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Human Rights

Dignity and freedom for all.

Farmworkers Rally for Higher Pay and Canada Frees Up Foreign Aid Farmworkers Rally for Higher Pay and Canada Frees Up Foreign Aid
Canadian officials have announced plans to untie foreign aid by 2012–2013; Workers’ rights activists are taking on one of the largest supermarket chains in America, Florida-based Publix.
Healing Body and Heart, Cuban Style Healing Body and Heart, Cuban Style
by Beverly Bell and Tory Field
Cuban doctors and artists–on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake–are helping survivors heal.
Immigrants on the Trail of Dreams Immigrants on the Trail of Dreams
Four undocumented students are walking from Miami to Washington, D.C., risking deportation to tell the stories of immigrants living in the shadows.
What Haitians Want from Americans (and What They Don't) What Haitians Want from Americans (and What They Don't)
by Beverly Bell
We asked Haitians in civil society organizations, on the streets, in buses, “What do you want from the U.S.? What help can Americans give Haiti?” Here are some of their answers.
Loving Day Celebrates Love that Knows No Racial Bounds Loving Day Celebrates Love that Knows No Racial Bounds
by Berit Anderson
Loving Day celebrates the ruling in Loving v. Virginia that made it illegal for a state to enforce laws banning interracial marriage.
Race: Are We So Different? Race: Are We So Different?
by Ashlee Green
Line up a dozen skin types against your own: Can you tell where black ends and white begins?
"Pro-poor" Relief for Haiti "Pro-poor" Relief for Haiti
by Kim Eckart
In the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake that is believed to have killed more than 150,000 people, a call is growing for more long-term, sustainable solutions, such as debt relief.
Hope's Poet: Interview with Dennis Brutus Hope's Poet: Interview with Dennis Brutus
by Shirin Shirin
The late Dennis Brutus, an elder in South Africa's long struggle against apartheid, shares his story, his poetry, and why he's optimistic about the global justice movement.
Gender and Justice in Haiti Gender and Justice in Haiti
by Beverly Bell
Beverly Bell remembers Magalie Marcelin, a leader of Haiti's movement for women's rights, who was killed during the earthquake.
From Disaster Aid to Solidarity From Disaster Aid to Solidarity
by Beverly Bell
How can concerned foreigners help Haiti recover while respecting the needs and desires of those who live there?
Fighting Like Hell Fighting Like Hell
by Beverly Bell
Haiti has a long history of exploitation, but an equally long history of powerful resistance.
Quote: President Barack Obama Quote: President Barack Obama
A quote from President Barack Obama, from the America: The Remix issue of YES! Magazine. Download it here.
Dave Moore: Fighter for Civil Rights and Working People Dave Moore: Fighter for Civil Rights and Working People
Video: A tribute to Dave Moore, an icon of the civil rights and labor movements, who passed away in the fall of 2009 at the age of 97.
Tsunami Survivors Fight for Land Rights Tsunami Survivors Fight for Land Rights
by Robert Reynolds
In Thailand, the Indian Ocean tsunami allowed resort developers to push indigenous coastal communities off their land. Villages are fighting back--and winning legal rights to their homes.
White House Opens Visitor Log to the Public White House Opens Visitor Log to the Public
by Heather Purser
The White House has begun making its visitor logs publicly available on its website, reversing a Bush administration policy that kept such records secret.
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