All Articles on Human Rights

A small group of activists rally against the Republican healthcare agenda outside of the Metropolitan Republican Club, July 5, 2017 in New York City News
Outrage After South Carolina Gets Trump OK to Attack Medicaid With Work Requirement Policy
Instead of addressing the "alarming increase in the number of uninsured children across the country," the state chose to put up "more barriers to coverage that will worsen this trend."
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A young migrant girl sits on the floor as her father, recently released from federal detention with other Central American asylum seekers, gets a bus ticket at a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. News
'Sick to my Stomach': Explosive Report Details ICE Negligence in Medical Care for Detained Children Resulted in Deaths, Preventable Surgeries
"ICE is operating exactly as the Trump administration wants it to when migrants are being so violently neglected."
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"What happens if a movement is able to help people see how they’re being played against each other?" he asked. "You could reset the entire political calculus." (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Views
Trump’s Hunger Games
More damage to our nation’s most successful anti-hunger program is on the horizon.
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Where do we find the awareness we need to save the planet and save ourselves? (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty) Views
Letting Our Values Out Of Their Cage
Only with some sort of one-world consciousness can we begin stepping back from the edge of extinction.
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During 2018, 396,448 people were booked into ICE custody: A daily average of 42,188 immigrants. 256,000 were deported the same year. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Guess What Happened After ICE, Which Has Torn Thousands of Families Apart, Tried to Honor Human Rights Day on Twitter
In 2019, a record-breaking 70,000 children were held in ICE custody.
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Leaked Draft of Trump Anti-Semitism Executive Order Raises Concerns About Campuses Cracking Down on Critics of Israel
One critic said, "it's an obvious attempt to kill the BDS 'Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions' movement."
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As Obama inserts himself in the 2020 election—with some news reports suggesting he may engage further to help prevent a Sanders nomination—he is fast becoming a symbol of the divide within the Democratic party, between those who caution against (or fear) real change and those who are long tired of waiting. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
Barack Obama and the Politics of Not Yet
Would it be a "little more just" if only 25,000 people died every year from lack of insurance, as opposed to nearly 50,000? What if it was your brother, sister, or child who was dying?
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At Emotional Meeting, North Dakota Residents Talk County Officials Out of Trumpian Plan to Ban Refugees
"We are not coming to North Dakota to rob anybody," said one young refugee at the hearing. "Hell, we have been robbed—of our childhood. We have been robbed of a lot of things."
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On this International Human Rights Day, it is incumbent on all of us to make a clear commitment to the issue of international taxation, no longer considering it as a technical issue to be discussed behind closed doors. (Photo: Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images) Views
Beirut and Santiago in the Streets: Why Multinationals Should Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes
If multinationals—and the super-rich—do not pay their fair share of taxes, governments cannot invest in access to education, health care, and decent pensions, or take measures to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.
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Striking university lecturers in the UK hold a poster in solidarity with students in Lahore, Pakistan, demonstrating for the right to form student unions. (Photo: Courtesy of Catherine Rottenberg/Al Jazeera) Views
To Survive Crushing Neoliberalism, the World Needs Intersectional Solidarity
From London to Beirut to Santiago and New Delhi, protesters need to build solidarity networks.
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