human rights http://wrvo.org en Onondaga Nation files human rights petition over land claims http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-nation-files-human-rights-petition-over-land-claims <p></p><p>With its domestic options exhausted, the Onondaga Indian Nation has taken its land claim case to an international commission.</p><p>It’s been six months since the <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-nation-will-take-land-claim-international-courts" target="_blank">U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear</a> the Onondaga’s claim to 2.6 million acres of land in central New York. In the lawsuit first filed in 2005, the nation says land was illegally taken from it in the 18th and 19th centuries.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:14:08 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54307 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga Nation files human rights petition over land claims Area film festivals highlight human rights issues http://wrvo.org/post/area-film-festivals-highlight-human-rights-issues <p>Human rights issues -- including the ongoing civil war in Syria -- are being highlighted at different film festivals in Syracuse this fall.<br /><br />Abdulwahab Tahhan left Aleppo, Syria 11 months ago. He was living in a refugee camp in Turkey when the documentary &quot;The Suffering Grasses&quot; was filmed. That film was screened at the <a href="http://artragegallery.org/">ArtRage Gallery</a> in Syracuse Tuesday night and Tahan spoke with the audience via Skype from the U.K. where he now lives.<br /> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 44844 at http://wrvo.org Area film festivals highlight human rights issues Cuomo visits Syracuse to fight for those with special needs and disabilities http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-visits-syracuse-fight-those-special-needs-and-disabilities <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Syracuse today to promote his legislation for protecting people with special needs and disabilities.</p><p>The legislation creates a center which would have primary responsibility for investigating allegations of abuse and neglect of disabled people in state operated or licensed facilities. Last year there were 10,000 such allegations.</p><p> Wed, 16 May 2012 20:45:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 19382 at http://wrvo.org