File: Two children peer through a window in a Yemeni home in this November 21, 2013 photograph. (Flickr / Rod Waddington)
29 Jan 2016

Media Silent As US-Backed Saudi Forces Starve Half Million Yemeni Children

The United Nations warned that 8,000 children could suffer from severe malnutrition in 2016. And that’s just in one southern city in Yemen.

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David Miranda (Photo by Senado Federal)
19 Jan 2016

U.K. Court of Appeal Rules Against Terrorism Law Used to Seize ‘Journalistic Material’

The Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom dismissed David Miranda’s appeal against Metropolitan Police for detaining him at Heathrow Airport for nine hours under the country’s terrorism law. But the court ruled the terrorism law violates the European Convention on Human Rights because it does not have “sufficient legal

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A red taxi drives past tthe busy exterior of the Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong. These squalid, overcrowded towers house many of the territory's 10,000 asylum seekers. (Shadowproof / Zachary Senn)
12 Jan 2016

Shunned by the West, 10,000 Refugees Seek Asylum In Hong Kong

“People tend to forget that nobody chooses to be a refugee …’ Amid Hong Kong’s luxury, asylum seekers struggle to survive.

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Haskell Wexler shooting "Four Days in Chicago" during 2012 NATO Summit / Photo by Steve Rhodes
28 Dec 2015

Telling the Truth: A Tribute to Cinematographer & Humanitarian Haskell Wexler

A tribute to the impressive career of cinematographer and humanitarian, Haskell Wexler, who died at 93 on December 27.

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Shaker Aamer on ITV News (Screenshot)
14 Dec 2015

Shaker Aamer’s First Interview: ‘Everything That Happened To Us Is a War Crime’

Former Guantanamo prisoner Shaker Aamer gave his first interview after almost 14 years of torture and abuse in the American prison.

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A U.S. Sailor assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion stands watch over a cell block at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while detainees look through magazines and books March 30, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Nistas/Released)
02 Dec 2015

Review Board Admits Military Wrongfully Detained Guantanamo Prisoner For 13 Years

The Periodic Review Board, which reviews the cases of Guantanamo prisoners, admitted that Mustafa al-Shamir has been held without cause for over a decade.

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Andy Worthington speaking at an event "Resisting Empire: Global Resistance to Guantanamo and Torture" in Sheffield, United Kingdom on October 5, 2012. (Wikimedia / Tobias Klenze)
13 Nov 2015

Protest Music Project: Andy Worthington Interviewed on Songwriting and His Influences

Andy Worthington of The Four Fathers talks about his album, “Love and War,” and what influenced him to become a writer & performer of protest music.

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In this January 24, 2015 photograph, a pair of protesters, seen from behind, face off against a row of armored riot cops in Caracas, Venezuela. (Flickr / Carlos Díaz)
30 Oct 2015

EU Nominates Violent US-Backed Venezuelan Opposition For Human Rights Prize

The EU’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought could be awarded to Venezuela’s violent opposition movement, which is backed by U.S. dollars.

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Migrants from Africa protest for asylum and fair treatment in Israel (Physicians for Human Rights on Flickr)
15 Oct 2015

The World’s Largest Detention Center Is For Black Jews Seeking Asylum In Israel

The recent release of 1,200 prisoners from a detention center in the Negev Desert is not a signal that Israel is rethinking its harsh treatment of refugees.

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The Wikileaks Truck in front of the White House (Wikileaks Truck on Flickr)
07 Oct 2015

Wikileaks Exposes Secret Deal To Get Saudi Arabia On UN Human Rights Council

Two years after the controversial appointment of Saudi Arabia to the UN Human Rights Council, leaked cables reveal the UK was a key player in the election.

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