By Steve Sheinkin
An striking civil rights tale from Newbery Honor winner and nationwide booklet Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.
On July 17, 1944, an important explosion rocked the segregated military base at Port Chicago, California, killing greater than three hundred sailors who have been on the docks, significantly injuring off-duty males of their bunks, and shattering home windows as much as a mile away. On August ninth, 244 males refused to return to paintings until eventually hazardous and unfair stipulations on the docks have been addressed. while the dirt settled, fifty have been charged with mutiny, dealing with many years in penitentiary or even execution.
This is an engaging tale of the unfairness that confronted black women and men in America's militia in the course of global warfare II, and a nuanced examine those that gave their lives in provider of a rustic the place they lacked the main easy rights.
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At Article 40. , at Article 45. 26 Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) of 16 December 1966 allows individuals, whose countries are party to the ICCPR and the protocol, who claim their rights under the ICCPR have been violated, and who have exhausted all domestic remedies, to submit written communications to the United Nations Human Rights Committee. States Parties to the ICCPR undertake to ensure that all enjoy all the civil and political rights in the Covenant on a basis of equality.
Overly complex administrative procedures, lack of awareness within the judicial process and inadequate monitoring of the violation of human rights, coupled with the underrepresentation of disabled groups in justice systems, insufficient information on existing rights and persistent attitudes and practices perpetuate de facto and de jure inequality, which is also exacerbated by the lack of enforcement of civil, penal, labor and commercial laws or codes, or administrative rules and regulations intended to ensure the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms, in the pursuit of Ask No Questions.
Where not already provided for by existing legislative or other measures, each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to take the necessary steps, in accordance with its constitutional processes and with the provisions of the present Covenant, to adopt such laws or other measures as may be necessary to give effect to the rights recognized in the present Covenant. 3. Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes: a. To ensure that any person whose rights or freedoms as herein recognized are violated shall have an effective remedy, notwithstanding that the violation has been committed by persons acting in an official capacity; b.
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin