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Human Rights

Dignity and freedom for all.

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.
Barrio Defense: How Arizona’s Immigrants are Standing Up to SB 1070 Barrio Defense: How Arizona’s Immigrants are Standing Up to SB 1070
by B. Loewe
Beyond the Supreme Court: For immigrant communities in Arizona and beyond, the struggle against draconian laws begins at home.
You Can’t Ban History You Can’t Ban History
An artist's response to Arizona's ban on ethnic studies.
North Carolina’s Fight for Marriage Equality Continues North Carolina’s Fight for Marriage Equality Continues
by Sue Sturgis
In the wake of North Carolina’s new amendment banning same-sex marriage, couples across the state are protesting by requesting marriage licenses.
Same-Sex Marriage Brings Healing to Me—and My Tribe Same-Sex Marriage Brings Healing to Me—and My Tribe
by Madeline Ostrander
Heather Purser set out to win gay marriage rights within the Suquamish Tribe and found herself on a personal journey toward self-acceptance.
Changing the Course of Dyslexia Changing the Course of Dyslexia
by Bob Broudo
President and headmaster Bob Broudo of Landmark School passionately believes that we have a civic responsibility to help students with language-based learning disabilities discover who they are as learners and how they can learn.
A Fair Trade iPad? How Apple Could Change the Industry's Game A Fair Trade iPad? How Apple Could Change the Industry's Game
by Heidi Bruce
This year's public outcry against Apple and Foxconn factory conditions might finally point electronics production in a fairer direction.
Rabbi Steven Greenberg: Advocate for Acceptance Rabbi Steven Greenberg: Advocate for Acceptance
by Shannan Stoll
Bringing personal warmth and serious scholarship to advocacy for marriage equality in Orthodox Judaism.
In Japan, a Mothers’ Movement Against Nuclear Power In Japan, a Mothers’ Movement Against Nuclear Power
by Heidi Hutner
The Fukushima disaster has brought a powerful new demographic to Japan’s anti-nuclear movement: mothers.
Stand Your Ground to Stop the Violence Stand Your Ground to Stop the Violence
by Sarah van Gelder
What can be done to stop needless violence like the killing of Trayvon Martin?
Occupy’s Front Line Moves to the Front Lawn Occupy’s Front Line Moves to the Front Lawn
by Laura Gottesdiener
Closing down banks and holding up families, the fight against unjust foreclosures takes off.
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