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Human Rights

Dignity and freedom for all.

Indigenous Activist to Canadian Police: Stop "Roughing Up" Fracking Opponents Indigenous Activist to Canadian Police: Stop "Roughing Up" Fracking Opponents
by YES! Online Team
Indigenous activist Ellen Gabriel explains why she is in solidarity with members of the Elsipogtog Nation who are attempting to block seismic testing, which they believe is a precursor to fracking.
Decolonize the Holidays: An Alternative to Columbus Day (and Canadian Thanksgiving) Decolonize the Holidays: An Alternative to Columbus Day (and Canadian Thanksgiving)
by Rachael Stoeve
Three states have already dropped Columbus Day, while a movement begins to celebrate Indigenous People's Day instead.
Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is
by Chris Sweeney
Our throwaway electronics harm people overseas, but new trends in responsible design are not just smart—they’re kind.
Why Jon Stewart Wants to Adopt Malala Yousafzai Why Jon Stewart Wants to Adopt Malala Yousafzai
by Christa Hillstrom
“If you hit a Talib with your shoe, there is no difference between you and the Talib”—and other impressive things the teenage Nobel Peace Prize contender said to leave “The Daily Show” stunned.
What’s Fairer than Fair Trade? Try Direct Trade With Cocoa Farmers What’s Fairer than Fair Trade? Try Direct Trade With Cocoa Farmers
by Kristy Leissle
Fair trade is good, but it still leaves cocoa growers in poverty. Here’s how to do better.
Escape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists Escape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists
by Christa Hillstrom
Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
For Safer Factories, CEOs Are Listening to Workers on the Frontlines For Safer Factories, CEOs Are Listening to Workers on the Frontlines
by Samir Goswami
The future of corporate responsibility means hearing firsthand from factory workers about their conditions.
Why Is Texas Planning to Execute a Man Who Killed No One? Why Is Texas Planning to Execute a Man Who Killed No One?
by Joan Braune, Amanda Lusky
The controversial Law of Parties expands the guilt for murder to include accomplices and those who knew the crime was going to occur.
Women Are Vets, Too: Meet the Organization that Acts Like It Women Are Vets, Too: Meet the Organization that Acts Like It
by Rachael Stoeve
At events known as "Stand Downs," which take place in more than 200 cities and towns across the United States, vets from all walks of life gather to support one another.
11 Reasons Why We Should Not Attack Syria 11 Reasons Why We Should Not Attack Syria
by Sarah van Gelder
Remember the last time we were told military strikes were needed because a Middle Eastern despot had used weapons of mass destruction?
After Rana Plaza: Let's Bring Humanity Back Into Our Stuff After Rana Plaza: Let's Bring Humanity Back Into Our Stuff
by Christa Hillstrom
We all know our stuff doesn't grow on store shelves. Here's how we can rehumanize our relationship with our things—and the people who make them.
Why MLK's Dream Took on Poverty and War Along with Racism Why MLK's Dream Took on Poverty and War Along with Racism
by Drew Dellinger, Walter Dellinger
As some beat the drums for war with Syria on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it's important to remember the full scope of King's dream.
Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery—Again Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery—Again
by Christa Hillstrom
It took just 20 years to end the British slave trade. What history teaches us about ending exploitation today.
Why an Iraqi Single Mom Is Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes Why an Iraqi Single Mom Is Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes
by Corey Hill
An Iraqi single mom and a tech lawyer believe they can prove the Iraq War was a “crime of aggression” under U.S. law.
Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet
by Nick Pearson
Start by switching to an alternative search engine, using an alias on Facebook, and supporting allied nonprofits.
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