Category: Human Rights
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
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
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
Torture, Rendition, and Indefinite Detention Under Trump
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
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…
The Story That Never Was
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.
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