Category: Human Rights

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David Swanson: Torturer on the Ballot

The mystery of where torture came from turns out to be no mystery at all. It came from the prison industrial complex

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Tom Hayden: Cuba Leads while the U.S. Lags on Ebola

The Cubans are playing “the most robust role” of any country in battling the Ebola plague

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Paul Farmer: Diary

Weak health systems, not unprecedented virulence or a previously unknown mode of transmission, are to blame for Ebola’s rapid spread

RT.com: ‘Legalize heroin & cocaine’

World leaders call for end to War on Drugs

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John Feffer: The Plague

The twin plagues of ISIS and Ebola thrive on the breakdown of the existing order

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Mark Evans: Beyond Ideology

Mental Health promotion as social justice activism

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Kathy Kelly: In Emergency

A hospital known as “Emergency” provides free medical treatment in the war-torn country of Afghanistan

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Ewan Robertson: Social Programs Expanded in Venezuela

The Venezuelan government has initiated its policy of expanding social programs in the country’s most deprived areas in a bid to eradicate extreme poverty

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Manning Marable: A Humane Society is Possible Through Struggle

An interview  with Manning Marable on “Being Left.” Socialism lost its way largely when it became decoupled from the processes of democracy. My vision of a just society is one that is democratic, that allows people’s voices to be heard, where the people actually govern.”

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Justin Podur: Haiti’s New Dictatorship

Review by Stephen Roblin. Podur’s insightful and concise overview of Haiti’s recent history is an important work of revisionist scholarship that contains valuable lessons, particularly for outsiders who want to contribute constructively to the ongoing struggle for freedom and dignity in Haiti.

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