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 [...]

Israel’s Settler Railway Could Be Going Nowhere Fast

By Ali Abunimah, Electronicintifada.net -

Trade unions and human rights organizations in France are celebrating as a victory the withdrawal of train manufacturer Alstom from the Jerusalem light rail. Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed [...]

Court Refuses To Block Panel Talk On Palestine At UMass-Amherst

By Jim Russell, The Republican -

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Robert L. Ullmann on Thursday refused to issue an injunction requested by attorney Karen Hurvitz to prevent a panel discussion on Palestine from being convened at [...]

Ex-UN Human Rights Expert Blasts ‘Manipulation’ on Venezuela: ‘We Are Swimming in an Ocean of Lies’

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone -

Former United Nations human rights expert and top legal scholar has harshly criticized the international body’s reporting on Venezuela, calling it “unprofessional,” politicized, and unfairly [...]

The Misleading Role Of Human Rights NGOs In International Politics

By Jonathan Sigrist, Globalresearch.ca -

When the media reports on events happening in countries other than their own, the nature of the information they rely on tends to be very different than they otherwise would use when reporting [...]

Fulfilling The Prophecy: The Indigenous Peoples March

By Nikki Sanchez, ROAR Magazine -

The Mayan prophecy that I have been raised with teaches that this time in history is an era of great significance for global human consciousness. Through our prophecy, we are taught that as of [...]

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

By Simon Albaugh, Occupy.com -

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, Insideclimatenews.org -

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 [...]