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Schafer Corporation - Boston Based Surveillance Whore (english)
26 Mar 2003
Bostonians should be organizing actions such as protests at the offices of those corporations enabling the fascist state. Schafer Corporation is just such a corporation in the Boston area.
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China: International Action Needed on Workers' Trials (english)
26 Mar 2003
"As a member of the ILO, China must be held accountable for its international obligations to uphold the rights of workers, including the core right of freedom of association."
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Again China (english)
26 Mar 2003
Recommendations

The Commission on Human Rights should:
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China (english)
26 Mar 2003
Freedom of association and the right to strike
In March 2002, large and well-organized worker demonstrations in several northeastern cities protested non-payment of back wages and pensions, unilateral rollbacks of severance agreements, absence of a social security safety net, and managerial corruption. Officials responded with arrests, attacks on unarmed protestors, and threats to fire workers whose relatives were participating. In December 2002, two worker-representatives in Liaoyang, Liaoning province, were charged with subversion, which carries potentially severe penalties.
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Prosecute Iraq's "Chemical Ali" (english)
26 Mar 2003
Saddam Hussein Aide Accused of Atrocities Against Kurds
(New York, January 17, 2003) Human Rights Watch called today for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Iraqi General Ali Hassan al-Majid, the architect of the 1988 genocidal "Anfal" campaign against the Iraqi Kurds, who is currently traveling through the Middle East.
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discrimination based on race (english)
26 Mar 2003
Human Rights Watch publications that address issues of discrimination based on race, caste, ethnicity, and other forms of descent.
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INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK OF MIDDLE EAST WATCH (english)
26 Mar 2003
IRAQ

The ruthlessness of the regime of Saddam Hussein has been long known but insufficiently documented, due to its brutal suppression of dissent, tight controls on journalists, and refusal to allow independent human rights organizations to investigate in the country.
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Iraq: Expulsions of Kirkuk Region Minorities Continue (english)
26 Mar 2003
“Iraq has used systematic intimidation, harassment, and discrimination to make the lives of Kirkuk´s minorities intolerable. The government´s clear intent is to ‘Arabize´ this key oil-producing region by force and repression.”
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Northern Iraq Soil Reveal Nerve Gas (english)
26 Mar 2003
Scientific First: Soil Samples Taken from Bomb Craters in Northern Iraq Reveal Nerve Gas - Even Four Years Later
For the first time ever, scientists have been able to prove the use of chemical weapons through the analysis of environmental residues taken years after such an attack occurred. In a development that could have far-reaching consequences for the enforcement of the chemical weapons treaty, soil samples taken from bomb craters near a Kurdish village in northern Iraq by a team of forensic scientists have been found to contain trace evidence of nerve gas, GB, also known as Sarin, as well as mustard gas.
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Threat of War Crimes in Iraq Calls for Strong U.S. Message (english)
26 Mar 2003
The armed men barged into Jamaluddin's home late one evening, beating the elderly man unconscious before going after his wife and daughter. The daughter was raped three times. Later, the soldiers raped her mother five times.
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