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Sign our petition to close Guantanamo

Take Action Sign our petition to the U.S. State Department to enforce U.S. conditions on aid and release Colombian human rights defender Carmelo Agamez from jail.



Take Action Reports say that Obama advisors recommend military commissions for 9/11 defendants. Call the White House now to urge the President not to cave in to the politics of fear, and to try terrorist suspects the most effective way: in federal courts.



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Help doctors resist torture. In New York there is a bill that would provide protection for those who resist. Sign the petition now

Take Action President Obama met with over 25 frontline activists from all over the world at the Human Rights Summit. Urge him to read and act on the Summit Plan of Action



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Fight discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Uganda



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Tell President Obama to end military commissions



Take Action Urge President Obama to set up a nonpartisan inquiry on torture to make sure we don't repeat past mistakes.



Take Action Tell the Department of Homeland Security to improve the treatment of asylum seekers immediately