Human Rights

Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride 2016 in DC July 23-24

Come Out to Support President Obama Granting Leonard Peltier Clemency.
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This July 23rd-24th US political prisoner Leonard Peltier's supporters
will complete a 3,000 mile freedom ride to Washington DC to ask President
Obama to grant Leonard clemency. A rally is planned for the US Capitol
steps. Leonard's health is failing and his continued incarceration serves
no justifiable reason. He is an old man now who paints artwork and wants
to work on old cars. This rally and freedom ride is organized by Leonard's

Activists protest World Bank loans to Uzbek cotton industry known for forced labor

On the 10th of December, activists projected huge images on the sides of the World Bank's headquarters to protest a half-billion dollar loan to Uzbekistan for their cotton industry. Uzbekistan's cotton producers were called out for using child labor and forced labor. The production of cotton with slave labor was supposedly stopped in 1865 by the Civil War in the US, yet the World Bank is lending US tax dollars for the same thing in Uzbekistan today.

45 sec video of projection on World Bank headquarters

Saying NO to slavery-on the walls of the World Bank

Human rights activists protest Saudi bombing of Yemen and planned execution of young protester

On the 30th of September, about 20 people protested outside the Embassy of Saudi Arabia against both the airstrike that killed 38 people at a wedding party and the planned execution and postmortem crucifixion of 21 year old Ali al-Nimr. The Embassy was holding a massive party inside for Saudi National Day. As protesters began to talk to the partygoers, the Embassy turned the music up all the way in an effort to drown out protesters and block this interaction. Unable to arrest and behead protesters in the US, they were reduced to using music to fight protesters.