Issues / Human Rights
Faced with the failure of conventional lobbying, the climate protection movement is now turning to mass civil disobedience—but we can take it further still.
Human Rights Day is an ideal time to acknowledge that what is presented as a pure human rights project is, for oppressed peoples, actually sullied by politics.
Few in the West know that Yemen is not just the only state in the Arabian Peninsula with a republican form of government, but it was the first to grant voting rights to women.
It’s time for the United States to examine how its own foreign policy promotes genocide, and take the actions necessary to curb it.
How Nelson Mandela and ordinary citizens from all over the world strong-armed corporations, changed U.S. foreign policy, and ended apartheid in South Africa.
A tribute to Nelson Mandela from San Francisco's East Bay, birthplace of the U.S. anti-apartheid movement.
The Seleka militia in the Central African Republic seem to be following the Rwanda model for genocide.
Criminal indictments for defamation have more than doubled in South Korea, chilling free speech and giving pause to critics of President Park Geun-hye and her party.
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a look at the grim prospects for disabled North Koreans.
With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits.