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Baby Theft Trial begins in Argentina

March 2, 2011
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Baby Theft Trial begins in Argentina

Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone, former military leaders of Argentina, are being accused of overseeing the systematic theft of babies from political prisoners. Their trial has opened, the BBC reports:

More than 100 children are known to have been given for adoption to military or police couples. The long-awaited trial,...
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Spanish AG rejects request for baby theft investigation

February 2, 2011
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AFP reports:

Spain's attorney general's office on Tuesday rejected a demand that it open a national probe into allegations that newborn babies were stolen from their mothers and sold to other families for decades under a policy approved by Franco's dictatorship.  ... "The attorney general's office refused to open an inquiry at...
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Madrid investigating baby thefts under Francoism

December 21, 2010
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The autonous government of Madrid has initiated an investigation of the theft of newborn babies who were then given up for adoption, a practice reported to have occurred in the Franco years, El País reports. The parents were told their child had died. The preliminary investigation, which focuses on the 1960s, is meant...
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HR COLUMN | Winona LaDuke: What would Sitting Bull Do?

December 3, 2016
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<em>HR COLUMN |</em> Winona LaDuke: What would Sitting Bull Do?

What will Governor Dalrymple sacrifice for the Dakota Access Pipeline? Activist and former Green Party candidate Winona LaDuke reminds us that Standing Rock is only the most recent chapter in a long history of dispossession. “The Lakota people have survived many invasions.”
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Impugning Impunity: ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Denounces Violence and Inequality

December 8, 2015
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<i>Impugning Impunity: </i>ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Denounces Violence and Inequality

ALBA’s fifth annual Human Rights Film Festival featured 21 documentary films from 12 countries (four world premieres, 12 New York premieres). The Randall Award went to Among the Believers, about radical Islam and a charismatic cleric in Pakistan.
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Ex Argentine Dictator Awaits His Sentence, Insults Pregnant Women

June 29, 2012
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Ex Argentine Dictator Awaits His Sentence, Insults Pregnant Women

This past Tuesday, Jorge Rafael Videla, the ex Argentine dictator who ruled from 1976 to 1983, gave his final words in his court case regarding the theft of babies from pregnant women during the country's Dirty War. According to elpais.com, the 86 year-old Videla used this platform as a means for insulting the...
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CBS covers Spanish baby abductions

May 22, 2012
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Investigations continue into the scandal of thousands of stolen and illegally adopted Spanish newborns, a practice that begun during the Franco years but continued well into the democratic period. See last week's CBS item here; previous Volunteer coverage here.
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Spain looking into 849 cases of stolen babies

June 19, 2011
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The AP reports:

Spanish prosecutors are investigating 849 cases of newborn children stolen from their mothers and sold to other families for profit, the country's attorney general said Friday. Candido Conde-Pumpido said 162 cases had already been referred for trial and only 38 have been dropped for a lack of evidence. It is well...
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Zaragoza: 100 years of Anarchism

November 11, 2010
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Zaragoza: 100 years of Anarchism

The exhibit Tierra y Libertad, 100 años de anarquismo en España, (Land and Freedom, 100 Years of Anarchism in Spain), covers the history of the anarchist movement in Spain on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its founding. On view in Zaragoza until December 8th, the exhibit is an attempt to do...
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