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UN Human Rights Chief Calls for 'End to All Forms of Violence' After Troops Deployed Over Colombian Protests

Dozens of people have died during the past month of demonstrations, which have been met with deadly attacks by the nation's law enforcement.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

Why We Need a Strong Global Ocean Treaty

We must ensure that rich companies and nations stop this destruction of life in the oceans, which not only impoverishes wildlife but also the coastal communities that are truly dependent on small-scale fishing for survival.

Daniel Bengtsson ·

Despite Risks, Climate Activists Lead Fight Against Oil Giant's Drilling Projects in Uganda

"We cannot drink oil. This is why we cannot accept the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline." 

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·

A Permanent Structure of Peace

Every war meant to end terrorism begets terrorism, as it creates an avalanche of collateral damage and unintended consequences.

Robert C. Koehler ·

Hunger as a Weapon: How Biden's Inaction Is Aggravating Cuba's Food Crisis

If President Biden wants to support human rights in Cuba and empower the Cuban people, he can start by alleviating the food crisis by ending Trump's prohibition on remittances and restoring the right of U.S. residents to travel.

William M. LeoGrande ·

Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza 'May Constitute War Crimes,' Says UN Human Rights Chief

"Unless the root causes of this violence are addressed, it will sadly be a matter of time until the next round of violence commences," said Michelle Bachelet.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·

World Edging 'Inexorably' Closer to 1.5°C Warming Threshold: WMO

 "It's now a race to phase out fossil fuels as fast as possible," said 350 Canada.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·

Ireland Supports Landmark Motion to Condemn Israeli 'De Facto Annexation' of Palestine

"The scale, pace, and strategic nature of Israel's actions on settlement expansion and the intent behind it have brought us to a point where we need to be honest about what is actually happening on the ground."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·

WHO Calls for 'Humanitarian Pause' to Provide Gaza With Much-Needed Assistance

"The severity of injuries is straining an already overwhelmed health system that is facing critical shortages of essential medicines and supplies while also battling the Covid-19 pandemic."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

'No Safe Place in Gaza': Latest Round of Israeli Violence Has Displaced 58,000 Palestinians, UN Says

"Damage to vital infrastructure and insufficient fuel supplies have affected water, sanitation, and hygiene services for hundreds of thousands of people," said the U.N.'s emergency relief coordinator.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·