|Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012|
Good news: The Somalia Supreme Court has freed a reporter imprisoned for interviewing a woman who alleged she had been raped by soldiers.
The state of Maryland has repealed the death penalty, thank you legislators and Gov. O'Malley for doing something that is right albeit not politically expedient. This is the 18th state free of capital punishment and the sixth in six years to repeal.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley speaks at a rally in support of repealing the state’s death penalty in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Now for some labor issues:
We would not expect big corporations that are indeed predators in the Third World to think they can get away with their nasty tricks in Europe. We are wrong. Please help Dutch Unilever workers.
Workers at Mondelez, a spinoff of Kraft Foods, are being abused in Tunisia and Egypt. Please act on their behalf.