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2009-02-12 10:23:00

Human Rights Organization Organizing Call-in Week Beginning February 17 to Urge Congress to Fully Investigate Past Abuses WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International members and other activists will be burning up the phone lines during the week of February 17 to urge their senators to fully investigate the U.S. government's abuses in the war on terror and hold accountable those responsible. The human rights organization is calling on President Barack Obama and...

2009-01-12 22:00:00

Human Rights Organization Urges Royal Thai Government to Crack Down on Use of Torture, Ensure Accountability for Abuse WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thai security forces pursuing a counter-insurgency campaign in the country's violence-plagued southern provinces systematically engage in torture and other ill-treatment, Amnesty International revealed in a report released today. The human rights organization called on the Royal Thai government to crack down on such...

2008-10-04 18:00:16

By Greg O'Keeffe Live From Abbey Road (Sat, C4, 12.15am) FILMED at the legendary recording studio in London, Live From Abbey Road has seen a whole host of world-renowned musicians perform in the famous Studio One since the show began in 2006. In tonight's edition, the legendary Brian Wilson swings by, performing classics from his extensive back catalogue, as well as new material from his 10th album, That Lucky Old Sun. And the programme swaps from one of popular music's most highly...

2008-10-04 18:00:16

Saturday 4MUSIC: LIVE FROM ABBEY ROAD (channel 4, 12.10am) The penultimate edition of the second series sees one of the most innovative musicians in popular music perform in the world-famous London studio. beach boys'brian Wilson makes his way across the Pond to promote his 10th solo album That Lucky Old Sun. The 66-year-old singer/songwriter swings by the studios and is bound to entertain as he performs a number of songs from his extensive back catalogue. Folk-rock singer/songwriter...

2008-10-01 00:11:23

News in brief COMEDY The actor Robin Williams is to return to the British stage in November after a 25-year absence. He will appear alongside John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson in a gala performance celebrating the Prince of Wales's 60th birthday. The comedy night at New Wimbledon Theatre, south-west London, will alsofeature fresh young acts from the stand-up circuit, its organisers say, with the full line-up to be announced in the run-up to the 2 November show. It will be attended by Prince...

2008-09-17 12:00:22

Amnesty International is marking the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the 'Small Places Tour'. Launched this past Wednesday in London by Peter Gabriel and The Edge, the Small Places Tour will be built upon numerous artists around the globe taking an existing show commitment between now and December 10th, and pro-actively choosing to perform for Amnesty. Tegan and Sara have chosen to perform for Amnesty International on October 6th at Terminal 5 in New York...

2008-08-12 12:01:05

By MAUREEN COLEMAN TWO of Northern Ireland's best-known singer/songwriters are teaming up for a special concert to support human rights. Duke Special and Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy will perform together at a one-off concert at Vicar Street in Dublin on Tuesday, October 14. The gig is part of Amnesty International's Small Places Tour - an ambitious global music and human rights project. The Small Places Tour - named in honour of human rights pioneer Eleanor Roosevelt who spoke of...

2008-08-11 00:00:13

By Sophie Morris NEW MEDIA CHARITIES Whether it's an online soap opera or cutting- edge film, Sophie Morris reports on how web-savvy charities are using the net to raise funds Kroo Bay has everything you would expect from an online soap opera. The cross-generational cast of characters stretches from grandmother Elizabeth down to Madlyn, aged seven, and her big brother Chris. There is the town's football team, as well as Double K, a good-looking reggae duo who are working on their second...

2008-08-02 12:00:32

Rather than enhancing human rights, the Beijing Olympic Games have led to a human rights crackdown by the Chinese government, activists say. Human rights campaigners say thousands of dissidents, gadflies and malcontents have been arrested this summer in the run-up to the Games because the Chinese Communist Party is determined to avoid having the Olympics used a human rights forum, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The Olympics have reversed the clock, Nicholas Bequelin, a Hong...

2008-07-30 15:00:44

By Doug Gillon THE International Olympic Committee is to investigate alleged censorship of the media internet service at the Beijing Olympics, writes Doug Gillon. Attempts to access the website of Amnesty International in the main Beijing press centre yesterday allegedly proved fruitless, but I had no problem downloading Amnesty material near the Great Britain preparation camp in Macau. But as with colleagues in Beijing, the internet service was very slow. That could become potentially...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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