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.

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.

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.

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.

A portrait of Younous Abdurrahman Chekkouri in an orange prisoner's jumpsuit. After being imprisoned for 13 years without charges in Guantanamo Bay prison, Yunus was sent to Morocco last week, where he remains in custody. (Reprieve)
03 Oct 2015

US Withholding Evidence That Could Free Former GITMO Prisoner (VIDEO)

Kevin Gosztola recently appeared on The Matthew Filipowicz show to discuss the plight of former Guantanamo prisoner Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri.

Thor Halvorssen (Photo by NoticiasUFM)
28 Sep 2015

Meet Thor Halvorssen, Neocon Scam Artist Who Heads Bogus Human Rights Foundation

Thor Halvorssen got this investigation into his bogus “human rights” organization pulled from, but now it’s back on Shadowproof courtesy of author Ken Silverstein.

A protest sign, designed to look like a laptop, reads "Stop Mass Incarceration" at a rally in Washington, D.C. on October 26, 2013. (Flickr / Susan Mekisethian)
24 Sep 2015

‘Snowden Treaty’ Under Review By Multiple Countries

A draft of the “Snowden Treaty,” which would expand international legal obligations to protect privacy and whistleblowers, is under review by multiple countries. The “International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers” — is spearheaded by activist David Miranda and Avaaz campaign director Dalia Hasad.

Screen capture from the Snowden Treaty website.
24 Sep 2015

‘Snowden Treaty’: Global Campaign to Promote Privacy, Protect Whistleblowers

Journalists and activists will present an international treaty they want countries to sign to promote privacy and protect whistleblowers.

Protesters hold a banner that reads "END Long-Term Solitary Confinement." (AFSC)
22 Sep 2015

Buried Alive: Solitary Confinement In U.S. Prisons (VIDEO)

American Friends Service Network: At any given time, there are more than 80,000 people in solitary confinement in prisons across the United States—locked up in closed cells for at least 23 hours every day and deprived of human contact for months, years, even decades.

Activists in hoods and orange jumpsuits stand before the US Justice Department with a banner that reads "Bush Justice = Obama Justice = No Justice." (Justin Norman)
22 Sep 2015

Inspector General Urged To Investigate Justice Department For Ignoring CIA Torture

Amnesty International USA urged the inspector general for the Justice Department to investigate why the department has failed to examine human rights violations documented in the Senate report on CIA torture. In a letter dated September 21, AIUSA alleges the Justice Department failed to review evidence regarding the department’s role in human rights violations, which were committed by the CIA.