human rights

Target, 3M and Best Buy Lose Gay Rights Group's Top Rating

Target, Best Buy and 3M lost their top rankings in an index compiled by an influential gay-rights group after the companies made significant campaign donations to an organization that backs the election of an anti-gay political candidate.

George Soros to Donate $100 Million to Human Rights Watch

George Soros, billionaire investor and philanthropist, is donating $100 million to Human Rights Watch in his largest ever gift. Soros will announce the gift later today, The New York Times reported. It will be by far the largest gift that Human Rights Watch has ever received.

Target's Talks With Gay-Rights Group Break Down

Target's efforts to make nice with the gay community fizzled after it rejected proposals to donate money to gay-rights groups to offset an earlier donation helping the election of a conservative, anti-gay Minnesota gubernatorial candidate.

U.S. Wants China to Explain Cyber Attack on Google

A day after Google said it might quit China after a cyber attack hacked the Gmail accounts of human rights activists there, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked China's leaders for an explanation. Free speech advocates, meanwhile, praised the search giant's decision to remove censorship filters in the country.