Issues / Human Rights
Just over a year after the implementation of a new free trade agreement with the United States, Colombia’s sugarcane cutters continue to face widespread labor rights violations.
Micro-blogging is increasing the pressure on the Chinese government to eradicate “Re-education Through Labor” camps.
But the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi provide a key platform to repeal Russian laws against gays.
Although known for decades for its oppressive behavior, Myanmar's government is capable of very little when it comes to conserving natural resources, promoting development, and protecting citizens.
When James Senenbrenner, the congressman who introduced the Patriot Act, can’t stomach the NSA’s data collection programs, you know they’re in trouble.
Philanthropists use microlending and financial literacy programs to conscript world’s poor into the service of free markets.
The unrest gripping Turkey has less to do with Islam than with the AKP’s policies of privatization, its push to centralize authority in the hands of the country’s executive branch, and its silencing of the media.
Action-oriented, the Slovenia Occupy movement didn’t get mired in debate.
Nelson Mandela has long enjoyed the support of Fidel Castro, and many right-wing Cuban Americans have never forgiven the anti-apartheid leader for it.
Many progressive Americans appear to not only approve of the coup in Egypt but view the rapacious military command as part of the revolutionary process.