March 29, 1992
Re "As April 21 Nears, the Executioner's Song Grows Louder," (March 19): Tim Rutten's article is an eloquent argument for the abolition of the death penalty in California. History has proven time and time again that capital punishment serves no societal purpose and that in reality the death penalty is a lottery in which only the poor, ill-represented, emotionally and mentally disturbed, juveniles and minorities are chosen to die. The blood thirst surrounding the race to resume executions in California is the height of political irresponsibility, as exemplified by state Atty.
February 24, 2007 |
On a night when actresses will be draped in diamonds, Amnesty International USA and Global Witness have asked artists and filmmakers to wear a red teardrop pin to the Academy Awards to raise awareness about diamonds mined in war zones and their effect on child soldiers. The groups said that Oscar nominees Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling and Djimon Hounsou and other members of the "Blood Diamond" cast would be wearing the symbols.
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December 4, 1990
In observance of International Human Rights Day, the Orange County chapter of Amnesty International USA will sponsor a candlelight vigil Friday night in the downtown area. The vigil, which is aimed at calling attention to human rights abuses throughout the world, will take place at Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street from 7 to 9. Participants are asked to bring candles, flashlights and signs or banners. International Human Rights Day is Monday. For information, call (714) 998-0724.
January 28, 1993
Amnesty International USA is co-sponsoring a community forum to discuss human rights in Bosnia-Herzegovina at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Writers Guild Theatre, 135 S. Doheny Drive. Photographer Martin Sugarman, who has documented the war, will be among the speakers. Other sponsors include Southwest Medical Teams, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, and the Writer's Guild. Before the forum, members of the U.N.
November 18, 1990
The Associated Students of Pasadena City College will sponsor Human Rights Awareness Week beginning Dec. 9 with a Human Rights Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Quad. Magdaleno Rose-Avila, director of the Western Region of Amnesty International USA will speak Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Lounge. Speakers on Dec. 12 in Harbeson Hall will be Mary Paxson of the National Organization for Women at 1 p.m., Pat Bowie of the Pasadena YWCA Rape Crisis Center at 6 p.m.
April 4, 1986 |
U2 and Sting are among the performers scheduled to appear at the Forum on June 6 as part of a six-city concert tour to raise funds for Amnesty International USA. Information on tickets isn't expected until late this month. Mary Daly, director of communications for the nonprofit, U.S. section of Amnesty International, said the series of shows will begin June 4 in San Francisco and include stops in Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago. The final concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
September 18, 1993 |
Six acts will play at Randell's Jazz Club in Santa Ana on Sunday from 2 p.m. to midnight to raise money for Amnesty International USA's medical relief fund for Bosnia. The "AmJam" lineup: Urban Fire, a reggae band; the Cram Bros., a rock group; Sound Minds, a jazz-funk group; jazz pianist Sandy Owen; singer Dee Harvey, and the band Itzafunkthang!. Partial bar and restaurant proceeds also will go to AIUSA.
November 18, 2001 |
Seeking to draw attention to the treatment of women and children in Afghanistan, the White House assigned President Bush's weekly Saturday radio address to First Lady Laura Bush, who said the war on terrorism was "a fight for the rights and dignity of women."