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Pakistan rallies around Malala Yousafzai

The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.

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Brazil probes dictatorship's human rights abuses

Brazil's government will now investigate human rights violations committed by the right-wing military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985.

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U.S. military takes on Honduras

The drug "war" is used to justify U.S. military intervention in Honduras, now a way station for drugs moving from South America to U.S. consumers.

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U.S. intransigence on Cuban Five prisoners a high stakes game

With appeals all but exhausted, the only hope for relief of unremitting judicial abuse of the Cuban Five lies with President Barack Obama.

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Lawmakers grant Suriname president immunity for murders

Suriname parliament granted President Desi Brouterse immunity for 1982 murders, raising ire of human rights groups.

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Shell must be held accountable for murder, say Nigerian victims

The case could mean that the days of corporations getting away with massive human rights abuse without legal consequence may be coming to an end.

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Flower workers: giving Valentine's Day new meaning

Colombian workers - mostly female - who cut and ship flowers must endure substandard pay and conditions, reports the AFL-CIO. This holiday would provide an excellent opportunity to show support for them.

Israeli whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu's appeal rejected

Israel's Supreme Court last Thursday kept in place a range of restrictions on the rights of nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vananu, while his fight to secure asylum elsewhere continues.

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Palestinian labor leader links struggle for statehood, worker rights

An interview with Shaher Sa'ed, General Secretary of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions, by Martine Hassoun.

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Free Colombian political prisoner David Ravelo!

September 14 was the end of David Ravelo Crispo's first year in jail and a time of renewed solidarity for this human rights activist imprisoned in Colombia.

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