Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Tag: human rights

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,...

Wheelchair destruction

The Boston Globe reported, “Police in the United States city of Boston Tuesday night destroyed three wheelchairs in a garbage truck compactor...

What ‘abolish ICE’ really means

As I stepped inside the Cannon House Office Building on a Tuesday in July, I felt like I was taking a step...

“A victory for the people of Puerto Rico”: Gov. Ricardo Rosselló...

Celebrations were held throughout the night in Puerto Rico after Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced he would resign, following 12 days of mass...

The cleaning lady

She works hard for her money, as the song relates. She's the cleaning lady, the one who gets on her knees and...

The limited mind: Why fear is driving humanity to extinction

I have previously written many articles describing one or more aspects of the dysfunctional nature of the typical human mind, together with...

Immigrant children sent to Chicago shelters are traumatized and sick, in...

The Trump administration is sending immigrant children who are alone, afraid and sick with fever, chickenpox and even tuberculosis to shelters in...

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law urge officials to withdraw law enforcement, National...

“We are sounding an alarm regarding the potential deployment of the National Guard, state police and local law enforcement on Tuesday as voters prepare to cast ballots in primary elections."

Democratic senator offers amendment ending transfer of military equipment to police forces

“The cycle of police brutality sparking unrest, and that unrest being met by the militarized police is increasingly familiar in modern American society.”

Trump’s sleazy life: A mockery of Jesus’ core values

If we collect Jesus’ core moral humanism—and his teachings address humanity, Trump and the Trumpist “belief system” provide stunning opposition, forcible enough to slam Christians in the face.

An uprising was inevitable

"Being Black in this country means being at war on every front in every space at every moment."