Chile To Mark First Anniversary Of Its Social Outbreak

By Telesur English. -

Chile's Constituent Unity Pact (CUP) called on citizens to commemorate the first anniversary of the social outbreak with pot-banging, honking, cycling, caravans, and cultural [...]

Persecuting Assange Is A Blow To Reporting And Human Rights Advocacy

By Janine Jackson, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

If it were not for a tiny handful of journalists—ShadowProof’s Kevin Gosztola preeminent among them—Americans might be utterly unaware that a London magistrate, for the last month, has [...]

Dangerous Use Of Crowd-Control Weapons Against Protestors And Medics

By Kathryn Hampton, Michele Heisler, and Donna McKay, Physicians for Human Rights. -

Portland, OR - Regardless of where we are, we are living in a reign of violence in which “we can’t breathe.” We are witnessing a global downward trend in terms of respect for fundamental human [...]

John Pilger: Eyewitness To The Agony Of Julian Assange

By John Pilger, Mintpress News. -

The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that without hesitation; I have sat in many courts and seldom known such a corruption of due process; this is due revenge. Putting aside the [...]

UN Report On Venezuela Omits The Greatest Violation Of Human Rights

By Leonardo Flores, Popular Resistance. -

On September 23, María Eugenia Russián, president of Fundalatin, Venezuela’s oldest human rights organization, testified to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and decried an attempt by a UNHRC [...]

Book Review: “On The Judgment Of History”

By Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed. -

The scene in Charlottesville, Va., three years ago -- the Confederate flags, the tiki-torch Nazis, the lethal use of a car against counterdemonstrators -- left Joan Wallach Scott feeling [...]

Using Human Rights To Promote War

By Anya Parampil, The Grayzone. -

Red Lines host Anya Parampil debunks a new report issued by the UN Human Right's Council which accuses Venezuela's government of "crimes against humanity". She points out major flaws in the [...]

Unfounded UN Report On Venezuela Used As Regime Change Tool

By the US Peace Council. -

The United Nations Human Rights Council issued a report* by the Independent Mission to Determine the Facts in Venezuela (Independent Mission), which accuses Venezuela of “cruel, inhuman or [...]

Colombia: ‘The Number One Demand On The Streets Is For Justice’

By People's Dispatch. -

On Wednesday, September 9, a video went viral in Colombia. It depicted a man repeatedly being beaten and tased by the police while he kept pleading “please, no more”. In a few hours, the man, [...]

Groups Applaud Introduction Of Philippine Human Rights Act

By Communication Workers of America. -

Earlier this year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Anti-Terrorism Act—a law that Amnesty International has called “yet another setback for human rights.” The law is clearly aimed [...]

Venezuela Blasts ‘Politicized’ Report By UN ‘Ghost Mission’

By Ricardo Vaz, Venezuelanalysis. -

The Venezuelan government rejected a recent report by a United Nations (UN) human rights mission. “It’s a report ridden with falsehoods, written from afar, with no methodological rigor [...]

Forced Sterilization Is Nothing New To Criminalized People In The US

By Jenn M. Jackson, Truthout. -

The United States has long used citizenship status and perceived criminality as a means to determine whether individuals deserve basic human rights. This week’s egregious allegations of mass [...]

Nurse Alleges Forced Sterilizations, Medical Malpractice At Immigrant Detention Center

By Niles Niemuth, WSWS. -

A whistleblower complaint filed on behalf of a nurse who worked at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in southern Georgia until July alleges that a number of immigrant [...]

Inside The World Uyghur Congress

By Ajit Singh, The Grayzone. -

In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous [...]

Our Unjust System Of Mass Supervision

By Mark Rice, Urban Milwaukee. -

Wisconsin’s disastrous system of mass supervision is at odds with our widely shared values of justice, human dignity and compassion. Detaining people struggling with poverty, housing insecurity, [...]