Category Human Rights

Banality of Evil Redux

IMAGINE ADOLF EICHMANN was never prosecuted for his war crimes. Instead, he wrote a book.

Chris Hedges | Memories lost with author Russell Banks, On Contact (Video)

In his books, screenplays and short stories, Banks uncovers the humanity of the marginalized.

Janine Jackson | Big Media Need to Fight for the Right to Protest

People who broke no windows and set no fires face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

Kathy Kelly | In Yemen, Shocked to His Bones

Jan Egeland, who heads the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), says that seven million Yemeni people are on the brink of famine.

Kathy Kelly | The Shame of Killing Innocent People

Saudi coalition airstrikes have hit at least four hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders.

The Intercept | Trial and Terror

An in-depth report by The Intercept on US government pursuit of terrorism by the intelligence community.

Kathy Kelly | From Yemen to Iran, Syria and Iraq to the Horn of Africa, imperialism is on the march.

From Yemen to Iran, Syria and Iraq to the Horn of Africa, imperialism is on the march.

From Drone Strikes to MOAB: The Strategically Silenced

No single drone strike or bombing should be seen in isolation, but rather within this larger context of a social, political, military and economic anti-Muslim system

Chris Hedges Discusses Trump, Wall Street, Neoliberalism, Politics and Resistance (Video)

Chris Hedges discusses Trump, NATO expansion, and the co-opting of the so called “resistance.”

“I’m Human” by Malka Al-Haddad

I’m Human I’m from a country at war I am from a country that’s bleeding A country of anger And revolutions A country of martyrs, I’m from a country once called Mesopotamia I’m from the land of black gold I’m from the richest land on the earth I’m from the land of sunshine on a […]

Rebecca Solnit Tackles the Silencing That’s Quieted So Many Women

Solnit draws on an equation that has preoccupied women writers from Virginia Woolf to Audre Lorde: that silence is a form of marginalization.

Robert Reich | The Theme That Unites All Trump’s Initiatives Is Cruelty

Trump is embarking on an orgy of cruelty for absolutely no reason. This is morally repugnant.

Minnesota Churches Face Tough Questions in Offering Sanctuary to Immigrants

For these churches, giving protection to immigrants is no longer a matter of if, but when. And what will happen if ICE comes to their doors?

Footage in Documentary Prompts New Questions About Shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson (Video)

The footage shows Mr. Brown entering the store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, shortly after 1 a.m. on the day he died.

ACLU | Why the Only Way to Fix the Muslim Ban Is Not to Have a Muslim Ban

Ultimately, in other words, the most fundamental flaw of the Muslim ban remains the same: It is still a ban, signed by a president who promised to bar Muslims from entering the United States, motivated by an intent to discriminate against Muslims, and that overwhelmingly affects Muslims rather than those of other faiths.

James Kilgore | Mass Incarceration in the Cornfields: Shattered Families and Racial Profiling in Small-Town America

Taylor believes the absence of her father made a huge difference. If he had been around, she observed, “the household would have been more structured … I don’t think my brother and sister would have gotten into trouble.”

Juan Cole | Why Is Acknowledging Israeli Apartheid a Shock?

What Sanders is doing here is demolishing typical Israeli propaganda points (hasbara) wherein Israel is simply a victim of the Palestinians and in which Palestinians are demonized as Khamas and terrorists and violent and irrationally angry.

Chris Hedges | James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness

Whiteness is a dangerous concept. It is not about skin color. It is not even about race. It is about the willful blindness used to justify white supremacy.

Diana Gebrial | The Inextricable Link Between Migration and Sweatshops

Whereas most industries have seen some technological advancement, the image of the garment sweatshop has seen little modification since its inception over a century ago.

Glenn Greenwald | Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister.

A hideous symbol of the bipartisan continuity of U.S. barbarism…