Articles about Human Rights
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Media Complicity Is Key to Blacklisting Websites
We still don’t have any sort of apology or retraction from the Washington Post for promoting “The List” -- the highly dangerous blacklist that got a huge boost from the...
Why Standing Rock Matters
Right to Clean Water & The Fight Against Eminent Domain
Deliberately Forgotten.
Words are battling in my head and I cannot truly form a sentence empty of frustration. The phone is barely ringing to Aleppo. And, when they finally pick up, no word is...
Anarchists - What We Stand For
Anarchism : The word “anarchy” comes from Greek and means “no rulers”. As a political philosophy, anarchism is based on the idea that organization does not require rulers—that...
The Boy in the Ambulance Offers Glimpse of 'Profound Horrors' in Syria
"It didn't stop & it won't stop with Omran if the world doesn't act."
Black Americans Have Always Lived Under Police State Fascism
The word fascism has reappeared in the American popular lexicon thanks to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The word is used to keep progressive Democrats in a state of...
Here Is Why Your Vote Is Not Your Voice
In light of the precarious position many progressives find themselves in because they are weighing a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, this needs to be said...
How a Traffic Offense Can Be a Ticket to Prison
How can a traffic offense get you a ticket to prison? The answer is, “Quite easily if you’re poor!” Let’s take a look at the system of court fines and then correct it, our...
Precarious Lives: Memorializing Women of Color Who Died After Police Encounters
The editorial staff of Othering & Belonging: Expanding the Circle of Human Concern, a publication from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and I
White Supremacy Cannot Have Our People
for a working class orientation at the heart of white anti-racist organizing
Solitary Confinement Is 'No Touch' Torture, and It Must Be Abolished
I spent about nine months in an isolated cell behind a one-way mirror. It was cruel, degrading and inhumane
How Prison Labor Is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support It
If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery
I Stopped Eating Animals Because of Human Rights
What does the meat industry do to people’s mental health?
Why Black Lives Matter Won't Go Away: a Primer on Systemic Racism in America
Intellectually lazy. Willfully ignorant. Blinded by privilege. Drunk with prejudice. These are some of the words that come to mind when I think of the 30 percent of Americans...
From 'Black Power' to #Blacklivesmatter: 50 Years of Resistance, In Pictures
For half a century, Stokely Carmichael's slogan "Black Power" has resonated in the fight against anti-Black racism and oppression in the U.S.
The Scientific Way to Train White People to Stop Being Racist
No one wants to be called fragile. And if you’re white, what you feel reading the title of this article may be indicative of the term. “White fragility” refers to white...
Policing Is a Dirty Job, but Nobody's Gotta Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop-Free World
It's time to start imagining a society that isn't dominated by police
A Few Thoughts After the #Blacklivesmatter Vigil in Lawrence, KS Tonight
After tonight's ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ vigil, I don't have the words to speak to how powerful and moving this event was. It appeared there was about 400 people that got to hear...
Abolish the Police. Instead, Let's Have Full Social, Economic, and Political Equality.
When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?
After Last Week's Tragedies, What Can Be Said That Hasn't Been Said Before?
I have struggled to find words to express what I thought and felt as I watched the videos of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile being killed by the police. Last night, I...
Criminalizing the Hustle: Policing Poor People's Survival Strategies From Eric Garner to Alton Sterling
Garner sold loose cigarettes; Alton Sterling hawked CDs — and they both died at the hands of police
15 Things Your City Can Do Right Now to End Police Brutality
Martin Luther King Jr. said it best in 1966: "[The] law cannot make a man love me, but it can restrain him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important also." Two...
Claim Your Own: The Orlando Shooter Was a Product of US Hypermasculinity
Like so many others, I’ve been at a loss for the past two days, trying to make sense of the heinous act of anti-queer mass murder in Orlando. The following are some of my...
4 Reasons Every Straight Person Needs to Go to Pride (At Least Once)
I HAVE LIVED IN CITIES WITH PRIDE celebrations for many years, and I had never attended. It always seemed like a party that was meant for a group of people to which I, a...
Contradictions in the United States of Amnesia: Why a Black Man Can Love Donald Drumpf
Donald Drumpf reveals the truth about America… in a way we can no longer pretend to ignore.
Dear Straight Allies, Please Don't Come to Pride Until You've Understood These 6 Things
1. The first Pride was a police riot. We hold Pride each summer to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969. At the time, most states had laws banning LGBT people from...
Tim Wise & the Failure of Privilege Discourse
"Unfortunately, I think our use of the term “privilege” is no longer a productive way for us to gain a thorough understanding of systemic injustice, nor is it helping us to...
Things That Feel True to My Broken Heart After Orlando
I don’t think I can write about his right now. I can’t be positive… And I don’t want to be negative. What I want to do is remind people that love is stronger than hate, but...
It's 2016 and Two Men Kissing Is Still a Stunning, Terrifying Sight
Just existing as a queer person is still a radical —and very dangerous — act.
Are We Witnessing 'Straightsplaining' of the Orlando Massacre?
“I’ve had enough, I’m going home” Owen Jones says as he takes his mic off and leaves the Sky News studio. It was an incredibly tense moment you could physically feel through...
The Hidden History of Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali’s resistance to racism and war belongs not only to the 1960s, but the common future of humanity.
"The Divide" Shows Inequality on the Big Screen
Inequality represents simultaneously a cornerstone and a weak link in today's capitalism. The idea that wealth creation for the few benefits the many is a core myth of the...
Jessica Valenti: My Life as a 'Sex Object'
In her teens, strangers flashed her on the subway, teachers asked for hugs and boys joked about her breasts. Should she laugh off a lifetime of objectification – or get angry?
After Empowering the 1% and Impoverishing Millions, IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure
Last week a research wing of the International Monetary Fund came out with a report admitting that neoliberalism has been a failure. The report, entitled, “Neoliberalism...
World's Low-Cost Economy Built on the Backs of 46 Million Modern Day Slaves
'Business leaders who refuse to look into the realities of their own supply chains are misguided and irresponsible.'
Remembering All the Deaths From All of Our Wars
We fail our duties as citizens if we remain silent about the realities of war
Basic Income Gathers Steam Across Europe
In the last few months basic income—an unconditional cash payment to every member of the population—has been getting more and more attention in the media and social networks...
Memorializing the Horrors of War With 10 Must-See War Films
“The horror... the horror...”—Apocalypse Now (1979) “You can’t show war as it really is on the screen, with all the blood and gore. Perhaps it would be better if you could...
The Intercept Is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here's Why
FROM THE TIME we began reporting on the archive provided to us in Hong Kong by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, we sought to fulfill his two principal requests for how the...
This Is Not a 'Migrant Crisis' - It's a Crisis of Inequality and War
The media  is wrong to characterise the issues surrounding the thousands of people attempting to travel into Europe as a ‘migrant crisis’, according to a briefing released...
For First Time Ever, a Majority of People Identify as 'Global Citizens'
People around the world are increasingly identifying as global citizens, according to a new BBC poll that shines a light on changing attitudes about immigration, inequality...
Untying the Blindfold: Beyond Brussels, the Truth for Our Children
The First World is quickly learning that it was easy to skip the lecture on morals and ethics - it is physics that will eloquently phrase the challenge in the end. Every action...
The Brussels Attacks: Our Pain and Rage Are Immense, but We Need Reason and Understanding More Than Ever
Frank Barat reflects on today's attacks on his city, and argues that only more understanding can defeat terrorism and its root causes.
Will Racism Ever End, Will I Ever Stop Being a Nigger?
A commentary on being Black in post-Obama America
The Global Refugee Crisis: Humanity's Last Call for a Culture of Sharing and Cooperation
The real crisis is not the influx of refugees to Europe per se but a toxic combination of destabilising foreign policy agendas, economic austerity and the rise of right-wing...
Traditional Gender Norms Are Imprisoning All of Us - Let's Be Whole Human Beings
The world needs all of us to become healers. It needs us to nurture the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine that lies dormant to various degrees within each and every one...
13 Point Human Rights-Based Revolutionary Agenda
REVOLUTION LA is a political discussion group and revolutionary grassroots movement dedicated to building class-consciousness from the bottom-up through community education...
I Am Half: How Can We Inspire More Men to Make a Public Stand for Equality?
Most of the pain and killing and suffering comes from the hands of men in my age group. If all of a sudden all the men between 25-35 did half of what was on this list. If all...
Ending Circumcision: Where Sex and Violence First Meet
Flowers In the Rain Cold, wet, and tired from the long morning rally, my eight year-old asks again why we are here. We are standing with about fifty other media people...
How to Be an Anticapitalist Today
Anticapitalism isn’t simply a moral stance against injustice — it’s about building an alternative.