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  • [N. Korea] Guilt-by-association: Growing up in a political prison camp

    12/21/2016 6:23:19 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 2016-12-22
    [N. Korea] Guilt-by-association: Growing up in a political prison camp [As Heard in North Korea] Unification Media Group | 2016-12-22 10:42 Beginning in November, the Center for Investigation & Documentation on Human Rights in North Korea (established in accordance with South Korea’s recently passed Human Rights Act) will launch a fact-finding investigation into human rights abuses in North Korea. During the investigation, the South Korean government will create an archive for reports into human rights abuses and build evidence to determine which individuals in the North Korean government are directly responsible for the crimes. In support of these efforts, Daily...
  • The right to Self-Defense is a HUMAN RIGHT, not simply an American one

    11/15/2015 9:29:55 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    The right of self-defense is a HUMAN RIGHT, not simply an American Right enshrined in the 2A. If someone walked up to a citizen in France and punched them in the nose, that person would have the right to punch back instead of simply taking the beating. If their family was being beaten up would they have to stand there and watch without interceding? Force is to be met with equal force when one or one's family is attacked. This example proves that is so. To do otherwise is repugnant to any citizen of this planet. Yet force is not...
  • Martin O’Malley: ‘Citizenship Is a Human Right’

    07/25/2015 7:15:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/25/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Responding to a Texas case in which state officials are asking that a federal court toss a birthright citizenship lawsuit, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley declared today that “citizenship is a human right.”Background on the case from the Associated Press: Lawyers representing 19 immigrant parents and their 23 children filed suit against the Texas Department of State Health Services after officials refused to issue birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, citing invalid forms of identification. The parents came from Mexico and Central America and living in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, along the U.S.-Mexico border.…The Texas Department of State Health...
  • North Korea seeks to forge alliance with Russia: official

    11/22/2014 1:27:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Korea Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Kim Kwang-tae
    North Korea seeks to forge alliance with Russia: official November 21, 2014 Kim Jong-un asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to exert influence to help silence international debate on his country’s dismal human rights record, according to a South Korean official. By Kim Kwang-tae SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has expressed hope of forging an alliance with Moscow as he asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to exert influence to help silence international debate on his country’s dismal human rights record, a South Korean official said Friday. The rare move represents Pyongyang’s desperate attempts to find a diplomatic exit...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un accountable for massive human rights atrocities, says UN

    11/13/2014 4:53:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Reuters(via The Guardian) ^ | 13 November 2014
    Kim Jong-un accountable for massive human rights atrocities, says UN Comments by special rapporteur in North Korea are strongest yet about supreme leader’s responsibility for abuses Reuters in Seoul The Guardian, Thursday 13 November 2014 08.30 GMT A UN investigator has said there is enough evidence to hold North Korean leader Kim Jong-un accountable for “massive” human rights atrocities committed by the state. The comments by Marzuki Darusman, special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, are some of the strongest yet from the UN about Kim’s responsibility for what they say are widespread abuses. A UN inquiry concluded in...
  • SanFran Mayor Considers WiFi Internet a Basic Human Right.

    10/04/2005 8:27:16 AM PDT · by Fun Bob · 55 replies · 1,975+ views
    NJCSD ^ | Tuesday, 04 October 2005 | editor
    SF Mayor Gavin Newsom has declared universal access to wireless Internet to be a "fundamental right of all citizens" and stated that access to the Internet "is a civil rights issue as much as anything else."  This is the same San Francisco government pushing a complete ban of all handguns within city limits.  They are putting it to a referendum and proposition H will be on San Francisco city ballots next month.  If it passes, any possession of a handgun within city limits will be banned.  Everyone but government personnel and security guards will have to surrender their handguns within 90 days. ...
  • San Francisco mayor sees wireless service as "basic right" [Internet Communists]

    10/03/2005 9:44:44 PM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 54 replies · 1,113+ views
    cnn ^ | 10-3-05 | cnn
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who became internationally known for his campaign a year ago to legalize gay marriage, on Monday said he considered wireless Internet access a fundamental right of all citizens. Officials said 24 proposals had been turned into the city to deliver wireless Internet services, ranging from Web search company Google Inc., Cingular, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, to Internet service provider EarthLink. Newsom told a news conference that he was bracing for a battle with telephone and cable interests along with state and federal regulators who he said are looking to...
  • Should the Federal Gov't Consider Internet Access a 'Civil Right?'

    08/15/2011 2:37:28 PM PDT · by magellan · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 15, 2011 | Billy Hallowell
    Is access to the Internet a "civil right?" Each individual's answer to this question is generally dependent upon a variety of factors — political affiliation, geographic location, economic status and the like. While one side of the debate claims that high speed broadband access is most certainly a right that everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, should enjoy, others disagree. Really, the entire debate is focused upon the "haves" and "have nots" (i.e. the people fortunate enough to have access at home or in their local communities and those who do not have the ability, for a variety of reasons, to...
  • O'Malley calls Wi-Fi 'a human right'

    10/09/2014 6:02:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 61 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a potential Democratic White House contender, said in an interview published Wednesday that "Wi-Fi is a human right." O'Malley, a two-term governor who has fundraised vigorously for Democrats running in midterms races this year, said in an interview with CNN that he can relate to his 20-something daughters. "I am noticing a generational shift. While baby boomers were led to believe that sometimes our prosperity comes from separating from other[s], people under 40 believe that it will come from being closer to others," he said. O’Malley said young people are no longer following the path of...
  • Maryland Governor Claims WiFi is a Human Right

    10/08/2014 3:09:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    townhall.com ^ | october 8, 2014 | christine rousselle
    Governor of Maryland and potential 2016 Democrat presidential candidate Martin O'Malley raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he was quoted in a CNN profiledeclaring access to wireless internet (WiFi) as a "human right." The quote occurred when O'Malley was discussing the "rebirth" of the American city and the skills of young people that make these changes happen. 
  • Good news from would-be president Martin O’Malley: “WiFi is a human right”

    10/08/2014 7:32:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Reading this made me feel like Ron Burgundy listening to Baxter tell him he ate a whole wheel of cheese: I’m not even mad. It’s amazing.Jon Ward of Yahoo News wonders if the next human right is the right to Frosted Flakes. “Baby boomers and older were often told that if we specialize in terms of our skills, we will be more secure and prosperous, that the definition of ‘making it” was living out in the suburbs as far way as possible with the biggest lawn possible,” he said. “Young people have flipped that on its head. Younger people...
  • North Korea: We have the 'most advantageous human rights system'

    09/16/2014 5:35:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | September 15, 2014 | Madison Park
    North Korea: We have the 'most advantageous human rights system' By Madison Park, CNN September 15, 2014 -- Updated 0851 GMT (1651 HKT) (CNN) -- North Korea has "the world's most advantageous human rights system," the country declared in a lengthy report released on Saturday. Its political system "bestows upon (its citizens) priceless political integrity." Its economic system "ensures people an independent and creative working life, as well as affluent and civilized living standard," according to a report by the DPRK Association for Human Rights Studies. The 53,000-word report -- which repeats the phrase "human rights" over 700 times --...
  • China backs North Korea on human rights

    03/19/2014 6:15:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 March 2014
    17 March 2014 Last updated at 11:32 China backs North Korea on human rights China has dismissed a UN report that compared human rights abuses in North Korea to those in Nazi Germany. A Chinese diplomat said the report lacked credibility, adding to fears that Beijing will block further action. He said some of the recommendations were divorced from reality. North Korea called the report - which details murder, torture and starvation - a fabrication by hostile forces. It was drawn up by UN-appointed jurists to document abuses in North Korea. The head of the international panel of inquiry, Michael...
  • [Havel, N. Korea] Where There Is No Truth, There Is No Freedom

    01/06/2012 4:19:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 01/05/12 | Alexandra L.
    Where There Is No Truth, There Is No Freedom [A Czech Citizen Remembers...] By Alexandra L., intern [2012-01-05 15:04 ] “When truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete." Václav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic and a prominent figure in its struggle for democracy during the communist era, passed away on December 18th, 2011, just a day before the death of Kim Jong Il was reported. It was a coincidence that brought talk of the end of an era. “With Václav Havel left a man who had given back the Czech nation its dignity, a...
  • North Korea suspected in poison-needle attacks(1 killed, 1 almost, 1 foiled)

    10/10/2011 12:10:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    LAT ^ | 10/09/11 | Barbara Demick
    North Korea suspected in poison-needle attacks Analysts say three incidents targeting South Korea activists seeking to help defectors point to an increasingly belligerent regime willing to use any means to silence critics of Kim Jong Il. By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times October 9, 2011, 10:01 p.m. Reporting from Beijing— On a Sunday evening in August, a middle-aged South Korean pastor collapsed suddenly near a taxi stand in Dandong, a Chinese city on the Yalu River overlooking North Korea. The 46-year-old, who used the name Patrick Kim, had a discolored complexion, spots on his fingers and limbs, flecks of foam...
  • United Nations Report Declares Internet Access a Human Right

    06/08/2011 7:48:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Techland ^ | 06/08/2011 | Jenny Wilson
    A United Nations report released Friday declares Internet access a human right. Presented to the General Assembly, the report by UN Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue states that, "the Internet has become a key means by which individuals can exercise their right to freedom and expression."As LaRue highlighted, Internet access can be particularly valuable during times of political unrest, as evidenced in the Arab Spring uprisings. LaRue emphasized the power of the Internet as a communication medium and said in his report that, "given that the Internet has become an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights, combating...
  • N. Korea: New images of North’s prison camps(got larger)

    05/04/2011 7:35:12 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 05/05/11 | Christine Kim
    New images of North’s prison camps Satellite images and new testimony released by Amnesty International yesterday show that political prison camps in North Korea hold an estimated 200,000 people, a considerable increase compared to a decade ago. North Korean political prison camps have been notorious for torturing and starving prisoners, which often leads to death. The new imagery shows the location and size of the camps, demonstrating a “significant increase” compared to satellite images of the camps from 2001. “As North Korea seems to be moving towards a new leader in Kim Jong-un and a period of political instability, the...
  • Carter Accuses S.Korea, U.S. of Withholding Food from N.Korea(NK human right unimportant)

    04/29/2011 6:04:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/29/11
    Carter Accuses S.Korea, U.S. of Withholding Food from N.Korea Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Thursday urged the West not to interfere over human rights in North Korea and immediately resume food aid to the renegade nation. Carter was in Seoul as part of a group of ex- leaders calling themselves the "Elders" that included former Irish President Mary Robinson and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari who were winding up a three-day visit to North Korea. The group failed to meet either leader Kim Jong-il or his son and heir Jong-un. "Although we did not meet with the leader of...
  • New Black Panthers Plan Massive Egypt-Style Protest & Boycott of ‘Non-Blacks’

    04/22/2011 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 104 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 19, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl,
    The New Black Panther Party, the racist and radical black power group, has a big day ahead of it this coming Saturday. According to its website, it’s planning a massive 60-city “showdown.” And the day of rage will include a protest of “non-black” businesses. The group says it’s establishing a home base at an office building in Harlem, an area it’s modeling after revolutionary ground zero in Egypt. The site goes on to explain why its rallying: As in other revolutions, protests and uprisings going on around the earth, a showdown is looming for Saturday April 23rd as marchers with...
  • China Angered By Selection of Dissident Liu Xiaobo for Nobel Peace Prize

    10/08/2010 5:39:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/08/10 | CHITO ROMANA
    China Angered By Selection of Dissident Liu Xiaobo for Nobel Peace Prize China Calls Choice of Jailed Dissident a 'Blasphemy' on the Prize By CHITO ROMANA BEIJING Oct. 8, 2010— Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today, angering China which condemned the selection as a "blasphemy" and described Liu as a "criminal." In choosing Liu, the Nobel committee cited his efforts to use non-violence to demand fundamental human rights in his homeland. Liu, 54, was sentenced to 11 years in prison last December for his role in creating a manifesto entitled Charter 08, calling for...