Issues / Human Rights
Again, the success of right-wing parties reflects less the rise of the right than the collapse of the center.
The outgoing House speaker’s entire career was a cash grab for billionaires, capped off by a low trick to literally starve children in Yemen.
1983 is an alternative history that bears disturbing resemblance to contemporary politics.
The war is winding down but very little progress has been made on addressing the underlying causes.
Corporate malfeasance saps the African continent of billions in badly needed funds each year — and the U.S. is a top destination.
By demanding that certain material needs are so essential for human flourishing that they must be guaranteed to all, these rights directly challenge the logic of market fundamentalism.
New debates, especially on the national security state, bring new vibrancy to our civic life. In death, even flawed politicians can do us that final service.
The targeting of immigrants is intimately linked to a long record of labor repression and civil liberties violations — which eventually target the native-born, too.
The Trump administration once celebrated WikiLeaks. Now it wants to prosecute Julian Assange simply for publishing things it doesn't like. That's a threat to all journalists.
Colonial-era "criminal defamation laws" in countries like India are being wielded against women who hold abusers accountable. But women aren’t standing down.