Dignity and freedom for all.
Education, by Rights
by Liz Sullivan, Cecilia Blewerposted Feb 06, 2007
- Teach the Children: How do we build a school system that serves the needs of all students? Human rights provides a solid foundation.
Who's Afraid of Economic Rights?
by Carol Estesposted Feb 06, 2007
- Invisible Rights: We'll protect your right to vote. But not to eat. Economic human rights are in the Universal Declaration, but not in the U.S.
Check Your Rights at the Border
by Justin Akers Chaconposted Feb 06, 2007
- Economic globalization is driving workers north. They increasingly leave their rights at the border.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
posted Feb 06, 2007
- In 1948, the world agreed on rights that belong to everyone. This Magna Carta for humanity sets a high bar that few governments clear.
We Can Turn it Around
by Doug Pibelposted Feb 06, 2007
- The U.S. led the world on human rights. As it loses its way, we're the ones to bring it back.
Post-Katrina: What It Means to be Displaced
by Ajamu Baraka, Tonya M. Williamsposted Aug 23, 2006
- The Executive Director and a senior fellow at the U.S. Human Rights Network discuss the obligation of government to displaced survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
We are Farmers Not Gardeners
by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguezposted Jul 06, 2006
- South Central Los Angeles farmers evicted after years of harvests from a community farm maintain their protest weeks after its last occupants have been removed by sheriff deputies.
Shout "VIVA!" Anyhow: On Being Black at a Latino March
by Van Jonesposted May 04, 2006
- Van Jones marches in the San Francisco "Day Without Immigrants" demonstration on behalf of brown power, and muses about the current state of the black civil rights movement.
Inviting Immigrants Out of the Shadows
by Oscar A Chacón, Amy Shannon, Sarah Andersonposted May 01, 2006
- How can undocumented workers come out of the shadows into an active work life in the US?
Indigenous Power: Indigenous Rights Go Global
by John Mohawkposted Feb 20, 2006
- Indigenous peoples are asserting their moral right to live as distinct communities and reminding us of the power of cooperation with nature.
Active Nonviolence: Heroes for an Unheroic Time
by Carol Estesposted Feb 08, 2006
- A nonviolent army stands fast, watching over human rights in the midst of conflict, a model of courageous peace.
New Orleans Forgotten
by Barbara Sehrposted Dec 13, 2005
- Months after Katrina, the displaced citizens of New Orleans march on City Hall and make demands on local, state, and federal governments.
Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley
by Dee Axelrodposted Dec 12, 2005
- For the Reverend Lee T. Wesley, whose Baton Rouge congregation helped shelter 500 displaced New Orleans residents, the flood washed up more than the detritus of a city. The receding waters revealed hard truths about poverty and racism. YES! senior editor Dee Axelrod spoke with him by phone at his Community Bible Baptist Church.
The Green Belt Movement :: The Story of Wangari Maathai
by Mia MacDonaldposted Mar 25, 2005
- Wangari Maathai, founder of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, recently won the Nobel Peace Prize. Her message: Peace is founded in healthy ecosystems, access to natural resources, and democracy.
Insisting on Peace in Colombia
by Bill Weinbergposted Nov 11, 2004
- The indigenous peoples, peasants, and urban youth of Colombia are declaring themselves off limits to the region's longest running war.