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In an effort to increase job opportunities for Saudi Arabian citizens, the Saudi government is detaining and deporting thousands of undocumented foreign migrant workers. Part of the deportation process includes detaining large populations in what have been described as “appalling” conditions. These detention centers have had reports of guard brutality, overcrowding, lack of food, and […]
In March 2014, Democracy Now! hosted a debate between former CIA Acting General Counsel John Rizzo and human rights attorney Scott Horton to address criticism of the Obama Administration for its having closed an investigation of CIA officials’ actions since 9/11. The debate addressed the methods the CIA used to capture and question potential threats […]
A proposed bill in Kansas would require women to report miscarriages at any stage in pregnancy. This has been described as the first step along the path to criminalizing pregnant women’s bodies. Under an amendment attached to HB 2613, doctors would be required to report all of their patients’ miscarriages to the state health department. […]
Aboriginal mothers in Australia are having their children snatched right from under their noses. Child welfare officers come inside the mothers’ houses and take their children; they don’t tell the mothers why they’re taking them or even where they’re taking them. These children are “removed” and given to “indigenous caregivers,” but, allegedly, the real reason […]
A Croatian court has upheld a mandate that all children born in Croatia must be vaccinated against multiple diseases, including measles, whooping cough, hepatitis, and diphtheria. Since Croatia established its first vaccine requirements in 1999, the mandate has been expanded to cover nine diseases in total, with significant public health impacts: Diphtheria, measles, and whooping […]