Category: Human Rights
The Obama administration’s refusal to bring the torturers to justice sends a clear message to future administrations — including the incoming one — that they can use torture with impunity.
True security for the US will be achieved through caring for and respecting the world’s most needy, not through the rampages of war and destruction which has made the US the most feared country in the world
Where does Donald Trump stand on the use of torture by US security agencies? During the presidential election campaign he notoriously recommended a return to waterboarding, the repeated near-drowning of detainees that was banned by President Obama in 2009. But last week The New York Times reported that in an interview with its senior staff, Read more…
Mr. Robert Walpole Editor-in-Chief The Onion 1000 Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 Dear Mr. Walpole: I read in The Atlantic that Cole Bolton, The Onion’s editor in 2015, said that his publication is devoted to “calling out bullshit” and has “had an anti-corporate rebellious streak throughout [their] editorial history.” Taking that mission seriously, I submit Read more…
This lack of urgency is deadly. The real disaster – chronic hunger, food insecurity, and dependency – is yet to come
Before the summit convened, it was already clear that rich governments would not be placing the needs of refugees and migrants above their narrow national self-interest.
Caste discrimination is the ugly underbelly of India’s higher education system
It is vitally important that human-rights organizations stick to their avowed principles and defend human rights without regard to the objectives of US foreign policy
Zubaydah was tortured repeatedly at the “black sites,” where the CIA subjected him to waterboarding 83 times
If Zika does expand thanks to the Olympics, it won’t be the first pathogen to exploit a mass sporting event