Category Human Rights

The ‘Private Governments’ That Subjugate U.S. Workers, by Chris Hedges

American workers have never achieved the array of rights won by workers in other industrialized countries.

American Anomie, by Chris Hedges

The left, like most critics of Trump, personalizes our decay. It focuses myopically on Trump, who is the symptom, not the disease.

Depriving Children of Basic Needs Is Not Acceptable!  by Polly Mann

As a woman against military madness, I’m especially glad to see the issue of curbing militarism addressed.

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The Audacity of Struggle, by Ron Jacobs

Millions are shocked until they are no longer shocked because the commonplace nature of these and other human rights abuses desensitizes them to the brutal nature of these acts and the system that requires them.

‘It Is Time for Progressives of the World to Unite’: Sanders-Varoufakis Issue Open Call for New Global Movement

Today, on behalf of DiEM25 and The Sanders Institute, we issue a Call to Action: to create a global network of individuals and organizations that will fight together for dignity, peace, prosperity and the future of our planet.

“Wounds of War”: the VA health care system and why we all need it

This important discussion necessary for all of us to hear around attempts to privatize the VA, opposed by most Veterans groups, describes the work of the VA not only for Veterans but the everyday things we use developed in their research area, among other work by the VA. The VA gets a bad name–yet Suzanne Gordon advocates that the VA is the best model for an effective National Health Care system. The attempts to discount the work of the VA and privatize it are nothing more than more capitalistic greed–more capitalism on steroids.

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony

Western Sahara, where peaceful protesters, led by women, are beaten in the streets. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. AMY GOODMAN: Today a Democracy Now! exclusive: “Four Days in Western Sahara: Africa’s Last Colony.”

Freedom Rider: The Migrant Caravan and U.S. Policy, by Margaret Kimberley

A truly democratic United States would not destroy other countries and would do better by its own people. The migrant caravan and fear of it are proof of failure on both counts.

Homeless America, by Chris Hedges

“I am the voice you never hear
If I spoke would you listen?”

CCR Stands with Survivors, Condemns Confirmation of Kavanaugh to Supreme Court 

As we have observed in legal struggle after struggle, the truth of survivors’ stories, of communities’ stories, and women’s stories will always outlast a court ruling or an opinion from a Supreme Court justice. Frontlines of Justice  Center for Constitutional Rights  October 8, 2018 In response to the Senate’s confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the […]

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Lynching the Past, by Chris Hedges

It is only by confronting the past that we can end the perpetuation of these crimes in other forms.

From Venezuela to McCain, Big Media and Human Rights Industry in Lockstep

The victims of empire are never more invisible than when it is time to whitewash a departed warmonger.

Aida Touma-Sliman: Israel’s New Apartheid Law

Is Israeli a democracy? An in-depth look at the current situation in Israel and Palestine by a Palestinian journalist, leader, and member of the Israeli Knesset.

A Foreign Policy That Can Change Everything for Everyone

War is the weaponization of discrimination, classism and misogyny. So why are so few women talking about it?

U.S. Is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen, by Kathy Kelly

“This conflict is backed by the U.S. and the U.K.”

Michael Moore: We Have to ‘Put Our Bodies on the Line’ to Stop Trump

“We’re not talking about political differences. We’re talking about thousands of children being kidnapped and put in jails.”

The Con of Diversity, by Chris Hedges

Mediocrity in the name of diversity. How the white power structure plays people of color.

Preventing Crimes Against Humanity in the US

Stanton’s model also argues that every stage offers opportunities for prevention.

American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism. Project Censored interviews Henry A. Giroux.

As white supremacy, ultra-nationalism, rabid misogyny and anti-immigrant fervor coalesce, a new and uniquely American form of fascism looms…

Trump’s act of state terrorism against children, by Henry A. Giroux

State violence against children has a long, dark history among authoritarian regimes.