposition activists and media.

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