Ugandans Escalate Movement Of ‘Radical Rudeness’ Following Violent Arrest Over Mean Tweet

By Phil Wilmot, Waging Nonviolence. -

“Men with guns are breaking my door. They say they’re policemen but are not in uniform. I’ve locked myself inside.” This was the final Facebook post by Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, 2021 winner of [...]

Guantanamo Bay: ‘Ugly Chapter Of Unrelenting Human Rights Violations’

By the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. -

Geneva - On the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, UN experts* condemned the facility as a site of “unparalleled notoriety” and [...]

The Highest Attainable Standard Of Health Is A Fundamental Right

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

As we enter the new year almost two years after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020, the official death toll from COVID-19 sits just below 5.5 million people. [...]

Why US Prisons Don’t Want Prisoners To Read

By Eddie Conway, The Real News Network. -

In a recent piece for Protean magazine entitled “The American Prison System’s War on Reading,” Alex Skopic writes, “Across the United States, the agencies responsible for mass imprisonment are [...]

Forced Displacements In Colombia Increase By Over 169% During 2021

By Tanya Wadhwa, People's Dispatch. -

The Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES), on December 22, warned of an alarming increase in massive and multiple forced displacement events in Colombia during 2021. The CODHES [...]

First ‘Summit For Democracy’ Should Be The Last

By Branko Milanovic, Consortium News. -

More than 100 nations’ presidents, prime ministers, and kings met virtually at the Summit for Democracy on Dec. 9 and 10. It was the first meeting in history on this scale where the application — [...]

Despite Appeals, US Denies Possibility Of Unfreezing Afghan Assets

By People's Dispatch. -

US White House press secretary Jen Psaki clarified on Tuesday, December 14 said that the government has no plan to unfreeze Afghanistan’s assets. Psaki was responding to a public call by [...]

Honduras’ Left-Wing Breakthrough

By Francisco Dominguez, Tribune Magazine. -

What appeared impossible has been achieved: the people of Honduras have broken the perpetuation, through electoral fraud and thuggish violence, of a brutal, illegal, illegitimate, and criminal [...]

How Can They Accept Extradition To A Country That Plotted To Kill Julian?

I want to emphasize that the High Court accepted all the medical evidence and the conclusions of the magistrate that if Julian is extradited and placed under extreme conditions of isolation it [...]

People Centered Human Rights And The Black Radical Tradition

By ​​​​​Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

International Human Rights Day is December 10. On that day in 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was promulgated as the first in a series of covenants, treaties, and legal [...]

A New Campaign Fights To Stop The Criminalization Of Poverty

By Eleanor J. Bader, The Progressive Magazine. -

Anew campaign, Housing Not Handcuffs, is attempting to stop the criminalization of homelessness and poverty in the United States. Led by the National Homelessness Law Center, the effort builds on [...]

A TERF-Far Right Alliance Has Launched A New Transphobic Onslaught

By Adrien Belarc, Left Voice. -

Modern-day transphobia, embodied by the Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) movement, emerged across the English Channel. Until now, it has been mostly anecdotal in France, but the [...]

Black Alliance For Peace Condemns Trial Of Black Activist Dedan Waciuri

By Black Alliance for Peace. -

North Carolina - After a number of delays and questionable prosecutorial behavior in their attempts to force a plea-deal because of the weakness of their case, Dedan Waciuri, a resident of [...]

An Obscure Agency Is Threatening To Hand Medicare Over To Wall Street

By Ana Malinow, Truthout. -

In the face of massive support for Medicare for All and the failure of the U.S.’s for-profit health care system, the inevitable fall of the medical-industrial complex can be predicted, if not [...]

Some European Prisons Are Based On Dignity Instead Of Dehumanization

By Ram Subramanian, Brennan Center. -

On a cold morning in February 2013, I led a group of American policymakers and criminal justice practitioners — judges, public defenders, legislators, corrections officials, law professors — on a [...]