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Bill Quigley is a human rights lawyer and law professor at Loyola University New Orleans and Legal Director for the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 (3 comments)     

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Challenging Vatican Old Boys Network It started when the Rome police spotted the three women in long white church liturgical garments robes, the man in a roman collar dressed all in black, and their supporters walking several blocks down the middle of Via della Conciliazione directly towards the Vatican, the headquarters of the institutional Roman Catholic Church and the Basilica of St. Peter.

Friday, January 14, 2011 (1 comments)     

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Million Plus Remain Homeless and Displaced in Haiti: One Year After Quake One year after the tragic earthquake, more than a million people remain homeless in Haiti; almost half of them are children.

Monday, January 10, 2011 (2 comments)     

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Guns and Terrorism: Two Unasked Question in Tucson Mass Murder What about guns? Why no terrorism discussion?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 (2 comments)     

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Eight Homeless Youth Die in New Orleans Fire -" What Does It Say About US? Eight homeless youth died in a fire in an abandoned warehouse in New Orleans overnight.

Friday, December 24, 2010 (2 comments)     

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Obama's Liberty Problem: Why Indefinite Detention by Executive Order Should Scare the Hell Out of People Guantanamo is coming up on its 9th anniversary. The proposal floated by Obama administration will only make things worse.

Friday, October 22, 2010 (1 comments)     

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Honduras: Crisis and Progress Honduras resistance lives, fights for human rights and celebrates despite deaths, beatings and arrests.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 (4 comments)     

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The United States of Fear - Ten Examples Since September 11, 2001, fear has been the main engine of change in the United States. Who would have thought that across the US, where people boast that it is the home of the free and the land of the brave, people would gladly surrender their freedom and liberty because they so fear terrorism?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 (3 comments)     

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Another False Ending: Contracting Out the Iraq Occupation In Iraq, while thousands of US troops are marching out, thousands of additional private military contractors (PMCs) are marching in. The number of armed security contractors in Iraq will more than double in the coming months.

Saturday, August 7, 2010 (1 comments)     

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Katrina Pain Index 2010 New Orleans Five Years Later the challenges facing New Orleans after Katrina are the same ones facing millions of people of color, women, the elderly and disabled and their children across the US. Katrina just made these challenges clearer in New Orleans than in many other places. Here is where we are five years later.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 (3 comments)     

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Fourteen Examples of Systemic Racism in the U.S. Criminal Justice System The biggest crime in the U.S. criminal justice system is that it is a race-based institution where African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people.

Friday, July 16, 2010 (4 comments)     

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Dissent Victory for Animal Rights Activists Attacks by government on our human and civil rights are always first directed at people on the margins who do not have widespread popular support. Animal and environmental activists are the ones under attack today. Unless we stand up and vigorously protect their rights to dissent, others, including us, will be certainly be next.

Thursday, July 1, 2010 (8 comments)     

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BP and Bhopal - USA Double Standard When a US corporation was responsible for killing and disabling hundreds of thousands in Bhopal India, the US was not very aggressive in holding it accountable. Why a different approach when US citizens are involved?

Monday, June 28, 2010 (2 comments)     

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One Year Later: Honduras Resistance Strong Despite US-Supported Coup The pro-democracy resistance in Honduras is strong one year after US supported a coup. Solidarity by US activists is needed.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 (2 comments)     

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Mississippi Starts Sixth Murder Trial for African American In a small town in Mississippi, they are prosecuting an African American man for murder for the sixth time.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 (14 comments)     

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Corporations Profit from Permanent War: Memorial Day 2010 Remember this Memorial Day that, while thousands have been laid in their graves and hundreds of thousands wounded, private military contractors are prospering and profiting as the business of war booms.

Thursday, May 13, 2010 (1 comments)     

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Taking Back Homes from the Banks: Exercising the Human Right to Housing There are lots of people without homes. And there are lots of vacant homes owned by banks. Put them together for the human right to housing.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 (2 comments)     

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Assassinationn of US Muslim Cleric Illegal Immoral and Unwise Assassinating Awlaki in the US would be murder, a capital crime, punishable by life in prison or even the death penalty. Morally, few would argue that agents of the FBI or the CIA could murder the cleric in the US. If it is illegal and immoral to kill a Muslim cleric in the US why would it be legal, moral or wise to do so in Yemen?

Sunday, May 2, 2010 (1 comments)     

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Fire on the Bayou: Non-Stop River of Oil Heads to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida "This isn't a spill. This isn't a storage tank or a ship with a finite amount of oil that has boundaries. This is much, much worse," said Kerry St. Pe, the former head of the Louisiana oil spill response team. The Gulf spill is really a river of oil flowing out of the bottom of the Gulf according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Friday, April 30, 2010 (3 comments)     

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Not Just Arizona: Immigration Enforcement Out of Control on Federal Level While people protest the terrible Arizona state law that uses local law enforcement to target immigrants, the federal government is expanding its efforts to use local law enforcement in immigration enforcement and has launched a major PR campaign to defend it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 (11 comments)     

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Bush Insider Reveals Guantanamo Deception: Hundreds of Innocents Jailed Bush insider reveals that the President, the VP, Rumsfeld and others knew early on that hundreds of people detained at Guantanamo were not terrorists but innocents.

Saturday, April 3, 2010 (2 comments)     

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Not Just Guantanamo: US Torturing Muslim Pre-Trial Detainee in NYC Today in New York City, the U.S. is torturing a Muslim detainee with no prior criminal record who has not even gone to trial. For the last almost three years, Syed Fahad Hashmi has been kept in total pre-trial isolation inside in a small cell under 24 hour video and audio surveillance. He is forced to use the bathroom and shower in full view of the video. He has not seen the sun in years.

Sunday, January 17, 2010 (3 comments)     

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Too Little Too Late for Haiti? Six Sobering Points Wake up world! Haiti is in much deeper trouble than mainstream media is showing.

Thursday, January 14, 2010     

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Ten Things US Should Do for Haiti There are 10 things the US can do for Haiti right away. Here they are.

Saturday, December 12, 2009 (5 comments)     

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Why ACORN Won ACORN won a federal challenge against Congress defunding the organization. This is why.

Sunday, September 27, 2009     

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G20 Shows How USA Terrorizes Ourselves The G20 in Pittsburgh showed us how pitifully fearful our leaders have become. What no terrorist could do to us, our own leaders did. Out of fear of the possibility of a terrorist attack, authorities militarize our towns, scare our people away, stop daily life and quash our constitutional rights.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 (1 comments)     

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Revolutionary Haitian Priest, Jean-Juste, Presente! Pere Jean-Juste was a Jesus-like revolutionary. In jail and out, he preached liberation of the poor, release of prisoners, human rights for all, and a fair distribution of wealth. A big muscular man with a booming voice and a frequent deep laugh, he wore a brightly colored plastic rosary around his neck and carried another in his pocket. Jailed for nearly a year in Haiti...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 (12 comments)     

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McCain Owes America an Apology John McCain fanned the fires of fear for months and guess what, millions are scared to death. He knew what he was doing was wrong. As did John Lewis. He owes America an apology and John Lewis deserves one as well.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008     

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Swedish Peace Activists Break Into Weapons Factories Using bolt cutters and hammers, five Swedish peace activists repeatedly broke into weapons factories in the last few days - damaging numerous grenade launchers and other military items.

Friday, September 26, 2008     

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Shame: US War on Unarmed Working Mothers Does the U.S. feel so vulnerable that we really need to declare war on unarmed working mothers and conduct paramilitary raids on bakeries, candle shops, and meatpacking plants in order to feel safe? Shame on us.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 (1 comments)     

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Social Justice Quiz 2008 - Twenty Questions Test your knowledge of social justice in this series of 20 questions

Sunday, September 7, 2008 (1 comments)     

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Displaced Poor Arrive in New Orleans as Saints Go Marching In As buses continue to arrive in New Orleans bringing the displaced poor back home after 7 days away, the New Orleans Saints kick off their season, just blocks away.

Saturday, September 6, 2008 (1 comments)     

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Gustav Impact on Louisiana and Haiti Gustav hit Louisiana, the poorest state in the US, and Haiti, the poorest country in the hemisphere. What is similar and what is different?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 (1 comments)     

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Living in the Car After Gustave Gustave passed, but for working and poor people, the financial crisis remains

Saturday, August 30, 2008 (1 comments)     

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Waiting for the Bus in New Orleans As Gustave approaches the City of New Orleans is leaving.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 (2 comments)     

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Katrina Pain Index - Three Years Later Three years after Katrina, New Orleans remains deeply pained. Housing, crime, healthcare, public education - all are in trouble.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 (3 comments)     

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War Resistance Arrests Rise Over 15,000 arrests have occurred in war resistance actions since 2002, many more and in many more places than traditional media report.

Sunday, May 25, 2008     

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War Immemorial Day U.S. is biggest war machine in world. Most powerful. Most expensive. US spends more on war than all nations in the rest of the world put together. US also has most aggressive military - intervening worldwide. If Memorial Day is really about peace - US has a lot of praying (and changing) to do.

Monday, April 21, 2008     

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US Role in Haiti Hunger Riots Hunger riots in Haiti have killed several people recently. Haiti used to be able to feed itself, until the US and the IMF forced them to change their laws. The US and IMF changes helped destroy Haiti rice farmers. Now Haiti imports heavily subsidized US rice - which has soared in price and is now scarce. How it happened and what can be done - answers in this article.