Theme Guide :: Human Rights
Feb 12, 2007
- The United States prides itself on being the land of freedom and opportunity; the country that shows the way to rights for all. But our troubled history and troubled present reveals a different story: YES! asks where do we stand on human rights?
Penguin Cartoon Caption Competition
Feb 12, 2007
- Readers offer captions for the YES! cartoon in the Spring 2007 issue.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights -
Feb 12, 2007
- The unabridged text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948: the first, comprehensive, internationally approved statement of rights.
SIDEBAR :: From the Other Side of the Bars
by Carol Estes, Catherine BaileyFeb 12, 2007
- To learn more about the roadblocks to getting back into the courts once you've been imprisoned, Catherine Bailey and Carol Estes spoke with four members of the Black Prisoners Caucus at Washington State Reformatory, a close security prison in Monroe, Washington.
by Mark RandazzoFeb 11, 2007
- Activistas de todo el mundo se tomaron de las manos en las calles y en los corredores del poder para protestar contra los acuerdos de comercio de la OMC que, aseguraban, le harían daño a la gente y al planeta. Ahora, ganaron a lo grande.
Financiando la Esperanza
by Tracy Fernandez Rysavy, Pnanjali MascarenhasFeb 11, 2007
How Films Can Inspire Us to Action
Feb 08, 2007
- A special YES! Magazine graphic showing how to use documentaries to inspire activism.
Documentaries: Ready, Set ... Action
by Joseph Huff-HannonFeb 06, 2007
- Documentaries could be just another form of entertainment. But some activists and filmmakers are teaming up to use film to change the world.
Building an Economy Based on Trust
by Ted WhiteFeb 06, 2007
- Ted White shows how we can initiate ways to believe in and trust, rather than fear, each other. Let's start a trust-based economy.
In Oaxaca, Women Rise
by John GiblerFeb 06, 2007
- Putting their personal lives on hold, women in the Mexican state of Oaxaca helped shut down the government, took over a TV station, and stood up to police violence.
Yes. We're Ready: Human Rights Advocacy
by Larry Cox, Dorothy ThomasFeb 06, 2007
- 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.
by Jesse WegmanFeb 06, 2007
- The drive to punishment is making us forget that prisoners have a right to be heard.
Education, by Rights
by Liz Sullivan, Cecilia BlewerFeb 06, 2007
- 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?
by Carol EstesFeb 06, 2007
- 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
by Justin Akers ChaconFeb 06, 2007
- Economic globalization is driving workers north. They increasingly leave their rights at the border.