Tag Archives: human rights

USA | Freedom House’s new chairman of the board was key player in Bush-era civil liberties abuses

by Jeet Heer

UN chief calls for Security Council to work with Myanmar to end ‘horrendous suffering’ of Rohingya refugees

Despite the efforts made by the United Nations over the past year to help create safeguards for all communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, it is clear that conditions are still not suitable for the safe, voluntary, and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees to their home, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday.

USA | Demanding an End to ‘Modern Day Slavery,’ US Prisoners Launch Multi-Day Nationwide Strike

On the anniversary of George Jackson’s death, prisoners launched a multi-day national strike. The action was taken after an April riot at a prison where guards watched while seven inmates were killed. Strikers are demanding basic human rights.

Millions denied citizenship due to ideas of national, ethnic or racial ‘purity’: UN rights expert

Ideologies which define nationality as being determined by ethnicity or bloodline are denying millions of people of their right to citizenship, a UN expert has charged.

Chile | Chile: Nine Ex-Soldiers Convicted for Murder of Victor Jara

Victor Jara, a dedicated member of the Communist Party, remains one of Latin America’s most beloved folk singers.

A Chilean judge has convicted nine former soldiers for the 1973 murder of folk singer, Victor Jara, in the wake of the CIA-backed coup that installed General Augusto Pinochet as a dictator.