Shutoffs Continue As The People Of Detroit Fight For Water As A Human Right

By Simon Albaugh, -

Step onto downtown Detroit’s tiled sidewalks past the Kern Clock Tower and storefront restaurants and you’ll find Campus Martius. This small park at the center of the greatest comeback story in [...]

A Surge Of Climate Lawsuits Target Human Rights, Damage From Fossil Fuels

By Nicholas Kusnetz, -

A climate denier is in the White House, pushing policies that will boost emissions. Congress is doing nothing to stop him. So citizens and local governments who are facing the impacts of rising [...]

It’s Never ‘Just the Immigrants’

By Harry Blain, Foreign Policy In Focus -

The debasement of public discourse on immigration policy; the wink-and-nudge of encouragement offered to the most sinister fringes of the American far-right; or the aggravation of racial [...]

UN Says Free Assange Without Extradition To The US

By United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner -

UN human rights experts today repeated a demand that the UK abides by its international obligations and immediately allows Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to walk free from the Ecuadorian [...]

International Migrant Day, Solidarity And Struggle

By School of Americas Watch. -

Today, December 18th, the world celebrates International Migrants Day, and SOA Watch wants to express, above all, our solidarity with and love for all people who are forced to flee their [...]

The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights At 70

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

The UDHR was the first major instrument produced by the United Nations (UN), an institution itself created at the end of the Second World War. Its creation was hailed as a breakthrough that would [...]

The Principles Of Socialism

By Charles McKelvey, Counterpunch. -

With the emergence on the U.S. political scene of self-proclaimed socialists like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, and with membership in the Democratic Socialists of [...]

Seven Guilty Berta Caceres Murder Court Signals Others Still at Large

By Staff, The Guatemala Human Rights Commission -

A Honduran Criminal Court with National Jurisdiction found an active military officer, hitmen and current and former employees of the DESA hydroelectric company guilty of the murder of indigenous [...]

Human Rights World Summit Warns Of Rise In Activist Murders

By Staff, -

The conference is aimed at building ties between activists to develop strategies for fighting repression and discrimination over the next two decades. More than 150 rights campaigners from around [...]

Puerto Rico Tribunal Verdict: U.S. Is Guilty Of Crimes Against Humanity

By Puerto Rico Tribunal. -

New York, NY - Internationally recognized human rights activists and social movement leaders participated in the Emergency International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico. [...]

Mexico Offers ‘You Are Home’ Human Rights Plan To Migrants

By Staff, -

In light of the unprecedented flow of people from Central American countries who have entered the last few days through the southern border, President Enrique Peña Nieto today announced the "You [...]

Ex-UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Says US Healthcare System Is ‘Morally Wrong’

By Jessica Glenza, -

The former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has denounced the United States’ healthcare system as politically and morally wrong, and urged American leaders to enact publicly financed [...]

The National Prison Strike Isn’t Over

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

From August 21 to September 9, prisoners in 17 states went on strike to protest inhuman living and working conditions and to promote ten basic demands. Although the formal strike is over, some [...]

Sign On: Urge President Obrador To Investigate Human Rights Abuses, Free Political Prisoners

By Staff, -

President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has shown interest in proposing an Amnesty Law with a final goal of national reconciliation and peace. In Mexico there exist political prisoners and [...]