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Human Rights

Dignity and freedom for all.

Yes. We're Ready: Human Rights Advocacy Yes. We're Ready: Human Rights Advocacy
by Larry Cox, Dorothy Thomas
Human rights are a powerful tool to break barriers, unite people in common cause, and show us the way to justice within and beyond our borders. Activists across the country are defining a new patriotism.
Mere Justice Mere Justice
by Jesse Wegman
The drive to punishment is making us forget that prisoners have a right to be heard.
Education, by Rights Education, by Rights
by Liz Sullivan, Cecilia Blewer
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? Who's Afraid of Economic Rights?
by Carol Estes
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 Check Your Rights at the Border
by Justin Akers Chacon
Economic globalization is driving workers north. They increasingly leave their rights at the border.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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 We Can Turn it Around
by Doug Pibel
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 Post-Katrina: What It Means to be Displaced
by Ajamu Baraka, Tonya M. Williams
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 We are Farmers Not Gardeners
by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
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 Shout "VIVA!" Anyhow: On Being Black at a Latino March
by Van Jones
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 Anderson
How can undocumented workers come out of the shadows into an active work life in the US?
Indigenous Power: Indigenous Rights Go Global Indigenous Power: Indigenous Rights Go Global
by John Mohawk
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 Active Nonviolence: Heroes for an Unheroic Time
by Carol Estes
A nonviolent army stands fast, watching over human rights in the midst of conflict, a model of courageous peace.
New Orleans Forgotten New Orleans Forgotten
by Barbara Sehr
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 Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley
by Dee Axelrod
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.
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