Visibility Alone Will Not Keep Transgender Youth Safe

By Chase Strangio and Raquel Willis, The Nation. -

On March 3, Missouri father Brandon Boulware begged lawmakers not to pass a bill that would ban his transgender daughter from participation in her dance squad, volleyball, and tennis teams. To [...]

Nicaragua And The Western Human Rights Industry

By Stephen Sefton, Tortilla con Sal. -

Every area of reporting has become increasingly shaped by corporate funding either directly or else indirectly, via government bodies strongly under corporate influence. The Western intellectual [...]

China Issues Annual US Human Rights Report

By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi, Global Times. -

China published its annual US human rights situation report on Wednesday at a time when the US-led ideological battle against China has intensified, mainly over Xinjiang and other domestic [...]

Biden Administration Cynically Manipulates LGBTQ Rights Struggle To Advance Empire

By Morgan Artyukhina, Liberation News. -

Perhaps feeling wind in his sails after an executive order reversing Trump-era anti-LGBTQ policies, US President Joe Biden is now seeking to make defense of LGBTQ rights abroad a part of US [...]

No Human Rights In Texas

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

Texas, the Lone Star state, was once a part of Mexico but broke away after that nation outlawed slavery. Such reactionary beginnings have carried over into its governance in the 21st century and [...]

Firsthand Report On The Crisis In Haiti: ‘The People Are Screaming For Help’

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

Jovenel Moïse's term as president in Haiti ended on Sunday, February 7, but he is refusing to leave office with the support of the Biden administration, the United Nations and other western [...]

Forced Labor In The United States

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

By any measure, the United States has the worst human rights record among the nations called democratic or developed or advanced or “free world” or any of the other labels that rich capitalist [...]

UN Special Rapporteur Urges US To Lift The Blockade Against Venezuela

By Mision Verdad, Orinoco Tribune. -

The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations (UN) on the effects of sanctions on human rights, Alena Douhan, held a press conference today before leaving Venezuela. Douhan detailed the impact of [...]

UN Independent Expert: ‘This Is How The Human Rights Industry Works’

By Geraldina Colotti, Orinoco Tribune. -

Indeed, a “human rights industry” exists, and many officials of the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner [for Human Rights], diplomats, activists from non-governmental organisations, human rights [...]

UN Expert: End US Sanctions On Syria

By Aaron Maté, The Grayzone. -

An independent United Nations expert is calling on the US to lift its crippling sanctions on Syria. Under the Caesar Act, US sanctions explicitly target Syria’s reconstruction in the aftermath [...]

Violent Right Wing Forces Have Been Activated, It Requires Strategic Action To Stop Them

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Since the assault on the US Capitol on January 6 by right-wing Trump supporters, the fallout has been rapid. The Democrats, both elected officials and voters, were quick to jump on the [...]

The Future Will Only Contain What We Put Into It Now

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

At Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, we take the UN Charter as the foundation of our work. To advance its goals is an essential step for the construction of humanity, which is a [...]

This Is How We Fight For Our Human Rights

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

It was ten years ago last week that the Arab Spring began. I recall it well as the day before Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in Tunisia and ignited a revolutionary movement, I stood in the [...]

Canada Will Violate Human Rights If It Extradites Huawei Executive To The US

By Hispan TV, Orinoco Tribune. -

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of Huawei, argued that the Canadian government would violate international law if it extradites her to the United States. The Canadian national media [...]

UN Experts Concerned About Charges Against US Indigenous Leader

Nicholas Tilsen, human rights defender of the Oglala-Lakȟóta Sioux Nation and president of the indigenous-led NDN Collective, is due in court on 18 December, charged with four felonies and three [...]