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Kaepernick is poster child for human rights violator Nike

Colin Kaepernick, the former mediocre NFL quarterback who ignited the take a knee during the national anthem movement, is the face of Nike’s advertising campaign celebrating the company’s 30 years of global human right violations and it’s Just Do It advertising slogan.

Kaepernick has been under contract and paid by Nike while sidelined from the NFL since the end of the 2016 football season.  He recently renewed his endorsement contact with the company with a long history of labor violations globally. The company will produce Kaepernick shoes and t-shirts, according to the New York Times.

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Posted: September 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Smith Leads Congressional Delegation To Ethiopia To Push For More Reforms, Release Of Political Prisoners

Congressman Chris Smith with Ethipian-American leaders, July, 2017, after the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a resolution condemning human rights abuses by the now former Ethiopian government

Congressman Chris Smith is in Ethiopia today, leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation to encourage continued political reforms, reinforce human rights issues, and press for freedom for Menashe Levy, an Israeli citizen who has been brutally imprisoned since July of 2015 and beaten in Ethiopia with no access to due process rights.

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Posted: August 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Smith Leads Congressional Delegation To Ethiopia To Push For More Reforms, Release Of Political Prisoners

Ethiopian-Americans thank Congressman Chris Smith

Rep. Chris Smith won House Foreign Affairs Committee approval in July of a resolution highlighting human rights violations by the current government in Ethiopia and calling for punitive actions against those government officials carrying out the abuses. “For the past 12 years, my staff and I have visited Ethiopia, spoken with Ethiopian officials, talked to a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Rights, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

US Lawmakers, Chinese Dissidents Ask Trump to Pressure Beijing on Rights

8813be09-45f8-4d0b-b103-360b225d535b_cx0_cy5_cw0_w800_h450Some U.S. lawmakers are urging President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration to recalibrate U.S.-China relations with a harder line on human rights. “It is increasingly clear that there is direct link between China’s domestic human-rights problems and the security and prosperity of the United States,” Congressman Chris Smith said at a hearing of the Congressional-Executive… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Human Rights, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Gallagher on Power and Politics this weekend

Luke Margolis, Art Gallagher and Jay Lassiter on the News12 set

Luke Margolis, Art Gallagher and Jay Lassiter on the News12 set

Your favorite blogger appears on News12’s Power and Politics with Luke Margolis this weekend opposite the indefatigable Democratic activist Jay Lassiter.

Our topic was Congressman Chris Smith’s commitment to human rights and his controversial comments regarding LGBT rights vs human rights last month.

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Posted: February 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Chris Christie, Gay Marriage, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Humanity, marriage, Marriage Equality | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gallagher on Power and Politics this weekend

Congressman Smith: LGBT persons should be treated with respect and compassion

Concluding_debateCongressman Chris Smith (R-NJ-4), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa and Human Rights, responded to the controversy about a remark concerning homosexual rights and human rights that he made during a hearing last week on combating violence inflicted by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigera with a statement issued to MoreMonmouthMusings:

“All governments have a duty to protect everyone and I am unequivocally opposed to acts of violence against anyone,” Smith said, “All individuals, including LGBT persons, should be treated with respect and compassion.”

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Posted: February 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Frank Pallone, Gay Marriage, Gender Equality, Marriage Equality | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »