Amnesty International

St. Louis on the Air
10:22 am
Mon October 27, 2014

A Discussion About Amnesty International's Report On Human Rights Violations In Ferguson

Credit Stephanie Lecci | St. Louis Public Radio

“We really need an investigation, not only of the death of Michael Brown but also of the treatment of peaceful protesters following the shooting,“ Margaret Huang summarized in an interview with  “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh.

Margaret Huang is the deputy executive director of campaigns and programs at Amnesty International USA.  Marva Robinson was in studio as well.  She is the president of the St. Louis Chapter of The Association of Black Psychologists and licensed clinical psychologist at Preston & Associates Psychology Firm LLC.

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Planning A Movement
9:14 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Amnesty International Panel: If Ferguson Is To Become A Movement, What Are The Next Steps?

The panelists of "Ferguson: Where Do We Go From Here?" at the Amnesty International Midwest Conference: Ferguson Township Democratic Committeewoman Patricia Bynes, St. Louis Association of Black Psychologist President Marva Robinson, SLU Law professor Brendan Roediger, Tef Poe, Maalik Shakoor and Jarris Williams.
Credit Camille Phillips/St. Louis Public Radio

To many on the ground in Ferguson, calls to action have evolved into a movement over the past two months. A panel of local organizers discussed what shape that movement should take Sunday at Amnesty International’s Midwest Conference.

The six panelists represented a range of experience—from the political to the legal and psychological—but they all had one thing in common:  a desire for change in the wake of the death of Michael Brown.

For Hands Up United activist and rapper Tef Poe, that means organizing – while leaving space for differences of opinion.

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News Round-Up
9:32 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Morning headlines: Sunday, September 16, 2012

(via Flickr/Indofunk Satish)

Judge to consider claims of Mo. death row inmate

This week a special judge appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court will start taking another look at evidence used to convict Reggie Clemmons of murder in 1991.  

Yesterday a coalition of local and international activist held a pre-hearing rally in support of Clemmons at Kiener Plaza in St. Louis. 

President of the St. Louis branch of the NAACP, Adolphus Pruitt, said there are lingering questions about the evidence used to convict Clemmons.   

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Young illegal immigrants
5:18 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Mo. officials react to Pres. Obama's executive order on immigration

A group of young people attended a pro-immigration rally at the Mo. Capitol on March 6th, 2012.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri officials are both praising and condemning President Obama’s executive order today that halts deportation of teenage and young adult illegal immigrants.

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