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Human Rights

Dignity and freedom for all.

In Gaza Airstrikes, an Appeal to Netanyahu’s Hardliners In Gaza Airstrikes, an Appeal to Netanyahu’s Hardliners
by Phyllis Bennis
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that this morning's airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza came in response to rocket attacks. The real reason may have more to do with his damaged political reputation at home.
People We Love: Somaly Mam People We Love: Somaly Mam
Cambodian sex trafficking survivor Somaly Mam rescues girls from brothels—and offers them a second life.
Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes
by Ben Guss
Volunteers from both the Jewish and Arab sides of the conflict join forces to rebuild homes demolished by the Israeli government.
Julie Erfle: Unlikely Advocate for Immigration Reform Julie Erfle: Unlikely Advocate for Immigration Reform
Instead of turning against undocumented immigrants after her husband's killing, this journalist chose to work for positive policy reform.
One Billion Rising One Billion Rising
Eve Ensler has said that nothing is more important than stopping violence against women. Her new short film encourages us to rise up do just that.
Is an End to the Death Penalty in Sight? Is an End to the Death Penalty in Sight?
by Laura Moye
What’s the good news about the troubling practice of execution in the U.S.? We’re already abolishing it, state by state.
Standing with Troy Davis in His Final Days Standing with Troy Davis in His Final Days
by Jen Marlowe
A year ago today, the state of Georgia executed a man whose guilt was widely contested. Jen Marlowe, friend and journalist, on what it was like to stand with the Davis family on the last day.
Fighting for Troy Davis: In Prayer and Protest
The story in photos of the final day of Troy Davis's life for his family and supporters.
No Papers, No Fear: Risking Deportation at the DNC No Papers, No Fear: Risking Deportation at the DNC
by Molly Knefel
Why did ten undocumented immigrants choose to get arrested in Charlotte, even when they knew they could face deportation?
Widespread War on Reproductive Rights Widespread War on Reproductive Rights
by Lynsi Burton
National polls show that most of the public supports birth control and abortion rights. So what’s with the trend of trying to limit them?
Photo Essay: Mexican Caravan Goes 5,600 Miles for Peace Photo Essay: Mexican Caravan Goes 5,600 Miles for Peace
by Erin Siegal
We share more than a border with the 116,000 Mexicans killed and disappeared in the War on Drugs. Take a ride across the U.S. with poet Javier Sicilia and their families on the Caravan for Peace.
America’s Deficit Attention Disorder America’s Deficit Attention Disorder
by David Korten
Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.
Eve Ensler: Freedom Starts With a “V” Eve Ensler: Freedom Starts With a “V”
by Madeline Ostrander
The “Vagina Monologues” author on why knowing your body can shake up the world.
A Critical Mass for Real Food A Critical Mass for Real Food
by Anim Steel
The old logic of the slave plantation is still the logic of our industrial food system, 500 years in the making. There’s a new way of thinking taking off.
The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller
by Peter Dreier
Here’s what they don’t teach: When the blind-deaf visionary learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today.
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