Demand Justice for Assassinated Human Rights Activist

Originally published on July 17, 2014, at ForceChange.com

Target: Nouri Abusahmain, President of the Libyan General National Congress

Goal: Investigate the assassination of a prominent human rights activist, and ensure justice for her family

On the day of her country’s general election, Libyan human rights lawyer Salwa Bugaighis was assassinated inside her home in Benghazi, by a group of unidentified gunmen wearing hoods and military uniforms. The shooting took place shortly after she cast her vote in the national parliamentary elections. Earlier in the day, Bugaighis appeared on television denouncing extremist militants who had attacked members of the military protecting the polling station.

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We Shall Overcome: Revisiting the Final Moments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Originally published on January 20, 2014, at WeAreChange.org

On April 4, 1968, on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, an assassin’s bullet stole the life of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Before arriving in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. King was organizing the Poor People’s Campaign. The Campaign sought economic and civil rights while demanding anti-poverty legislation. Thousands of people would eventually camp out on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in an effort that would later inspire movements like Occupy Wall Street.

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