|Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012|
We are informed that that the governor of Florida did issue a stay of execution for Paul Howell, who otherwise would have been executed yesterday. That;s all we know at the moment. Thank you for intervening.
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LABOR RIGHTS MATTERS
In January of this year, the state of California ordered Quetico, LLC, a Walmart-contracted warehouse, to pay $1.1 million in stolen wages to its workers. The company denied the charges and is appealing the state’s ruling. Meanwhile, workers fear retaliation for speaking out. Warehouse Workers United has started a campaign urging Walmart to enforce its own “Standards for Suppliers” and to ensure workers are included in the process of maintaining acceptable working conditions at Walmart suppliers.
Send a letter to Walmart CEO Mike Duke and tell him you stand with Warehouse Workers United and the Quetico warehouse workers.
Low prices seem to come from low wages and stolen wages. Please click and act.
TRADE UNION LEADERS ARRESTED IN TURKEY
In the early morning of Tuesday, 19 February, Turkish police targeted members and leaders of the public sector union KESK, arresting at least 100 of them, including members of the teachers union.
Please add your name to the online campaign.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN JAPAN
Japan is executing people again Please join the campaign to protest the executions and the barbaric manner in which they are being carried out.
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN THE AMERICAS
Human rights defenders in the Americas play a vital role in exposing and combating human rights violations. Many have paid a high price for their courageous efforts to break cycles of injustice, discrimination and impunity. Please join the protest against oppression of human rights defenders. When the link opens, scroll to the bottom to fill out the form.