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Human Rights News Sources

News surrounding human rights is often unreported in mainstream media outlets. Being so, activists must constantly scour the Internet for a better understanding of the events unfolding in our world. To promote human rights awareness, we here at RTK, will feature a weekly collection of news articles and videos, which incite a more critical, aware, and empowered public. 

Week of March 21, 2011

Cruel and usual: US solitary confinement, by James Ridgeway and Jean Casella
First Published on March 19, 2011 by AlJazeera
The spectre of Bradley Manning lying naked and alone in a tiny cell at the Quantico Marine Base, less than 50 miles from Washington, DC, conjures up images of an American Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib, where isolation and deprivation have been raised to the level of torture. (Photo: Gallo/Getty)


World Water Day Report: African Cities Outgrow Their Water Supplies
First Published on March 22, 2011 by Environment News Service
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Africa's cities are growing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world, stressing drinking water supplies and sanitation services, says a new UN report released to mark World Water Day 2011. (Photo: Phillip Stevens)

US soldiers posed with dead Afghan
First Published on March 22, 2011 by AlJazeera
Two US soldiers charged with murdering civilians shown posing with body in photos leaked by Der Spiegel newspaper. (Photo: Reuters)

UN Investigator: Israel Engaged in Ethnic Cleansing
First Published on March 21, 2011 by Reuters
U.S. academic Richard Falk spoke to UN Human Rights Council as it prepared resolution condemning settlement building in East Jerusalem and West Bank

Gay activists outraged by Apple "gay-cure" app
First Published on March 21, 2011 by RT
The LGBT community has petitioned Apple Inc. to remove an iPhone and iPad application that purports to “cure” homosexuality.






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