Ajamu Baraka is the executive director of the U.S. Human Rights Network, a coalition of more than 250 human rights and social justice organizations working to hold the United States accountable to international human rights standards. YES! Magazine board member Tanya Dawkins talked to him about housing, direct action, and why human rights are relevant during the recession.
Working to abolish nuclear weapons.
Reporting for children’s rights.
Delegates from developing nations are worried about the fairness of the COP-15 process after the leakage of an early negotiation text.
What the president said, what he left out, and what we can still do to promote peace.
Ten years later, the protests of 1999 are still having an impact.
From the Boston Tea Party perpetrators to Civil Rights activists, the people who have made our world through direct action have been treated as dangerous, even if they are revered when their radical acts are at a safe distance.
WTO+10: Before 1999, the momentum of globalization seemed to sweep everything in front of it, including the truth. But in Seattle, ordinary women and men made truth real with collective action.
WTO+10: Ten years later, what has been the legacy of the 1999 Seattle protests?
Grace Boggs on breaking free from cycles of violence.
As our common day of grace approaches, and as we learn more about the dire circumstances of those left out of the American dream, let’s ponder again the ways we might end hunger by ending poverty.
To combat terrorism, we should address the root causes of poverty, says former "economic hit man" John Perkins.
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?
Commentary: Iran's opposition movement has achieved real success in the tangible altering of Iran’s nuclear policy, heightened efforts at economic stabilization, and a toned-down foreign policy.