The contribution of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey
In 2008, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were handled against the requirements of the human rights. Since the duo had no power, they were forcefully removed from their houses at night. There is no law in the United States that supports such an action.
The reason for their arrest did not worth the treatment which they received. After receiving their compensation, the duo donated the entire amount to the service of human rights. It was a huge boost to different organizations as the course of fighting for the human rights required such bold actions.
The beauty of fighting for human rights
Several individuals in the past fought for human rights. These individuals did not receive any funding from influential business people or other governments. Their courses were honest, and they stood for what they believed. Usually, it is hard to stand bold and fight for the rights of others. People get scared when rich folks use their influence and wealth to frustrate their actions. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
The successful groups that have stood against impunity always emerge victoriously. The joy that comes with an accomplishment cannot be quenched. For this reason, the organizations that have successfully fought for human rights deserve a commendation.
The group has taken up a new direction of human rights. Currently, slavery happens differently. In places of work, individuals undergo treatments which are inhuman. Most people are not happy with the working conditions, but the business owners take advantage of the situation because most employees have no choice.
The Antislavery International is a human rights group that stands to protect employees and any other person that undergoes any form of slavery. The organization is doing good work in the United States, and their services are soon being extended to Europe and Africa.
The committee to protect journalists
Journalists are among the most influential people in their society. From time to time, the rights of the journalists have always been suppressed because they report lots of things. Some of the information reported by the journalists holds a lot of truth and because of this; the influential individuals try to silence them.
The committee to protect journalists is a group that has been created by the media groups in the United States. Since journalists experience similar problems, the media houses have come together to protect their employees from the hands of dictators.
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Why The Frontera Fund Was Established In Arizona
Eleven years ago Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were doing investigative reporting work for the Phoenix New Times. One night Sheriff Joe Arpaio had them arrested and put in jail for basically doing their jobs of reporting the news. Other news soon found out about this and started reporting on it. The outcry from others in the news business resulted in their being released from custody and eventually the charges against them were dropped by the Maricopa County’s prosecutor. This resulted in a lawsuit which they won against the county and they were given an almost $4 million cash settlement. This money was used to establish their charity, Frontera Fund, which helps others that have been victimized by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and others in the government of Arizona. The money is used to support this state’s Hispanic community, the people who were the main target of Joe Arpaio when he was still sheriff.
Having left the Phoenix New Times a few years ago, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are now back with a website called Front Page Confidential. They publish investigative reports on corrupted politicians. One of the politicians they have been writing about lately is US Senator John McCain and how he has the mainstream media eating out of his hands ever since he declared he had advanced brain cancer. He has been scoring a lot of positive press despite his legacy of being a warmonger and someone who will use anyone to advance his own personal goals. One example of garnering positive press that John McCain has used is by giving what was called “unprecedented” access to filmmakers working for HBO. They will be airing a special called John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls on May 22nd which is just six days before his new book will be published.