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Video: Chimps have feelings and thoughts. They should also have rights

Chimpanzees are people too, you know. Ok, not exactly. But lawyer Steven Wise has spent the last 30 years working to change these animals’ status from “things” to “persons.”

May 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

Julia Paley: The End of Asylum?

Trump’s asylum ban and kangaroo tent courts threaten to destroy a pillar of international humanitarian law. What can we do?

September 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Karen J. Greenberg: No Fairy Tale

The Trump administration has taken a giant step in trying to abolish the very idea of human rights as a part of the country’s identity.

July 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jake Johnson: From Lack of Paid Maternity Leave to ‘Hell’ of Student Debt, North Korea Catalog of US Rights Violations Makes Convincing Case

US “can never camouflage its true identity as the gross violator of human rights,” Pyongyang says. Just as U.S. President Donald Trump was preparing to lambast North Korea as “a … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: Mi Amigo, Bill Salatino, El Montonero

It was always Bill, pronounced Beel, so Argentine, never Guillermo or Memo. Bill was what you imagine when you picture a Latin America revolutionary. Tall. Handsome. Played the guitar. Leftist … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · 7 Comments

George Yancy and Peter Singer: On Racism, Animal Rights, and Human Rights

George Yancy: You have popularized the concept of speciesism, which, I believe was first used by the animal activist Richard Ryder. Briefly, define that term and how do you see … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Jon Queally: At Home and Abroad, UN Report Details Abysmal US Record of Abuse

Torture, indefinite detention, excessive force, and systematic discrimination and mistreatment have become part of the nation’s modern legacy. An official report by the United Nations Committee Against Torture released Friday … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Art Spiegelman Breaks His Silence on Israel

“Israel is like some badly battered child with PTSD who has grown up to batter others.” Art Spiegelman — celebrated comic book artist, illustrator and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ferguson Police Officer Justin Cosma Hog-Tied And Injured A Young Child, Lawsuit Alleges

 According to a lawsuit filed in 2012 in Missouri federal court, Justin Cosma and another officer, Richard Carter, approached a 12-year-old boy who was checking the mailbox at the end … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

No Safe Place: How Cities Are Making It Illegal to be Homeless

Tonight, thousands of homeless people in the United States will face the possibility of arrest because they do not have a safe place to sleep. Thousands more could be arraigned … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Israel Clamps Down on Internal Dissent

As a tenuous ceasefire takes hold, the besieged Gaza strip must contend with the path of death and destruction left by Israel’s month-long military assault, including 1,939 Palestinian lives lost, … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Amnesty International’s Position on the Gaza Occupation

Want to know more about where Amnesty stands on the Israel-Gaza conflict? Here’s  a video that answers the most frequently asked questions.

August 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The CIA is getting away with keeping every important secret about torture

A definitive Senate report about one of America’s darkest periods continues to be withheld – precisely because the agency behind it refuses to come clean. At this point, is there … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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