Top Tweets for Activists (Week Ending August 13)

Welcome to Top Tweets for Activists: a selection of the week’s best tweets, blog posts, media, and news stories.

If you’d like to suggest a topic or news story, please leave a link in the Comments.


VIDEO OF THE WEEK

HAITI: Haitian Women Testify about Gender Based Violence via @yvettethijm


HUMAN RIGHTS

Sri Lanka: Will US state depart commit to human rights in Sri Lanka after Congress calls for investigation? @amnesty


NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS

India/Pakistan: “It’s heartening to see a lot of tourists helping out in camps” – SEEDS India on Indian floods @AlertNet

Press Freedom/Equatorial Guinea: CPJ, partner groups urge UNESCO to pull Obiang prize @pressfreedom

Sudan: Here’s a FACTBOX on what may hamper south Sudan’s vote on independence @AlertNet

SriLanka: Sri Lanka panel warns that ‘conflict threat’ remains @AllysonNeville


ECONOMICS

Gaming the System“: Study Details How Big Banks are Avoiding Lending Obligations Under Community Reinvestment Act @democracynow


WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Why the 14th Amendment Is a Feminist Issue @change


POVERTY/DEVELOPMENT

Ethiopia wants end of food aid in five years @AfricaHand

If you had the opportunity to speak to world leaders, what would you say? via @WeCanEndPoverty


COMMENTARY

Is “clictivism” ruining activism? @guardian

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