Category: Human Rights

Patrick Cockburn: People care more about Oxfam scandal than cholera epidemic

Compare the lack of interest shown by the international media, politicians and assorted celebrities to the cholera epidemic, leading to the death of thousands of Haitians, with the hysterical outrage expressed about Oxfam officials consorting with prostitutes

Robert Koehler: War and poverty: a compromise with hell

In America, the horrors of poverty go on and on. The solution for some — especially those in positions of power — is simply to close their eyes to it

Ruth Tanner: The aid industry is long overdue its #MeToo moment

Revelations about Oxfam’s behaviour in Haiti are shocking, but not surprising

Robert Fisk: Inside Afrin

The true victims of Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria are revealed – refugees, babies, women and children

Vijay Prashad: The Plight of the Rohingya

This is a community threatened with extinction for the past seven decades

Brian Terrell: Solidarity from Central Cellblock to Guantanamo

Photo by Matthew Daloisio On Thursday, January 11, the sixteenth anniversary of the opening of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba was marked by a coalition of 15 human rights organizations gathered in Lafayette Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House in Washington, DC. An interfaith prayer service was followed by Read more…

Kathy Kelly: 41 Hearts Beating in Guantanamo

Witness Against Torture demonstrators marching to the White House — photo by Justin Norman January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. About thirty people gathered in Washington D.C., convened by Witness Against Torture, (WAT), for a weeklong fast intended Read more…

Kathy Kelly: Let Yemenis Live

Just over 1,000 days of Saudi-led coalition war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen has been deadly and devastating for Yemeni civilians

Patrick Cockburn: No longer a force on the world stage

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation represent failed states with neither morality nor courage to show for their presence at the Istanbul summit

Iona Craig: U.S. Support “Vital” to Saudi Bombing

Bombing is targeting food supplies as millions face famine

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