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Human Rights

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Film Review: Egypt: Seeds of Change Film Review: Egypt: Seeds of Change
A video primer from Al Jazeera for would-be nonviolent revolutionaries everywhere.
A Student Uprising in Arizona A Student Uprising in Arizona
by Jeff Biggers
In Tucson, lawmakers want to cut ethnic studies programs. But they'll have to unchain these students first.
The Refugee Child Photographers The Refugee Child Photographers
by V. Noah Gimbel
How photography training and disposable cameras are giving young Palestinian refugees something new—a voice.
A Message from the Gulf: It’s Not Over A Message from the Gulf: It’s Not Over
by Cherri Foytlin
A year after the BP oil spill, Cherri Foytlin walked 1,243 miles to send a message: this disaster is far from over.
Immigrant Youth Movement Takes a Civil Rights Lesson Immigrant Youth Movement Takes a Civil Rights Lesson
by Daniel Altschuler
How young immigrant activists are learning from the the civil rights campaigners who came before them.
The Moral Case for Change The Moral Case for Change
by Gara LaMarche
It’s time to put the moral life back into our philanthropy and politics.
War Is Not Peace War Is Not Peace
by Christa Hillstrom
For decades, School of the Americas Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois has argued that embracing militarism will never bring us the security we seek. But he thinks he knows what will.
10 Everyday Acts of Resistance That Changed the World 10 Everyday Acts of Resistance That Changed the World
by Steve Crawshaw, John Jackson
Václav Havel called it “the power of the powerless.” How regular people, from Denmark to Liberia, have stood up to power—and won.
“Our Family Isn't So Different” “Our Family Isn't So Different”
Video: The 19-year-old son of two women testifies eloquently against Iowa's effort to ban same-sex marriage.
The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy
by Lisa Dodson
All around you are everyday heroes who refuse to be complicit in the economic mistreatment of other people.
The Wind of Change—In the Arab World and Beyond The Wind of Change—In the Arab World and Beyond
by Immanuel Wallerstein
Lessons from revolutions past: How the rest of us will need to adapt to changing geopolitics.
Domestic Workers Win Bill of Rights Domestic Workers Win Bill of Rights
by Caitlin Battersby
A long-excluded workforce finally gets the protections it deserves.
Civil Disobedience on Trial: Tim DeChristopher Convicted Civil Disobedience on Trial: Tim DeChristopher Convicted
by Brooke Jarvis
How does the United States try cases of civil disobedience? Activist Tim DeChristopher on how much has changed since the founding fathers.
Lessons and Signs of Hope Amidst the Carnage in Libya Lessons and Signs of Hope Amidst the Carnage in Libya
by Stephen Zunes
Gaddafi's violence is backfiring as many of those who work for his regime—from pilots to soldiers to diplomats—are refusing to continue.
YES! We Can Reinvent a Failed Prison System YES! We Can Reinvent a Failed Prison System
by Sarah van Gelder
YES! Magazine's summer issue will grapple with how to solve the U.S.'s prison problem. Here's a look at what we're planning—and a chance to share your ideas.
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