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Sen. Wyden positioned to secure rights for Guatemalan workers

"This visit to Guatemala reinforced how important it is to include strong labor protections in our trade deals and to make sure the U.S. follows through with enforcement of those rules."

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Swazi human rights leader released from prison

Imprisoned Swazi human rights leader Mario Masuku and student activist Maxwell Dlamini were granted bail by the Supreme Court of Swaziland.

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Colombian Army killed innocent civilians to boost rebel body count

The U.S-backed Colombian government has presided over what may be one of the worst cases of mass atrocities perpetrated against innocent populations.

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Hundreds of thousands march against austerity in Britain

A quarter of a million angry voices challenged the government's "dangerous and unjust" spending cuts at the weekend.

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Cuba, United States “respectfully” chat about human rights

The U.S. has talked of supposed maltreatment of "political prisoners" in Cuba. Cubans need simply say  "Guantanamo" to put that in perspective.

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Repression fails to stem mass outrage in Mexico

Police repression has failed to stop a wave of protests sweeping Mexico demanding the return of 43 kidnapped students in the state of Guerrero.

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Human Rights Day spurs Iranians' call to end repression

Each year, on Dec. 10 the world remembers the day in 1948 when all nations came together in Paris to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Chilean deputy Camila Vallejo urges Obama to free Cuban prisoners

From June 4-11, people around the world will take action on behalf of three Cuban patriots wrongfully imprisoned in the United States. 

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Coffee Brigade will harvest peace, justice and coffee in Colombia

Alliance for Global Justice, at the invitation of the Astracatol agricultural workers union of Tolima, Colombia, is organizing a Just Peace Coffee Brigade to help farming families bring in their coffee harvests.

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Jesse Jackson visits Cuba

Civil rights advocate Jesse Jackson, attending a religious service at a Havana-based Baptist church, called for actions to end the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba.

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