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The Courage to Care – Amnesty International

By   /  May 8, 2016  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on The Courage to Care – Amnesty International

When I asked NM* if I could interview her for a blog on World Press Freedom day, she looked up at me from the magazine she was proofing with almost vacant eyes.

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For it is truly people – Amnesty International

By   /  March 25, 2016  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Today, on the first anniversary of the armed conflict, we must remember this for Yemen. We must remember that these people, of a poetic Arab tongue, and a sun tanned brown skin are exactly that: people, caught in a mostly forgotten, horrific war. They are what truly matters.

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL – My love/hate relationship with Australia

By   /  February 12, 2016  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL – My love/hate relationship with Australia

For too long I’ve excused your boorish behaviour because of how your golden shores were so brutally colonised. My Aboriginal brothers and sisters shot down as vermin; the torturous treatment meted out within those convict settlements – irrespective of guilt or innocence, irrespective of youth, age or gender.

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Growing up on death row – Amnesty International

By   /  January 27, 2016  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

Between 2005 and 2015, Amnesty International recorded 73 hangings of child offenders, including at least four in 2015. A UN report issued in August 2014 stated that more than 160 juvenile offenders were on death row.

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Amnesty International: I hope the death penalty rots in hell

By   /  October 19, 2015  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

While affirming that the executions they carry out follow processes that are in line with international law and standards, the merest scratch on the surface of Indonesian justice reveals the brutal truth.

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Amnesty International: Be moved – not removed

By   /  September 27, 2015  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

Be moved, not removed – the situation of refugees and why it should matter to all of us

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Amnesty International – Freedom Challenge

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International – Freedom Challenge

Freedom Challenge has not only offered students the opportunity to support the doubling of the refugee quota, but has also exemplified the importance of youth involvement in community issues.

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Amnesty International – Hands Up Don’t Shoot

By   /  August 6, 2015  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

We will never know for sure if these were the last words of Michael Brown before being shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri a year ago.

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800 years on we are failing those that need protection

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on 800 years on we are failing those that need protection

New Zealand is currently 90th in the world in total per capita intake of refugees – not a position we’d be prepared to accept in too many other international rankings.

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Amnesty International – It’s about people

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Over the past few weeks we’ve all watched in horror as reports and images have come in of thousands of men, women and children, stranded off the coast of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand with little food and water and in need of urgent medical attention.

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Amnesty International presents… The SECRET POLICEMAN’S BALL

By   /  April 11, 2015  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International presents… The SECRET POLICEMAN’S BALL

All of the proceeds are going towards Amnesty International’s continual work for human rights. Sometimes we forget just how easy it is to take these rights for granted.

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Amnesty International – It’s about doing our bit to help the people of Syria

By   /  March 14, 2015  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International – It’s about doing our bit to help the people of Syria

In Syria a monumental figure of 190,000 people are reported to have died, with some 12.2 million people in urgent need of humanitarian aid.

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Amnesty International – We cannot take a wait and see approach to the death penalty in Indonesia

By   /  February 14, 2015  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

The death penalty is a denial of our basic human right to live and has no place in our world. It destroys families, has seen the wrongfully convicted put to death and is not an effective deterrent on crime. The fact that there are currently 64 people on death row in Indonesia for drugs charges is strong evidence of that.

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Amnesty International – The conversation that needs to be had with China

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

here at Amnesty International we’d like to suggest John Key and President Xi have a different conversation. The problem is the list of human rights abuses taking place in China is so long, it’s hard to know where to start…

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Amnesty International – Friend request from an IS militant

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

In Australia, new anti-terror laws give sweeping powers to government agencies and the Foreign Fighters Bill, which looks to restrict travel to some parts of the world, is expected to be passed later this month. And New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is looking to follow suit proposing to toughen up New Zealand’s anti-terrorism laws.

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Amnesty International – Justice is not Blind in Ferguson

By   /  August 23, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The violence in Ferguson, MO is inexcusable. It is tragic. It should spark outrage and action across the USA every time it happens.

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