Tag Archive for human rights

November 17: Rights of Indigenous & Afro-descendant Women in Nicaragua

November 17: Rights of Indigenous & Afro-descendant Women in Nicaragua Casa Benjamin Linder and AFGJ, in close collaboration with Black Alliance for Peace and Friends of the ATC, are excited to invite you to the next Women in Nicaragua: Power & Protagonism series session: Rights of Indigenous & Afro-descendant Women in Nicaragua. Click here to register! During this…

While Claiming to Defend Freedom Around the World, the U.S. Has Dozens of Political Prisoners—and the Majority are People of Color

US Political Prisoners Require a Political Solution The US has at least 55 Political Prisoners, mostly people of color. It is a mistake to treat these cases individually. They require a political solution. Amnesty to the ten US political prisoners who were arrested in the Black Lives Matter uprisings!   The US has at least…

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…

Conclusion from Margaret Kimberley: Human Rights in the U.S. 2022 Report

By Margaret Kimberley (Executive Editor and Senior Columnist, Black Agenda Report) The words human rights are used quite frequently but conditions around the world prove that they are rarely taken seriously. The United States, which claims to be a protector of human rights, has more people imprisoned, some two million, than any other country on…

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…

PATRIARCHY IS A M*THERF*CKER: the criminalization of pregnancy is a miscarriage of justice

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) *Updated May 4, 2022 The United States of America is a nation – the only nation – that was founded on principles of genocide, racism, hatred, and misogyny. Despite limited actions to recognize the basic human rights of Indigenous, Black, Brown, female and LGBTQiA people, this nation persists in denying…

Healthcare for human rights, not profits: what the U.S. can learn from Cuba’s Coronavirus response

Cuba’s remarkable response to the Coronavirus pandemic highlights the need for a healthcare system that puts people before profits By Natalia Burdynska-Schuurman (National Co-Coordinator) For two years now, the Coronavirus pandemic has done irreversible harm to millions in the United States. To date, over 78 million confirmed cases of infection and over 940,000 deaths due…

Crueler but still not unusual: the U.S. death penalty

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) Volumes have been written about it. Hundreds of thousands of people have protested it, written to their legislators and congress members, prayed about it, sung about it, and hoped that it would end. It has been condemned as inhumane, ineffective, racist, cruel, antiquated, vengeful and just plain wrong by individuals…

Human Rights Week 2021 — A time for reflection and re-dedication to justice

We celebrate Human Rights Day across the world on December 10. Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, sexuality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to…

ACTION TOOLKIT: Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

SCROLL DOWN TO TAKE ACTION Alliance for Global Justice acknowledges that we stand on land that is stolen, land that is exploited. We occupy the land that is the rightful home of Indigenous people. We condemn the theft, the exploitation and the oppression that arose from settler colonialism by Europeans. We recognize the ancient and…