Category: Human Rights

William Boardman: Saudies Should Kill Civilians More Slowly…?

Sounds a little like a joke (and in a sense it is): Two U.S. senators introduce a resolution based on fraudulent representations of reality, seeking to make the president insist that the Saudis bomb fewer civilians in Yemen

John Dear: The Life And Death of Daniel Berrigan

Rev. Daniel Berrigan, the renowned anti-war activist, award-winning poet, author and Jesuit priest, who inspired religious opposition to the Vietnam war and later the U.S. nuclear weapons industry, died at age 94, just a week shy of his 95th birthday

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Sue Sturgis: N.C. produces flawed study to dismiss cancer-cluster fears near Duke Energy coal plants

Is it surprising that people living near these plants report unusual patterns of illness?

Chelsea Manning: Solitary confinement is ‘no touch’ torture, and it must be abolished

I spent about nine months in an isolated cell behind a one-way mirror. It was cruel, degrading and inhumane

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Rebecca Gordon: The Al-Qaeda Leader Who Wasn’t

The Shameful Ordeal of Abu Zubaydah

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Karen J. Greenberg: Still in the Bush Embrace

What Really Stands in the Way of Closing Guantánamo

Kristian Laubjerg: Combating HIV/AIDS in Africa – The Hypocrisy Approach

According to the most recent data released by UNAIDS, 36.9 million people globally were living with HIV in 2014, with 70 % of them living in sub-Saharan Africa

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Robert Fisk: Guantanamo is being emptied – but its legacy of making the guilty innocent and the innocent guilty will continue

Almost half the remaining inmates are Yemeni, but I have to say that I don’t remember many Yemenis in Osama bin Laden’s camps – and I met the man twice in Afghanistan

Martin Conway: The bitter fruits of alienation: Belgium’s struggle is the problem of our age

“What we feared has happened,” remarked Charles Michel, the prime minister of Belgium, in the immediate aftermath of the horrible and violent attacks on Brussels airport and the Maelbeek metro station on March 22. Yes, indeed. Nothing is less surprising than that the vortex of terrorism and repression that has developed since the November 2015 Read more…

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Conn Hallinan: Terrorism: Then and Now

If we are to seriously look for solutions, that requires asking “why,” even if the answers are uncomfortable

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