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Two lessons the USA must learn from Glenn Ford

By Tessa Murphy, USA campaigner at Amnesty International. There are two lessons the USA should learn from the release of Glenn Ford, a 64-year-old man who spent 28 years on death row in Louisiana for a crime he didn’t commit. … Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning: Which One Doesn’t Belong?

By Justin Mazzola, attorney and researcher with Amnesty International USA Let’s all take a trip down memory lane to our Sesame Street days and engage in the following exercise of “Which One Doesn’t Belong”: The only soldier who was tried … Continue reading

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Why did Esperanza Spalding record a song about Guantánamo?

Today, Grammy Award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding released We Are America, a new song and music video supporting President Obama’s decision to close Guantánamo and urging Congress to help get the job done. The video features cameos by Stevie Wonder, Janelle … Continue reading

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Guantánamo: 4,000 days in limbo

Imagine this. You are 19 years old, asleep in your family home in a remote rural village. In the middle of the night, foreign soldiers burst in. They put a hood over your head and force you to sit against … Continue reading

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USA: Supreme Court rulings on LGBTI rights are cause for joy

By Jaime Todd-Gher, from Amnesty International’s Law and Policy team For those who care about human rights, the two decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2013, were a cause for joy. In the United States … Continue reading

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