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Yemen Airstrikes
Description: On 25 August, an air strike by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition hit a cluster of houses in Sana’a, severely damaging three of them, and killing seven children including all five of Buthaina’s brothers and sisters. The bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemen's capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more - including five-year-old Buthaina who lost her entire family in the attack - was made in the USA.
  22 Sep 2017   1m4s 18 326 0
BRAVE - Tep Vanny
Description: Brave is risking your freedom for your community Tep Vanny is a symbol of peaceful activism in Cambodia and is currently in jail as a result of her brave determination to defend the rights of others. She is a housing rights activist and for almost 10 years has been defending her community in central Phnom Penh where thousands of families have been forcibly evicted from their homes. Along with her fellow activists, many of them women, she has been targeted by the authorities and harassed, beaten, arrested and imprisoned. The government are attempting to silence her voice and show activists like her what can happen if you stand up for your rights and the rights of others. But despite the challenges she faces, Vanny has kept her determination and untiring struggle for justice. Vanny has shown bravery in the face of adversity. Join her by adding your voice Sign the petition and call on the Cambodian government to stop the crackdown on human rights defenders and release Tep Vanny immediately and unconditionally, and drop all charges against her. We will collect your signatures and send them to the Prime Minister of Cambodia and demand the unconditional release of Tep Vanny. SIGN THE PETITION HERE http://amn.st/61848aDPu
  24 Aug 2017   1m9s 58 695 0
Compassionate politics from a son of refugees.
Description: Toronto City Councillor Joe Mihevc talks about his motivations and a positive way to tackle the refugee crisis.
  22 Sep 2017   3m52s 3 141 0
Want to sponsor a refugee? Some words of advice.
Description: A short sponsorship 101 video with words of advice from people involved in the private refugee sponsorship scheme in Canada.
  22 Sep 2017   6m17s 10 353 0
Taking on a giant - Shell in Ogoniland, Nigeria
Description: One woman is squaring up to Shell. Stand with her. http://amn.st/60058ouD3 Nigeria’s Esther Kiobel is taking on one of the world’s biggest oil companies – Shell – in a final fight for justice over her husband’s killing. She’s pursued them for 22 years, accusing Shell of colluding in her husband’s 1995 execution. Shell’s quest for oil has devastated the once fertile land in the Niger Delta. Communities have been left destitute from decades of pollution. Oil spills have ravaged farmland and rivers, contaminating their water and putting their health at grave risk. In the 1990s, Shell seemingly would stop at nothing to make sure they were turning a profit. The company urged Nigeria’s military government to deal with environmental protests – knowing full well what that could mean. The military killed and tortured people in a brutal crackdown that culminated in the 1995 sham trial and hanging of nine Nigerian men, including Esther’s husband, Dr Barinem Kiobel. Losing her husband tore Esther’s world apart. Fearing for her life, she fled Nigeria with her children. She never stopped struggling to have her husband’s name cleared. This month, Esther is taking Shell to court in the Netherlands in what will be a tense David vs Goliath face-off. Shell wants to belittle her claims and keep her complaints out of the public eye. But Esther won’t let them make her feel small. Neither should we. Tell Shell you’re with Esther. Send us your message and we will make sure Shell gets it – and that Esther knows you’re standing with her. Please note, Michael Birnbaum QC does not take a view on Shell's involvement in events.
  29 Jun 2017   18m49s 75 2475 0
Dream come true - The match of their lives
Description: Syrian refugees Alan and Gyan share the same dreams as many people. But they never imagined theirs would come true: meeting their footballing heroes Real Madrid in Munich. #realmadrid #refugees #iwelcome
  02 Jun 2017   2m2s 52 1421 0
Fruits of Their Labour
Description: Human rights abuses in the Indonesian palm oil plantations. For the past year, Amnesty International has been investigating one of the largest producers of palm oil in the world – Wilmar, based in Singapore - and the working practices on some of its Indonesian plantations and those of its suppliers which are amongst the biggest on earth. "We knew there were concerns but the fact that these abuses are so prevalent in a sector that has come in such much scrutiny and there were so much fan fair with some of the largest companies promising consumers delivering sustainable palm oil that ensuring that no exploitations end up in the products that you and I use on an everyday basis I was actually shocked at that"
  06 Jun 2017   12m10s 30 1416 0
How can you fail to keep tabs on $1Billion worth of arms?!
Description: The US Army failed to keep tabs on more than $1 billion worth of arms and other military equipment in Iraq and Kuwait according to a now declassified Department of Defense (DoD) audit, obtained by Amnesty International following Freedom of Information requests. The government audit, from September 2016, reveals that the DoD “did not have accurate, up-to-date records on the quantity and location” of a vast amount of equipment pouring into Kuwait and Iraq to provision the Iraqi Army. The transfers, which include tens of thousands of assault rifles (worth USD$28 million), hundreds of mortar rounds and hundreds of Humvee armoured vehicles, were destined for use by the central Iraqi Army, including the predominantly Shi’a Popular Mobilisation Units, as well as the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. Amnesty International’s research has consistently documented lax controls and record-keeping within the Iraqi chain of command. This has resulted in arms manufactured in the USA and other countries winding up in the hands of armed groups known to be committing war crimes and other atrocities, such as IS, as well as paramilitary militias now incorporated into the Iraqi army.
  24 May 2017   45s 39 789 0
What does it mean to be brave?
Description: Today, people across the world are taking enormous risks to stand up for our right. They could be teachers, students, political opponents, factory workers, journalists, lawyers or so many others. They could be you, your friend or your relatives. But they’re being harassed, tortured, jailed and even killed – just for daring to speak out for what’s right. Without their courage, our world would be less fair, less just and less equal. We must stand with human rights defenders worldwide – and do all we can to keep them safe from harm. We can find the spark of courage in all of us to speak out for what’s right. We can tweet. We can protest. We can write letters. We can be a witness. And together we can act as one alongside human rights defenders, to fight injustice and build a fairer world. https://www.amnesty.org/en/
  16 May 2017   1m34s 153 4098 0
Executions in 2016: a deadly year
Description: https://www.amnesty.org/en/what-we-do/death-penalty/
  11 Apr 2017   56s 53 2701 0
The Global Shadow of Uzbekistani Surveillance
Description: Surveillance in Uzbekistan helps reinforce the already repressive environment for human rights defenders, journalists, political activists and others in Uzbekistan. Unlawful surveillance in Uzbekistan keeps families apart and harms the rights to free expression around the world, and limits the ability of people inside and outside of Uzbekistan to receive information. This film highlights stories of several Uzbekistani people, in Uzbekistan and in the diaspora, whose human rights have been negatively affected by the unlawful surveillance of the government of Uzbekistan.
  31 Mar 2017   8m25s 39 1531 0
Iraq: Civilians killed by airstrikes in their homes
Description: Hundreds of civilians have been killed by airstrikes inside their homes or in places where they sought refuge after following Iraqi government advice not to leave during the offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), said Amnesty International. Survivors and eyewitnesses in East Mosul said they did not try to flee as the battle got underway because they received repeated instructions from the Iraqi authorities to remain in their homes. The Iraqi government and the US-led coalition, must immediately launch an independent and impartial investigation into the appalling civilian death toll resulting from the Mosul operation.
  28 Mar 2017   1m38s 43 1573 0