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The world has benefited from the impatience of youth in Egypt; our faith in the future is strengthened by their powerful example. They have demonstrated enormous bravery in demanding the democratic freedoms that will help them achieve their aspirations. Today … Continue reading

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This year’s Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, who last year was sentenced to 11 years in prison for “inciting subversion of state power” after he authored Charter 08, an online petition by … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the House passed a resolution congratulating imprisoned Chinese democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo on being awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize (H.Res. 1717) by a vote of 402-1. Liu Xiaobo was one of the original signers of Charter 08, … Continue reading

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As this year’s recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo joins the pantheon of great leaders for non-violence, justice, and freedom throughout history. Liu Xiaobo is a champion for the best hopes of humankind, a courageous advocate for … Continue reading

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Today marks the 75th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Tibetans inside and outside Tibet, along with Tibetan supporters all around the world, will be celebrating this occasion and honoring a man of peace and wisdom. His Holiness often … Continue reading

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On Sunday, United Nations World Refugee Day, we again bring attention to the plight of men, women and children all over the world who have been forced to flee their homes for safety. The theme of this year's World Refugee … Continue reading

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“This physical and permanent marker will pay tribute to the blood, sweat and tears of the African-American slaves who helped build this magnificent building and ensure that their story is told and never, never, ever forgotten.” – Rep. John Lewis … Continue reading

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Twenty one years ago, thousands of Chinese students, workers, and citizens assembled in Tiananmen Square to bravely speak out. They called for the elimination of corruption. They called for an acceleration of democratic reform, freedom of speech and assembly. They … Continue reading

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Today, Speaker Pelosi, Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Senator Patrick Leahy (House and Senate Chairs of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations), met with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia: President Sirleaf is the first woman elected to lead an … Continue reading

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Yesterday, the House passed a resolution celebrating the life of Dr. Dorothy I. Height and recognizing her lifelong dedication and leadership in the struggle for human rights and equality: H. Res. 1281 In the House of Representatives, U. S., April … Continue reading

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