Police militarization

Preface from Comité Cerezo México: Human Rights in the U.S. 2022 Report

To all the compañeros and compañeras that work or collaborate with the Alliance for Global Justice Mexico City, April 12, 2022 Sending you a fraternal salute from every one of us that belong to the Comité Cerezo México, an organization that for more than 20 years has protected and promoted the defense of human rights.…

From “Black Lives Matter” to “housing is a human right”: a movement is spotlighting genocide in the U.S.

From racist police murders of unarmed civilians to mass evictions and forced displacement during a homelessness epidemic, genocide takes new forms today By Nicole Chase (intern) and Natalia Burdynska-Schuurman (National Co-Coordinator) June of 2020 marked a defining moment in history when the police murder of George Floyd spurred a massive popular uprising for racial justice…

Introduction from Gerald Horne: Human Rights in the U.S. 2022 Report

By Gerald Horne, historian and scholar of African American Studies On 17 December 1951, Black Communist attorney and activist, William L. Patterson, delivered the “We Charge Genocide” Petition to the United Nations in Paris. Ten days later, the U.S. government moved to invalidate his passport.   This searing document, still worth reading and birthed in no…

Security, Empire and Life in the USA

by James Patrick Jordan Originally published in  Catalán by the magazine Revistat, and in English, by CovertAction Quarterly The word “security” conjures a couple of distinctly different and conflicting images. One is of human beings living in safe, viable, and sustainable communities, where individuals can freely develop their full potential, not hindered by threat and…

Black America and white supremacy: race as a factor in human rights abuses

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) Introduction The United States is a contradiction. From the stirring words of the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution to the Statue of Liberty beckoning the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” the U.S. trumpets to the world – and does not hesitate to export at gunpoint…

A Year in Review: Racism, Repression and Fightback [EBOOK]

One year ago, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police. What followed was the eruption of the largest uprising against racism and state violence in modern U.S. history. Against the backdrop of a devastating pandemic, economic recession and climate crisis disproportionately impacting Black, Indigenous and Latinx people of color in the United States, an eruption…

Solidarity with the People of Haiti! End US and UN support of Haitian dictator Jovenel Moïse!

On Sunday, Haitians to the streets in massive numbers as they did the week before after U.S.-backed dictator Jovenel Moïse refused to leave office on February 7, the end of his four-year term established by an illegal election. One of the main calls from the mobilizations of hundreds of thousands in the streets of Port-au-Prince…

The struggle continues: Racism, repression, and fightback in the USA

Now more than ever, we need to debunk the myth that human rights are an issue in other countries, but not here in the U.S. A re-surged movement against police brutality, white supremacy, and state violence come to be known as the largest sustained mobilization in modern U.S. history continues to reignite public discourse around…