Simple truths can change the world.
Two years ago today, in a Hong Kong hotel room, three journalists and I waited nervously to see how the world would react to the revelation that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had been collecting records of millions of people around the world.
Though we have come a long way, the right to privacy remains under attack. Join me in standing up for our rights: Tell Prime Minister Stephen Harper to log off.
To read the rest of my letter, click here.
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Sign the petition and call on the USA and UK – as well as their close allies Australia, Canada and New Zealand – to ban mass surveillance today.
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Bill C-51, The Anti-Terrorism Act, is the biggest overhaul of Canada’s national security laws since 2001. Widely expanded powers and new criminal offences raise serious human rights concerns. Laws intended to protect us from threats should not put our human rights at risk.
Join Amnesty’s call to withdraw Bill C-51.
For four years, the Sudanese military has waged a terrifying war against its own people in the besieged state of South Kordofan. The fourth anniversary of this disgraceful human rights crisis approaches next month. It is long past time for the world to finally do something about it."
Continue reading Alex Neve's reflections from the field
She is 10 years old and she simply thought she had a stomach ache.
But when her mother took her to hospital they discovered she was 21 weeks pregnant; the result of being raped by her stepfather.
The authorities are denying her access to a safe abortion.
Will you take action now?