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From Guantanamo to Ferguson: America's Torture Record Comes Under Scrutiny

November 12, 2014 - A US delegation to Geneva was grilled by the UN Committee Against Torture today on the country's record of inhuman and degrading treatment in contexts as wide-ranging as its detainee programs overseas, law enforcement practices at home, and its treatment of immigrants, inmates, and LGBT people...
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U.S. failing to eliminate racial discrimination, says UN

On August 29, the United Nations CERD Committee released its Concluding Observations on the United States. There are serious concerns and powerful recommendations throughout the document, including on education, housing, gun violence, police brutality, and immigrant rights. Below is the press release that USHRN drafted. Please feel free to share...
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ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS 2013: Emerging Issue Presentations

USHRN is excited to announce the presentations on emerging human rights topics for our Biannual Conference. These presentations will inform conference participants about human rights issues that impact the most...
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Wendy's Founder's Week of Action

Allies in cities across the country will be taking action at local Wendy’s restaurants the week of Nov. 11, calling on Wendy’s to live up to the values espoused by...
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Spotlight: The League of Young Voters Education

November 18, 2013 The League of Young Voters empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level...
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Spotlight: National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

November 19, 2013 National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only national, multi-issue Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women's organization in the country. NAPAWF's mission is to build...
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Spotlight: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

November 20, 2013 The mission of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is to defend all victims of racist and political repression. We defend all progressive movements under...
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