Posts tagged Human Rights

My suggestion(s) to support child refugees from Central America

The kids need help. You have to speak up for them - check out my post on the other blog

"Do you see how those who are your critics say that is just heartless?" Banfield asked. "We’ve got kids being raped in overcrowded detention facilities. They need help. These are people who are desperate, and they need help. And, effectively, your critics say you’re just turning your backs on them."

Thiess said that she would not accept that criticism because “the unaccompanied minors account for about 18 percent of the total numbers that are in detention right now. And so, you don’t get a choice as a locality as to who you will accept into your community.”

"Councilwoman, there’s 50,000 of these kids expected this year," Banfield interrupted. "Whatever numbers you’re working off of are completely skewed by the craziness that’s going on right now! And I know you’ve seen it, and I know you’ve seen all those people who have come out to protest busses, where kids inside of busses have their faces pressed up to the glass, and they’re seeing Americans who look like the land of the rabid!"

"And what I’m asking you is, a policy like this kind of smacks of that," she said. "Do you not see the difference between illegal immigrants who are here — maybe — to get a free ride, and those who are desperately seeking protection from murderers?"

Thiess argued that she had a “singular responsibility” to the residents of her community, and “right now my protection has to be for them first.”

As the councilwoman began to explain that the solution was for “the federal government to start enforcing the laws,” Banfield cut her off.

"Ms. Theiss, please stop with this, you know full well that these people aren’t escaping into America!" the CNN host exclaimed. "They’re volunteering at the border to be caught. No one is getting through the wall of those who are there. This is a different circumstance. It’s the desperate who are begging for help. It’s not those who are sneaking in. You understand the difference, right?"

"The children, right now, who are arriving at the border are volunteering, surrendering themselves to the border agents! The border agents are actually doing their jobs! It’s being enforced!" Banfield continued. "The problem is there’s so many, it’s overcrowded. They’re being raped, they’re being beaten, and they need help! Some of them don’t even have water. And in at least one case, 100 of them are sharing one toilet that doesn’t even have a door."

Susan Collins, welcome to 2014! You’ve done a damn good job at making Hillary Clinton seem like a trailblazer.

Susan Collins, welcome to 2014! You’ve done a damn good job at making Hillary Clinton seem like a trailblazer.

Confirmed: Armed militias from across the U.S. are moving towards the U.S./Mexico border

sinidentidades:

I have several reports from followers that this is a recent trend happening in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and now California. 

Look into your local stations because those seem to be the ones that are really reporting on their activity. 

Here is an “action alert” I found in relation to the claims for Texas

Two teenage sisters in rural India were raped and killed by attackers who hung their bodies from a mango tree, which became the scene of a silent protest by villagers angry about alleged police inaction in the case. Two of the four men arrested so far are police officers.

Villagers found the girls’ bodies hanging from the tree early Wednesday, hours after they disappeared from fields near their home in Katra village in Uttar Pradesh state, police Superintendent Atul Saxena said. The girls, who were 14 and 15, had gone into the fields because there was no toilet in their home.

Hundreds of angry villagers stayed next to the tree throughout Wednesday, silently protesting the police response. Indian TV footage showed the villagers sitting under the girls’ bodies as they swung in the wind, and preventing authorities from taking them down until the suspects were arrested.

The Best Line in The Whole Article:
Records show a rape is committed every 22 minutes in India, a nation of 1.2 billion people. Activists say that number is low because of an entrenched culture of tolerance for sexual violence, which leads many cases to go unreported. Women are often pressed by family or police to stay quiet about sexual assault, and those who do report it are often subjected to public ridicule or social stigma.

When Aderonke was outed as a lesbian in Nigeria, she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death, and her girlfriend was murdered because of their relationship.She fled to the UK to seek asylum. But after a humiliating interrogation where UK officials refused to believe she was a “real” lesbian, a judge is now poised to send Aderonke back to Nigeria… where she’ll likely be killed.
We still have a chance to save her. The UK Home Office has just announced plans to reevaluate the process they use for LGBT asylum cases, but reform won’t come in time to help — unless we can convince Secretary Theresa May to halt deportations first!PETITION TO HOME OFFICE SEC. THERESA MAY: We urge you to halt the deportations of LGBT asylum seekers and keep Aderonke from being sent home to her death.

When Aderonke was outed as a lesbian in Nigeria, she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death, and her girlfriend was murdered because of their relationship.

She fled to the UK to seek asylum. But after a humiliating interrogation where UK officials refused to believe she was a “real” lesbian, a judge is now poised to send Aderonke back to Nigeria… where she’ll likely be killed.

We still have a chance to save her. The UK Home Office has just announced plans to reevaluate the process they use for LGBT asylum cases, but reform won’t come in time to help — unless we can convince Secretary Theresa May to halt deportations first!


PETITION TO HOME OFFICE SEC. THERESA MAY: We urge you to halt the deportations of LGBT asylum seekers and keep Aderonke from being sent home to her death.

An extra-judicial execution for talking back to cops in Albuquerque (via Police helmet cam: Camper turning from officers when shot)

{sarcasm}Luckily for the good people of Albuquerque most homeless people don’t have survivors to sue for damages.{/sarcasm}

Immigration agents beat Fernando Bajaras (A# 200-537-719) while he was in detention in 2013 & now ICE is trying trying to deport him TODAY before he can file a civil rights complaint.
Call 202-732-5907 RIGHT NOW and tell ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale the American people will not stand for these injustices.
See Immigration Agents Beat Fernando in Detention. Will they Deport Him Before He is able to hold them accountable? | #Not1More Deportation for more information.

Immigration agents beat Fernando Bajaras (A# 200-537-719) while he was in detention in 2013 & now ICE is trying trying to deport him TODAY before he can file a civil rights complaint.

Call 202-732-5907 RIGHT NOW and tell ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale the American people will not stand for these injustices.

See Immigration Agents Beat Fernando in Detention. Will they Deport Him Before He is able to hold them accountable? | #Not1More Deportation for more information.


Approximately nine out of every 10 deportees are from either Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras. Asylum requests from these four countries have increased dramatically in the last six years, according to data obtained by Fusion from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The United Nations attributes the increase in part to violence related to the drug trade and gangs. Forty-one of the world’s 50 most dangerous cities are now in Latin America, according a study published by Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, a Mexican NGO.

But very few citizens from these countries are actually awarded asylum. The U.S. government granted only 126 Mexican citizens asylum in 2012, despite receiving over 9,000 requests that year. In contrast, almost half of Chinese citizens and two thirds of Cameroonian citizens who applied were granted asylum 2012. Less than eight percent of asylum seekers from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras successfully received asylum in the same period.

That’s it right there; this another reason is why I say the U.S. immigration system and laws are broken and out of date

Recently, the President of the Republic of Uganda has signed into law an anti-homosexuality bill that provides for lengthy prison terms and even life imprisonment for “serial offenders”. Agencies and companies that advocate for LGBT rights can be banned and their directors sentenced to prison. The government of Uganda says “Nurture not Nature”

We say #LoveIsNatural.

We have many surprises in store, and there are many lulz to be had in this fight.

Phase 1: FaxBomb
Please download the following files and fax them to the numbers listed below. Or send your own! You can use any free online faxing service, as you are expressing an opinion, you are engaging in freedom of speech, not in spam or harassment. That said, it is recommended you do so behind Tor and/or a VPN. We obviously aren’t dealing with people who appreciate subtlety in human interaction.