Category: Human Rights

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Bill Fletcher: 70 Million Africans In Danger of Famine

We tend to believe that famine is primarily the result of natural disaster, but the African countries affected by famine are all ones that have all been severely affected by political instability and war

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Marjorie Cohn: Deconstruction of the State

When Donald Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus addressed the Conservative Political Action Committee in February, he identified two priorities of the administration: the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and deregulation

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John Feffer: The Hunger President

As famine descends on a huge swath of the globe, the White House is rolling back aid, ramping up conflict, and risking more climate chaos

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Rebecca Gordon: Resurrecting the Unholy Trinity

Torture, Rendition, and Indefinite Detention Under Trump

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Michael Lesher: What Canadians really think about Israel/Palestine

The results of a recent survey show that Canadians overwhelmingly believe boycotts and sanctions to be “reasonable” measures to secure Israel’s adherence to international law

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Marjorie Cohn: Evaluate New Travel Ban in Light of International Law

After a federal district court judge and a unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Donald Trump’s Executive Order (EO) instituting a travel ban was likely illegal, the president suspended it and issued a new EO on March 6, 2017. On March 15, a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order in Hawaii v. Read more…

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Karen J. Greenberg: Guantánamo’s Last 100 Days

The Story That Never Was

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David Swanson: Open Guantanamo

Before, during, and after President Barack Obama’s announcements of closing Guantanamo, it constituted an illegal prison whose guards used and still use torture, human experimentation, murder, secrecy, and lies.

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Marjorie Cohn: State-Sanctioned Torture in the Age of Trump

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.

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Kathy Kelly: Human Rights Day, A Call to Care

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

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