Category: Human Rights

Paul Farmer: Diary

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

World leaders call for end to War on Drugs

John Feffer: The Plague

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

Mark Evans: Beyond Ideology

Mental Health promotion as social justice activism

Kathy Kelly: In Emergency

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

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

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.”

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.

Thalif Deen: EU Aims to Scuttle Treaty on Human Rights Abuses

The study provides an indication of the degree of influence that corporate actors exert and their ability, in cooperation with some powerful U.N. member states, to prevent international binding rules for TNCs at the United Nations

Ariel Dorfman: How to Forgive Your Torturer

The River Kwai Passes Through Latin America and Washington

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