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2014-02-05 20:25:02

CBGB Festival Present Activists For Amnesty International To Share Stories of a Different Russia, Just Days Before Sochi Winter Games NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world's attention turns to Sochi, Russia, and the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, two of Russia's most well-known and outspoken advocates are in Brooklyn, telling of a very different Russia than the one portrayed by Vladimir Putin. (Photo:...

2014-01-27 16:23:14

~On DVD and Blu-ray February 25, 2014 NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Rock Entertainment USA is very proud to announce the US Blu-ray and DVD release on February 25th 2014 of the Amnesty International comedy extravaganza "The Secret Policeman's Ball - USA". [Pre-book Order Date January 31, MSRP $24.99 Blu-ray, $19.99 DVD] The 137-minute show features the cream of contemporary US and UK comedy stars - performing brand-new, specially-created material tailored to the theme of...

2013-06-11 12:25:06

Recognized Leader in Grassroots Advocacy, Death Penalty and Criminal Justice NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International USA's (AIUSA) Board of Directors announced today that it has named Steven W. Hawkins as executive director. As Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer of the NAACP, Hawkins is a nationally renowned attorney and grassroots advocacy leader at the forefront of social justice issues, including death penalty abolition, criminal...

2012-12-10 12:23:34

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's top artists and bands have collaborated with Hard Rock International for more than two decades as part of the brand's acclaimed Signature Series program, helping to raise millions for a variety of worthy endeavors globally. Hard Rock is proud to launch its U2 Signature Series: Edition 30 T-shirt in support of human rights around the globe. Through a partnership between EDUN LIVE and Hard Rock, the limited-edition shirt will be available...

2012-07-18 06:26:33

Honoring Nelson Mandela Day, Ford Foundation Announces Major Initiative to Lift New Generation of Human Rights Voices from the Global South 'To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity' -- Nelson Mandela NEW YORK, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ford Foundation today announced the first round of grants in a new five-year, $50 million initiative to strengthen and diversify the global human rights movement to face the challenges of a changing...

2012-03-01 14:24:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amnesty International today announced its line-up of 35 of the world's most talented comedians and musicians who will stand up for free speech and celebrate 50 years of Amnesty International at the upcoming Secret Policeman's Ball, March 4, 2012 at Radio City Music Hall. Comedians and actors announced today include: Matt Berry, Jimmy Carr, Eddie Izzard, Taran Killam, Rex Lee, Bobby Moynihan, Liam Neeson, Chris O'Dowd, Jay Pharoah, Tim Roth and Burmese...

2012-01-25 13:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today it was announced that for the first time Amnesty International's world-renowned Secret Policeman's Ball will be hosted in the United States. The event - a star-studded, legendary night of comedy and music - will take place on March 4, 2012 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This historic event is a spectacular evening of original comedy, multiplatinum, award-winning musical performers and collaborations, never-before-seen sketches,...

2011-11-17 10:24:00

Larry Cox Concludes Four-Year Tenure with Major Campaign Advancements NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International USA today announced its new executive director, Suzanne Nossel, a human rights lawyer and activist, with executive experience in the private sector and government. She will begin the role on January 2, 2012, and will be based in the organization's New York office. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) (Photo:...

2011-05-25 10:44:00

World Premiere of Moving Video, Standing Up for Freedom, with Music by Composers Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe, Released as Commemorations Held Across the Globe WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International will observe its 50th anniversary by issuing a global call to action on Saturday, May 28, the day in 1961 when its founder published an appeal for amnesty for six prisoners unjustly imprisoned; the enormous response led to the founding of Amnesty...

2011-02-10 12:50:00

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International today called on Egypt's authorities to end 30 years of repressive emergency rule and allow ordinary Egyptians to fully participate in shaping the country's future. The organization said at this critical moment of change, "human rights reform must begin now." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) "Those now in power should view the activism on the streets of Cairo and other cities not as a threat,...