Articles tagged with human-rights

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Kirsten Weld

The dramatic history of Guatemala’s National Police archive illustrates the crucial role of state archives in protecting democracy.

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Liz Theoharis

The Trump administration’s sanctions against Iran and cuts to SNAP benefits are two sides of the same war that the rich are waging against the global poor.

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Walter Johnson

Designed as a bucolic working-class suburb of St. Louis, the nearly all-black town of Centreville now floods with raw sewage every time it rains. “Bring us back some help,” residents say, living through an environmental horror that evokes centuries of official disinterest in black suffering, as well as a future in which the poor are left to suffer in areas made uninhabitable by climate change.

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Joseph Margulies

They also acknowledged, for the first time, that the grounds for torturing Abu Zubaydah—who was detained in the wake of September 11 and is still languishing in Guantánamo—were mistaken.

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Adom Getachew

In 2001, three frameworks for handling international crises emerged: the War on Terror, an ill-defined "responsibility to protect" struggling countries, and the Caribbean movement for reparations. The first two have failed, but the third may still have something to tell us.

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Alex de Waal

The famine in Yemen is not simply “man-made.” Particular men are responsible, and they should be brought to justice.

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Rajan Menon

U.S. foreign policy disasters fueled our current political crisis. But those who want a new approach must do more than point out past blunders.

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Odeh Bisharat

The government’s new Nation State Law codifies prejudice, but therein lies a silver lining.

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Mark Goodale

Global justice requires that we look away from Geneva and New York to the outer fringes of global power.

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Scott Casleton

Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing is later this week. Here’s why we should all be concerned.