Category Human Rights

United Nations committee asks U.S. to investigate possible Line 3 treaty violations

“If the violations are verified by the United Nations, the letter says it would be a breach of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which has been signed and ratified by the U.S. “

Where’s Humanity with an Exploding National “Defense” Budget? by Marie Braun

“The vast bulk of military expenditures today have nothing to do with keeping us safe. And the advocates for war are a small minority – politicians, militarists, weapons makers, oil companies, and relatively small fanatical groups like al Qaeda.”

Amazon Rainforest

Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works

“They tried to grind us down using classic corporate defense tactics,” Donziger said of the legal war. “They filed thousands of motions. We stood strong. We had a great legal team of Ecuadorian lawyers.”

#DeadlineGlasgow: Defund Climate Chaos Aug. 13 focus #StopLine3

List of demands put in place by November 1, 2021 when international Climate Chaos conference begins in Glasgow.

James Baldwin Was Right All Along, by Raoul Peck

“Why can’t we understand, as Baldwin did and demonstrated throughout his life, that racism is not a sickness, nor a virus, but rather the ugly child of an economic system that produces inequalities and injustice?”

Our New Postracial Myth, by Ibram X. Kendi 

“Just as you can recognize an impoverished country by its widespread poverty, you can recognize a racist country by its widespread racial inequity.”

Do Haitian Black Lives Matter to Us, by Mary Beaudoin

A look at the past history and immediate unrest in Haiti before the recent assassination of Moise.

Less-Lethal Weapons: Violence to Silence Justice, by Jasmine McBride       

“Tear gas was initially developed as a chemical weapon for military use. These chemical weapons are now banned in warfare…”

‘Julian Assange indictment is attack on press freedom,’ his father and brother tell St. Paul forum

“Reporting truth is not a crime..”

Analysis: ‘White America can keep kicking Derek Chauvin,’ but what does it mean for systemic change?

“Above all, convicting one individual cop is no substitute for actual legal reform.”

“Above all, he said, “convicting one individual cop is no substitute for actual legal reform.”

Dismantling Myths on Israel-Palestine

Myth: This is a conflict between Israel and Hamas.

DN! “Julian Is Suffering”: Family of Assange and Chris Hedges in NYC on Assange

“The situation there is really dire, and Julian is suffering inside that prison.”

Assange’s Father on US Tour, includes Minneapolis/St. Paul

“Assange’s family members will meet with activists, press, and policymakers to raise awareness of the importance of protecting whistleblowers and journalists, and to advocate for the release of Julian Assange, whom the United Nations has declared “arbitrarily detained” since 2010.”

Progressives Can’t Ignore Role of Christian Zionism in Colonization of Palestine

Many of the most egregious and anti-Palestinian policies by the United States are led by Christian Zionists. Former President Donald Trump’s foreign policy on Israel was largely appeasing his Evangelical Christian base who voted for him at a margin of 4:1.

DN!: “The Second”: Carol Anderson on the Racist Roots of the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms

Black people demanding their freedom, being willing to have an uprising to gain their freedom,” says Anderson. “What I saw was that it wasn’t about guns. It was about the fear of Black people.”

Chris Hedges: “Dying for an iPhone”

“The suffering of the working class, within and outside the United States, is ignored by our corporatized media, and yet, it is one of the most important human rights issues of our era.”

Peasant Farmers Protest: Free Trade Isn’t Free for Haitian Women and Haitian Women in Solidarity Statement

The struggle of women is the struggle of the Haitian people!

Injuries from Less-Lethal Weapons during the George Floyd Protests in Minneapolis

“Although less-lethal weapons are designed as an alternative to lethal weapons, we found a substantial number of patients with serious injuries, including many injuries to the head, neck, and face.”

Henry Giroux: America Radiates Violence: Challenging the Politics of Isolated Incidents

Pandemic of violence: f we want a real debate about violence, it is crucial to understand it as part of a larger social order that enacts the abandonment of public goods, health care for all, basic social provisions, democratic values and democracy itself.

Chris Hedges: Cancel Culture, Where Liberalism Goes to Die

“The cancel culture, a witch hunt by self-appointed moral arbiters of speech, has become the boutique activism of a liberal class that lacks the courage and the organizational skills to challenge the actual centers of power.”