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Everyday at Amnesty we hear of people who go above and beyond to raise money to help us protect others wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied. They're our heroes. They are the people who make our work possible. In this blog we want to thank them, celebrate them and find more people to join them. Could you be an Everyday Hero?

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Jun 27 2018 1:49PM
Emma Pooley's top 7 Cycling tips
If you’re new to cycling or 60 miles is a step up in distance for you, here are a few tips to help you prepare.

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We are the Amnesty Student Action Network. We campaign for human rights in universities and colleges across the UK. This is how we do it.

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Jun 5 2018 3:25PM
Book your place on the Student Media Summit 2018
Learn how to be the next star journalist. Book your free place today. Click for more details.

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The Urgent Action Network is made up of 150,000 people around the world who are outraged by injustice and prepared to act swiftly at critical moments to stop it.

Urgent action is based on a simple idea: when someone is in immediate danger of serious abuse, the government responsible for perpetrating or failing to prevent that abuse will receive thousands of faxes, telegrams, emails and air-letters from every part of the globe. Those messages tell the authorities that the world is watching, and create pressure to stop the abuse.

We'll update you on Urgent Action cases, good news stories and other interesting facts and information we hear about from our campaigners.  We hope it will persaude you to join the Urgent Action Network!

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May 19 2017 4:06PM
Indonesia: Ahok conviction for blasphemy is an injustice
On 9 May, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, was convicted of blasphemy. He was immediately sentenced to two years in prison. This is despite evidence that his words had been twisted for political purposes. Ahok, who is a Ch...

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Democracy is fundamental to Amnesty International’s identity, legitimacy and values. It’s therefore important that we make it as easy as possible for our members to take part in the democratic decisions of Amnesty UK - decisions that will be made at this year's Annual General Meeting in April

We know that some of you might want to find out more about the resolutions or exchange thoughts with other members before coming to the Meeting or registering your proxy votes. So, this year we’re trying something new.

We are posting two blogs that explain the Special Resolutions to be considered at this year’s AGM so that you, as members, can discuss them. Our aim is to further encourage participation and informed decision-making.

This is an experiment and we need to take little steps at first. Unfortunately, that means we can’t open all of this year’s resolutions up for discussion. However, if it seems there’s an appetite for this kind of platform then the lessons we learn over the next couple of weeks will help us plan for the future.

Let us know what you think. And please do take a few moments to engage with our blogs. 

Not a member but want to be involved in the discussion? Join Amnesty today and have a say in our future

Alex Rhys
AGM Chair

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Mar 21 2017 10:54AM
Special Resolution C2(S) - To amend the Articles of Association - Cessation of Membership on Bankrupcy
This blog is by Stuart Hathaway, individual member of Amnesty UK This special resolution asks members to agree to amending the current Articles of Association (the company’s governing document) by deleting article 14.2 which states tha...

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Human rights in the news, films to watch and books to read. Taking action quickly in response to events.