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'An SOS Has Sounded in Colombia': Rights Groups Blast Deadly Repression of National Strike

"The people of Colombia are being executed at the altar of austerity by a government that has lost its legitimacy in their eyes," said Progressive International. 

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Groups Urge Blinken to Keep Human Rights Conditions on US Military Aid to Egypt

The NGOs said in a letter that refusing to waive conditions "will send a clear message" that the Biden administration "is serious about its commitment to supporting human rights abroad."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'Utterly Unacceptable and Shameful': Anger Erupts Over Biden Plan to Keep Trump-Era Refugee Cap

"Biden is turning his back on tens of thousands of refugees around the world who have been approved to come to the United States."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Health Advocates Urge Facebook to Scrap Plan to Build Instagram for Kids 12 and Under

"Facebook and Instagram have zero credibility and have proven time and time again that their priority is profiting off their manipulative and addictive tactics to keep users scrolling."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Biden Praised for Taking 'Crucial First Step' to 'Prioritize People Over Guns'

"The idea that we have so many people dying every single day from gun violence in America is a blemish on our character as a nation," the president said.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'We Must Do More': Hundreds of Advocacy Groups Urge Biden, G20, and IMF to Increase Pandemic Aid

"Unless we take immediate action to solidify more aid and relief, we face lost decades of development and millions more will suffer." 

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Amnesty International's Annual Global Human Rights Report Details Harm—and Heroism—Amid Pandemic

"Covid-19 has brutally exposed and deepened inequality both within and between countries, and highlighted the staggering disregard our leaders have for our shared humanity."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'Critical First Step' But 'Long Overdue': Biden Repeals Trump Sanctions on the ICC

"Trump's sanctions set a dangerous precedent for attacks on victims, lawyers, human rights advocates, and courts."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


After UN Envoy Warns of 'Bloodbath,' Junta Imposes Internet Blackout Across Myanmar

The move came as Human Rights Watch said authorities have forcibly disappeared hundreds of politicians, election officials, journalists, activists, and protesters.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Virginia Abolishes 'Ultimate Denial of Human Rights That Is the Death Penalty'

An Amnesty International USA advocate said that "we hope to see more states work to retire this most extreme punishment to where it belongs—as a relic of the past, not a part of our future."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·