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Human Rights

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How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School
by Liz Pleasant
Teachers and educators collect ideas and resources for how to talk about Ferguson with students of all ages.
Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson
by Deirdre Smith
The tragedy in Ferguson helps us understand why people of color aren't as active as they could be in the climate movement—and what white allies can do to change that.
"We Need Tear Gas Packets Now!" Two Simple Ways to Support the Protesters in Ferguson "We Need Tear Gas Packets Now!" Two Simple Ways to Support the Protesters in Ferguson
by Liz Pleasant
The goal is to raise enough money to send 500 treatments for tear gas exposure to support protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
Palestinians and Ferguson Protesters Link Arms Via Social Media Palestinians and Ferguson Protesters Link Arms Via Social Media
by Alexis Goldstein
Other tweets from Palestinians pointed out parallels in racial injustice between the two situations.
Worried About Online Surveillance? Your Librarian Can Help Worried About Online Surveillance? Your Librarian Can Help
by Melissa Morrone
A guided tour of ways to use your local library to protect your privacy online.
This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart
A private person by nature, Robina Asti stepped into the limelight after her benefits were denied. Years later, her work helped change the Social Security Administration's policy toward transgender widows.
“I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees “I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees
by Christa Hillstrom
Ashamed of the public rejection of children seeking refuge in the United States? Here’s what you can do about it.
Why Are Immigrant Children Flooding Across the Border? Jon Stewart Lays It Out Why Are Immigrant Children Flooding Across the Border? Jon Stewart Lays It Out
by Molly Rusk
More than 48,000 undocumented kids have been apprehended while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border this year.
Change Is Divine: How Sci Fi Visionary Octavia Butler Influenced This Detroit Revolutionary Change Is Divine: How Sci Fi Visionary Octavia Butler Influenced This Detroit Revolutionary
by Adrienne Maree Brown
"The ideas in Butler's fiction challenge us to contend with our own choices and take responsibility for our own power."
US Patent Office Says It Won't Protect a Racial Slur. Here's What It Means for the Washington Team US Patent Office Says It Won't Protect a Racial Slur. Here's What It Means for the Washington Team
by Molly Rusk
Democracy Now talks to Amanda Blackhorse, the Navajo activist who started a lawsuit to get the Washington football team to change their name.
11 Years After Her Death, This 23-Year-Old Peace Activist Keeps Inspiring Us 11 Years After Her Death, This 23-Year-Old Peace Activist Keeps Inspiring Us
by Kali Swenson
Rachel Corrie was killed in 2003, but her passion for peace lives on in her writings.
The War on Drugs Destroys Lives—Here Are 6 Things You Can Do About It The War on Drugs Destroys Lives—Here Are 6 Things You Can Do About It
by Wendy Call
The movement to end the violence through the decriminalization of drugs has never had so much momentum. And it's never been easier to get involved.
Can We Keep the Internet Free? Can We Keep the Internet Free?
by Candace Clement
The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.
Meet the Real-Life Inmates Fighting for Mothers' Rights at "Orange Is the New Black" Prison Meet the Real-Life Inmates Fighting for Mothers' Rights at "Orange Is the New Black" Prison
by Victoria Law
On issue after issue, women prisoners have learned to be their own strongest advocates.
Stephen Colbert: New Standardized Tests Teach Valuable Lessons in Stress and Confusion Stephen Colbert: New Standardized Tests Teach Valuable Lessons in Stress and Confusion
by Molly Rusk
Why did an elementary school math problem go viral? It has to do with a new set of federal education standards known as the Common Core.
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