Tag Archives: human rights

USA | Prison Strike Sweeps the US

By MYA SHONE

On September 9, 24,000 inmates in at least 12 states refused to show up for work. Their bold action was the culmination of a 19-day prison strike in which federal and state prisoners as well as immigrant detainees took part at great risk to themselves in work stoppages, commissary and phone boycotts, and hunger strikes.

China | China’s Uyghur Repression

In the name of combating Islamic extremism, the Chinese Communist Party has embarked on a massive campaign of harassment and detention of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang province.

Puerto Rico | Grass Roots Organizations to hold a People’s Tribunal on US Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico

Join Rafael Cancel Miranda and other Puerto Rican and international personalities and organizations at the People’s Tribunal on U.S. Crimes Against Puerto Rico

Since the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria of September 2017, the world has heard of Puerto Rico’s economic, social and environmental crisis. This crisis is not new nor even due primarily to the hurricanes, but is the culmination of the savage colonialist domination and capitalist exploitation that the United States of America has imposed ever since its 1898 military invasion of Puerto Rico.

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.