Monday, March 1, 2021

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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Mumia Abu-Jamal, now in his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner, has COVID-19

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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The only way Democrats will get anything done

With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."