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Greta Thunberg, Iris Duquesne, and Alexandria Villaseñor attend a press conference where 16 children from across the world presented their official human rights complaint on the climate crisis to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child at the UNICEF Building on September 23, 2019 in New York City. Views
A UN Treaty Guarantees Youth Rights Everywhere on Earth—Except the United States
One notable children’s rights violation in the United States today is the separation of migrant children from their parents
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Sign reads: There is no planet B. Views
Why Taking Responsibility for Our Carbon Emissions Means Promoting the Right to Repair
Using products for longer is one of the simplest actions we can take towards climate justice.
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hands in cuffs Views
Unveiling a State-by-State Plan to End our Mass Incarceration Crisis
The Smart Justice 50 State Blueprints are the product of over two years collecting data, analyzing policies, and learning from people impacted by our criminal legal system. This is how we can end the mass incarceration crisis.
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Guarani Kaiowá indigenous people in the Guapo’y Guasu community, in the Dourados Amambai Peguá Indigenous Reserve, in Mato Grosso do Sul Views
Bolsonaro Helping to Fuel Explosion of Violence Against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil
"It is the worst it has been since the redemocratization of Brazil."
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Protesters call for the closure of the Rikers prison complex and for no new prisons to be built. (Photo: No New Jails) News
It's Not the End of the Fight, Say Justice Advocates, as New York City Passes Plan to Close Notorious Rikers, Open New Jails
"We should be fighting mass incarceration and all cages."
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Researchers Detail How Slashing Pentagon Budget Could Pay for Medicare for All While Creating Progressive Foreign Policy Americans Want
"Proposals to fund Medicare for All have focused on raising taxes. But what if we could imagine another way entirely?"
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Dancing With the Angels
Elijah Cummings walks with community leaders in Baltimore 2015 to preach against violence amidst unrest after the murder of Freddie Gray. Photo by David Goldman/AP. Front photo AP So Sad. We mourn the sudden, too-soon passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, 68, son of sharecropper parents, beloved...
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Report Exposes Right-Wing Effort to Ban Criticism of Israel in US Schools
"Fanatical Zionists are pushing U.S. state legislatures to pass sweeping new restrictions on free speech."
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Trump's 1000 Years: You Are A Great Guy. Will You Be My Friend? Emails. Ancient Rome. I Killed ISIS. Let's Make A Deal. Meltdown (Unending)
A slightly altered version of photo released by the White House showing - projection alert - "Nervous Nancy's Unhinged Meltdown." Mazel Tov! We made it to Trump’s 1,000th year day! What he did: Told Turkey and Syria to go fight over sand. Boasted the friendship between Italy and America goes back...
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Why are anyone’s love life, family, and identity a referendum? Why are they a debate? Why must we plead our case to not get fired for who we love in front of the Supreme Court? (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Why Are LGBTQ Rights Even a Debate?
Before I came out, I thought it was normal to "debate" our right to marry or hold a job. Now I know it’s not—at all.
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