Mike Farrell

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Mike Farrell is a member of the Human Rights Watch Middle East Advisory Committee and Human Rights Watch U.S. Advisory Committee.

"Farrell long has been active with the American Civil Liberties Union, American Indian Movement, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Special Olympics, United Farm Workers Union and organizations concerned with animal welfare, the environment, child abuse, spousal abuse and veterans rights.

"Since 1979 Farrell has been spokesperson for CONCERN/America, an international refugee aid and development organization. He has visited refugee camps in Asia and Central America and helped disseminate information about the organization’s work worldwide.

"He serves as co-chair of Human Rights Watch in California, president of Death Penalty Focus and as member of the advisory board of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

"Farrell was a member of the board of advisers of the now-defunct Cult Awareness Network and is a founding board member of Peace Studies and of ATV, an inmate-developed alternatives-to-violence program at Augusta Correctional Center in Virginia." [1]

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  1. People, Liberty Hill Foundation, accessed November 19, 2010.