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How Amnesty International became the servant of US warmongering foreign policy

The United States has increasingly managed to take control of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other 'humanitarian' organizations for its own foreign policy campaigns.

ONCE UPON A TIME there was an organization called Amnesty International (AI) which was dedicated to defending prisoners of conscience all over the world.

Since the end of the Cold War, the work of Amnesty International has become more complicated and more difficult. Back in the early days, most of the “prisoners of conscience” were held either in the Soviet bloc or in the US satellite dictatorships in Latin America, which facilitated symmetry without unduly offending the U.S superpower. But especially since the Bush administration’s reaction to September 11, 2001, the United States has increasingly become the world’s most notorious jailer.

The whole article: http://stopwar.org.uk/index.php/usa-war-on-terror/1821-how-a...