Category: Social Policy

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Nikos Raptis: Cultural Resistance

Running a classic ZNet article to honor the birthday of Mikis Theodorakis, who is 90 today.

Stephen Humphreys: Climate change poses an existential threat to human rights

In order to keep 80% or more of this oil in the ground, as we must, concrete drastic action is needed

Physicians for Human Rights: U.S. Justice Department Must Investigate American Psychological Association’s Role in U.S. Torture Program

New Report Confirms Health Professionals Violated Core Ethics

Sana Sheikh: The War Inside Your Head

Researchers are battling over how to identify and treat mental illness — but the changes may help pharmaceutical companies more than patients

Jasmine Heiss: Solitary confinement isn’t punishment. It’s torture

Albert Woodfox sits alone in a cell smaller than the average parking space. Unless it is one of the three days that he gets to stretch his legs in the prison yard, the 68-year-old will likely remain caged in these conditions for 24 hours today. The four walls are solid – save a single small Read more…

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Linda Gordon: The Charleston Killer: Was He Crazy Or Was He Racist?

Don’t be taken in by a false choice; he was both

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Belen Fernandez: Executing Justice: WikiLeaks Unmasks Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s status as an oil-fueled U.S. ally is a major reason why the dire human rights situation in the country is of little concern to Washington

Joao Pedro Stedile: Pope Francis and popular movements

Pope Francis, from the outset of his Pontificate, has pleasantly surprised militants of people’s movements around the world, in contrast with his two predecessors

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Neve Gordon: The human rights crisis is about domination, not perception

The main crisis of human rights is not about perceptions, but about its complicity with domination

Alexander C. Kaufman: Health Care Stocks Soar After Obamacare Victory In Supreme Court

The 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell upheld a key part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, which offered tax subsidies to states to establish their own health care exchanges

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