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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 ·


As Iran Elects New President, Experts Urge Biden to Rejoin Nuclear Deal, Lift Sanctions

"The Biden administration must remain resolute and seek a break from the disastrous conditions that helped contribute to this result."

Brett Wilkins ·



Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More to Israeli Military Than to Global Climate Programs: Analysis

A group of anti-war veterans said President Joe Biden's spending priorities indicate that he thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change."

Kenny Stancil ·


Why Human Rights Watch Designating Israel's Crimes as Apartheid Is a Very Big Deal

The report reflects the power of decades of work in defense of Palestinian rights.

Phyllis Bennis ·


Israeli Man Trying to Take Over Palestinian Home Says 'If I Don't Steal It, Someone Else' Will

The house is located in an occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood where Palestinian residents have been ordered to vacate by an Israeli court.

Brett Wilkins ·


National Lawyers Guild Urges Biden to Align US Israel-Palestine Policy With International Law

"The United States cannot turn its back on the atrocities, including war crimes, enabled by U.S. policies, particularly its decadeslong policy of shielding Israel from accountability."

Brett Wilkins ·


Progressive Groups Mark May Day With Rallies Urging Passage of PRO Act

"The fight for the PRO Act is a fight for a future of dignity for all workers," said Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York.

Andrea Germanos ·


Scathing Human Rights Watch Report Says Israel Guilty of Apartheid

The prominent watchdog group's new analysis finds the oppression of Palestinians has reached a "threshold."

Andrea Germanos ·


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 ·

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