Vietnam's Rights Records Deteriorates, Does Not Warrant Lethal Weapons Sale

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

The two senators on their visit to Hanoi had suggested that the U.S. should accelerate the resumption of lethal weapons sales. The senators cited Vietnam’s accession to the U.N. Convention Against Torture as a sign of improvement in human rights.

Obama May Consider Blocking Deportations for 5 Million


La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Media are reporting that Obama might decide to protect some 5 million immigrants from deportation.

Eric Holder’s Civil Rights Surge


Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder strode into St. Louis County today with a much larger agenda than investigating Michael Brown’s killing. Whatever comes of his intervention into the case, Holder’s aggressive posture in Ferguson points to what many Washington observers understand to be his most deeply held goal at the Justice Department: rebuilding its beleaguered Civil Rights Division and restoring its pre-Bush relevance.

Statement: Asian Pacific American Advocates Denounces Civil Rights Abuses in Ferguson


International Examiner, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Asian Pacific American Advocates(OCA), a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), sends its deepest condolences to the family of Michael Brown and denounces the outrageous abuse of civil rights against demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri.

Grand Jury Could Begin Hearing Evidence regarding Michael Brown's Shooting Death


St. Louis American, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2014

A representative for the St. Louis County Prosecutor said a grand jury could begin hearing evidence Wednesday to determine whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be charged in the death of Michael Brown.

How the Media Missed the Mark in Coverage of Michael Brown’s Killing


Essence, News Report, Posted: Aug 19, 2014

On Saturday, August 9, the national media began to report on an unarmed black teenager killed by the police in Ferguson, Mo., a small, predominately Black suburban St. Louis town. Michael Brown was an 18-year-old shot down two days before he was supposed to start college. The police officer who killed him is part of a law enforcement agency currently being investigated for civil rights violations. It’s the type of story the media should devour.

Poverty Rises among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Acccording to Study


Northwest Asian Weekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

The numbers for Asian Americans in poverty have grown by 37 percent, while Pacific Islanders in poverty have increased by 60 percent.

Jesse Jackson Calls Michael Brown shooting ‘Crime of Injustice’


NNAP, News Report, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

Jesse Jackson told The American he hopes that the U.S. Department of Justice sees the Ferguson Police shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday and resulting community violence as “systematic of a national crisis.” -

Ferguson’s White City Leadership Must Change


The Root , Commentary, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

Without mobilizing unrest into political action, the problems at the root of discontent in Ferguson, Mo., will remain.

NABJ, NAHJ Condemn Reporter Arrests in Ferguson, Mo.


New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 15, 2014

Journalists' associations are condemning the oppression of news media that took place in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday.

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