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The new Apple #iPhone7 launches today! We’d love it more if Apple could tell us if it contains child labour: http://amn.st/6263Bf5MF
Has the cobalt in your smartphone been mined by children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
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The vicissitudes which plague children inside of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including their being routinely and wantonly subjugated to rampant and widespread child labour, are if one were to be perfectly honest merely symptoms of a disease. And the disease is the shocking and continued misrule of a nation that contains enough unexploited mineral wealth, to on paper, make it a first world nation. And so, after the fact handwringing, viz wondering out loud whether your apple phone was manufactured off the back of a child cobalt miner in the Congo, well that just seems like a bit of a red herring ploy. Especially when one considers the fact that the more urgent question that demands pondering right now, the more germane matter that needs to be addressed other than the fatuous gimmickry of feign moral outrage at the dastardly news that Congolese child labour goes into the manufacturing of your fancy phone, the matter at hand I'm afraid, is exactly how does a government decree universally free primary school education, and then woefully fail to fully avail the necessary resources that surely are required to keep these Congolese children in school to full term and to completion of their education, and hopefully to give them a better chance at a life that does not lead to a perpetual "mining" career.
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Salwa is stuck in Softex camp with three of her children and her husband, who cannot walk because of a slipped disc. She is scared of the fights that take place daily. Europe must share the responsibility for offering protection to these refugees but right now, Greece must urgently address the inhumane conditions for refugees it is hosting: http://amn.st/6260B2LHi #MessagesFromGreece
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I on behalf of the ordinary citizen requests the Government to provide your country of the world over the skies of these people . Please join efforts to protect people affected during the war , to join efforts to provide shelter to these people and to protect their right to exist.
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"It’s not an easy time for activists but we need to remind ourselves when we feel down or defeated that many people around the world commit to making change and progress in society. It’s not the time for us to give up"
Two years after Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement protests, the spectre of jail time hangs low over Hong Kong’s most prominent student activist. Joshua Wong, now a politics and public administration undergrad at a local university, first rose to international prominence when he became the youthful face of the student-led pro-democracy protests at 17. In July, Joshua, with two fellow student leaders, was found guilty by a Hong Kong court of “taking ...
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A Society that punishes the Good, punishes Itself. I hope some mercy is given here to this important person.
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Thousands of men, women and children are staying in filthy and unsafe old warehouses, tents, or simply sleeping rough in Greece right now. Tell the Greek government to END these inhumane conditions now! http://amn.st/6263B0E53
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Detainees in Turkey are being subjected to beatings and torture, including rape. Take action to STOP the crackdown on human rights now! http://amn.st/6263BI47P
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"Denying medical care to political prisoners is cruel and utterly indefensible." http://amn.st/6265BxfTV
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"Invasive and discriminatory measures such as these restrict women’s choices, violate their rights and lead to abuse." http://amn.st/6266BNqhC
Failure to overturn the ban on the burkini would be a missed opportunity to end an assault on women’s freedoms of expression and religion as well as the right to non-discrimination, said Amnesty International as France’s highest administrative court considers a challenge to the ban.
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Four years after the strike that claimed 44 lives, little has improved: http://amn.st/6269BFIvZ #RememberMarikana #LonminBrokenPromises
Tell Lonmin to fulfil its legal obligations and to ensure that living conditions for mine workers and their families are improved.
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Commission of inquiry to investigate commission of inquiry to investigate commission of inquiry, it gets really old at some point, it really does. And it's funny how an oxymoronic mind set of conscious somnambulism is continually perpetuated by governments who like to think themselves fully awake and alive to the needs of their citizenry. And who's surprised really when a foreign owned mine sees fit to treat its workers like cattle whose only need is to be put out to pasture, especially when a so called post-independence African government sees fit to mow down 34 of its own citizens whose only crime is to protest the dastardly conditions under which they work, and such woeful conditions being a state of being that was clearly being perpetuated with the neglectful connivance of these mine workers' own African government? Now it's possible that a clearly apparent geodesic line of logic may not be immediately obvious to the somnambulistic, but foreign owned companies do tend to treat their employees just as poorly as the host government allows them to. Goes to show doesn't it, never wake the somnolent much less the wilfully obtuse.
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We spoke to a doctor in Aleppo who said that "of the 60 injured in the latest attack, 40 were children."
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"The Iranian authorities should be supporting women’s rights activists, not persecuting them."
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what about Saudi Arabia?!!!
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Turkey's state of emergency does NOT legitimise human rights abuses. Sign our petition telling President Erdogan hard-won rights cannot be taken away: http://amn.st/6266BLu5u
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"Emergency measures must respect Turkey’s obligations under international law and not discard hard won freedoms and human rights safeguards"
President Erdogan’s announcement of the imposition of a state of emergency must not pave the way for a roll-back in human rights or be used as a pretext to further clamp down on freedom of expression and protections against arbitrary detention and torture, said Amnesty International today.
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Den "Sultan" & Despoten ErdoWAHN ,in die Schranken weisen !
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Amnesty International campaigns globally for human rights for all.
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Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.