Friday, February 21, 2020

Tag: human rights

Corrupt City Official Ordered to Repay $3.4 Million

Former Vernon City Administrator Bruce Malkenhorst Sr. has been convicted of felony misappropriation of public funds, but he has decided to fight this rather than accept the terms.

The Digital Dog Ate Our Civil-Liberties Homework: ‘It’s Just the Way...

The surveillance state is a failure and suppressor of democracy and should not be the default setting of digital technology. It's time we get back to a democratic system, which is to be master.

Appeals Court Upholds Abusive Sheriff’s Conviction

Instead of identifying himself as a law enforcement officer, Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella assaulted an unarmed victim during a road rage incident. Another example of a county sheriff committing deprivation of civil rights.

Smart Guns Meet Stubborn Opposition

Are smart guns the answer to prevent future mass shootings and other acts of gun violence? First we need legislation to come to the point where curtailing gun-violence is a reality.

How Rabid Extremists Exiled a 14-Year-Old

Ahmed Mohamed, an all-American boy who built a clock not a time bomb, had a bright future ahead of him in America, until anti-Muslim radicals chased him away. What is with America's rabidly insane conspiracy theories?

VIDEO: We Won't Torture Anymore: APA Tells US to Withdraw Psychologists...

The American Psychological Association has barred psychologists from participating in national security interrogations through a new policy passed in August. Are these changes key to protecting health professionals from military prosecution?

VIDEO: Voices of Rise Up October: Quentin Tarantino, Cornel West, Victims'...

With some 40 families across the country impacted by police violence, thousands took to the streets of New York City in solidarity for the victims demanding an end to police brutality. We need change.

Prostitution: Being Raped for a Living

Rachel Moran, like many other girls and women, was forced into prostitution—desperate and homeless. Now a prostitution abolition activist, writer and blogger, Moran has created an organization for survivors of prostitution and is striving for its outlaw.

VIDEO: 'Everybody Is a Suspect:' European Rights Chief on Edward Snowden's...

In a new campaign to establish global privacy standards, Edward Snowden along with others proposed the International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers. Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, discusses the treaty.

Police Refuse to Release Details About Church Drummer Killed by Plainclothes...

A fatal police shooting occurred in Palm Beach Gardens and killed Corey Jones, a drummer in a church band, while he was waiting for a tow truck to arrive. The department is withholding details, but where is the transparency inside the Florida Police Department?

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Sander’s monumental mistake: failing to explain exactly what a democratic socialist government is

It’s time that Sanders speaks out, explains what democratic socialism is and reminds Americans that it is a central part of this country, and that’s why he espouses that political ideology.
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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."

America’s democracy versus Trump fascism. Which will prevail?

The American people better wake soon and realize that this nation’s democracy is under direct attack by these forces of fascism.

Factchecking NPR’s attempted takedown of Bernie Sanders

Their ignorance is willful, and finds its roots in a profoundly ideological position, an ideology adopted by journalists who favor and are rewarded by corporate arguments promoted by corporate Democrats.

Humanity’s survival on earth starts with having smaller families

A human rights-based approach to family planning will help reduce the ecological impact of population growth.