Media Lens: Death In Honduras – The Coup, Hillary Clinton And The Killing Of Berta Cáceres

10 March 2016 — Media Lens

Death In Honduras – The Coup, Hillary Clinton And The Killing Of Berta Cáceres

On February 28, Hillary Clinton told an audience from the pulpit of a Memphis church: ‘we need more love and kindness in America’. This was something she felt ‘from the bottom of my heart’.

These benevolent sentiments recalled the national ‘purpose’ identified by President George H.W. Bush in 1989, shortly before he flattened Iraq. It was, he said, ‘to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world’.

Clinton, of course, meant North America, specifically the United States. But other places in America are short on love and kindness, too. Consider Honduras, for example.

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Don’t Spy on Us!

9 March 2016 — Liberty

Despite criticism across the board from campaigners, lawyers, tech experts and three parliamentary committees, the Government continues to rush the massively flawed Investigatory Powers Bill through Parliament.

If passed, the Bill would mean that the UK has the most extreme surveillance laws of any democracy in the world, putting us on a par with the likes of Russia and China.

Liberty is fighting this Bill every step of the way through our own Safe and Sound campaign and as part of the Don’t Spy on Us coalition – a group of influential organisations who defend privacy, free expression and digital rights in the UK and in Europe.

To get this message out loud and clear the Don’t Spy on Us coalition have created a series of adverts and we need your help to get them seen. We want to make the biggest splash possible and make the British public and our MPs understand how extreme this Bill is.