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Human Rights

Dignity and freedom for all.

Global South Demands Climate Justice Global South Demands Climate Justice
by Jennifer Krill, Adrian Wilson.
Delegates from developing nations are worried about the fairness of the COP-15 process after the leakage of an early negotiation text.
Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism
by John Perkins
To combat terrorism, we should address the root causes of poverty, says former "economic hit man" John Perkins.
A Conversation About Nonviolence A Conversation About Nonviolence
by Eric Stoner
Eric Stoner responds to Stephen Zunes: Yes, nonviolent movements have achieved important democratic and political reforms. But if they fail to address the divide between rich and poor, are they really success stories?
In Defense of the Goldstone Report In Defense of the Goldstone Report
by Stephen Zunes
Stephen Zunes: By condemning the report on war crimes committed during the Gaza war, the U.S. Congress is undermining the protection of human rights.
Signs of Life :: Tribes Approve Same-Sex Marriage Signs of Life :: Tribes Approve Same-Sex Marriage
by Heather Purser
Same-sex marriage is not legal in Oregon, but an Oregon tribe has exercised its sovereignty to recognize same-sex marriages on its 10-square-mile reservation.
Registering for Peace Registering for Peace
by Tobin Jacobrown
To register as a conscientious objector, Toby Jacobrown had to sue the federal government.
People We Love :: Agnes Pareyio People We Love :: Agnes Pareyio
by Heather Purser
Creating choices for women.
Jump Starting Racial Justice Jump Starting Racial Justice
by Terry Keleher
Two especially promising solutions to racism are public reconciliation processes, like the one made famous in South Africa, and proactive racial impact planning and analysis now being employed widely in the United Kingdom.
Signs of Life :: New Mexico Ends Capital     Punishment Signs of Life :: New Mexico Ends Capital Punishment
by Kim Eckart
New Mexico becomes the second state to abolish the death penalty, since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976.
The City that Ended Hunger The City that Ended Hunger
by Frances Moore Lappé
A city in Brazil recruited local farmers to help do something U.S. cities have yet to do: end hunger.
Iraqi Families on the Borders Iraqi Families on the Borders
by Johnny Barber
Families share their stories of escape and survival.
Obama: No Human Being is Illegal Obama: No Human Being is Illegal
by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
Sen. Barack Obama's resounding victory is a generational victory. As one friend told me, it is 400 years in the making. In that sense, that explains the tears and the dancing in the streets across the nation and across the suddenly very small world we live in...
People We Love :: Thomas Dart People We Love :: Thomas Dart
A Chicago sheriff is resisting the push from banks to evict residents of foreclosed properties, including rent-paying tenants.
Immigrants & American-born: “Are you listening?” Immigrants & American-born: “Are you listening?”
by Pramila Jayapal
Pramila Jayapal talks about the "Night of 1000 Conversations". On June 19, people from different ethnic backgrounds sat down in small groups in cafes, homes, offices and union halls across the country. and discussed the role of immigration in the country’s past, present, and future.
Equality Ride :: Photos from the 2007 Tour Equality Ride :: Photos from the 2007 Tour
by Adam Britt, Amanda Harris
Photos from the 2007 Equality Ride, bringing 50 riders to conservative campuses to show the humanity and spirituality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
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