Colorlines

Results related to “human rights”

Onondaga Nation Says the U.S. Violates Human Rights

Onondaga Nation Says the U.S. Violates Human Rights

by Aura Bogado on April 17 2014, 9:00AM

The Onondaga Nation was historically barred from filing a land claim, and then told it was too late when it did. The next stop is an international commission.

Topics: Native Affairs

It's Been 50 Years Since Malcolm X's 'Message to the Grass Roots'

It’s Been 50 Years Since Malcolm X’s ‘Message to the Grass Roots’

by Aura Bogado on November 8 2013, 10:31AM

Have you heard it?

Topics: History, /NOW

Africa and the International Criminal Court: Is Global Justice Blind?

Africa and the International Criminal Court: Is Global Justice Blind?

by Michelle Chen on October 3 2011, 11:10AM

Applying a global standard of justice seems near impossible for crimes that stem from vast inequalities in wealth and power, particularly when judgement shades into race and gender. But the ICC has tipped the scales, slightly, toward a collective moral gravity.

Topics: Global Affairs, Global Justice

U.S. Gov. Secretly Infected Thousands of Guatemalans with STDs

U.S. Gov. Secretly Infected Thousands of Guatemalans with STDs

by Jorge Rivas on August 30 2011, 12:33PM

Government scientists infected 5,500 Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea between 1946 and 1948 to study the effects of penicillin, according to recent findings of a U.S. presidential panel.

Topics: Global Affairs

Colombia Moves Past Reconciliation and Revives the Idea of Reparation

Colombia Moves Past Reconciliation and Revives the Idea of Reparation

by Michelle Chen on June 2 2011, 9:25AM

The war-torn nation will allow victims of violence to petition for compensation. If the project works, it just may rewrite the rules of justice for human rights atrocities.

Topics: Global Affairs, Global Justice

Halfway Through Term, Obama Still Hasn't Earned His Nobel Prize

Halfway Through Term, Obama Still Hasn’t Earned His Nobel Prize

by Michelle Chen on January 20 2011, 9:00AM

As Obama greets Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, he does so with a record of more words than deeds on human rights.

Topics: Global Justice

There Are Many More Political Prisoners Than You Think

There Are Many More Political Prisoners Than You Think

by Michelle Chen on December 2 2010, 9:40AM

It doesn’t stop with high-profile people like Aung San Suu Kyi. Governments lock people up for their beliefs by the thousands.

Topics: Global Justice

White House Says Child Soldiers Are Ok, if They Fight Terrorists

White House Says Child Soldiers Are Ok, if They Fight Terrorists

by Michelle Chen on November 15 2010, 9:52AM

By giving a pass to four countries using kids in war, the U.S. undermines a global moral guidepost.

Topics: Global Justice

Native Human Rights Advocate Defies Conservative Attacks in Iowa

Native Human Rights Advocate Defies Conservative Attacks in Iowa

by Michelle Chen on August 20 2010, 10:50AM

Karen Mackey, executive director of the Sioux City Human Rights Commission has stood up amid political controversy driven by the right.

Topics: On Gender, Politics

McCain Ad Promotes “Danged” Fence He Once Thought Danged Dumb [Video]

by Michelle Chen on May 17 2010, 10:30AM

Sen. John McCain’s touting his 10-point Border Security Plan—a familiar right-wing wish list of ways to militarize the border—in a campaign ad that presents him as just the kind of stalwart border vigilante who could win over angry constituents…

Topics: Immigration, Politics

SB 1070’s Impact on Kids: Broken Families and America’s Soul

by Michelle Chen on May 3 2010, 9:01AM

Children are the hidden casualties of America’s war on immigrants, and the passage of Arizona’s new racial profiling legislation could open up countless opportunities for local law enforcement to break up families by putting undocumented parents on the fast-track to…

Topics: Immigration

Life After Katrina in 2010: Human Rights on the Gulf Coast

by Michelle Chen on April 11 2010, 6:45AM

“I am tired of living like this. They were not even listening to my crying. They think it’s a joke but it’s really not.” —DeBorah W., hurricane survivor and resident of New Orleans, describing her struggle to find a new…

Topics: Katrina

Birth in chains

by Michelle Chen on July 9 2009, 10:16PM

Last November, Venita’s baby was getting ready to enter the world, but Venita couldn’t move. While she was going into contractions, her ankles were shackled, her hands cuffed, and her waist tied. For extra assurance, her hands were further…

Topics:

Get Your Vietnamese Bride Now: Only $167 Per Month

by Hatty Lee on June 18 2009, 4:48PM

• Vietnamese Mail Order Bride: $8,000 • Teach Yourself Vietnamese Complete Course Package (Book + 2CDs): $52.33 • Investing in human trafficking, exploitation and racial subjugation: Priceless To buy a laptop, I can set up a monthly payment plan….

Topics:

Apartheid and occupation

by Michelle Chen on June 11 2009, 10:03PM

Using the word “apartheid” to describe the Israel-Palestine issue is a sure way to ignite more acrimony over human rights under the occupation. But, with language being inseparable from the politics of the region, is it accurate? According to…

Topics: Global Affairs

Just words?: Human rights and the White House

by Michelle Chen on May 12 2009, 5:24PM

The United States took a seat today in the the U.N. Human Rights Council, thawing the chill set by the Bush administration between Washington and the world’s highest human rights body. Yet membership on the Council hardly guarantees progress…

Topics: Global Affairs

Do no harm

by Michelle Chen on May 8 2009, 5:00PM

The ethical questions at the intersection of psychology and national security can make your head spin. Newly released email exchanges, from a listserv associated with the American Psychological Association, affirm various other news reports that document’ how psychological professionals…

Topics: Global Affairs

No refuge

by Michelle Chen on March 27 2009, 8:17PM

Thousands flock to America’s doorstep each year to flee torture, political persecution and other abuses. But many of the world’s huddled masses don’t get to breathe free after they land within U.S. borders. Thanks to draconian immigration laws, more…

Topics: Global Affairs, Immigration

Ugly diplomacy from Geneva to Johannesburg

by Michelle Chen on March 25 2009, 2:49PM

In the lofty universe of international diplomacy, concepts such as “peace is good” and “racism is bad” might seem like no-brainers. But two summits that were supposed to celebrate these principles—an upcoming United Nations conference on racism and a…

Topics: Global Affairs

Sudan in black and white?

by Michelle Chen on March 5 2009, 3:26PM

The arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is stoking debate on how the international community should define and address conflict (particularly the United States, which has not formally recognized the ICC)….

Topics: Global Affairs

Pages: 1 2