human rights

Airbnb Pressured to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements on Occupied Palestinian Land

Airbnb Pressured to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements on Occupied Palestinian Land

November 28, 2018

House-sharing company Airbnb was pressured to remove listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, after a campaign by human rights organizations. CODEPINK’s Ariel Gold says this is a big victory for peace activists

Palestinian Authority and Hamas Regularly Torture and Arrest Political Dissenters

Palestinian Authority and Hamas Regularly Torture and Arrest Political Dissenters

October 28, 2018

Omar Shakir discusses the Human Rights Watch report on how the two Palestinian governments continue the practices of the Israeli occupation to which they are opposed. Even Facebook posts can get activists arrested and tortured by the Palestinian Authority

Israel’s Two-Tiered Legal System: Apartheid is Not Hidden Anymore

Israel’s Two-Tiered Legal System: Apartheid is Not Hidden Anymore

September 26, 2018

Diana Buttu explains the connection between the cancellation of parole committees for Palestinian prisoners, and the court which used the Law of the Nation to rule for extra compensation for Jews

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights partners with Discovery Education to launch new education program

September 4, 2018

Khalilah Harris and Kerry Kennedy discuss RFK Human Rights’ launch of the Speak Truth To Power education initiative; engaging young people in schools to be aware of and take action on global human rights issues; and, the need to support teachers with the right tools and resources to be effective in the classroom

Baltimore Ceasefire Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

August 8, 2018

Eze Jackson recaps one year of quarterly 72-hour ceasefires called by Baltimore residents to address the city’s murder rate

Julian Assange’s Asylum to be Rescinded

July 23, 2018

Since Julian Assange is now an Ecuadorian citizen, President Moreno must protect his rights, says Alfred de Zayas, former UN independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

Western Governments Whitewash Saudi Dictator MBS as ‘Reformer’

March 12, 2018

While the U.S. and European governments claim Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is dedicated to “reform,” analyst Ali al-Ahmed says this is propaganda that covers up his crimes in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom

January 9, 2018
In part 2 of our interview on his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Israeli propaganda — sometimes with Hamas’ help — has wildly exaggerated Hamas’ arsenal and the effectiveness of the “Iron Dome” missile defense system

The Abolition Movement to End Slavery in Mauritania

November 10, 2017

Slavery in Mauritania was abolished 4 times but still continues

Maryland Governor Signs Executive Order Opposing BDS Movement

October 25, 2017

The growing number of anti-BDS laws across the U.S. should be seen “in the larger context of this very well-resourced effort to shut down the entire grassroots movement for Palestinian rights,” says Palestine Legal Director Dima Khalidi