All Articles on Human Rights

On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank. (Photo: Oren Ziv/Getty Images) Views
Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century Is a Ploy and Annexation Is the New Reality
Israeli leaders are facing little or no hindrance whatsoever as they finalize their complete colonization of all Palestinian land.
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Our vision for a Homes Guarantee is simple: in the wealthiest country in world’s history, we can and we must guarantee that everyone has a home. (Photo: Caelie_Frampton/flickr/cc) Views
We Need a Homes Guarantee. Now
A grassroots-led effort aims to ensure every person in the United States has safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable housing.
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 Liberal voices were largely silent as Israel built new settlements, roads, and infrastructure, seizing Palestinian land and violating their fundamental rights. (Photo: The West Bank settlement of Givat Zeev is pictured in late December, 2016) Views
An Israeli Election That Will Decide Nothing
Both Netanyahu and Blue and White know that they can claim sovereignty over large parts of the West Bank, continue to strangle Gaza, expand settlements in the West Bank and "Greater Jerusalem" and nothing will happen.
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Art at Friendship Park on the Tijuana-San Diego border. (Photo: Judy Rohrer) Views
"The Stakes for Asylum Seekers Could Not Be Higher"
Wednesday's ruling by the Supreme Court underscores the need for stories about the experiences of real people at the border.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), at the end of her patience, demands to know why ICE official Daniel Renaud refuses to answer her questions during a hearing on Wednesday, September 11. ( News
As AOC and Ayanna Pressley Demand Answers on Trump Policy That Would Deport Sick Kids, ICE Officials at Hearing Refuse to Talk
"This is a threat to the rule of law."
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Habib (standing, left) serves fruit at a meeting for parents at a “Street Kids School” meeting. Six years ago, Afghan Peace Volunteers members befriended Habib after his father had been killed when a bomb exploded in Kabul. His colleague Masoma is in the background. (Photo: Kathy Kelly) Views
A Morning in Afghanistan
Amidst political posturing, aerial terrorism, and street bombings, Afghan citizens pursue their daily work toward peace.
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As we face endless wars and the climate emergency with dwindling resources available to humanity, and while famines and lack of water become paramount as facts of life in ways we are not prepared for, those of us who hold to an ideal of a common humanity will have to confront these greatest of challenges. (Photo: Steve Eason/Flickr/cc) Views
"We Must Learn to Live Together as Brothers or Perish as Fools"
By uniting as a common humanity, we can ultimately address the enormous challenges facing us.
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While it is easy to create enemies, it is much harder to understand the “other", a necessary approach if we wish to eliminate conflict and honor the desire for peace and security of all people in the world. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Views
9/11: A Day that Changed the World
One of the lessons to be drawn from that tragedy is that violence begets violence and intolerance breeds intolerance.
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Gender equity policy is also smart health policy. (Photo: Marc Nozell/Flickr/cc) Views
New Abortion Laws Contribute to Sexist Environments That Harm Everyone’s Health
The key implication of my research on structural sexism is that gender inequality in the U.S. is not only a human rights issue, but also a public health problem.
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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet News
'World Has Never Seen a Threat to Human Rights of This Scope,' UN Rights Chief Says of Climate Emergency
"The window of opportunity for action may be closing—but there is still time to act."
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