Category: Human Rights

John Kiriakou: There’s Still Time to Prosecute the Torturers

The question isn’t whether torture works. Torture is immoral

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Marjorie Cohn: Agent Orange: Terrible Legacy of the Vietnam War

40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, we must support the Vietnamese people who continue to suffer some of the most horrific legacies of that war

Joris Leverink: Turkey’s century-old denial still going strong. But for how long?

The Turkish government says it will not accept that genocide took place one hundred years ago, despite that 1.5 million of a total 2 million were killed during the fall of the Ottoman Empire one hundred years ago

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David Swanson: The Decline and Fall of the United States

The United States bombs nations in the name of democracy, yet has one of the least democratic and least functioning of the states calling themselves democracies

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David Swanson: And the Slow Parade of Fears

We are held back primarily by our accepting and repeating of the propaganda that we have no power

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TeleSUR English: Accused Human Rights Abusers Accuse Venezuela of Rights Abuses

A group of former heads of state issued a joint statement Thursday accusing Venezuela of human rights abuses, even though many of the signatories have themselves faced allegations of committing human rights violations while in office

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Karen J. Greenberg: Visiting the Torture Museum

Barbarism Then and Now

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Joe Emersberger: James Bloodworth Should Quit Pretending to be a Leftist

A serious human rights group can only miss that if it wants to

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Belen Fernandez: Guantanamo’s 10-second makeover

It seems there might be better locations to start a war on discrimination and harassment than an illegal offshore detention facility that shouldn’t exist in the first place

Mozhgan Savabieasfahani: Iraq’s US-caused Public Health Catastrophe

The Iraqi people, once the envy of the Arab world for their outstanding educational and health-care systems, have been reduced to a nation of refugees, flung across the Middle East

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