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Human Rights


UN Experts Warn US Sanctions Endangering Lives of Venezuelan Cancer Patients

The United States' attempt "to control the political agenda of Venezuela has had devastating consequences for hundreds of people undergoing treatment."

Kenny Stancil ·


Rights Groups Urge Ben & Jerry's to End All Sales in 'Apartheid Israel'

"Ben & Jerry's must now fully commit to standing on the right side of history by completely ending its complicity in Israel's separate-and-unequal apartheid regime."

Brett Wilkins ·


'No One Is Safe': Phone Numbers of 14 World Leaders on Pegasus List

"If 10 prime ministers and three presidents can't be safe from mercenary spyware, what chance do the rest of us stand?" asked one critic. "Since the hacking industry is incapable of self-control, governments must step up."

Kenny Stancil ·


As UN Human Rights Chief Urges Stricter Rules, Snowden Calls for End to Spyware Trade

An investigation revealing abuse of NSO Group's Pegasus malware led the whistleblower to declare: "This is an industry that should not exist."

Jessica Corbett ·


Data Leak Exposes Global Surveillance Plot Targeting Journalists and Dissidents

Pegasus spyware, sold by private Israeli company NSO Group, "is a weapon of choice for repressive governments seeking to silence journalists, attack activists, and crush dissent," said Amnesty International's Agnès Callamard.

Kenny Stancil ·


Water Protectors Against Line 3 Sue Over Police Blockade of Indigenous Camp

"The Hubbard County Sheriff has attempted to illegally construct a de facto open-air prison to trap Indigenous environmental protectors and allies on their own property."

Jessica Corbett ·


Moral Intelligence or Nuclear War

We can no longer create a wasteland and call it peace.

Robert C. Koehler ·


US Courts Central Asian Dictators in Pursuit of Post-Afghan War Objectives

Nations including Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have some of the world's most abysmal human rights records—but that isn't deterring the Biden administration from seeking to work with them.

Brett Wilkins ·


Reckoning and Reparations in Afghanistan

The U.S. government owes reparations to the civilians of Afghanistan for the past twenty years of war and brutal impoverishment.

Kathy Kelly ·


Rights Coalition Demands US Retailers Reject Use of Facial Recognition

"Your face should not be scanned, stored, or sold just because you walk into or work at a store."

Jessica Corbett ·

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