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Launching a Year-Long Campaign Leading Up to the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Launching a Year-Long Campaign Leading Up to the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

​​​The adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Dec. 10, 1948, was a milestone for Mankind. For the first time, there was an exposition of the 30 fundamental human rights to be universally protected. Yet nearly 70 years on, few people can…

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, the Gay Travel Awards Are Here!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, the Gay Travel Awards Are Here!

The 2017 Gay Travel Awardssm are currently underway with the addition of this year's traveler voting component. To see the full list of nominees, visit the official web page at www.gaytravelawards.com. This year over 100 nominees have been selected from…

'Psychiatry: An Industry of Death' Exhibit Debuts in Phoenix

'Psychiatry: An Industry of Death' Exhibit Debuts in Phoenix

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights Traveling Exhibit, Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, made its Arizona debut last week at MonOrchid Creative Studios on Roosevelt Avenue in the Arts District of Phoenix. The educational multimedia presentation and self-guided tour on the dangers of psychiatry…

Scientology: Helping Secure the Human Rights of Political Refugees

Scientology: Helping Secure the Human Rights of Political Refugees

Recognizing the challenges faced by political refugees, the National Church of Scientology of Spain in Madrid hosted a human rights training program to educate them on their rights. Conducted by Ivan Arjona, Director of the Church of Scientology European Office…

MESSINEO-WYMAN Announces International Rescue Committee Fundraiser in Memory of Humanitarian Michael J. Wyman

MESSINEO-WYMAN Announces International Rescue Committee Fundraiser in Memory of Humanitarian Michael J. Wyman

KeyMedia Public Relations is honored to announce our colleagues Helene Greenberg Wyman, Meryl Messineo and YooRae Choi will be hosting an invitation-only holiday fundraiser on behalf of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on December 1st and 2nd in the Greenwich…

Scientology Churches Around the World Promote Freedom of Religion and Belief

Scientology Churches Around the World Promote Freedom of Religion and Belief

Religious Tolerance is a cornerstone of the Scientology religion. The Creed of the Church of Scientology asserts that “all men have inalienable rights to their own religious practices and their performance.”  In an age in which acts of violence polarize people of…

Veterans Day: More Veterans Dying From This Hidden Enemy Than in Battle

Veterans Day: More Veterans Dying From This Hidden Enemy Than in Battle

​​Veterans Day marks the end of World War I, the armistice with Germany that officially began 99 years ago on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Originally known as Armistice Day, the name…

Hundreds Protest at World Psychiatric Association Annual Congress

Hundreds Protest at World Psychiatric Association Annual Congress

The streets of Berlin reverberated with the voices of hundreds of protestors chanting “WPA, WPA, how many kids have you drugged today” as they marched on the Messe Berlin Trade Fair Center for the 17th World Congress of the World…

Religious Freedom "Listening Session" at the Church of Scientology

Religious Freedom "Listening Session" at the Church of Scientology

The mission of Tennessee United for Human Rights is to bring about human rights reform by raising awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To further this purpose, the group organized an International Religious Freedom Day “listening session” Oct 27…

Youth for Human Rights Hosts Youth Summit at the UN

Youth for Human Rights Hosts Youth Summit at the UN

66 young human rights activists representing 42 nations traveled to the United Nations Aug. 24 to attend the 14th annual Human Rights Summit, organized by Youth for Human Rights International. The program brought together thes9e young men and women with…

Darley Safe Water Box Part of Puerto Rico Relief Effort

Darley Safe Water Box Part of Puerto Rico Relief Effort

W.S. Darley & Company is working with the American Red Cross to provide safe water to those in need in Puerto Rico.  Safe drinking water is a critical need throughout the island after Hurricane Maria. Critical infrastructure was wiped out and…

James Maslow to Be Honored With Awareness Spotlight Award at the 2017 Awareness Film Festival

James Maslow to Be Honored With Awareness Spotlight Award at the 2017 Awareness Film Festival

The Awareness Film Festival is proud to announce that they will be presenting  actor-musician James Maslow with the Awareness Spotlight Award at their Honoree Dinner on October 14, 2017. The former Big Time Rush star is to be honored at…

In Recent New York Times Article, Civil Rights Lawyer Abe George Makes His Case That Foster Thompson Has Been Wrongfully Convicted of Murder

In Recent New York Times Article, Civil Rights Lawyer Abe George Makes His Case That Foster Thompson Has Been Wrongfully Convicted of Murder

As reported in the New York Times on Sept. 29, 2017, Abe George's five-year pro-bono journey to free defendant Foster Thompson has reached a head. Foster Thompson was accused of the 1992 murder of Cynthia Browning in Staten Island, New…

International Peace Day Celebration and Jazz Night in Buffalo

International Peace Day Celebration and Jazz Night in Buffalo

​​​​​In honor of International Peace Day Sept. 21, peace groups gathered at the Church of Scientology Buffalo for a special briefing from Youth for Human Rights Buffalo chapter Director Isabelle Vladoiu, who represented the U.S. as a Youth Ambassador at…

Promoting Peace Through Interfaith Dialogue at the Nashville Church of Scientology

Promoting Peace Through Interfaith Dialogue at the Nashville Church of Scientology

The Nashville Church of Scientology hosted a multi-faith dialogue for International Day of Peace Sept. 21, a day set aside by the United Nations for “strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” Rev. Brian Fesler, senior pastor of…

Dangers of Psychiatric Drugging of Children Spurs Action

Dangers of Psychiatric Drugging of Children Spurs Action

​​​An increase in teen overdose deaths from ADHD and anti-anxiety drugs was the focus of the opening ceremony of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Psychiatry: An Industry of Death exhibit in Old Sacramento. The exhibit was part of CCHR’s continuing…

Popular US-Based Chinese TV Station Denied Accreditation to Cover the 2017 United Nations General Assembly

Popular US-Based Chinese TV Station Denied Accreditation to Cover the 2017 United Nations General Assembly

Veteran journalist Lixin Yang, who has worked with NTD Television Chinese for over 10 years, has been denied accreditation to cover the 2017 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), after an unusually long wait. Being U.S.-based, NTD Chinese is the largest…

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Special Exhibition

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Special Exhibition

A special showing of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) multimedia exhibition Psychiatry: An Industry of Death was held at Toronto’s St. Lawrence Centre Sept. 8 - 9. The reception launching the exhibit featured a report released June 23, 2017, by Dr. Dainius…

Nashville Exhibition Exposes Dangers of Psychiatric Treatments

Nashville Exhibition Exposes Dangers of Psychiatric Treatments

An exhibition exposing the hidden agendas and dangers of the psychiatric industry opened in North Nashville this week. Called Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, the exhibition, organized by the psychiatric watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), raises public awareness and exposes…

Youth Leaders and Educators Represent Canada at UN

Youth Leaders and Educators Represent Canada at UN

As a nation, Canada takes great pride in its diverse, multicultural, multi-ethnic population and the importance of human rights. Yet. conflicts are rising around the world and global issues such as human trafficking, civil unrest, military coups and political upsets…

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