Human Rights

Public outrage over the practice has spurred many states to curb its use. Read more


Especially in countries with widespread human rights abuses, kids—especially girls—don’t get the chance to go to school. Read more

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Eric Chow

A nuclear war would create one of the worst humanitarian crises imaginable, one for which no nation would have an adequate emergency or health response. Read more


Armenian Genocide Memorial

David Stanley

It is shocking that it has taken this long for even one house of the U.S. Congress to recognize this historic tragedy. Somehow it is always a “bad time” to upset the government of Turkey. Read more


Marshall Billingslea

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is considering President Trump’s pick to be the nation’s top diplomat on human rights. The problem is that the nominee, Marshall Billingslea, advocated torture. Read more

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Never Again (Munich)

Senior Airman Briana Jones / U.S. Air Force

I’m not saying the events of the Holocaust are repeating themselves right now. I’m saying that, as a Jew, I carry with me the memory of what can happen when everyday people allow our leaders to scapegoat an entire community. Read more

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These days, when you stand up and demand to be left alone, you’re likely to be pegged as a quaint holdover from days gone by, a whiner or, more likely, someone with something to hide. Read more


The evidence is consistent, and damning—children are being hurt. We don’t have to agree on the outcome in order to do the right thing. Read more

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We are calling on all people of conscience to shut down the concentration camps on the US-Mexico border through any nonviolent means necessary. Read more

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Liz Lemon

What has happened here portends an uncertain future for women’s reproductive rights throughout the nation. Read more

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The United States has lagged behind the global legal reform trend on child marriage, but this is starting to change. Read more


David Bacon (Part 3, teaser)

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Everyone carried flags with the union’s black eagle—some adding “Arizona” or the name of some other state they’d arrived from. The United Fruit Workers organized a march from Delano to Sacramento to show that their union was very much alive. Read more



Lorie Shaull

“As Republicans around the country pass sweeping abortion bans, I think about what life could be like for women and girls if these laws take effect. I don’t have to use my imagination.” Read more


“If we make fleeing violence easy, they’ll just flee violence more.” Read more



Carlos Becerra

As the Trump Administration tightens its squeeze on the country, U.S. officials warn of increased migration and “profound collapse.” Read more



Courtesy of Pamala Silas.

“The crazy thing is that the Indian Child Welfare Act is forty years old, and it’s still one of the least well-understood pieces of federal legislation, even by judges, in the country.” Read more

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Meredith Beeson

Many in the U.S. are unaware of the connection between refugees fleeing Honduras, and the struggle there for environmental justice. Read more


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“We don’t believe in helicopter leadership.” Read more


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Virginia juvenile justice advocates envision a correctional system not about police and prisons but about stability, families, and a continuum of care. Read more


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Pax Ahimsa Gethen

This year has seen an uptick in retributive ICE arrests. Read more