Human Rights

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Raúl Castro, seen here in 2016, announced on April 16, 2021 that he will step down from his post as first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The longtime first secretary's resignation means Cuba will be led by someone whose name is not Castro for the first time in over 60 years.
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) has joined colleague and fellow "Squad" member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in condemning the New York Police Department's use of a Boston Dynamics "Spot" robotic dog, which the department calls "DigiDog." (Photo: FNTV/YouTube screen grab)
"We need police reform. We need racial justice. We need economic justice," said...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Since the 2001 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the war has cost trillions of dollars and nearly a quarter-million lives. (Photo: Veronique de Viguerie/Edit by Getty Images)
"Ending the war as soon as possible is the only rational and humane thing to do...