Entries of interest tagged with: human rights

FYI: Weekend reading from AFSC

Just came across this interesting newsletter from the American Friends Service Committee [AFSC]. Thank you to everyone who signed our petition to stop Congress from expanding deadly immigrant detention (if you haven’t signed, you can still add your name here). … more

Army Corps Of Engineers Will Shut Sacred Stone Camp By December 5, 2016

From Popular Resistance: RESIST!#NODAPL, DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE, MILITARY, PROTESTS By Staff, www.kfyrtv.com November 26th, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to the Morton County Sheriff’s Office, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants all people camping on its property north of the Cannonball River to leave … more

Torture In Service to Empire

by Gary Olson Last August, our Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Barack Obama, admitted that “we tortured some folks,” but then added, this is “not who we are.” At best, his statement was a half-truth. First, it’s not “some” folks … more

Colleges & Universities Trivialize Rape

Universities are some of the worst offenders when it comes to undermining the problem of rape and violence against women. This article is bad enough, but if you really want to be outraged, read some of the linked accounts. By … more

Environmental Sustainability vs. Human Rights

by Alwyn Eades “Progress towards a sustainable world runs head-on into a slew of human rights issues.” We can all agree that we need, rather quickly, to achieve a sustainable environment. The alternative is too horrible to contemplate. But this … more

Sustainability and the Rights of Future Generations

by Leah Boecker “Unsustainable actions have affected the ecological processes and functions that keep our planet stable… violating the human rights of younger and future generations by taking away their opportunity to live in a healthy, stable living environment.” Human … more

Human Trafficking

A few years ago, police in a town in NJ raided a suspected brothel. But they didn’t find young women working as prostitutes, they found sex slaves who had been trafficked from overseas—captives whose every move was controlled by the traffickers. Trafficking … more

Students’ Rights

Read more about students’ rights and their importance for a free society.

Minority Rights

The idea of minority rights includes not only normal individual rights for members of racial, ethnic, class, religious, or sexual minorities, it also includes rights accorded to these groups as a whole.

Human Rights

For a society to function democratically requires more than majority rule, it requires that individual rights be protected—from the government or other members of society—and even extends to limits on the ‘tyranny of the majority’. The founders’ belief in individual … more