[act-ma] June 26, NYC march: HRW (Human Rights Watch) & NYT, Weapons of the US State Dept / video debate: Is HRW too close to US govt to criticize its foreign policy?

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Mon Jun 16 22:04:51 PDT 2014

Thursday, June 26th, Manhattan
details at Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/events/301357146655560/>
see also The hypocrisy of Human Rights Watch 

    and this video debate on DemNow - June 11, 2014

"/Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s largest and most influential 
human rights organizations, is facing an unusual amount of public 
criticism. Two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and 
Mairead Maguire, and a group of over 100 scholars have written an open 
letter criticizing what they describe as a revolving door with the U.S. 
government that impacts HRW’s work in certain countries, including 
Venezuela. The letter urges HRW to bar those who have crafted or 
executed U.S. foreign policy from serving as staff, advisers or board 
members. //Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth has 
defended his organization’s independence.
We host a debate between HRW counsel //*Reed Brody*//[at left below] and 
//*Keane Bhatt*//, a writer and activist who organized the open letter."/


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