Fact Sheet

Quote Sheet: National Security Leaders Support Closing Guantanamo

January 29, 2015

John Brennan, CIA Director. “The prison at Guantánamo Bay undermines our national security, and our nation will be more secure the day when that prison is…

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Backgrounder: Key Takeaways from the CIA Torture Report

December 23, 2014

What’s new in the report? Didn’t we know about torture already?The report contains a lot of new and worrying information. The CIA program included the…

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How to Dismantle the Business of Human Trafficking Fact Sheet

December 17, 2014

150 years following the ratification of the 13th Amendment officially abolishing slavery, the blight of human bondage remains a pervasive threat to liberty and dignity.…

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Senate Report on CIA Torture: Frequently Asked Questions

December 8, 2014

Question: Why did the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) conduct a review into the CIA’s post-9/11 rendition, detention, and interrogation (RDI) program? Answer:  In…

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Quote Sheet: Bipartisan Opposition to Torture

December 4, 2014

President Barack Obama. “I can stand here today, as President of the United States, and say without exception or equivocation that we do not torture, and…

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Hate Crime Response in the OSCE Region

December 3, 2014

Violent hate crime continues to plague the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) region. In the summer of 2014, anti-Israel sentiment was used…

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Antisemitic and Racist Statements by Greek Political Leaders

December 2, 2014

Golden Dawn candidates have gained traction in national elections and the European Parliament, in line with a trend for far-right parties in several European countries.…

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Five Reasons the United States Needs a State Department Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT People

October 9, 2014

The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have been a top priority of the Obama Administration.  President Obama’s leadership has yielded…

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