Patients are kept over-sedated in filthy, hazardous conditions at the Federico Mora mental hospital in Guatemala. An investigation held in conjunction with human rights organization Disability Rights International revealed unbelievable human rights abuses
Militarization of state and local police forces is a rapidly growing problem. The small city of Santa Cruz, California is currently debating whether to buy a BearCat militarized armored vehicle for its local force. We must urge Mayor Don Lane to reject....
Biram Dah Abeid is a leading anti-slavery activist in Mauritania, the country with the highest prevalence of slavery in the world1. The organisation he founded, the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement2 has fought for the freedom of
Stop. Hey. What's that sound. Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of I can't breathe and Hands up don't shoot as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Something's happening here.
We cannot allow our government to once again spit in the faces of the people we've devastated with our greed and cruelty. The past can never be righted as long as we continue to steal sacred land from Native Americans.RENDER THOSE SACRED TO THE INDIANS.
According to an embassy statement, a Navajo delegation has argued that the artifacts rightly belong to the tribes after they viewed them at an auction in Paris. The Navajo tribe considers these objects to be living beings and saw many sacred belongings in
Many news stations that cover human rights abuses often focus on North Korea, whose staggering number of violations has been met with public condemnation. Citizens are starved, tortured, and killed over minor offenses. Generations of families suffer for..
Prison is a brutal place for those suffering from mental illness. Yet, a recently completed four-month long study by the New York Times suggests the issue is worse than we feared. The results present an alarming illustration of the rampant violence at ..
Govt. officials are allowing arbitrary arrests, torture, and unlawful killings of civilians by the police. Activists are arrested for attending protests even though their constitution protects the right to assemble. With a lack of due process.SHAMEFUL
Here is a simple guide for evaluating any suggested 'reforms' of U.S. policing in this historical moment.
Are the proposed reforms allocating more money to the police? If yes, then you should oppose them.
Root-cause changes or band-aids is the issue.
It seems police can get away with anything: choking men who have surrendered; shooting unarmed teens; knocking pregnant women to the ground. While the issues involving race, civil rights and the relationship between law enforcement and communities are...
'the imagery is not only ignorant, it's a harsh reminder of a time of extreme oppression, and even genocide, for the nation's indigenous people.'
A time when Native Americans were FORCED to wear "Western clothing" instead of their traditional items.
Pilgrimage is more popular than ever. At the First International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages in September, the United Nations released a study finding that of every three tourists worldwide, one is a pilgrim.
2014 was an unjust year to say the least. From corporations pursuing control of the Internet to cops getting away with murder, the last 12 months were certainly filled with oppression. But that doesn't mean people didn't fight back.
The Islamic State (IS or ISIS) terror organization continues to commit atrocities throughout Syria and Iraq, including one of the latest horrific incidents in which 150 women were massacred in Iraq because they refused to submit to the demands of the t
"On the one hand, I feel the liberating gift of technology. On the other hand, I feel people don't even try to be neighbourly anymore, because they don't have to. The picture is also a reflective one. I also feel a bit guilty, I'm just like that lady"
Joe Cocker, the British blues-rock singer whose raspy voice brought plaintive soul to such hits as "You Are So Beautiful" and the duet "Up Where We Belong," died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70.