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==AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL==
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Join Amnesty for the 2013-2014 school year!
Help protect human rights!
We will meet two Mondays each month.
See Mrs. Chausse (room 43) or Tulsi Patel for more information.

Current Human Rights Abuses

Women Can't
Drive a Car in
Saudi Arabia!

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Feminist Punk Band
Imprisoned for Protest
Song

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Syria Uses Heavy Weapons
Near Civilians

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Stop the execution of
Reggie Clemmons of
Missouri!
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China Businessman, a U.S.
national, detained and tortured
in China.

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Belarusus student jailed
for posting pictures of
Teddy Bear's carrying messages
in support of free speech.
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Students in Amnesty will work to make The Morgan School community aware of human rights abuses that occur throughout the world. When students participate in letter writing and other campaigns supported by Amnesty International, they help to bring attention to the abuse forcing governments to make policy changes.

Success: Amnesty Makes a Difference by Exposing Human Rights Abuses!


Aung San Suu Kyi Freed!

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Morgan students wrote letters and took part in campaigns to pressure
the government of Mynamar to release her.
Today she is a member of Parliament in Mynamar.
Death Penalty Repealed in
Connecticut!

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Morgan students sent petitions to theConnecticut legislature, attended
a press conference in Hartford, and visitedthe state capital to appeal to ourrepresentatives to repeal the
deathpenalty.
Roma families in Serbia
get clean drinking water!

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During the 2010 Global Write aThon, Amnesty students at Morgan
collected over 110 letters signed by
students and faculty at The Morgan
School opposing the forced evictions
of Roma families. Amnesty will continue to work to help the Roma families gain better living conditions.
Forced Eviction of
Port Harcout Halted!

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During the 2011 Global Write a Thon, Amnesty members asked the
senior class to sign letters to send to the government of Nigeria to protest the forced evacuation of Port Harcourt residences. The government halted the forced evacuations.
UpFront Video on the Plight of Afghan Women


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Take Action through Amnesty - Women's Rights are Nonnegotiable in Afghanistan


Life Sentence: Women and Justice in Afghanistan

Afghan Women
El Salvador Woman Suffers Degrading Treatment
Take Action!


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Peace Day! September 21st


CT Spring Newsletter

May -
Protect Chen Guangcheng- Take action to ensure that Chen and his family's human rights are protected and their wish to immigrate to the United States is granted.

May 3- World Press Freedom Day: Protect Journalists, Bloggers and Writers- free speech- see the individuals who need our support.

Women's Rights are Non-negotialble in Afghanistan: Amnesty takes action to ensure that women's rights are protected







Death Penalty Program April 28th 3-5pm The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme


Free Bahranian Hunger Striker Near Death


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Don't Let Congress Gut the Violence Against Women Act



Death Penalty- Contact your representative!


Share this link with people who support repeal of the death penalty.



Free Tibetan Filmmaker - sentenced to six years in prison for speaking out against Tibetan Human Rights through his filmmaking.


Take action online!


Amnesty is urging us to contact Congress to encourage passage of the Dream Act



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The Morgan School Amnesty members attend the Anti Death Penalty Press conference and an ACLU workshop on lobbying legislators.
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Amnesty members pose during our Global Write a Thon 2011 event



Next meeting Monday April 9- Room 43 2:15
Kony Campaign: How Can We Turn Awareness into Action? Tuesday March 13 from 1-2



IMMIGRATION - JAILED WITHOUT JUSTICE DREAM ACT

Find out who represents you in our state legislature and in the U. S. Congress


Dream Act- Amnesty Event:
US Senator Durbin from Illinois- Dream Act stories



One Family's dramatic escape- Syria



Mrs. Cozzolino will provide updates on the death penalty in CT

Wednesday February 29th: Death Penalty- press conference, lobbying workshop by the ACLU, lobbying of legislatures- If you would like to attend, please see me for a permission slip.


Thanks for your help with the Global Write a Thon .



Our fundraiser was a success! Thanks for all of your help with candy, selling, and distribution!!
Global Write A Thon is Tuesday December 13th- Make certain the website is ready for this event!
Global Write A Thon: Write for Rights December 3-11 201114 cases- Review the cases. Which ones should our group promote?

The Morgan School Amnesty International Global Write a Thon Website- a work in progress




See our interview on Patch.com


We successfully raised $500 to help one South African child suffering from AIDS.Amnesty 2010-2011



Our Global Write A Thon at The Morgan School on Tuesday December 7th
was a success.


Write a Thon Totals- Filep Karma 129
Reggie Clemons 113
Norma Cruz 110
Rape as a Weapon of War 123
Roma 110















TROY DAVIS-Death Row in Georgia
UPDATE: (UPDATE: (August 24, 2010) Judge William T. Moore, Jr., has rejected Troy Davis' petition, ruling that he did not clearly establish his innocence. The judge did rule that it would be unconstitutional to execute an innocent person. An appeal is likely. (source: Amnesty USA) http://www.amnestyusa.org/death-penalty/troy-davis-finality-over-fairness/page.do?id=1011343


Aung San Suu Kyi-Political Prisoner in Myanmar - Freed November 2010

Aung San Suu Kyi, co-founded the National League for Democracy (NLD), a pro-democracy political party that sought to counter the military jud at the landslide victory, the military junta refused to transfer power to Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD, and jailed scores of political activists.
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HIV and AIDS in Africa

The spread of HIV and AIDS is rapidly increasing in South Africa. South Africa’s government addresses this issue by demanding strict policing and prosecution and by eliminating economic inequalities that inhibit HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and care.
Women in rural regions of South Africa are largely impacted by these viruses. Many, unfortunately, are victims of sexual and gender based violence. Young women with low economic and social status in their community lack control over their own bodies and are forced into sexual relationships with men. Women who attempt to limit their probability of obtaining these viruses by remaining faithful to one person are shocked to learn that they are infected with these viruses because of their partner’s infidelity. Furthermore, the women who endure discrimination are blamed and beaten because of their HIV status.
Young girls are not given equal access to education. Many are denied the ability to acquire an education because they are often withdrawn from school when a family member becomes ill or has died. Education is vital to the citizens of South Africa because it leads to the reduction of disease transmission, and increases economic stability and sustainability.
It is crucial that the government of South Africa intensifies its effort to prevent further violence and transmission of both HIV and AIDS. Although the government enforced the Department of Health’s Five-Year Plan, there are still 5.5 million South Africans who are HIV-infected. 55% are women.
Come to the Amnesty meeting on Monday.

INFORMATION ON AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
AI Works
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide, voluntary movement of people who campaign for human rights. Our vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. Our mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression and freedom from discrimination, within the context of our work to promote all human rights.
OUR WORK AT MORGAN
Amnesty International meets on Mondays two times a month. Students create flyers and posters to educate the Morgan community about various Amnesty causes. On December 10, students held an all school Global Write a Thon. By educating the Morgan community and collecting signatures, Morgan’s Amnesty International Chapter is able to make a difference in the world.

OUR RESULTS

Amnesty International campaigns get the job done. Since 1961, pressure from letters, faxes and, recently, e-mails has helped free more than 40,000 political prisoners worldwide. Last year Amnesty at Morgan collected signatures on petitions and letters to support Ma Khin Khin Leh, a political prisoner in Myanmar. In 1999 when authorities could not find her husband, who had organized a demonstration, they arrested Ma Khin Khin Leh and her three year old daughter. Ma Khin Khin Leh remained in jail until February 21, 2009.
Last year we collected petitions and letters of support for Troy Davis, a death row inmate in Georgia. Troy was convicted eighteen years ago of the murder of a police officer. There is no physical evidence to link Troy Davis to this crime. On August 17th the Supreme Court issued an order mandating a new evidentiary hearing. Amnesty continues to promote support for Troy Davis.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Every day, people turn to Amnesty International to protect their human rights. And for more than 40 years, AI has been there, opening prison doors, confronting those who torture, rape and kill, and speaking for those whose voices have been silenced.
JOIN AMNESTY!
All meetings are in room 43.
Questions? See Shelby Church,Mrs. Chausse or Mrs. Cozzolino!