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Holy See Says Economic Crisis Will Compromise Human Rights

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer  The Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations is warning about the dramatic social consequences of the global recession which could cause a rise in power of governments with a "dubious commitment to democracy" and push an additional 53 million people below the threshold of living on less than $2 a day.

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US Calls on China to End Human Rights Abuses

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer With the opening of the Beijing Olympics only days away, the U.S. House passed a resolution calling on the Chinese Government to end human rights abuses in order to ensure that that 2008 Olympic Games can take place in an atmosphere honoring the Olympic traditions of freedom and openness.

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