Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Tag: human rights

Three Journalists Murdered within Two Weeks

"The murder of three journalists in two weeks shows how the lack of progress in ending impunity has emboldened those bent on silencing the press in the Philippines." Will their killers be brought to justice?

Family Releases Video of Police Killing Their Mentally Ill Son

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has recently been the target of multiple Justice Department investigations. And here's one of huge concern after Sheriff’s Deputies recently shot a mentally ill man to death.

Eulogy for a Friend

Chris Hedges recently delivered this eulogy for his friend and former divinity school classmate, the Rev. Terry Burke, who spent 31 years as the pastor of the First Church Jamaica Plain in Boston.

The Unending Persecution of Chelsea Manning

The government’s cruelty is taking another turn against Chelsea Manning as they try to destroy her for providing classified information to WikiLeaks more than 5 years ago. But why?

Amnesty International: Protecting the ‘Human Rights’ of Johns, Pimps and Human...

Is the sickness of the modern culture the ability to exploit with impunity into a human right. Chris Hedges discusses Amnesty International's call to decriminalize prostitution.

VIDEO: Chelsea Manning Faces Solitary Confinement for Having Vanity Fair’s Caitlyn...

Chelsea Manning could face the punishment of indefinite solitary confinement, but the reasons are shocking—for having an expired tube of toothpaste and an issue of Vanity Fair. Will her case receive "a fair and equitable process?"

VIDEO: Henry Siegman, Leading US Jewish Voice for Peace: 'Give Up...

Both Jewish and Palestinian women from the group, Women Wage Peace, are holding a hunger strike in a call for a renewal of peace negotiations. Henry Siegman discusses the situation with Democracy Now.

Fourth Blogger Murdered in Six Months

A fourth blogger has been murdered in Bangladesh in the past six months. "How many more bloggers must be murdered before the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina acts decisively to stem the violence and impunity?"

NY Attorney General Investigating Death of Woman in Police Custody

In the last month, there have been at least 13 people who've died in police custody. Now the New York attorney general is investigating the death of Raynette Turner, 42, who was found dead in her holding cell.

US Marshal Found Guilty of Obstruction in Drunken Shooting

A jury found U.S. Marshall Matthew Itkowitz guilty of obstruction of justice for making misleading statements to LAPD homicide detectives in order to justify killing a man. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

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Biden condemns ICC bid to arrest Israeli leaders, sparking global outcry

A panel of ICC judges will determine whether to issue arrest warrants for any of the suspects. President Biden criticized the ICC’s actions as “outrageous.”

1,3-dichloropropene: The dangerous, sweet-smelling pesticide you’ve never heard of

Regulatory loopholes allow more than 30 million pounds of a cancer-causing pesticide to be sprayed on U.S. crops.

Reintroduction of 170 European bison could help remove CO2 equivalent of 43,000 cars, study...

A new study by researchers from Yale University and Memorial University of Newfoundland has found that a herd of 170 bison being reintroduced to the Țarcu mountains of Romania could help sequester carbon dioxide emissions.

Nevada pushes for abortion rights as coalition submits over 200,000 signatures for ballot measure

This effort, spearheaded by Nevadans for Reproductive Freedom, underscores a critical moment in the ongoing national debate over abortion.

Toxic gaslighting: How 3M executives convinced a scientist the forever chemicals she found in...

As the EPA now forces the removal of the chemicals from drinking water, Kris Hansen wrestles with the secrets that 3M kept from her and the world.