Call on the Egyptian authorities to release journalists held for “airing misleading news”

Be brave live fearless let them go let peter and his friends be free…..

Amnesty International Taunton Local Group

Australian journalist Peter Greste was arrested last December alongside his Al Jazeera colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed .

Their crime? Airing ‘misleading news’ about Egypt’s political situation.

If convicted, they could face life imprisonment.

Peter’s arrest is part of an increasingly disturbing and violent crackdown by the Egyptian authorities. Journalists, protesters, and anyone seen as a threat to the government are targets.

Thousands have been killed in the streets. And in a single shock ruling last week, 528 people were sentenced to death after only two hearings.
If Egypt has any chance at a peaceful future, it must be built on respect for human rights and the rule of law.

Journalism is not a crime. Call on the Egyptian authorities free Peter and his colleagues immediately

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Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Civil Rights Icon

Live fearless be brave,)’

Brooklyn Legends

Dear Readers,

Today marks the 46th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader and icon, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The year was 1968, and the struggle for racial and social justice was woven in the fabric of American life. The entire world watched as people of African and Caribbean descent fought to end injustice and discrimination throughout the country. Hundreds of supporters would gather and march for equal access to education, housing, employment and voting rights.  We have made phenomenal progress but, as we also know, there is still much work to do.

As we pay respect to Dr. King, we would be remiss if we did not salute his widow Mrs. Coretta Scott-King.  A devoted mother and community activist, Mrs. King carried on her husband’s legacy, with unmistakable style and grace, until she passed on January 30, 2006.

Brooklyn Legends joins the world in commemorating Dr. King’s legacy and…

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One Month of Coming Out HIV Positive.

Live brave be fearless!!!!!!

Creating [space] for me.

It has been a month since I’ve come out HIV positive. I am beyond thankful and blessed for all of my friends and strangers for the support and love through prayer, thinking of me, sending me a text, calling me, messaging me on Facebook, posting on my wall, and commenting on my blogs.  This experience has changed my life forever.

Because of all of you, I have raised $1,819.55 in the first month of opening up my donation page. Please continue to share your love and support by donating/praying/thoughts. Love you all.

Click on this link to check out my fundraising page and to donate. 

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30 Basic Human Rights

Freedom is greatness!

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is generally agreed to be the foundation of international human rights law. Adopted in 1948, the UDHR has inspired a rich body of legally binding international human rights treaties. It continues to be an inspiration to us all whether in addressing injustices, in times of conflicts, in societies suffering repression, and in our efforts towards achieving universal enjoyment of human rights.

It represents the universal recognition that basic rights and fundamental freedoms are inherent to all human beings, inalienable and equally applicable to everyone, and that every one of us is born free and equal in dignity and rights. Whatever our nationality, place of residence, gender, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status, the international community on December 10 1948 made a commitment to upholding dignity and justice for all of us.


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Needles in Prison: Where is Public Health Behind Bars?


Matters of Substance

“Our government has a zero-tolerance policy for drugs in our institutions.”   This comment comes from Canada’s Public Security Minister Vic Toews, responding the 2012 Federal lawsuit filed by four HIV groups and a former Canadian Correction inmate seeking a supervisory injunction – a court order that would force Ottawa to establish Canadian prison-based syringe access programs (PSAPs).

You may be asking yourself: “Drugs are illegal and prisons are drug-free, so why would we give inmates needles to commit a crime?”

The reality is prisons are not drug-free and needle-free; never have been, never will be.

Contrary to the assumption that prisons are a highly restricted, secure environment, virtually no prison in the world has been able to keep drugs completely out. Needles are easily smuggled in or can be made from various items already in prisons (see example here). These needles are shared, often for a…

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Veteran Who Raped and Murdered Iraqi Family Commits Suicide*


Hwaairfan's Blog

Veteran Who Raped and Murdered Iraqi Family Commits Suicide*

By Steve Almasy

A former U.S. soldier convicted five years ago of murdering an Iraqi family died Saturday, two days after an apparent suicide attempt in his Arizona prison cell, authorities said.

Steven Green was found unresponsive last Thursday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The deputy chief medical examiner with Pima County, Dr. Eric Peters, said the cause of death was suicide by hanging.

In 2009, Green was found guilty in U.S. District Court in Kentucky of raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and murdering her, her parents and her 6-year-old sister in the town of Yusufiya, about 20 miles south of Baghdad. The crimes occurred three years before the conviction.

Prosecutors sought the death penalty but a jury couldn’t reach a unanimous decision.

He issued a public apology for his crimes, one the relatives of the victims didn’t accept.

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