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Wayfair Accused of Selling Mattresses to Youth “Detention Centers”

Boston, MA. Employees of Wayfair accused the company of selling furniture to contractors that furnish detention facilities for children seeking asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border and made it clear they’re not happy about it. After urging the company to stop selling to such contractors, the employees announced they planned a walk out. Wayfair workers accused the […]

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Immigrant Defense Project Releases “Know Your Rights With ICE”

Please Print Out & Post Everywhere: http://bit.ly/2RuFyaN New York, N.Y. The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) has been monitoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests in our communities. If you wish to report a raid within New York City, call IDP at 212-725-6422 If you want to report a raid outside of N.Y.C., contact United We Dream (UWD) at […]

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Moral Obligation of Addressing Global Poverty at Princeton

Princeton, N.J. Jim Luce, founder of Orphans International Worldwide joined Princeton professors Patricia Fernandez Kelly and Beth Bogan along with the Dean of the Center for Religious Life Alison Boden and student Sitraka Andriamanantenasoa representing the United World Colleges for a panel on “The Moral Obligation of Addressing Global Poverty at Princeton University on April 30, 2008. Presented by: United […]

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U.N. Denounces Grave ‘Assaults’ on Palestinian People

New York, N.Y. From arbitrary detentions and deliberate deprivation, to attacks against civilians and forced displacements, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, expressed “acute concerns” on Monday over the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Briefing the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, […]

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U.S. Judge Orders Government to Reunite Immigrant Families

Washington, D.C. A U.S. federal judge has ordered the government to reunite immigrant parents and children it separated after they crossed the border, as part of a preliminary injunction halting those separations unless the parent is unfit or presents a danger to the child. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw granted the injunction in a case […]

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Despite Trump’s Order, for Many Families Nightmare Just Beginning

New York, N.Y. When President Trump signed his executive order on family separation on Wednesday, he proclaimed, “We are keeping families together and this will solve that problem.” But while the order may stop the prolonged, forcible separation of children from their families going forward, it by no means solves the problem. More than 2,300 […]

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U.N.: Hungary’s Laws on Helping Foreigners Blatantly Xenophobic

New York, N.Y. Hungarian legislation that criminalizes anyone who supports asylum seekers and other vulnerable individuals is “blatantly xenophobic”, “shameful” and “disgraceful,” the U.N. human rights chief said on Thursday. Commenting on the Hungarian Parliament’s decision to vote in Government proposals on Wednesday, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein described it as “an attack on fundamental human rights and […]

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As Expected, Hong Kong Gay Rights Suffer Setbacks

Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong’s LGBT community has notched small, incremental victories in recent years, but new developments have made those triumphs seem fragile and fleeting. Last Friday, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal overturned a landmark ruling that granted health benefits to the husband of a male civil servant, the same benefits enjoyed by […]

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