human rights

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Julian Assange’s Asylum to be Rescinded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

56 Years After Paris Massacre, State Racism Lives On In France

October 18, 2017

On October 17th, 1961, hundreds of French Algerians were killed when French authorities attacked a large protest. France’s racist legacy continues with the profiling and targeting of France’s Muslims today, says human rights advocate Yasser Louati

The Real News on the Middle East

August 24, 2017
A leaked draft of the United Nations report recommends that the Saudi-led coalition be placed on the U.N.’s list of countries that kill and maim children, but its exclusion from last year’s list shows the power of wealthy Gulf States to blackmail the U.N., says Codepink’s Medea Benjamin

Peace In Colombia

August 2, 2017
A New Generation of Paramilitary Groups are Killing Social Activists in Colombia Colombia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for social activists. We speak to Bladimir Sanchez Espitia, a TRNN collaborator who documents cases of human rights violations and has received a “death letter” himself