Columbus, The Indigenous, And Human Progress

By Howard Zinn, www.historyisaweapon.com -

Columbus and his successors were not coming into an empty wilderness, but into a world which in some places was as densely populated as Europe itself, where the culture was complex, where human [...]

Geneva Passes Resolution In Favor Of Venezuela’s Human Rights

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Jorge Valero acknowledged the UN Human Rights Council for addressing the negative connotations of Washington´s policy against Maduro´s government and the impact of these sanctions on people´s [...]

Court Calls US ‘Enhanced Interrogation Techniques’ Torture

By Associated Press -

A federal court in San Francisco took the unusual step of using the word “torture” to describe the treatment of a Palestinian man while he was in CIA custody following the Sept. 11 [...]

Arms Companies Failing To Address Human Rights Risks

By Staff, Amnesty.org -

As the world’s biggest arms companies prepare to set up shop at a global arms fair in London, a new report by Amnesty International shows how major industry players including Airbus, BAE Systems [...]

The Rise And Fall Of Nicaragua’s ‘Human Rights’ Organizations

By John Perry, Afgj.org -

When political conflict results in people being killed – especially at the hands of a government – the deaths are not just personal tragedies, they are propaganda material. This happened during [...]

Right2Vote Campaign

By Amani Sawari, SawariMi.com. -

This is a nationwide campaign being initiated by people currently confined in the United States. This campaign grew out of the August 21 National Prison Strike Demand #10: The voting rights of [...]

CBP Agents Interrogate US Citizen, Seize His Phone, After Venezuela Solidarity Trip

By Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone Project. -

A US citizen has told The Grayzone that the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service detained him on his way home from Venezuela and violated his privacy. Sergio Lazo Torrez, [...]

How To Support The North Carolina Prison Hunger Strike

By Incarcerated Workers. -

Requests for notaries necessary for legal actions and grievances against conditions at this razor-wire plantation are being consistently ignored. Many of these grievances are against Scotland [...]

UN High Commissioner On Human Rights Calls For Action To Avoid Climate Apartheid

By Staff, Ohchr.org -

We are deeply alarmed by the imposition of the death penalty on 30 people by the Specialised First Instance Criminal Court of the de facto authorities in Sana’a. The 30 men – most of whom are [...]

Statement On Human Rights In Venezuela

By Staff, Taskforceamericas.org -

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s July 5 report on Venezuela echoes the US government’s talking points, which are designed to terminate Venezuela’s two-decade-old [...]

Migrants Denounce ‘Psychological Abuse’ in US Detention Centers

By Staff, Telesur -

U.S. authorities recently ​​​​​recognized extreme overcrowding and health risks at Border Patrol centers. Central Americans allege they were victims of "psychological abuse" by U.S. federal [...]

Unilateral Sanctions And International Law

By Alfred de Zayas, Human Rights Corner -

The world order established by the UN Charter takes precedence over other international and regional treaties and imposes positive and negative obligations on member states, including the United [...]

Afro-Colombian Human Rights Defender Facing Assassination

By Amnesty International. -

Danelly Estupiñan defends the rights of the afro-descendent population in Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca as part of the organization Black Community Process (Proceso Comunitario Negro). For the [...]

In The U.S. They Are Never Called Human Rights Violations

By Ajamu Baraka, Dissidentvoice.org -

Trump’s 2020 budget proposal reflects another significant increase in military spending along with corresponding cuts in spending by Federal agencies tasked with the responsibility for providing [...]

US Sanctions Violate Human Rights And International Code Of Conduct

By Staff, Ohchr.org -

GENEVA (6 May 2019) – An independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council has expressed deep concern at the recent imposition of unilateral coercive measures on Cuba, Venezuela and Iran [...]