Ex-UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Says US Healthcare System Is ‘Morally Wrong’

By Jessica Glenza, Theguardian.com -

The former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has denounced the United States’ healthcare system as politically and morally wrong, and urged American leaders to enact publicly financed [...]

The National Prison Strike Isn’t Over

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

From August 21 to September 9, prisoners in 17 states went on strike to protest inhuman living and working conditions and to promote ten basic demands. Although the formal strike is over, some [...]

Sign On: Urge President Obrador To Investigate Human Rights Abuses, Free Political Prisoners

By Staff, Afgj.salsalabs.org -

President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has shown interest in proposing an Amnesty Law with a final goal of national reconciliation and peace. In Mexico there exist political prisoners and [...]

National Prison Strike Solidarity: Next Steps

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi. -

We made it! I appreciate everyone's efforts in making the National Prison Strike a national headline for three weeks. Your solidarity and support has been a huge reason why the NPS flooded the [...]

Open Letter Criticizes Human Rights Watch On Nicaragua

By Nan McCurdy, Popular Resistance -

I am writing to protest vigorously about your August 23rd press report in which you accuse two Nicaraguan police officials of leading the ‘assassination of dozens of protesters’ during the [...]

Solidarity With Striking Prisoners Of Colombia And North America

By Alliance for Global Justice. -

We, the People’s Human Rights Observatory (Observatorio de los Derechos Humanos), declare our solidarity with the worldwide resistance to prison imperialism and reject the expansion of the United [...]

WaPo Uses Photo Of John McCain Next To Nazi To Praise His ‘Human Rights’ Work

The Washington Post (8/27/18) published an op-ed by conservative staff opinion columnist Jennifer Rubin praising the late Sen. John McCain for his supposed commitment to “human rights.” Rubin [...]

Human Rights And Artificial Intelligence: The Challenge Of An Era

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Opendemocracy.net -

A new set of principles—the Toronto Declaration—aims to put human rights front and centre in the development and application of machine learning technologies. In May 2018, Amnesty [...]

Saudi Arabia Threatens To Behead Female Human RIghts Activist

By Sondos Asem, Middleeasteye.net -

Saudi human rights activists have warned against the possible beheading of detained female human rights activist Israa al-Ghomgham, who has been provisionally sentenced to death by a Riyadh [...]

The Misleading Role Of Human Rights NGOs In International Politics

By Jonathan Sigrist, Globalresearch.ca -

When the media reports on events happening in countries other than their own, the nature of the information they rely on tends to be very different than they otherwise would use when reporting [...]

Mass Protests Greet Trump As He Lands In Helsinki For Summit

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

Demonstrators brandished banners that read "Make peace, not war", "Refugees are welcome" and "Make human rights great again!" About 2,500 protesters demonstrated in support of human rights, [...]

Europe Says ‘Go Home’ in Every Language To Migrants

By Ramona Wadi, Mintpress News -

The EU chose to uphold a punitive stance against migrants, many of whom hail from sub-Saharan Africa and are fleeing the long-term consequences of war, poverty and plunder. Libya, which has [...]

The United States Has Quit the Human Rights Business

By Vijay Prashad, Independent Media Institute -

The United States has decided to formally depart from the United Nations Human Rights Council. This action by the Trump administration has been met, in liberal American and European circles, with [...]

Dozens Of Parents With Their Babies Occupy ICE Field Director Office

By Ilana Berger, Yotam Marom and Jodeen Olguín-Tayler, Popular Resistance -

On June 21, 2018, dozens of parents and babies took over the offices of Thomas R. Decker, New York field office director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in protest of the Trump [...]