Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex

By Patrick Henningsen, Ukcolumn.org -

Human rights in the West: does the reality live up to the rhetoric? On the surface, the cultural narrative seems innocent enough: billionaire philanthropists, political luminaries and [...]

Israel: Stop NSO Group Exporting Spyware To Human Rights Abusers

By Staff, Amnesty.org -

On Thursday, a judge at Tel Aviv’s District Court will begin hearing arguments as to why Israel’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) should restrict the activities of NSO Group. The firm’s Pegasus [...]

Human Rights And Conflict Escalation In West Papua

By Staff, Humanrightspapua.org -

Throughout 2017 to 2019 West Papua1 continued to be the hot spot of human rights violations and conflict in Indonesia. The patterns of human rights violations strongly differ from other regions [...]

Federal lawsuit Filed Against Pro-Palestinian Human Rights Vigil

By Alison Weir, Israelpalestinenews.org -

A Michigan synagogue member has filed a federal lawsuit against “Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends,” a small human rights group that has been holding a pro-Palestinian vigil outside a [...]

Assange Extradition Hearing Will Take “Three To Four Weeks” As Political Opposition Mounts

By Laura Tiernan, WSWS -

Hearings over a US extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will likely be held across “three or four weeks,” starting in February, District Court Judge Vanessa Baraitser told [...]

Bolivia’s MAS Leader: “Our Advantage Is Not To Be Afraid Of Death In Defense Of The Country”

By Orinoco Tribune. -

The arrival of Evo Morales to Argentina was accompanied by a massive arrival of leaders of his party, the Movement to Socialism (MAS), to meet with him and outline the policy to face the coup in [...]

Who Gives US The Right To Lecture China About Rights?

By Andre Vltchek, Chinadaily.com.cn -

A long analysis I wrote about "the Uygur issue" earlier this year will be soon published as a book. For some time now, I have been warning that the West, the United States in particular, is [...]

Human Rights In Chile And At Chile-Controlled COP25: Attack Children, Medics & Civil Society

By Anne Petermann, Globaljusticeecology.org -

Then today, 16-year-old #Greta Thunberg was named as Time Magazine‘s person of the year. Celebrating the power of youth. I wonder if either Time or Greta heard about the 15 year old girl in Chile [...]

A US Human Rights Group Is Being Sued By Pro-Israel Organizations Over An Alleged Connection To ‘Balloon Terror’

By Michael Arria, Mondoweiss.net -

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is the target of a $90 million lawsuit that accuses the group of engaging in environmental terrorism. The legal action was brought forward by the [...]

COP 25 Climate Summit Opens With Controversy

By Anne Peterman, Global Justice Ecology Project. -

Santiago, Chile–While the annual UN Climate Summit (COP25) commences in Madrid, protesters across Chile, the country in which the COP was originally planned, are demanding that Chile be stripped [...]

Honduras: A Dangerous Place For Human Rights And Environmental Defenders

By Maria Faciolince, Oxfamblogs.org -

Honduras is a dangerous place for human rights defenders. Over 120 environmental activists were killed in Honduras between 2010 and 2017 (according to conservative figures), and many others are [...]

Obama Officials Confess Their Sins On Human Rights At J Street

By Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss.net -

At its just-concluded conference, J Street showed itself to be a potent lobby inside the Democratic Party dedicated to support for Israel and opposition to the Israeli occupation, to the point of [...]

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 [...]