Category: Human Rights

William Boardman: Defending The Empire Against Freeing the Innocent

What do you say about the blameless man who was held at the Guantanamo concentration camp for 13 years, without trial, without charges against him, without credible evidence?

Arundhati Roy: Things That Can And Cannot Be Said (Contd)

Interview on a variety of topics.

H. Patricia Hynes: Agent Orange: The Unfinished War in Vietnam

During the ten years of aerial chemical warfare in Vietnam, U.S. warplanes sprayed more than 20 million gallons of herbicide defoliants, chief among them Agent Orange.

Preeti Kaur: Human Rights Work: From Uzbekistan to Anti-TTIP Organizing

Human rights mechanisms carry the weight of deciding on reprehensible violations of human integrity. They do so with limited funds. At the same time trade lawyers thrive and protect the right to profit

Glen David Kuecker: UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Matrix Reloaded

The SDGs offer profit for the corporations and for-profit consultancies that live off the lard of development capitalism

Yohannes Woldemariam: Caring About Animals, Dehumanizing African Asylum Seekers

What is yet to enter the public discourse is Western complicity for the circumstances that generate refugees. The contributions of the U.S.-British “Mission Accomplished” in Iraq and the U.S.-British-French “Mission Accomplished” in Libya to the refugee exodus is rarely acknowledged.

Mehlab Jameel: US Empire: drone strikes, torture and prison industries

Torture and abuse of U.S. prisoners at home and abroad are not the acts of a few bad apples, but examples of systemic, state-sanctioned violence

Vincent Emanuele: Ten Years Later: Reflections on Katrina and Iraq

In the end, there are consequences for our actions and inactions. When events like Hurricane Katrina, or the invasion of Iraq takes place, the eventual fallout is immeasurable

Kate Lyons: Cutting food waste by a quarter would mean enough for everyone, says UN

With the global population rising, wastage of products including 45% of all fruit and vegetables and 20% of meat is one of the greatest challenges to achieving food security

Jason Hickel: The Problem with Saving the World

The UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals aim to save the world without transforming it

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