Amnesty blames Trump and others in global rollback of rights

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http://www.whio.com/news/world/amnesty-blames-trump-others-global-rollback-rights/fsmvdOKtRnvGnvrlQk5umM/

Amnesty International says “toxic” fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights.

Releasing its 408-page annual report on rights abuses around the world Wednesday, the watchdog group described 2016 as “the year when the cynical use of ‘us vs. them’ narratives of blame, hate and fear took on a global prominence to a level not seen since the 1930s,” when Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany.

Amnesty named Trump, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte among leaders it said are “wielding a toxic agenda that hounds, scapegoats and dehumanizes entire groups of people.”

“Poisonous” rhetoric employed by Trump in his election campaign exemplified “the global trend of angrier and more divisive politics,” Amnesty said.

“The limits of what is acceptable have shifted. Politicians are shamelessly and actively legitimizing all sorts of hateful rhetoric and policies based on people’s identity: misogyny, racism and homophobia. The first target has been refugees and, if this continues in 2017, others will be in the crosshairs.”

The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the report.

Amnesty’s annual report, “The State of the World’s Human Rights,” documented what it called “grave violations of human rights” in 159 countries in 2016.

It said governments “turned a blind eye to war crimes, pushed through deals that undermine the right to claim asylum, passed laws that violate free expression, incited murder of people simply because they are accused of using drugs, justified torture and mass surveillance, and extended draconian police powers.”

The report added that “the big question in 2017 will be how far the world lets atrocities go before doing something about them.”

Exceptionally, London-based Amnesty chose to launch its report in Paris.

Salil Shetty, the group’s secretary-general, said France has used emergency powers introduced in 2015 in the wake of terror attacks in an abusive and “deeply discriminatory” manner, confining more than 600 people, mostly Muslins, under house arrest and banning more than 140 protests.

“Even states that once claimed to champion rights abroad are now too busy rolling back human rights at home to hold others to account,” Amnesty said. “The more countries backtrack on fundamental human rights commitments, the more we risk a domino effect of leaders emboldened to knock back established human rights protections.”

France’s government has repeatedly defended the emergency powers as a necessary safeguard against the severe terror threat it says is facing the country, and parliament has repeatedly voted to extend those powers.

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lets be clear..i am not here to defend trump..far from it..but this report is the usual bullshit we see from this particular NGO..

read my tweet..trump isnt even in power and he gets the blame..who else gets a mention?..erdogan for his coup crackdown..rodrigo..no surprise there and they hate orban in europe because he doesnt just say “yes”..this is a witch hunt report..

“The report added that “the big question in 2017 will be how far the world lets atrocities go before doing something about them.”

like yemen? or myanmar?

the silence is deafening..

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~ by seeker401 on February 23, 2017.

10 Responses to “Amnesty blames Trump and others in global rollback of rights”

  1. love your tweet seek….. 🙂

  2. , “Soros is not just the power behind the Open Society Institute, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the National Endowment for Democracy, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the International Crisis Group: ”
    http://educate-yourself.org/cn/georgesorospostmodernvillian31aug04.shtml

    • Bingo.

    • “Soros outlined his strategy: “I speculate on discrepancy between the reality and the public image of this reality, until a correctional mechanism occurs, which approaches these two.””

      and who makes the “discrepancy” to drown the reality in order to speculate? – we know

    • “The accompanying manual, financed by the Open Society, rejects the quaint notion that the purpose of education is the “acquisition of knowledge” and insists that the teacher has to become the class “designer” and that his relationship with students should be based on “partnership.””

      haha! Education is not education.

  3. Portland (being a pussy state in Oregon) is coming down hard on the pussyhats.. sooner or later obama is going to light the fire

  4. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  5. Amnesty is a banker tool org. There are two false positions of the media vilifying Trump and defending Trump.
    These tow polar positions are for the warmongers the Us vs them, a conflict state of mind.Don’t think for yourself debt slaves with tow options both false.
    Trump doesn’t do anything but spread ignorance by obediently speaking the banker press releases. But I’m not defending him.

  6. project veritas outs CNN..

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