As The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Turns 70, It’s Time To Resurrect Its Vision Of Global Sharing And Justice

By Adam Parsons, Sharing.org -

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of the most translated and celebrated documents in the world, marking its 70th anniversary this year. But relatively few people are aware of the [...]

ICE’s Military-Style Raid Leaves Immigrant Communities Terrorized

By Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, ACLU -

The chaos and fear that ensued last week have not abated. Lawyers were finally able to initiate contact with the 56 men in detention, but they have still not been able to contact the women, who [...]

The Foundation For International Justice Is Anti-Imperialism

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The United States has had a policy of imperialism beginning after the Civil War. The US way of war, developed against Indigenous peoples, spread worldwide as the US sought to extend its power [...]

Stop Using Discriminatory AI, Human Rights Groups Say

By Dan Robitzski, Futurism.com -

When it comes to developing artificial intelligence, President Trump may want a free-market approach. But a number of experts disagree — we need guidelines to protect people from discriminatory [...]

Prisoners Organizing National Strike Against ‘Modern Day Slavery’

By Michael Arria, In these Times. -

Prisoners across the country say they are gearing up for an end-of-summer nationwide strike against inhumane living conditions and unpaid labor—or, in their words, “modern-day slavery.” The [...]

Two Officials Of Center For Constitutional Rights Are Detained By Israel, Then Deported

By Staff, Mondoweiss.net -

Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and Katherine Franke, chair of CCR’s board and Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at [...]

The Time is Now for Universal Jurisdiction

By Inder Comar for his blog   -

The time is right to revive the concept of “universal jurisdiction” — the idea that a person, whatever their nationality, can be called to account before the court of any civilized country for [...]

Urgent Action To Protect Human Rights Defenders In Colombia

By Black Alliance for Peace. -

Human-rights and social-justice organizations in Colombia as well as the international community demand all charges be dropped and the state immediately release Afro-Colombian activists [...]

Protesters Fight Back Against Deportation Of Human Rights Advocate

By Staff, Fightbacknews.org -

New York, NY - Over 30 people gathered for an emergency rally held for Jerome Succor Aba, a Filipino peace activist who was denied entry to the U.S. and sent back to Manila after being tortured [...]

Palestinian Popular Resistance

By Wasan Abu Baker, Popular Resistance. -

The March of Return, which was launched on the anniversary of the Land Day, imposed new facts. The most important is that it revealed to the Palestinians the right of the return to self [...]

Syria: UN Expert Urges Pause-No Rush To Judgment

By Staff, Ohchr.org -

On 29 September 2011, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution18/6 on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order. The resolution affirmed that a democratic and equitable [...]

50 Years Later, The Poor People’s Campaign Continues

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

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Poor People's Campaign, called for by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Although Dr. King was murdered a month prior to the Poor People's Campaign, it [...]

Honoring Palestinian Artist Murdered By Israeli Forces

By Wasan Abu-Baker, Popular Resistance. -

Muhammad Abu Amr, 19 years old, is a young Palestinian artist who was killed by the Israeli forces during the Great Return March last Friday in Gaza. He dreamed of sand sculpting an 800 square [...]

Palestinians Will Not Cease To Demand Their Rights

By Basem Naim, Counterpunch. -

The West has long been enamored with the specter of passive resistance with tens of thousands of unarmed demonstrators facing off against a heavily armed and ruthless force in pursuit of [...]

Tasaheel Burnat, A Palestinian Activist On Palestinian Land Day

By Wasan Abu Baker, Popular Resistance. -

The events of the 1976 Palestinian Land Day came after the confiscation of thousands of acres of Arab land within the boundaries of populated areas under the cover of a Galilee Development [...]