Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tag: human rights

For Afghan women, the frightening return of ‘vice and virtue’

The Taliban are going back on their promise to respect women’s rights.

Six-month sentence for lawyer who took on Chevron denounced as ‘international...

Conviction of Steven Donziger "perfectly encapsulates how corporate power has twisted the U.S. justice system to protect corporate interests and punish their enemies."

Why the Taliban’s promise to stop the opium trade rings hollow

Uncertainty abounds over what the Taliban’s opium policy will actually look like. In the meantime, the farmers are planting the seeds for next year’s crop right now.

Federal court blocks government from expelling families from US under ‘Title...

“President Biden should have ended this cruel and lawless policy long ago, and the court was correct to reject it today.”

Philadelphia agrees to pay $2M to innocent woman beaten by cops

“The behavior that occurred during the interaction between Rickia Young, her nephew, her son, and some of the officers on the scene violated the mission of the Philadelphia Police Department.”

A record 227 environmental defenders were killed in 2020

The study connected that rise in violence with the worsening of the climate crisis itself.

You’ll know an economic and social justice plan is serious if...

A new report on the solidarity economy details how investments in culture can support economic and racial justice.

Climate crisis putting a billion children at ‘extremely high risk,’ warns...

Almost half of the world’s children are seriously threatened by the rapidly deteriorating global climate.

New UN climate report is ‘code red for humanity,’ but joining...

In its first major climate report since 2013, the IPCC offers its starkest warning yet: Serious impacts of global warming are now unavoidable.

Ben & Jerry’s is carrying on a proud tradition of boycotts...

From the Boston Tea Party to the Montgomery bus boycott, an ice cream boycott for Palestinian rights fits right in with social movement history.

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Trump planning to run in 2024? From his jail cell?

This guy is a political crook that has been allowed to run free—so far.

Trump’s suicidal gut instinct at work: ‘Fix those ‘rigged’ elections or we won’t vote.’

Trump can’t stand that he can't punch one hole in one state’s tabulations, thus his ever-tiresome "rigged election" lies, taking the untenable to the unthinkable.

Toxic Clichés

Our students will be facing challenges beyond what we can begin to imagine, if these past few years are any indication, crises that require far-ranging intelligence, imagination, sensitivity.

Manchin fumes after Sanders op-ed in West Virginia paper calls out obstruction of Biden...

"Congress should proceed with caution on any additional spending and I will not vote for a reckless expansion of government programs."

Follow Alabama’s lead on child care

If one of our poorest states can rise to meet this basic human need, why can’t Congress?