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Wed, Mar 16, 2011 -- 10:00 AM

Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary


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Members of Amnesty International demonstrate in front of the Iranian Embassy in Rome on June 11, 2010
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Members of Amnesty International demonstrate in front of the Iranian Embassy in Rome on June 11, 2010

Fifty years after its founding, Amnesty International officials say the group's intervention in 150 countries to preserve human rights is more critical than ever. This week, thousands of activists are arriving in San Francisco to celebrate the organization's golden anniversary. We talk with officials about the organization's history, and some of the campaigns it's working on today.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Alicia Partnoy, professor of Spanish literature, author of "Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival," and former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience in Argentina
  • Curt Goering, senior deputy executive director for policy and programs at Amnesty International USA
  • Rini Chakraborty, west coast regional director for Amnesty International
  • Roxana Saberi, journalist and former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience

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