Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Tag: human rights

New anti-protest laws cast a long shadow on First Amendment rights

Tiffany Crutcher was worried.  Oklahoma lawmakers had passed a new measure stiffening penalties for protesters who block roadways and...

A mass-murdering regime dares to lecture the world on human rights

Washington is a criminal regime as its illegal wars and deliberate mass murder demonstrate beyond any doubt.

Kamala vs. Mitt: Two different viewpoints of family planning prefigure different...

Forget their policies for a moment, and consider how two politicians’ lives foreshadow our ecological future.

Overturning Roe v. Wade isn’t just about abortion

It’s also about access to family planning services, contraception, sex education and much else—all of which have also been under threat in recent years.

COP26: Climate pledges don’t match up with policies—or consumer behavior

The Glasgow Climate Pact kicks the climate can down the road.

COP26: Will humanity’s ‘last and best chance’ to save earth’s climate...

here is a chance we can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, but world leaders must hold businesses accountable and listen to Indigenous communities.

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.”

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NY cop pleads guilty to violating handcuffed man’s civil rights

If the Court accepts the plea agreement, Officer Matthew Felitto will receive a sentence of probation along with a $7,500 fine.

Earthquakes. Drought. Geysers. Permian oilfield water woes pile up in west Texas

At 8:00 a.m. Eastern on January 21, a magnitude 3.4 earthquake shook Culberson County in West Texas midway between Odessa and El...

Biden must take on Big Pharma over cancer drug that costs $189,000 per year

The United States government should be using its investments in medical research and innovation to benefit all Americans, not just the shareholders at a few corporations.