Human Rights

Bernie Sanders’ Rights Talk Is Nonsense On Stilts

“Human Rights Day – chalking of the steps” by University of Essex is licensed under CC BY 2.0 In an otherwise perfectly sensible discussion of handling “gentrification,” Vermont Senator and...

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Brickbat: Parental Rights

Former Iowa Department of Human Services social worker Chelsie Gray has been charged with three counts of felony perjury for her testimony in a case that recommended to a judge that he remove four children from their parents and terminate the...

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43 Disappeared Mexican Students Remembered In Ai Weiwei Exhibit

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014. That encounter led, in turn, to his new exhibit in Mexico’s...

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Say What? Rashida Tlaib Promotes Hunger Strikes To Protest Ice – But She Won’t Join Them

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13). Screen grab via CNN. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) gave a speech over the weekend to a human rights group in Michigan where she urged attendees to take bold action on the issue of illegal immigration and ICE. The Free...
Related topics: Protests, CNN, Immigration

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Thursday’s Daily Brief: Impact Of Bad Working Conditions, Syria And Libya Humanitarian News,...

Thursday’s top news include: a new report on the dangerous impact of stressful working conditions; the need to decongest Al Hol camp in Syria; a US$2 million allocation from the UN’s emergency fund to ramp up the humanitarian response in Libya;...
Related topics: Syria, Libya, Bahrain

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Protecting Americans’ Right To Hear From The Leader Of Bds, The Palestinian Non-violent Campaign...

James ZogbyThere is a poisonous political climate in Washington and the anti-BDS hysteria has become a part of it. (Photo: Alex Christy/Flickr)
Related topics: World Photos, Flickr

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Watch: Paris Climate Accords Negotiator Glues Herself To The Street Outside Oil Company Building

Climate activists demonstrate in Paris, Saturday, Dec.12, 2015 during the COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Several environmental and human rights groups are planning protests around Paris to call attention to populations...
Related topics: France, Paris, Activism, Protests

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Video: European Parliament Debates Assange Extradition

The European Parliament Tuesday held a fiery debate on Julian Assange’s fate. Some MEPs argued the matter had no place in their body, others said human rights &  press freedom were fundamental European issues. Video by Cathy Vogan. Watch...
Related topics: World Videos, Debate, Julian Assange

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Trump Vetoes Measure To Curtail U.s. Support For War On Yemen

As the Saudi war on Yemen, with it’s countless human rights abuses that have led to famine, the death of innocent families and children, and the transformation of Yemen into what is likely to become the next breeding ground for terrorists,...
Related topics: Terrorism, Yemen

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Roger Waters Claims Madonna's Eurovision Gig In Israel To "normalise Apartheid"

Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters is an outspoken supporter of the pro-Palestinian BDS movement and has repeatedly accused Israel of violating the Palestinians' human rights.
Related topics: Madonna, Israel, Apartheid

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Microsoft Took An Ethical Stand On Facial Recognition Just Days After Being Blasted For A Sinister...

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it rebuffed a request from a US police agency to install its facial recognition software on officers' car and body cameras. President Brad Smith cited human rights concerns, saying that AI bias could mean a...
Related topics: Microsoft, Police

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Nicaraguans “will Not Be Silenced”

A year since Nicaragua spiralled into a socio-political crisis, human rights leaders have called on the country to refrain from violence and uphold the human rights of its citizens. Credit: Eddy López/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS,...
Related topics: Nicaragua

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Heading Into Indonesia's Election, Islamic Fundamentalism Gains Traction

In Indonesia, voters are deciding on more than 20,000 legislative seats and selecting a president. The incumbent president is pitted against a former military general accused of human rights abuses.
Related topics: Indonesia, Military

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Israeli Court Orders Human Rights Watch Director Deported For Blowing Whistle On Business Ties To...

Human Rights Watch) – Court Ruling Centers on Reporting Business Ties to Settlements (Jerusalem) – An Israeli court on April 16, 2019 upheld the Israeli government’s order to deport Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine...
Related topics: Israel, Jerusalem, Palestine

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Israeli Court Upholds Decision To Deport Human Rights Worker

An Israeli court upheld a ruling to deport Human Rights Watch’s Israel and Palestine director Omar Shakir on Tuesday over his advocacy calling on online booking agents to cease providing platforms for rentals in Israeli settlements in the West...
Related topics: Israel, Palestine

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Denied Entry To U.s., Bds Co-founder Omar Barghouti Condemns Mccarthyite Repression In U.s. &...

Critics are demanding answers after the Trump administration refused to allow prominent Palestinian human rights activist Omar Barghouti to enter the United States for a speaking tour, despite his valid U.S. visa. Barghouti is co-founder of the...
Related topics: Israel, Activism

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Access To Clean Water Is A Human Right, So Why Is Palestine An Exception?

Free access to clean water is a basic human right. This is not just a common-sense assertion, but also a binding legal commitment enshrined in international law. In November 2002, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted...
Related topics: Palestine

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Dr. Ruchama Marton On Being A Dangerous Woman, And A Radical Agenda For Partnership With...

Dr. Ruchama Marton, the founder and head of Physicians for Human Rights – Israel, received the Yeshayahu Leibowitz Award from the Yesh Gvul movement earlier this month. This is the speech she gave at the award ceremony on April 2,...
Related topics: Israel

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Jailed Uae Activist Ahmed Mansoor Continues Hunger Strike

Mansoor has been in prison for his online activism since 2017.Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor is currently serving a ten-year jail sentence in the UAE. Photo Credit: Martin Ennals Foundation, via Citizen Lab. Emirati human rights defender Ahmed...
Related topics: Activism, World Photos

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Trump Administration Officially Refuses To Work With Un On Racism

The Trump administration cares so little about fighting racism that it refused to nominate anyone to serve on a United Nations anti-racism committee. A human rights lawyer chosen by President Obama, Gay McDougall, currently serves on the 18-member...
Related topics: Barack Obama

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