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July 4, 2020: How Will We Celebrate?
July 4 is here, and we have an opportunity to adopt a more truthful narrative about the celebration of our nation’s birth and the racism upon which it was formed. This year while we look back on the almost 250 years since Americans freed themselves f (More)
Police Brutality in India: George Floyd and Faizan
“I can’t breathe”, “please, please, please”. These words are still fresh in the mind of netizens all around the world and will continue to ring shock and anger in their hearts for a long time to come. These were the last words of African-American Geo (More)
UN Human Rights Council Says to the United States: "Get Your Knee off Black Necks"
On Juneteenth, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution requesting the High Commissioner for Human Rights, with the assistance of relevant Special Mandate Holders, to prepare a report on systemic racism and violations of internati (More)
Kosovo president indicted for war crimes
Hashim Thaci, the President of Kosovo, was indicted Wednesday by the Specialist Prosecutor's Office (SPO) of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) for crimes against humanity committed during the 1998-1999 Serbian civil war.The SPO filed a 10-coun (More)
Flogging as Criminal Punishment in the 21st Century
On 9th January 2015, in front of the Jeddah Mosque, a Saudi activist and blogger named Raif Badawi was publicly given the first fifty out of the thousand lashes he was sentenced with, for ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels.' The disturbing (More)
Massive Uprisings Confront White Supremacy
That’s not a chip on my shoulder. That’s your foot on my neck. - Malcolm X On May 25, a Minneapolis police officer tortured George Floyd to death in what his brother, Philonise Floyd, called “a modern-day lynching in broad daylight.” Hundreds of t (More)
Trump administration imposes new sanctions on Syria
The US Departments of Treasury and State announced Wednesday that the Trump administration was imposing new sanctions on individuals and entities supporting the Assad regime in Syria. These actions were taken both under the Caesar Act and Executive (More)
Gambian man living in US charged with torturing people in home country
US Attorney for the District of Colorado Jason Dunn announced Thursday that a Gambian man who had been living in Denver was indicted on torture charges for his actions in Gambia in 2006.Michael Correa was a former member of the Junglers, a Gambia (More)
Amnesty International launches new resource on global misuse of tear gas
Amnesty International launched a new resource Thursday based on the evidence collected by Crisis Evidence Lab on the misuse of tear gas by police and security forces around the world. The site includes explainers on how tear gas works, interviews wit (More)
Trump administration proposes new limits on asylum system
The US Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday released a draft of a new regulation that would make it more difficult for migrants to claim asylum in the US.The departments propose to amend the current regulations th (More)
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