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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…

Get Ready to Be Inspired! 2017 Awareness Film Festival, Featuring Lisa Vanderpump’s Short Doc Road to Yulin, Kicks Off on October 5

Get Ready to Be Inspired! 2017 Awareness Film Festival, Featuring Lisa Vanderpump’s Short Doc Road to Yulin, Kicks Off on October 5

The 8th Annual Awareness Film Festival is set to return this year on October 5 through October 15 with its unique and stimulating program celebrating ecological, health/well-being, political and spiritual films from all around the world. Taking place at The…

Edgy Dramatic Thriller CLARITY by Peyv Raz Now Available!

Edgy Dramatic Thriller CLARITY by Peyv Raz Now Available!

​​​​​​​Vision Films is proud to present Clarity, the feature film directorial debut from Peyv Raz. Produced by Raz’s Iadowr Productions, CLARITY also marks his debut as a feature film writer. The film stars Nadine Velazquez (Flight, Snitch, Ride Along 2), Dina…

Namibian Human Remains Discovered at the American Museum of Natural History Related to the German Genocide of 1904-1908

​The Association of the Ovaherrero Genocide In the USA Inc. ("the Association"), in conjunction with the Ovaherero Paramount Chief Adv. Vekuii Rukoro and Chief David Frederick, Chairman of the Nama Traditional Authorities Association, confirmed today that the American Museum of Natural History ("AMNH")…

The Last Four Letters of American Are 'I CAN'

​​​​Statesman and former Dallas School Board alumni, Ron Price, spoke to local media yesterday regarding the situation in Charlottesville, VA, and the resulting nationwide racial tensions.  He delivered open-minded views on freedom of speech, the President, our Country’s history and…

Citizens Group Demands an End to Psychiatric Abuse

Citizens Group Demands an End to Psychiatric Abuse

The sound of drums and angry voices chanting in unison June 10 signaled a march through the center of Paris. Protesters demanded an end to barbaric treatment, the drugging of children and the involuntary commitment of patients in French psychiatric institutions. Some 200…

Art Contest Promotes Education as a Fundamental Right

Art Contest Promotes Education as a Fundamental Right

​Young Dublin artists were honored June 2 at the first annual Human Rights Art Awards ceremony at the Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley. Winners were selected by a team of artists who wrote personal messages to each student participating in the…

Heroes Acknowledged at 10th Annual Human Rights Awards Gala

Heroes Acknowledged at 10th Annual Human Rights Awards Gala

That heroism is alive and well in Italy was proven May 27. Two stellar humanitarians were honored by the nonprofit Association for Human Rights and Tolerance at the 10th annual Human Rights Hero Awards Gala. The event, sponsored by the…

Florida Kids at Risk, Parents Need to Know Their Rights, Says CCHR

Florida Kids at Risk, Parents Need to Know Their Rights, Says CCHR

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) announced that a recent analysis of calls from parents shows more than 70 percent of children held for involuntary psychiatric examination do not meet the criteria for such evaluation according to Florida’s infamous Baker…

Psychologists in Support of Ban on Electroshock

Psychologists in Support of Ban on Electroshock

In a rally organized by the mental health watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), marchers descended on the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Annual Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center to oppose the APA’s support of electroshock treatment, also known…

Human Rights Advocates Honored on Capitol Hill

Human Rights Advocates Honored on Capitol Hill

Outstanding human rights volunteers were honored with Presidential Volunteer Service Awards in a Capitol Hill ceremony marking the finale of Youth for Human Rights International's 14th annual World Educational Tour. Ambassador Don Bliss (Ret.), President of the National Capital Area…

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