Human Rights Groups Against Human Rights

Nathan Goodman | Recently, best-selling author Chris Hedges announced his resignation from PEN, a prominent international writers’ organization.

Escaped Scientologist Goes Public About “Cult” Brainwashing and Labor Camps

JG Vibes | A former Scientologist that was on a compound since childhood is now going public with a book and media appearances to speak about the brainwashing, child labor camps, as well as other horrors that she witnessed and experienced.

The Problematic United Nations

The Daily Bell | The Telegraph tells us the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, who went to Bosnia and discovered that United Nations officials and supporters were apparently involved in sex trafficking or at least covering it up.

People of Haiti Struggle for Food Sovereignty

Derrick Broze | In Haiti, and many other parts of the world, indigenous people struggle to maintain independence and the ability to use lands that have been in their families for generations.

Voices of the Xingu: Interview with Maini Militão on Belo Monte

Amazon Watch | Nearly 14 months ago, when the construction of the Belo Monte dam began, Sebastião and his family were forced off their land and to this day they have not received any compensation. Maini and her sister say often, "They have not given even a kilo of salt in compensation."

Kuwaiti Activists Rally for Gitmo Prisoners, Hunger Strikers ‘Prepare for Death’

RT | Hundreds of protesters flocked on to the streets of Kuwait in support of two Kuwaiti nationals who have been kept at the notorious US prison for over a decade. The protest comes as hunger strikers at the prison say they will die before stopping.

Progress Marches Over Indigenous People

Derrick Broze | Since European explorers first set foot on foreign lands native peoples have been subject to violence, torture, rape, and murder. From the Native Americans to Africans forced to be slaves, examples of colonial conquering are everywhere.

GE13: What’s at stake for Malaysia?

Nile Bowie | Malaysians of all walks of life will soon go to the polls to take part in an election, the outcome of which will have long-ranging implications that could see significant changes in how the country is governed.

A Glimpse Inside the Candy Coated Apple of the Public Schools

Aiden Archer, PH.D | Our ultimate education goals should be the development of healthy individuals within positive peer cultures in the schools and an International Equity standard for all children. Long term outcomes are emotional health and safety for all children and society at large.

South Dakota Parents and Tribes File Lawsuit Over Unlawful Separation of Children From Families

ACLU | In South Dakota, Indian children are regularly removed from their homes without parents being permitted to see documents filed against them, present witnesses to support their case, or even get a hearing that lasts much more than a minute.

Citizens’ Campaign to Arrest Blair Continues

Aljazeera | Citizens band together to arrest former British prime minister over involvement in Iraq's invasion a decade ago.

US General Downplays Scope and Significance of Guantánamo Hunger Strike

Lauren McCauley | The general overseeing the Guantánamo military prison is reportedly downplaying the scope and significance of an ongoing hunger strike undertaken by detainees at the infamous detention center in an effort to highlight the "desperation and hopelessness of indefinite detention"..."

Guantanamo Prisoners on Hunger Strike are Force Fed by Guards

JG Vibes | As of now over a dozen prisoners are still on hunger strike and being force fed by guards.

Who Protects Freedom Of Speech When It Isn’t Profitable To Do So?

Torrent Freak | Over the past years, we have seen an all-out assault on the messenger immunity, forcing liability onto commercial distribution services for merely carrying a message. The net effect of this is a drastic and catastrophic abolition of the freedom of speech in the Internet.

Steubenville Teens Pronounced Guilty of Sexual Assault

Lauren McCauley | A judge announced Sunday that two Steubenville, Ohio high school football players have been found guilty of sexual assault in a highly-publicized trial that drew questions of a community's complicity in this criminal act.

Creating a Surveillance and DNA Database for Every American . . . From the...

Brandon Turbeville | Coming in combination with such recent announcements as the open desire of agencies like DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to create an Internet server that will house all verbal communications, it can scarcely be debated that the U.S.

Is the International Narcotics Control Board Ignoring Human Rights?

Phillip Smith | A recent report by the UN special rapporteur on torture charged that compulsory drug treatment centers in some countries, particularly Vietnam and Thailand, constitute "forced labor" camps that engage in "torture."

Culture in a Cage

Mike Reid | Recently, three children from a little-known forest tribe in India approached a nearby Indian village and asked to join their school. The teachers, however, were forbidden by law from admitting the kids.

11 nations granted waivers of US sanctions on Iran

Press TV | The United States has granted new waivers on Iran sanctions to 11 countries in exchange for their reductions of purchases of Iranian crude oil.

Iraqi Children: Deprived Rights, Stolen Future

Bie Kentane | Text of author’s presentation to a meeting at the United Nations, Palais des Nations, Geneva, March 15, 2013

Police Fire Teargas on China Village After Land Grab Protest

Reuters | Chinese security forces fired tear gas and beat protesters in a village in southern China on Sunday to quell a grassroots protest movement over a land dispute, residents said.

UN Report Slams Cruel Drug Treatment as “Torture”

Phillip Smith | Compulsory "treatment" for drug addiction in some parts of the world is "tantamount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment," according to report last month from the UN's special rapporteur on torture and other degrading treatments and punishments.

Egyptian Christian Dies After Torture in Libyan Jail

Fox News | An Egyptian Christian who was arrested in Libya and charged with proselytizing has died after being tortured by his captors, according to a report.

Arizona Inmates File Class Action Lawsuit Over Health Conditions and Solitary Confinement

JG Vibes | Most of the people who have a hard nosed pro state perspective on prisons have likely never been subject to those conditions themselves. They are typically good slaves who don’t step out of line.