Category: Human Rights

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

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

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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