1. Our Death Penalty Statistics Report for 2013 is out! Sadly, the US has maintained their spot in the top 5 executioners of the world. Learn more through the video and read more about it on our blog http://blog.amnestyusa.org/category/deathpenalty/ 

    "The truth is that humans make mistakes – and in the case of the death penalty, the stakes are too high to allow for any chance of error."-Abraham J. Bonowitz, Delaware State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator

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  2. Urgent Action! Texan inmate Anthony Doyle is set to be executed tomorrow despite the use of false evidence to distort his character during trial. Help us halt this unjust execution and have Anthony’s death sentence commuted!

     http://www.amnestyusa.org/sites/default/files/uaa04814_0.pdf 

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  3. Urgent Action to demand that Sen. Feinstein release CIA torture Report!

    Calling all our Human Rights defenders in California!! Urgent Action today!
    We have a big favor to ask:
    Can you call Senator Feinstein’s office today with the message below?
    Why? We are super close to getting a very important report on CIA torture made public, but we need one more push to Feinstein. She’s in charge of the committee that wrote the report and we need her to ensure that it is released as soon as possible. She needs to call a committee vote on whether to release the report.
    Please make a call and ask others to do the same!
    Feinstein’s office number: 415.393.0707
    Here’s a sample script:
    "Hello, I live in California and I want to thank Senator Feinstein for her efforts against torture. I urge her to do all she can to ensure that the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture is made public as soon as possible. Not just the executive summary but the whole report. We have a right to the truth and release of the this report will help prevent torture in the future. Thank you."
    Thank you!
    http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/

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  4. The Olympics may be over put Putin’s injustice and oppression remain strong. Continue to stand for and fight with Pussy Riot and the 8 prisoners of conscience that remain imprisoned. Sign the petition and Speak out! feel free to share our video to help spread the word!

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  5. AmnestyWest is looking for Summer 2014 Interns!! If you are interested in working for Amnesty International’s San Francisco Office, visit www.amnestyusa.org/employment for information

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  6. demand-progress:

The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” (Washington Post)
Join us in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.
Take action →

    demand-progress:

    The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” (Washington Post)

    Join us in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.

    Take action →

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  7. » Death penalty grows crueler and more unusual

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  8. amnestyusa:

BREAKING: Vladimir Akimenkov, one of the 3 Bolotnaya detainees featured in our Write for Rights campaign, has just been released!
Hundreds of thousands of you wrote to the Russian authorities calling for his release in the last few weeks. It goes to show that your voice has the power to change a life!

    amnestyusa:

    BREAKING: Vladimir Akimenkov, one of the 3 Bolotnaya detainees featured in our Write for Rights campaign, has just been released!

    Hundreds of thousands of you wrote to the Russian authorities calling for his release in the last few weeks. It goes to show that your voice has the power to change a life!

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  9. ho-ho-homogaypiens:


A true champion of human rights. Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. You were an inspiration to every one of us.

    ho-ho-homogaypiens:

    A true champion of human rights. Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. You were an inspiration to every one of us.

    (Source: facebook.com, via homogaypiens)

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  10. dollalive:

Dec 10th, 2013

    dollalive:

    Dec 10th, 2013

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  11. write4rights:

Your letter writing actions at work! Yorm Bopha has been released!

    write4rights:

    Your letter writing actions at work! Yorm Bopha has been released!

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    Dec 11 1:28PM
  12. write4rights:

Will you write?

    write4rights:

    Will you write?

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    Dec 11 1:28PM
  13. adcollector:

    CONTRAPUNTO BBDO (Spain) for Amnesty International

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  14. amnestyusa:

A 68-year-old grandmother killed while picking Okra - just one of the incidents we’ve documented of civilian deaths by drone strikes in Pakistan. The US could be guilty of war crimes and must be held to account. Read more in our major new report on drones.
If you think this is as horrifying and wrong as we do, US authorities needs to hear from YOU! Please speak up. Act now —> http://amnestyusa.org/drones

    amnestyusa:

    A 68-year-old grandmother killed while picking Okra - just one of the incidents we’ve documented of civilian deaths by drone strikes in Pakistan. The US could be guilty of war crimes and must be held to account. Read more in our major new report on drones.

    If you think this is as horrifying and wrong as we do, US authorities needs to hear from YOU! Please speak up. Act now —> http://amnestyusa.org/drones

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  15. doctorsdecember:

Amsterdam:1 Russia:0

    doctorsdecember:

    Amsterdam:1 Russia:0

    (Source: doctordonah)

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