Trump's human rights violations

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1. The following are excerpts from "Trump's Human Rights Autopsy Report" published by Amnesty International UK on 26 July 2018.

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Attacking women’s rights. Slamming the door on refugees. Keeping Guantánamo open. Tearing children from their parents’ arms. Quitting the UN Human Rights Council. Trump’s human rights record is truly terrifying.

In this Human Rights Autopsy Report we dissect his most worrying policies to date, showing the damaging effect they are having across the globe.

* Stepping up a secret global killing spree

Trump has drastically stepped up the United States’ use of deadly force, including by drones, in the Middle East and Somalia.

An estimated 36 drone strikes or special operations raids were approved by Trump in his first 45 days in office, with over 2,000 killed by drone strikes since January 2017....

* Turning his back on refugees

Since the very early days of his campaign, President Trump has waged a legal, political and social war against refugees.

One week into his presidency, Trump suspended the country’s entire refugee programme for 120 days, implemented an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees and slashed the total number of refugees that would be allowed into the country.

This first ban was followed by two more refugee bans and successive policies targeting refugees. The United States is now seeing the least number of refugees resettled in decades. These bans and policies disproportionately affect Muslim refugees and are effectively dismantling the US refugee programme.

The global refugee crisis requires all countries, including the United States, to protect dignity and fairness, and reject fear and prejudice. Trump’s heartless policies have put thousands of people’s lives at risk....

* Detaining and separating migrant families

Trump’s vitriol against asylum-seekers has resulted in thousands of families being torn apart at the U.S./Mexico border and the threat of many more families being detained.

Media have reported that in some cases, separated toddlers have had to represent themselves in court at their own immigration hearings. Even children with special needs weren’t spared, separated from their parents and cruelly denied their care.

The public outcry to this horrific separation policy was huge, with the general public and Amnesty supporters around the world taking to the streets to pressure the Trump administration to bring families together. More than half a million Amnesty supporters have petitioned for asylum-seeking families to be released and reunited.

Although Trump bowed to public pressure and signed an executive order on 20 June 2018 saying that families would not be forcibly separated, his executive order didn’t end the policy and didn’t order the re-unification of families. Instead, as his so-called solution, he ordered the mandatory detention of asylum-seeking families -- another human rights violation that cruelly punishes families who are seeking safety and security.

Hundreds of families remain unjustly jailed.

* Racism and religious discrimination

President Trump moved swiftly to ban the entry of anyone arriving from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

While the executive order did not explicitly mention a Muslim ban, the brazen religious discrimination was clear – especially in light of the President’s explicit call for a ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States’.

With several versions of the ban blocked by lower courts, the US Supreme Court allowed a version on 26 June 2018 that targets travellers from Syria, Iran, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. It also includes limited sanctions against North Korea and Venezuela.

This hateful policy is a catastrophe all around – not only for those who simply want to travel, work, or study in the States, but for those seeking safety from violence as well.

Keeping Guantánamo Bay open

After 16 years, the US detention camp at Guantánamo Bay remains a living symbol of torture and human rights abuses – a place of misery for over 700 Muslim men that were held there, and the 40 that remain.

Whereas President Obama had vowed to close Guantánamo, Trump not only signed an executive order to keep it open in January 2018, he has also said he wants to expand it to hold more prisoners.

Guantánamo was supposed to be a place for detaining extremely dangerous prisoners of war, but most of the inmates who ended up there were foot soldiers, or people handed over by warlords for a bounty.

These men faced stark conditions and torturous interrogation techniques including extreme temperatures, excessive shackling, waterboarding and more. Now, they’re stuck there – including five prisoners who have for years been cleared to leave by all relevant U.S. national security agencies. The Trump administration has dismantled the infrastructure that was created to help send them home.

* All-out assault on women’s rights

An image of a group of men in suits standing around President Trump as he signed away the sexual and reproductive rights of millions of women and girls worldwide has become emblematic of the new administration’s danger to women’s rights.

The executive order reintroducing and expanding the global 'gag rule' blocks US federal funding for overseas non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that so much as mention abortion in their policies – even though the USA does not fund these services directly.

In Latin American and the Caribbean alone, where abortion is completely banned in seven countries even when the health or life of a woman depends on it, there is no doubt that Trump’s stance will cost many lives. Even in some countries where abortion is legal, clinics and hospitals will now have to choose between US funding that need use for things like maternal health or HIV/AIDS prevention or shutting down completely if they want to be able to provide basic information about safe abortion in their country to women who need it.

* Native American land and livelihoods under attack

Trump’s decision to advance the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,200-mile crude oil route through four US states, put the profits of oil companies before the human rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, who have a sacred site near the route which bisects Indigenous land along the Missouri River, say the pipeline would contaminate drinking water and damage sacred burial sites.

Not only was the pipeline construction approved in violation of the Native American group’s right to access clean water, the decision was also taken without consulting them and seeking their free, prior and informed consent – a requirement under international human rights standards.

The arrests of dozens of anti-pipeline protesters came after police had already been accused of excessive force in their handling of previous demonstrations, heightening fears that environmental activists could now see their right to peaceful protest under greater threat.... (End excerpts)

Source: Source: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/trump-human-rights-autopsy-report
 
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Trump violated no "unalienable rights."

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.


The things mentioned in the article are not rights.

that's just a tactic of the left :

Create a bunch of made up "rights" for some , so that others have to pay for and facilitate them.
 
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Trump violated no "unalienable rights."

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.


The things mentioned in the article are not rights.

that's just a tactic of the left :

Create a bunch of made up "rights" for some , so that others have to pay for and facilitate them.
You indeed:

 
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2(a) The following are excerpts from a report by Amnesty International USA under the headline "#TrumpWatch: Stand up to Trump. Protect human rights" and subheading "#TrumpWatch 100 Days".

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As the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s administration come to a close, Amnesty International has compiled a list of 100 ways the Trump administration has threatened human rights in the U.S. and around the world – sometimes succeeding, and sometimes being blocked by a powerful and growing resistance movement.

This briefing is not exhaustive and the Trump administration’s ongoing threats to human rights remain – but so does the resolve to defeat them. While the Trump’s first 100 days in office show how dangerous his agenda is for human rights in the U.S. and around the world, it is equally clear that activism, grassroots organizing and political opposition can make a difference..... (End excerpts)

2(b) The "100 Ways Trump Has Threatened Human Rights – And How We Fought Back" are listed under the following headings:

* Closing Borders and Shutting the Door to Refugees

* Hate-Based Harassment and Violence

* Emboldening – And Arming – Human Rights Abusers

* Expanding Conflict and Driving Up the Number of Civilian Casualties Globally

* Cutting Funds to a World in Crisis

* A Cabinet Full of Human Rights Threats

* Torture, Guantánamo, and Justice for the 9/11 Attacks

* Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

* Hostility Toward LGBT Rights

* Criminal Justice, Gun Violence and Policing

* Attempts to Dismantle Women’s Rights and Reproductive Freedoms

* Free Speech and Expression

* Rolling Back Critical Human Rights Protections

Source: https://www.amnestyusa.org/Trump100Days/
 
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[SIZE=5][COLOR=rgb(85, 57, 130)]Here's the bottom line (in a nutshell): If indeed the President has been engaged in "human rights violations" :rolleyes: there would be a push for IMPEACHMENT!!! (by BOTH parties BTW)[/COLOR]

[COLOR=rgb(85, 57, 130)]SINCE there hasn't been, there wasn't any plain & simple!!! - get it??? :rolleyes:[/COLOR][/SIZE]
 
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Do you think that our borders are not worth protecting? Isn't it odd that these "refugees" aren't asking for asylum in Mexico?
 
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Do you think that our borders are not worth protecting? Isn't it odd that these "refugees" aren't asking for asylum in Mexico?
Reedak does not live in USA, so he doesn't care! :rolleyes:

He's like in the Philippines, or some such place.
 
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Here's the bottom line (in a nutshell): If indeed the President has been engaged in "human rights violations" :rolleyes: there would be a push for IMPEACHMENT!!! (by BOTH parties BTW)

SINCE there hasn't been, there wasn't any plain & simple!!! - get it??? :rolleyes:
Why should the GOP be so foolish to push for impeachment? Impeachment won’t collapse the US stock markets as claimed by Trump. Instead, it will result in the Republicans losing all their political power. They have yet to find a replacement for Trump.

If you were a Republican lawmaker, you would lose your job after Trump impeachment. In the end, you will have to tighten your belt by drinking plain water and eating peaches every day. The GOP is trying very hard not to fall off from the wild horse they are riding now. :)
 
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Why should the GOP be so foolish to push for impeachment? Impeachment won’t collapse the US stock markets as claimed by Trump. Instead, it will result in the Republicans losing all their political power. They have yet to find a replacement for Trump.

If you were a Republican lawmaker, you would lose your job after Trump impeachment. In the end, you will have to tighten your belt by drinking plain water and eating peaches every day. The GOP is trying very hard not to fall off from the wild horse they are riding now. :)
The replacement for President Trump, if impeached and removed is spelled out in the Constitution. Mike Pence.


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Your smile seems to be much prettier than Mona Lisa's. Keep smiling in that way, my great friend. :)

Mike Pence, however, does not have the personality that attracts Trump's white supremacist supporters. If Trump can last the full 4 years, the Republicans will still let him represent them in the next presidential election.
 
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Mike Pence, however, does not have the personality that attracts Trump's white supremacist supporters.
That's OK! As there are in reality, only about 14 of them. 14 is NOT enough to sway an election!!! :cool:

You grossly exaggerate how incredible RARE such individuals truly are! :D
 
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so true.

black activists wish there were more so they could continue to play the race victims.
racism is big business (see sharpton, jackson, farrakhan) and Obama being elected twice as a very popular president put a hole in the theory of systemic racism in the US.
 
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so true.

black activists wish there were more so they could continue to play the race victims.
racism is big business (see sharpton, jackson, farrakhan) and Obama being elected twice as a very popular president put a hole in the theory of systemic racism in the US.
Yes, the vast majority of blacks are normal, ordinary citizens, that go about their business w/o hardly ever, or never even think about "race". The loudmouth troublemakers playing the "victim card" get at the liberal media attention! Just like the handful of "white supremacists" do.
 
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A couple years ago, my son (a police officer) was standing by an alleged "protest" regarding a shooting of a black criminal. The media basically staged the protest. Everything was quiet, until the report announced they were about to turn on the cameras, at which time the crowd became boisterous. :rolleyes:
 
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so true.

black activists wish there were more so they could continue to play the race victims.
racism is big business (see sharpton, jackson, farrakhan) and Obama being elected twice as a very popular president put a hole in the theory of systemic racism in the US.
It is important to also note that Barack H Obama being half black was not why he was elected. The states with the highest black populations went red. Our country has had racism as an issue for far too long. It's changed from a problem with racists oppressing blacks to some people looking for racists everywhere. If you want to see someone accused of being a racist, just put an (R) after their name on a ballot. If they are black? Well, that really doesn't change anything.
 
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You mentioned a lot here Reedak....

* Closing Borders and Shutting the Door to Refugees

you don't have rights in a country unless a citizen in that country.

* Hate-Based Harassment and Violence

after trump was elected there were many reported swastikas and reports of harassment. they were perpetrated by the left to blame trump.

* Emboldening – And Arming – Human Rights Abusers

like Saudi Arabia? Ok but no different than past admins why cry about it now?

* Expanding Conflict and Driving Up the Number of Civilian Casualties Globally

its kill or be killed with certain types in society (ISIS) so I say kill them first.

* Cutting Funds to a World in Crisis

sounds like they're mad daddy took their pacifier away...poor dears.

* A Cabinet Full of Human Rights Threats

this doesn't make any sense. threats are not human rights violations.

* Torture, Guantánamo, and Justice for the 9/11 Attacks

prove it.

* Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

* Hostility Toward LGBT Rights

when you give special human rights to some but not others , that's called racism and/or sexism.

* Criminal Justice, Gun Violence and Policing

words strung together without relevance to the topic of human rights.

* Attempts to Dismantle Women’s Rights and Reproductive Freedoms

as stated previously...when you give special human rights to some but not others , that's called racism and/or sexism.

* Free Speech and Expression

intact except where MSM and social media restricts and inhibits the party they don't like.

* Rolling Back Critical Human Rights Protections

meaningless drivel.
 

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