UN Human Rights Chief Calls For Venezuela Sanctions Relief

By José Luis Granados Ceja, Venezuelanalysis. -

Mexico City, Mexico - Michelle Bachelet, United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, called on Monday for sectoral sanctions against Venezuela to be lifted. “I reiterate my call [...]

Urgent Appeal To Safeguard Palestinian Prisoners’ Rights

On Saturday 11 September, Al-Haq and partners submitted an urgent appeal to the UN special procedures calling for their urgent intervention to protect the lives of Palestinian prisoner escapees. [...]

Activists Go On Trial For Protesting Power Grab In Honduras

By Institute for Public Accuracy. -

Currently in Honduras, medical anthropologist Adrienne Pine is closely involved with the Espinal and Álvarez trial. Pine said today: “This Monday and Tuesday, former political prisoners Edwin [...]

Palestinian Prisoners Give IPS Until Friday To End Punitive Measures

By The Palestinian Information Center. -

The Palestinian Captive Movement has given the Israeli prison service (IPS) until next Friday to renounce its repressive measures against the prisoners in its jails, warning that they would take [...]

Africa’s Uprising Is Frozen, Its Cry Swollen With Hope

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

On 26 August, two deadly attacks on the perimeter of Kabul’s international airport killed over a hundred people, including a dozen US soldiers. The bombings struck people desperate to enter the [...]

Nicaragua Launches Plan To Fight Poverty And Promote Human Development

By Teri Mattson and John Perry, Popular Resistance. -

Ivan Acosta is Nicaragua’s minister of housing and public credit, with responsibility for key aspects of government planning. In July, he presented the country’s new “National Plan for the Fight [...]

The World Is Rid Of Rizzo

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News. -

Rizzo was the unapologetic godfather of the CIA’s torture program, a monstrous crime against humanity that he defended unabashedly until his death. On the surface, he was a nice enough guy — [...]

Venezuela Rejects Accusations Of Former ICC Prosecutor

By Ana Perdigón, Orinoco Tribune. -

This Thursday, August 12, Venezuela’s Public Ministry (MP) rejected as worthless the accusations issued by the former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, after [...]

Medicare For All Movement To File Human Rights Violation Complaint

By March For Medicare For All, Popular Resistance. -

The March for Medicare for All Movement released a statement today that the group is filing a human rights violation complaint with the United Nations and will hold a public UN panel discussion [...]

Time For Medicare For All

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams. -

The United States spends far more of its GDP on healthcare than other rich countries yet still has the highest infant and maternal mortality rates, the lowest life expectancy at age 60, and the [...]

City Hall Protest Over NYC Homeless Relocations Leads To 11 Arrests

By Dean Moses, Am New York. -

Housing advocates dubbed de Blasio a broken record for his repetitive phrases such as a “Recovery for all” and references to New York’s bright future, which they say ostracizes the homeless [...]

Donziger Slams Criminal Contempt Ruling

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams. -

Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger said Monday that he is a victim of an "obvious travesty of justice" and vowed to appeal after a judge found him guilty on six counts of criminal contempt of [...]

The Incalculable Cost Of Cheap Chicken

By Tina Vasquez, Scalawag. -

The average American consumes more than 100 pounds of chicken meat annually—or 8 billion chickens a year, nationwide. It should come as no surprise then that as the pandemic unfurled across the [...]

Report Calls For Reparations For Victims Of Racist Police Violence

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. -

On June 28, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet released a stunning 23-page report accompanied by a 95-page conference room paper for the UN Human Rights Council [...]