World International Affairs The global “war on drugs” is a “spectacular” failure that has led to thousands of murders, public health crises and human rights abuses, a new report showed. Released on Monday, the report from the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), a global coalition of 170 nongovernmental organizations working on drug policy issues, overviewed the failure of the 10-year global strategy from the United Nations, which intended to eradicate the illicit drug market by next year. Instead of curbing the problem, “consumption and illegal trafficking of drugs have reached record levels,” Helen Clark, former prime minister of New Zealand and a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, wrote in the report’s foreword. Mexican Navy and anti-narcotics personnel burn packs with part of a seizure of 5 tons of cocaine and marijuana in Acapulco, Mexico, on September 20. FRANCISCO ROBLES/AFP/Getty Images The report … [Read more...] about ‘War On Drugs’ Has Been a ‘Spectacular’ Failure, Leading to Thousands of Murders and Human Rights Abuses, Report Says
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The John Lewis Fellowship program kicked off earlier this month with 26 international students from the United States and seven European countries. A collaboration with Humanity in Action and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the four-week program will involve fellows taking part in a litany of activities throughout Georgia and Alabama, including film screenings, tours and art exhibits. The group of 18-23-year-olds will study Atlanta’s civil rights legacy and travel to key landmarks like the Stockade in Leesburg, Ga; the Civil Rights Institute in Albany, Ga; and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Ala. They will hear from Atlanta civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), Dr. Bernice King, Civil Rights Attorney Mawuli Davis, and many others. “The John Lewis Fellows, in the spirit of the icon after whom the program is named, will not just study the work of civil and human rights they will engaged in some of that work,” said Tanya Washington, the … [Read more...] about John Lewis Fellows Embark On Lesson in Civil and Human Rights
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/EIN News/ -- TAMPA, Fla., May 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday the 26th of May, Mr. Christopher King, grandson of late B.B. King and founder of the Gentlemen’s Course, brought lessons in etiquette and the materials of United for Human Rights to 17 young ladies at King’s Forrest Recreational Center in Tampa. United for Human Rights (UHR) is sponsored by the Church of Scientology which opened a Florida center headquarters for UHR in downtown Clearwater in 2015. Mr. King’s Gentlemen’s Course is also taught at the UHR Florida headquarters. As the grandson of a Blues Legend, Mr. King had a hard act to follow. But as Mr. King said, “It wasn’t music that I learned from my grandfather, it was his love of helping others.” Mr. King imbued that love in the Gentlemen’s Course as a way to instill humanitarian values in the young and protect them from the all-too prevalent human trafficking in our current society. Mr. King … [Read more...] about The Gentlemen’s Course is for Ladies too – A Lesson in Etiquette and Human Rights Go Hand-in-Hand
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, criticized President Trump's failure to bring up the issue of human rights during his joint statement with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday. "And human rights obviously not a priority in @POTUS's meeting with Duterte – again, sad," the senator tweeted in response to an initial tweet from November 11 also calling out Mr. Trump's apparent failure to mention human rights violations during the Vietnam leg of his Asia trip. Duterte's aggressive crackdown on drug traffickers and users in the Philippines has resulted in thousands of extrajudicial murders. During the two leaders' joint statement, Mr. Trump repeatedly praised Duterte and emphasized the importance of trade between the two nations, but did not explicitly highlight human rights abuses, as many of his predecessors have done while traveling abroad. During remarks to reporters, Mr. Trump also said he and Duterte have "a great relationship" but avoided questions regarding human … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo John McCain criticizes Trump’s failure to mention human rights to Philippine President Duterte