Vibrant Community Of Resistance Behind New Orleans’ Historic Protests

By Jordan Flaherty, Waging Nonviolence. -

New Orleans has recently seen some of the largest protests in the city’s modern history — with thousands of people taking to the streets daily to demand systemic change, including defunding [...]

US Killer Cops Mastered ‘Fascist Israel’s Technique Proudly Used On Palestinians’

“Thank goodness there’s an uprising,” Waters told RT’s ‘Going Underground’ on Tuesday, referring to the wave of protests and riots sweeping the US since the killing of George Floyd by a police [...]

Bipartisan Crimes Against Humanity In The United States

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

Hundreds of people are unnecessarily dying every day with African Americans representing a disproportionate number of those deaths. Eighty million people are now without health coverage, millions [...]

UN Should Establish A Commission Of Inquiry On Systemic Racism And Law Enforcement In The US

By E. Tendayi Achiume, Just Security. -

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Council will hold an “Urgent Debate” on systemic racism in law enforcement. The proximate catalyst for this debate is the recent [...]

Human Rights Expert Hopes COVID-19, Climate Change And Racial Injustice Are A ‘Wake-Up Call’

By Ilana Cohen, Inside Climate News. -

The optimistic way is to see Covid-19 as a trial run for what's on the way with climate change in the sense that it really is a crisis that has affected vast numbers of people that has shown up [...]

USA: Hate And Fury

By Arantxa Tirado, Resumen English. -

The streets of the US are burning. Demonstrations by armed Trump supporters pressing for the opening of the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic have been replaced by protests for the umpteenth [...]

Health Is A Political Choice

By The Tricontinental. -

In the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Article 25 offers an expanded vision of what it could mean to be a human being. Human beings, it notes, have ‘the right to a [...]

The Rest Of The World Sees Uprisings, Not Riots

By Reese Erlich, The Progressive. -

U.S. officials, whether Democrat or Republican, pretend that only other countries violate human rights. Every year, the State Department issues a report on worldwide human rights with the [...]

Our Disaster – The Horrific War On Yemen

By Kathy Kelly, Voices For Creative Nonviolence. -

An entire generation of Yemeni children has suffered the traumas of war, many of them orphaned, maimed, malnourished, or displaced. The United Nations reports a death toll of 100,000 people in [...]

UK Government Urged To Suspend Export Of Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets And Riot Shields To US

By Jon Stone, -

The government is being urged to suspend the sales of British tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to the United States amid fears they are being used against civil rights protesters. The [...]

BAP Calls On United Nations To Address U.S. Human Rights Crisis

By the Black Alliance for Peace. -

The extrajudicial murders of African/Black people, such as Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, by agents of the U.S. government and armed civilians have sparked urban rebellions in [...]

Solidarity Key To Post COVID-19 Response

By Obiora C. Okafor, Open Global Rights.   -

The COVID-19 pandemic has left a massive amount of disease, death and despair in its stride, and will continue to seriously trouble the world even in its wake. As the result, it has posed a [...]

Cancel The Rents Activists Say Housing Is A Human Right

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

There is a growing movement of people refusing to pay their rent whether they are not able to or whether they can but they are acting in solidarity with those who can't. In this recession, tens [...]

Coronavirus And The Crisis Of African American Human Rights

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

With the overwhelming evidence that the capitalist system is fundamentally antithetical to the realization of human rights, including what should be an elementary right — access to healthcare — [...]

Stop COVID-19 Without Violating Human Rights

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis. We need to take warnings from medical professionals seriously and do everything we can to slow down the spread of the virus and save lives. We [...]