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10th anniversary of Israeli Attack on The Mavi Marmara (Gaza Freedom Flotilla) live online discussion 2020 May 30th with filmmaker Iara Lee whose crew smuggled out assault footage, author Dr. Norman Finkelstein and ship survivors

10th anniversary of Israeli Attack on The Mavi Marmara (Gaza Freedom Flotilla) live online discussion 2020 May 30th with filmmaker Iara Lee whose crew smuggled out assault footage, author Dr. Norman Finkelstein and ship survivors

On May 31, 2010, filmmaker Iara Lee (director of the Cultures of Resistance Network) was on the Mavi Marmara, part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, when the boat was attacked by Israeli military forces. The flotilla was an effort to bring…

Voices for Humanity Exposes Psychiatric Abuse in Ukraine With Anton & Anastasiia

Voices for Humanity Exposes Psychiatric Abuse in Ukraine With Anton & Anastasiia

Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change-makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring the work of activists fighting psychiatric abuse, Anton Batalin & Anastasiia Vilinskaya.…

Voices for Humanity Brings Human Rights Awareness to Guatemala With Cynthia Guerra

Voices for Humanity Brings Human Rights Awareness to Guatemala With Cynthia Guerra

Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change-makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring the work of human rights activist Cynthia Guerra. VOICES FOR HUMANITY…

The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience Issues Conditions to Reinstate Membership of the National Center for Historical Memory

The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience Issues Conditions to Reinstate Membership of the National Center for Historical Memory

On Feb. 1, 2020, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience suspended the membership of the National Center for Historical Memory in Bogotá, Colombia, from its global network of 275+ historic sites, museums and memory initiatives. The action came after the…

Voices for Humanity Uplifts D.C. Youth With Travis Ellis

Voices for Humanity Uplifts D.C. Youth With Travis Ellis

Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations, working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring inner-city youth advocate, Travis Ellis, premiering Wednesday, October 30. VOICES…

Therapeutic Teddy Bears for Caged Migrant Children

Therapeutic Teddy Bears for Caged Migrant Children

Caring for Children Worldwide, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in conjunction with trauma intervention teams, is working to provide much-needed trauma relief to the migrant children who have been emotionally brutalized by cruel and inhumane separation from their parents and confinement…

VOICES FOR HUMANITY Fights for Human Rights With Simone Hsu

VOICES FOR HUMANITY Fights for Human Rights With Simone Hsu

​​​​​Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change-makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations, working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring the work of Taiwanese human rights activist Simone Hsu. VOICES FOR HUMANITY…

Voices for Humanity Rocks for Human Rights With Wil Seabrook

Voices for Humanity Rocks for Human Rights With Wil Seabrook

​​​​​Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring the work of human rights activist Wil Seabrook.​ VOICES FOR HUMANITY airs…

Scientology Foundation Gains Special Consultative Status to the UN

Scientology Foundation Gains Special Consultative Status to the UN

Mejora means “improvement” in Spanish, and Fundacion MEJORA is an apt name for the organization that has just achieved Special Consultative Status to the United Nations. Its full name is Fundacion MEJORA: Foundation for the Improvement of Life, Culture and…

16th Annual Human Rights Summit to Be Held at the United Nations in New York

16th Annual Human Rights Summit to Be Held at the United Nations in New York

​​​Youth for Human Rights International will hold its 16th Annual International Human Rights Summit June 27 - 28 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, followed by a multicultural human rights celebration June 29 in Harlem. Young people who wish to represent their…

CCHR Led Hundreds of Protestors Outside Psychiatric Convention Demanding a Ban on Electroshock Treatment

CCHR Led Hundreds of Protestors Outside Psychiatric Convention Demanding a Ban on Electroshock Treatment

​​​​​​​​​Members of the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and others concerned about the continuing use of electroshock treatment on 100,000 Americans each year—some aged five or younger[1] marched through the streets of San Francisco on Saturday,…

Police killings: African Americans can sue US police in National Courts of 118 nations for genocide

Police killings: African Americans can sue US police in National Courts of 118 nations for genocide

Police killings: African Americans can sue US police in National Courts of 118 nations for genocide International War Crimes Judge Lambremont Webre : "African Americans can sue US police, local, state, federal, appointed & elected officials under ICC Art. 6…

World Tour 2019 Brings Human Rights Education to Angola

World Tour 2019 Brings Human Rights Education to Angola

​Youth for Human Rights International reached out to Angola with tools to help the country live up to its full potential. Despite vast natural resources and one of the most rapidly growing economies in the world, Angola faces critical social…

New York Joins Over 100 Cities in Global Commemoration of the 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day

New York Joins Over 100 Cities in Global Commemoration of the 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day

2019 marks both the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising and the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. With over one million Uyghurs currently detained in internment camps, March 10, 2019 marks an important symbol of solidarity among those affected by China's abuse.…

Human Rights World Tour 2019: Returning to Its Roots

Human Rights World Tour 2019: Returning to Its Roots

Youth for Human Rights International launched its 16th annual World Educational Tour in South Africa. Arriving Feb. 22, the visit was a homecoming—as South Africa was one of the stops of the first World Educational Tour in 2004. But even…

Circling the Globe Once More in the Name of Human Rights

Circling the Globe Once More in the Name of Human Rights

​Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour sets out for the 16th time. The goal: to make human rights a fact by raising awareness and understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “I believe in the incredibly powerful…

Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour

Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour

The 16th annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour is circling the globe to make human rights a reality. This year, the tour will participate in conferences and meet with officials, educators and nongovernmental organizations in Angola, Ethiopia,…

Involuntary Commitment: What is the Law? What Are Your Rights?

Involuntary Commitment: What is the Law? What Are Your Rights?

​Citizen Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Los Angeles chapter organized a forum at the Church of Scientology Pasadena on a vital subject: how to protect oneself and one’s loved ones from involuntary commitment. Treatment Advocacy Center gives California an “F”…

Child Drugging Should Be the Last Resort Claims CCHR

Child Drugging Should Be the Last Resort Claims CCHR

The Seattle chapter of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) sponsored a community forum at the Church of Scientology Seattle on alternatives to psychiatric drugging of minors in Washington State and to inform parents of a new code revision put in place to safeguard Washington…

Breaking the Vicious Pattern of Domestic Violence

Breaking the Vicious Pattern of Domestic Violence

According to a survey conducted by the California Department of Health Care Services and the California Department of Public Health, some 40 percent of California women have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime. Verbal and physical domestic abuse is an illness…

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