Human Rights

Honor The Treaties

Patterns are as frustrating as The Yellow Wallpaper As elegant as Science As neat and tidy as Auschwitz and as current as they are past and future. ~ Kali Rubaii "The operations of General Hancock," Black Whiskers Sanborn informed the Secretary of the Interior, "have been so disastrous to the public interests, and at the … Continue reading Honor The Treaties

Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia Confront Police Violence

A violent confrontation occurred between Bolivian police and indigenous peoples from the Isiboro Sécure Indigenous Territory (TIPNIS) who have been marching in protest against the construction of a highway through the heart of their Amazonian reserve. Police forces used tear gas, rubber bullets, clubs, and pepper spray on men, women, and children who were peacefully … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia Confront Police Violence

Countdown to September 23 UN Palestinian Statehood

Audacity to Change: Open Letter to President Obama Written by Ahmed Yousef - Gaza Mr. President, The Arab world is experiencing a time of epic transformation. Few believed the streets of Tunis would rebel in their lifetimes, let alone simultaneously with Tripoli, Cairo, Damascus, Sana’a and all the smaller cities known more to the citizenry … Continue reading Countdown to September 23 UN Palestinian Statehood

Violence on the Arts Campaign Makes a Difference

Update: Action Closed. All four men arrested have been freed! No serious charges have been filed! We are happy to report that as of this moment, all persons associated with The Freedom Theatre in Jenin have been freed from detention. As you will recall, two middle-of-the night raids by the Israeli military on the Theatre … Continue reading Violence on the Arts Campaign Makes a Difference

Amnesty International Says Gaza Blockade Must Be Lifted

Written by Amnesty International Amnesty International's Public Statement Following UN Panel Finding on Flotilla Raid Amnesty International welcomed a UN panel’s finding that the Israeli military used excessive force in the interception of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on 31 May 2010, and again urged Israel to end the collective punishment of Gaza’s 1.5 million residents … Continue reading Amnesty International Says Gaza Blockade Must Be Lifted

Violence on the Arts

Update: Action Closed. All four men arrested have been freed! No serious charges have been filed! With great relieve we are happy to report that as of this moment, all persons associated with The Freedom Theatre in Jenin have been freed from detention. As you will recall, two middle-of-the night raids by the Israeli military … Continue reading Violence on the Arts