Tag: human rights
Mining in El Salvador exposes the contradiction between human rights and corporate rights under the international investment regime.
Has anything happened since?
The activist and author reflects on childhood memories and the traffic of India’s Pink City.
The Pulitzer Prize winner on the intersection of human rights work and playwriting, telling stories that are “profoundly unheard,” and why she thinks a lot of writing about Africa amounts to little more than “pornography.”
Tyrants at home and abroad.
In Mali’s fight against extremists, women’s freedoms—not Islam—is the central issue.
Major Avtar Singh of the Indian Army’s counterinsurgency in Kashmir killed dozens. India refused to punish him. So did Canada and the U.S., where he killed his family and committed suicide.
From electronic surveillance to drone strikes to racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the writer, lawyer, and advocate anticipates the most pressing issues of the next four years.
Banned in China and avoided by the American media, the Falun Gong movement turns twenty.
America’s first openly transgender law professor on the power of zines, the sacrifice social movements require, and the limits of legal reform.
The Israel critic and Holocaust heir on the “Gaza massacre,” the Goldstone Report, the public turn against Israeli policy, and the difference between “of” and “in.”
According to the BBC, as the Obama administration takes action to shut down Guantanamo, a detention facility in Bagram (a US military base in Afghanistan) expands. Ex-detainees talk to the BBC about their time at Bagram.
“Terrorists act as they do because they don’t have great power at their easy disposal. The result is that they rely upon the ability to exploit the mistakes of others.”