Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tag: human rights

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Leaked OPCW report raises new questions about 2018 chemical attack in...

A newly leaked internal document from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons reveals there were conflicting views within the organization as to what happened.

How ICE is using solitary confinement to punish asylum seekers, including...

The United Nations special rapporteur on torture says solitary confinement should only be used in exceptional circumstances, and defines extended use of solitary as “inhuman and degrading treatment.”

The Disintegrated Mind: The Greatest Threat to Human Survival on Earth

Like many people who have struggled to understand why human beings are driving the sixth mass extinction event in Earth’s history, which...

Venezuela Embassy Protection Collective defies unlawful ‘no trespass’ order

History will record this as a key turning point in U.S.-Venezuela relations, U.S. violation of a key tenet of international law and most of all, as a heroic example of U.S. citizens doing everything in their power to try to stop a U.S.-orchestrated coup.

Videos reveal California cop slamming unarmed woman to the ground

After the officer slapped the cellphone out of the woman’s hand, her mother attempted to record the rest of the incident on her cellphone as another officer detained her.

As Bernie Sanders says ‘no apologies’ for his position, 70+ groups...

At a time when voting suppression is taking place all across the country, we must make it clear that casting a ballot for American citizens is not a privilege. It is a right."

Suppressed: The true story of Georgia’s 2018 election (video)

The result is an emotionally gripping look at Georgia’s citizens that also lays out compelling and irrefutable evidence of voter suppression.

Three LGBTQ cases before the Supreme Court asks the question: How...

Will the Supreme Court back LQBTQ rights? Time will tell.

‘Unprecedented:’ UN finds US-backed forces killed more Afghan civilians than Taliban...

"It's not just my family, there are dozens of families just like mine who have been lost in bombings. The people have no power... We are the ones who are dying."

Defending Julian Assange; Defending the Truth

On 11 April 2019, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London by UK police and arrested for...

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Deputy resigns after charged with shooting unarmed woman and lying to investigators

Recorded on police dashcam video shooting an unarmed woman in the groin, a Florida sheriff’s deputy was indicted Wednesday on charges that...

‘This illegal and dangerous pipeline must be shut down’: Standing Rock Sioux renew the...

The tribe is asking for a pause in construction while a thorough environmental assessment, this time with input from the tribe is conducted.

Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal plan

Yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his version of a Green New Deal proposal which seems to be the most aggressive plan compared...

Media bias and movement building: Bernie Sanders’ revolutionary 2020 campaign

“Bernie Sanders makes my skin crawl. And I can’t even identify for you what exactly it is.”                                                                                              Former assistant U.S. attorney Mimi Rocah on...

Are terrorist watch lists expanding under Trump?

My wife, Joyce, and I recently traveled to Vienna for a week, where she had been invited to perform on Austrian state...