human rights

United States Hosts Chinese Premier Hu Jintao

Hu Jintao, China’s President and General Secretary of the Communist Party, concluded a three-day visit to America this past Friday.  Because Hu divided his time between Washington, DC and Chicago, his visit had broad ramifications not only for American foreign policy and national-level economic interests but also for primarily Midwestern issues.  President Barack Obama had [...]

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President Obama Exempts World’s Worst Regimes that Employ Child Combatants

In a brief memo released on October 25th, the Obama administration exempted Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Yemen from the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008.  The Act bans funding for foreign governments’ militaries if they use child soldiers.  Child combatants in these countries are used as soldiers, porters, human mine detectors [...]

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More Antics From Ahmadinejad

Recently, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presence in the media and all over New York has escalated and not without attracting some global attention. President Ahmadinejad’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 23rd was more of a spectacle for show than a serious representation of Iran’s humanitarian effort, supposedly the topic of his speech. [...]

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