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Growing movement in US to protect human rights: American social activist

02.06.2015  |  23:31
Growing movement in US to protect human rights: American social activist

The US government is a major violator of human rights but there is a growing movement in the country to protect those rights, particularly of minorities and the oppressed, an American social activist in Chicago says.

“There is this movement [and] we’re part of it; to oppose war and racism to defend our democratic rights, said Joe Iosbaker, a leader of the United National Antiwar Coalition and a member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression.

“We need the right to protest, to be able to challenge the crimes and oppression that our government carries out in our names,” Iosbaker told Press TV on Tuesday.

People of color, especially African Americans and Latinos, “live under a police state,” he added.

“Working people and the oppressed need to organize for our rights and for a better world,” he continued.

Former US congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul said on Monday that the Central Intelligence Agency is a “secret government” that may be involved in “domestic assassinations.”

“They are a secret government,” he said during his program “Ron Paul Liberty Report.” The CIA is “way out of control.” Paul said Americans should recognize the “corrosive nature of the CIA” and “what we don’t know that they’re involved in.”

Growing movement in US to protect human rights: American social activist. 599.jpeg“The United States has a secret government, that’s not news, what is news is that people are sick of it,” Iosbaker said.

The United States has been internationally criticized for its violation of human rights, including the invasion of the privacy of its citizens through surveillance programs, institutional racism, gender discrimination and police brutality.

The US has also been condemned for the

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