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Human Rights

Dignity and freedom for all.

Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery—Again Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery—Again
by Christa Hillstrom
It took just 20 years to end the British slave trade. What history teaches us about ending exploitation today.
Why an Iraqi Single Mom Is Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes Why an Iraqi Single Mom Is Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes
by Corey Hill
An Iraqi single mom and a tech lawyer believe they can prove the Iraq War was a “crime of aggression” under U.S. law.
Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet
by Nick Pearson
Start by switching to an alternative search engine, using an alias on Facebook, and supporting allied nonprofits.
Infographic: Your Stuff’s Not As Cheap As You Think It Is Infographic: Your Stuff’s Not As Cheap As You Think It Is
by Doug Pibel, Katrina Rabeler
What do we really trade for all of the cheap stuff we buy?
Day Four: Youth-Led Occupation of Florida Capitol Still Growing Day Four: Youth-Led Occupation of Florida Capitol Still Growing
by James Trimarco
For the last three nights, a growing group has camped out in the Florida Capitol building, demanding the governor address their concerns about the Zimmerman acquittal.
To Keep Kids Out of Trouble—And Prison—Teach Them to Understand Their Emotions To Keep Kids Out of Trouble—And Prison—Teach Them to Understand Their Emotions
by Katherine Gustafson
After teaching students to understand and talk through their conflicts, schools in Denver and Los Angeles have seen major reductions in disciplinary action.
A Roadmap to a World Without Drone Proliferation? A Roadmap to a World Without Drone Proliferation?
by Ken Butigan
It’s not too late to forge a drone-free future. International treaties have already helped ban landmines and nuclear weapons testing—and could mitigate drone warfare’s worst atrocities.
Marriage Equality for Minnesota? You Betcha! Marriage Equality for Minnesota? You Betcha!
by Christopher Zumski Finke
In just six months, the “Land of Lakes” went from debating a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, to legalizing it this week. One proud resident on celebrating change in one of our more politically quirky states.
Nerds, Jocks & Conscientious Objectors: The Hidden World of Israel’s High School War Resisters Nerds, Jocks & Conscientious Objectors: The Hidden World of Israel’s High School War Resisters
by Sarah Lazare
High school's tough enough without having to face prison time for refusing to serve an occupation you know is wrong.
Housing Crisis on the Rez: Why Haul a Run-Down Shack from the Plains to DC? Housing Crisis on the Rez: Why Haul a Run-Down Shack from the Plains to DC?
by Mark Andrew Boyer
Tribal leaders trucked the battered old home to Washington to show the nation’s leaders what the housing crisis on reservations looks like in person.
After Police Shooting of Teenager, A Brooklyn Neighborhood Dreams of Justice After Police Shooting of Teenager, A Brooklyn Neighborhood Dreams of Justice
by Kristin Moe
On March 9, two NYPD officers in plain clothes shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray. At the marches and nightly vigils held in his memory, people are demanding a different kind of police department.
Where Did International Women’s Day Come From? Where Did International Women’s Day Come From?
by Steph Solis
Today, the world honors advancements for women’s rights—and it all started with a courageous group of garment workers.
Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson
by Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein speaks with writer, spoken-word artist, and indigenous academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about “extractivism,” why it’s important to talk about memories of the land, and what’s next for Idle No More.
Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Review: More than half of the nation’s worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman’s new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.
MLK’s “Racism and the World House”: More Relevant than Ever MLK’s “Racism and the World House”: More Relevant than Ever
by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s thinking on racism pertained to all of world society, not just the United States. In this writing, he makes the case that racism is a “corrosive evil” that must be conquered before we can achieve peace.
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