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Tell Chevron to clean up Amazon contamination
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For over four decades, multinational oil companies have cut richly biodiverse Amazon forests in search of petroleum resources. Texaco (later acquired by Chevron) was responsible for dumping 19 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the Ecuadorian Amazon contaminating water, killing wildlife and wreaking havoc on these important native ecosystems. Even worse, those defenders who stand up to speak out have been threatened.

Investigate Disappearance of Sri Lankan Journalist
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Prageeth Eknaligoda, a Sri Lankan journalist and political analyst, went missing shortly after leaving work in Homagama, Sri Lanka on January 24th, 2010.

Free Tibetan Filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen
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Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan filmmaker, was sentenced on December 28 in Qinghai Province to six years' imprisonment for "inciting separatism" after a secret trial by Xining City Intermediate Court.

Stop the Execution of Reggie Clemons in Missouri
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Alleged police coercion, inadequate trial lawyers, prosecutorial misconduct, and a ‘stacked’ jury. Stop the execution of Reggie Clemons!

Thank Congress for passing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act and urge them to fund it fully
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Recently, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act became law. It will help ensure medical treatment and compensation for 9/11 responders and other survivors. Urge Congress to it fully.

I Apologize Action: Urge the U.S. government to apologize to torture survivor Maher Arar
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Maher Arar suffered torture because of the actions of U.S. officials. An apology is long overdue. Urge President Obama and Congress to apologize to Maher Arar and fulfill his right to remedy.

End Unlawful Detention in Iraq: Release Walid Yunis Ahmad
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Call on authorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to immediately release Walid Yunis Ahmad.

Mexico: Demand Justice for Barbara Mendez & The Women of Atenco
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Twenty six women were sexually assaulted during police operations in San Salvador Atenco. Call on the Mexican Government to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.

Help Free Annakurban Amanklychev and Sapardurdy Khadzhiev
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Join us in calling on the President of Turkmenistan to promptly and unconditionally release Annakurban Amanklychev and Sapardurdy Khadzhiev.

Help Protect Women's Human Rights Defender Norma Cruz
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Join us in calling on the Attorney General of Guatemala to investigate the death threats against human rights defender Norma Cruz, and to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.

Demand justice for Ragihar Manoharan in Sri Lanka
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Ask the Sri Lankan government to bring the killers of Ragihar Manoharan and four other Sri Lankan students to justice.

Stand Against Torture: Release the Senate Report on CIA Torture
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Urge your Senators to support the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on CIA interrogation and detention with as few redactions as possible.

Charge or release Guantanamo detainee Hussain Almerfedi
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Call for Hussain Almerfedi and other Guantánamo detainees to either be charged and fairly tried in federal court, or released to countries that will respect their human rights.

Foil Vedanta's Plans to Expand in Eastern India
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Vedanta Aluminum’s bauxite mine and aluminum refinery have been opposed for years on human rights and environmental grounds. Tell its executive chairman to clean up its act!

Prevent Extrajudicial Killings with Drones and Other Weapons
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Send President Obama and Congress Amnesty International's 5 Point Plan for reforming U.S. drone strike policy to prevent extrajudicial executions.

Free Eskinder Nega: Stand for Freedom of Expression
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Prisoner of conscience Eskinder Nega is serving an 18 year sentence for his legitimate work as a journalist. Call on the Ethiopian authorities to free Eskinder and respect freedom of expression.

Stop the execution of Abdullah Al Qahtani in Iraq
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Four men were executed in Iraq on April 2. Two others, including Saudi Arabian national Abdullah 'Azzam Saleh Musfer al-Qahtani, could be executed at any time. Act now to save their lives!

I Support Closing Guantanamo

Show your elected officials that you support closing the Guantanamo detention facility. Detainees must either be fairly tried in federal court or released.

End the Crackdown in Russia!
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One year after Vladimir Putin returned to office as Russia’s President, basic rights to freedom of expression, assembly & association have been severely curtailed. Call on him to end the crack-down.

Release Bolotnaya Square Protesters: Freedom for Prisoners of Conscience in Russia
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On May 6, 2012, thousands protested against Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency in Bolotnaya Square. Prisoners of conscience Vladimir Akimenkov, Artiom Saviolov and Mikhail Kosenko are currently standing trial in their connection to the protests.

Transfer Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo

There is no excuse to deny human rights any longer. Charge and fairly try, or release, Shaker Aamer and all other Guantanamo detainees.

Confronting a nightmare. Disappearances in Mexico
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Disappearances-whether abductions by criminal gangs or enforced disappearances involving public officials is shocking. There is impunity, people at risk and the fate of thousands of victims unknown.

Call on Israel to Respect Peaceful Protest in the occupied West Bank
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Palestinians from Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank have been injured, arrested and killed while protesting illegal Israeli settlements. Call on the Minister of Defense to respect their rights.

President Obama: Stop Surveillance Secrecy and Hunt for Whistleblowers
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Demand that President Obama explain the full extent of his mass surveillance program and the checks and balances in place, if any.

One-in-3 women experience violence worldwide: help make it none-in-3!
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The International Violence Against Women Act makes ending violence against women around the world a top priority for the U.S. Government. Ask your Members of Congress to cosponsor the bill today!

Free Leonard Peltier
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Call on the US government to release Leonard Peltier.

Women's Rights are Non-Negotiable in Afghanistan
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Amnesty International urges the U.S. government to ensure that the human rights of Afghan women and girls are not traded away or compromised.

Demand Justice for Noxolo Nogwaza!

In 2011, South African woman Noxolo Nogwaza was murdered - apparently because she was a lesbian. Three years later, her killer(s) remain at large and no meaningful investigation has taken place.

End the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

Reject the false choice between military action and doing nothing in Syria. Military strikes cannot bring justice. US leaders must act urgently with the international community to address the issues that are fueling the conflict in Syria and exacerbating its toll on civilians.

Support MOMS in the United States
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Amnesty International urges Members of Congress to prioritize the improvement of maternal health care outcomes in the United States by supporting and passing the MOMs for the 21st Century Act.

Tell Malaysia to accept recommendations from the 2013 UN Universal Periodic Review!

Between October 24, 2013 - October 31, 2013 Malaysia will undergo a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations Human Rights Council. This is Malaysia’s second review, previously done in 2009.

Free Albert Woodfox
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Tell Louisiana authorities to release 'Angola 3' member Albert Woodfox!

President Obama & Congress: Why was grandmother Mamana Bibi killed with a drone?
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Demand an explanation of, and accountability for, the killings documented in Amnesty International's report "Will I Be Next: US Drone Strikes in Pakistan."

Protect privacy: Demand transparency in NSA surveillance programs
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The Right to Privacy doesn't end at your doorstep. The USG must provide greater transparency on its surveillance programs and bring those programs in line with international principles.

Protect LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace: Pass ENDA!
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The United States Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals cannot be discriminated against in the workplace.

#BlowTheWhistle to Stop the Abuse of Migrant Workers in Qatar
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Migrant workers in Qatar are at risk of exploitation and forced labor due to weakly enforced labor standards and the involvement of unscrupulous companies in Qatar’s construction boom.

Stop the Execution of Frank Walls in Florida
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Frank Walls, a 46-year-old man who has been on death row in Florida for 25 years, is seeking commutation of his death sentence. If clemency is rejected, the governor will sign an execution warrant. He is a remorseful prisoner with brain disorders that have left him functioning at the level of a 12-year-old.

Demand justice for Miriam López
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Soldiers in Mexico soldiers tortured and raped Miriam López for 7 months as they tried to force her to confess to drug trafficking. Miriam lives in fear while her abusers enjoy impunity.

Justice for Maria Isabel Franco!
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María Isabel Franco was 15 when she was brutally raped and murdered in 2001. Her mother continues to struggle for accountability but Guatemalan authorities have not brought those responsible to justice.

Abolish the Death Penalty in New Hampshire
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Most of the world has abolished the death penalty in law or in practice. Eighteen states in the United States have done the same. We have a historic opportunity to make New Hampshire the 19th state in the country to abolish the death penalty! JOIN US AND HELP MAKE HISTORY!

Stop ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic
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Call on the African Union to provide peacekeeping forces with the resources and support needed to stop ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic.

Free Sochi Environmental Activist Yevgeniy Vitishko!

The prominent environmental activist has been sent to a penal colony to serve out a three year sentence for allegedly damaging a fence during a protest. He is a prisoner of conscience.

Stop the Execution of Ernest Suggs in Florida!
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Florida death row prisoner Ernest Suggs has exhausted his appeals and is seeking executive clemency. If this is denied, the state will set his execution date. Suggs maintains his innocence.

Join in solidarity with peaceful protesters in Ukraine
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Express your solidarity and concern for peaceful protestors who encountered violence in the streets of Kiev.

Don't Let Rapists Escape Prosecution in Mozambique!
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Survivors of sexual violence in Mozambique are at risk of having their rights violated by proposed amendments to the Criminal Code to be brought before parliament in March 2014.

Suspend US Arms to Israel
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Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank over the past three years. More than 8,000 have been wounded by other means, including 1,500 children.

Stop ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic!
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Call on the African Union to provide peacekeeping forces with the resources and support needed to stop ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic.

Free Saudi Arabian Human Rights Activists
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Saudi Arabia must unconditionally release two founders of a local human rights organization who have spent nearly a year behind bars, after being convicted on the basis of their peaceful activism and criticism of the authorities

Stop the Starvation of Syrians

Between July 2013 and up to 25 February 2014 Amnesty International has recorded the deaths of 194 people, including 12 babies, six children and 41 elderly people. Two-thirds have died of starvation.

President Obama: Take a Drive for Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia

President Obama: Bring a female Secret Service driver with you to Saudi Arabia, where women are banned from driving. Stand up for human rights in your meetings with King Abdullah.

Protect Sri Lankan Human Rights Activists at Risk

Human rights defenders in northern Sri Lanka have been detained and threatened. International pressure is needed to keep them safe and protect their rights.

Abolish the Death Penalty in Delaware

We need your help! Take action and make sure your legislator supports efforts to put an end to the death penalty in Delaware.

Abolish the Death Penalty in New Hampshire

Stand in solidarity with organizers and activists in New Hampshire, who are closer than ever to ending the death penalty in that state. Together we will abolish the death penalty throughout the nation and the world!

Sign the petition to provide reparations to the Chicago Police torture survivors

Survivors of police torture have been waiting far too long! Sign the petition to tell the Chicago City Council to pass the Reparations Ordinance for the Chicago Police Torture Survivors.

Legal protection of rapists is dropped but serious flaws remain

Mozambique's authorities have publicly agreed to strike down the proposed article which would have enabled rapists to escape prosecution by marrying their victims, however, serious flaws remain in the new criminal code.

Pass the Youth PROMISE Act to help address gun violence in our cities

Gangs and violence should not be the reality for our youth! Urge Congress to pass the Youth PROMISE Act to help cities like Chicago address gun violence.

Enough! Stop Violence Against Migrants in Mexico

Every year, thousands of men, women and children pass through Mexico without legal permit; they are 'irregular' migrants. During their travel through Mexico, these people face great risk of abuse such as extortion, beatings, killings and sexual violence. Approximately 22,000 migrants may be victims of kidnapping every year in Mexico. However, up to now there are no official figures about these abuses and attacks against migrants crossing Mexico.

Stop Mass Executions in Egypt

An Egyptian court has sentenced 528 men to death, most in their absence, following a grossly unfair mass trial. Help stop the mass execution.