Monday, November 18, 2019

Tag: human rights

Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez unveil ‘Green New Deal For Public Housing’ bill

“The Green New Deal for Public Housing would transition the entire public housing stock of the United States, as swiftly and seamlessly as possible, into zero-carbon, highly energy-efficient developments that produce on-site renewable energy, expand workforce capacity and family self-sufficiency programs and focus on community development.”

Second St. Louis cop pleads guilty after beating undercover detective during...

Boone and Myers remain under indictment on federal charges related to the assault and subsequent cover-up.

Max Blumenthal arrest exposes hypocrisy of western media and ‘human rights’...

Here’s an idea for media outlets and NGOs concerned about the appeal of Russian public relations efforts: start doing your jobs by holding your own authoritarian politicians and politicized police forces to account.

Never had a chance!

It was 1956, Brooklyn, NYC, the year after our beloved Dodgers had finally won a World Series from those Damn Yankees. We...

Report: FBI spying on social movements

It is well past time for Congress to shine light on exactly what’s taking place at the J. Edgar Hoover Building.

Maybe a child slave makes the chocolate that you are eating

“People are enjoying something (chocolate) that I suffered to make. They are eating my Flesh.”

Trapped in an empire of borders

The driver of the passenger van pulled onto the shoulder of the road, looked back, and said, “There’s an immigration checkpoint up...

Open letter to congress: Why the Hong Kong human rights and...

Note: Congress is currently considering the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019.  If this bill becomes law it will...

Insulated from the truth

In 1933, soon after Hitler's ascent to power, the British ambassador to Germany made this assertion: "I have the impression that the...

When comedian Dick Gregory tried to bust the word

One afternoon in New York City in the spring of 1964, I marched at the head of a small civil rights demonstration,...

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Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Why use the Ukraine to impeach Trump when you’ve got the emoluments clause (and...

In any event, it’s not too late to add the Hatch Act and Emoluments Clause issues if the Ukrainian case looks weak.

New study shows staggering consequences of for-profit healthcare system and Americans’ inability to pay...

34 million adults know someone who died after not getting the necessary treatment because of affordability.
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Deputy under investigation after tackling teenage quadruple amputee on video

“Men with badges should not be acting this way. Men and women who do act this way should not have badges and guns.”