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Tag: human rights

What do those people want?

Progress! Meaning a national commitment to advance the economic, political and social circumstances of the American majority of workday families and poor people.

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

U.S. withdraws from Human Rights Council, Canada legalizes recreational marijuana, first ladies unite against family separation at the border, and more.

ICE killed Roxsana Hernandez

The war on refugees claimed another victim on May 25.

Trump’s war on children is an act of state terrorism

The time has come for the American public to make clear that resistance to the emerging fascism in the United States is not an option.

Caged children and terrified infants: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee describes ‘acts...

"So what I saw was a crisis continuing. Not in the making – a crisis continuing."

US officially withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

The announcement comes on the heels of the U.N. human rights chief calling the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families "unconscionable."

Missing in action

The poor remain missing in action in our American world, but not in my mind. Not in me.

The Bible’s message on separating immigrant children from parents is a...

Scripture commands Christians to help the poor, to recognize the importance of the family, and to criticize unjust laws.

The great return march and the women of Gaza

“Women will always be in the front lines of our national struggle.”

The foundation for international justice is anti-imperialism

The people of many countries unite in opposition to U.S. imperialism, economic warfare and threats of militarism – we need to say ‘no’ to U.S. imperialism.

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Native American water protector becomes first to be sentenced to time in federal prison...

Seven Native Americans face felony charges, while hundreds of others still face lesser charges for their role in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Canada becomes second country to legalize recreational marijuana at federal level

"This is a historic step forward for the movement to end marijuana prohibition."

Elizabeth Warren blocks Trump’s pick for CFPB Director until release of Zero-Tolerance documents

“I urge my colleagues in the Senate to reject this highly cynical nomination.”

US officially withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

The announcement comes on the heels of the U.N. human rights chief calling the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families "unconscionable."

Trade war with China – easy to win?

A trade war is won by the country that can tolerate more pain.

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