Human Rights in the U.S. Reports

TAKE ACTION: political prisoners in the United States require a political solution!

While claiming to defend freedom around the world, the U.S. has hundreds of political prisoners – and the majority are people of color By James Patrick Jordan, Eduardo Garcia, Natalia Burdyńska-Schuurman (National Co-Coordinators) Racism is still the driving force behind U.S. political imprisonment Political imprisonment in the United States exists primarily as a tool of…

While claiming to defend freedom around the world, the U.S. has hundreds of political prisoners – and the majority are people of color

By James Patrick Jordan, Eduardo Garcia, Natalia Burdyńska-Schuurman (National Co-Coordinators) Originally published on Covert Action Magazine Racism is still the driving force behind U.S. political imprisonment Political imprisonment in the United States exists primarily as a tool of racist repression. It’s aimed disproportionately at people of color as well as others engaged in anti-racist struggle.…

Political prisoners in the USA

Read “While claiming to defend freedom around the world, the U.S. has hundreds of political prisoners – and the majority are people of color,” a comprehensive analysis of political imprisonment in the United States today Introduction & methodology Below is a list of individuals currently incarcerated in the United States for actions threatening U.S. imperial…

Over 530 years of struggle and solidarity: Indigenous resistance in the U.S.

None of us are free until all of us are free! By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) Any analysis that originates in the United States claiming to accurately and fairly address issues pertaining to the human rights of Indigenous people must begin with the acknowledgement that we occupy land that is the ancestral home of Indigenous…

Speaking of disability

By William Camacaro (National Co-Coordinator) One of the most offensive expressions used to talk about people with disabilities is the term “handicapped.” Author David Mikkelson describes the origin of the word: “In 1504, after a brutal war in England, King Henry VII had an idea. King Henry knew that the war had left his country…

It’s all connected: racism, poverty, environmental assault

We invite you to examine environmental racism and racialized assaults on the most fundamental elements of all life: air, water, and land. By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement…

Our environment: enough for everyone’s need…but not everyone’s greed

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Yet, when it comes to the effects of climate change, there has been nothing but chronic injustice and the corrosion of human rights.” (Mary Robinson) By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) The most fundamental human right is the right to live. This includes the…

The criminalization of pregnancy: a miscarriage of justice

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) The United States of America is a nation – the first nation-state – that was founded on principles of genocide, racism, hatred and misogyny. Despite limited actions to recognize the basic human rights of Black, Brown, Indigenous, female and LGBTQI people, this nation persists in denying fundamental human rights to…

Labor organizing in the U.S. in 2022: confronting the anti-union, anti-worker corporate agenda

By Maya Hernández (National Co-Coordinator) This past year, profit-over-people ideology and anti-union efforts were particularly prevalent in sectors that demanded the most labor. Millions of dollars went into campaigns to stop union organizing at the same time that several anti-worker policies passed into effect, painting a grim future for workers across the United States. The…