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    TAG : Human Rights

    The Reparations of History

      What the modern world owes slavery This article originally appeared at TomDispatch. Many in the United States were outraged by the remarks of conservative evangelical preacher Pat Robertson, who blamed Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake on Haitians for selling their souls to ...

    To the Women of America and the World: A Warning and a Rallying Cry From Poland

     Photo courtesy Agnieszka Morcinek / Agencja GazetaAn international strike of and for the women of the 99%, A Day Without a Woman, will take place on March 8, 2017.We, the women of Poland, have watched the emergence of the biggest threat to American democracy in the person of Donald Trump with ...

    Interview with Gay McDougall: Minority Rights Advocate

    As a lawyer and minority rights advocate, Gay McDougall’s career has spanned four decades and reached every continent. She has been dedicated to furthering the breadth of marginalized voices through a number of posts with the United Nations, and in partnership with international ...

    Dirty War on Terror

    For the Obama administration, perpetual war is its own justification.  This article originally appeared at Tom Dispatch. [This epilogue to Scahill’s bestselling book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, is posted with the kind permission of its publisher, Nation Books.]On January 21, ...

    It's Mostly Punishment

    To read about what Americans can do about human rights abuses in Palestine, check out "Can We Hold Israel Accountable," by Stephen Zunes. This post originally appeared at TomDispatch. “There is no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its ...

    Can We Hold Israel Accountable?

    To read Breaking the Silence testimonies by Israeli soldiers on the ongoing occupation and blockade of Palestine, check out "It's Mostly Punishment," by Oded Na'aman. A version of this article appeared at YesMagazine.org. The great wish of the early Zionist leader Theodor Herzl was that ...

    Apartheid, Palestine, and Human Rights

    The humanitarian crisis in Palestine is not something you hear much about these days. It didn’t come up in the presidential foreign policy debate on Monday, though of course Obama and Romney spent a long time talking about Netanyahu’s “red line” with Iran. G8 nations were ...

    No Papers No Fear: Where to Learn More

    Traveling by UnDocuBus from Phoenix to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the undocumented activists behind No Papers No Fear knew the danger they were facing. But by refusing to give into fear, the UnDocuBus riders signaled a new era in immigrant rights activism, one that places ...

    Crockpot: Immigration Edition

    Last Saturday, Hispanic Heritage Month officially began. For 25 years, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and a host of other museums and groups have celebrated Hispanic and Latino contributions to American history and culture. But this year’s celebrations are especially bittersweet, ...

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