Category: Human Rights

Dave Lindorff: Why Hasn’t the US Been Kicked off the UN Human Rights Council?

It’s embarrassing to be a journalist these days in the US where a 1960s Pravda-like squad of lickspittle stenographers posing as reporters dutifully report on Russia’s latest crimes in Ukraine

Medea Benjamin: Women’s Delegation Urges U.S. & Europe to Unfreeze Afghan Funds

Interview on the release of funding for Afghan civilians

Jake Johnson: Afghanistan Facing ‘Total Collapse’

Biden Refuses to Release Central Bank Assets

Shuaib Almosawa: As U.S. Focuses on Ukraine, Yemen Starves

Biden vowed to stop supporting the Saudi-led war. A year later, Yemen’s humanitarian crisis is worse by many accounts than when Trump was president

Mark Weisbrot: Biden’s Sanctions on Afghanistan

The economic sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies are causing widespread, severe hunger in this desperately poor country

Jonathan Cook: The West’s Hands in Ukraine Are as Bloody as Putin’s

Ukrainians will pay the price to wear down Russia, just as Syrians, Libyans, Iranians, Yemenis, Venezuelans and Palestinians have paid the price as the U.S. has sought to attain the goals of its globe-spanning imperial project

Marjorie Cohn: Supreme Court Says Torture at CIA Black Site Is a “State Secret”

Abu Zubaydah is “the poster child for the torture program, and that’s why they never want him to be heard from again.”

Olivia Riggio: NBC Off by 18 Years on US’s Last Use of Cluster Bombs

NBC Nightly News falsely reported that the United States has not used cluster bombs since 1991

Nick Turse: War Torn

Continental Drifters and the Nationless Nation

Jessica Corbett: Prioritize Peace and Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine Over Weapons

As Congress considers spending $6.4 billion or more, William D. Hartung suggests that “the bulk of new funding should be for humanitarian aid, not guns and troops”

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