Tag: human rights

  • UN Report a Blistering Indictment of Myanmar’s Crimes Against Rohingya

    UN Report a Blistering Indictment of Myanmar’s Crimes Against Rohingya

    It is estimated that 700,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are housed in Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. Credit: Mojibur Rahaman Rana/IPS At 12, Mohammed* is an orphan. He watched his parents being killed by Myanmar government soldiers a year ago. And he is one of an estimated half a million Rohingya children who have survived […]

  • Boston Activists Rally to Show Solidarity With Nationwide Prison Strike

    Boston Activists Rally to Show Solidarity With Nationwide Prison Strike

    About 150 people rallied outside of Suffolk County Jail Thursday, Aug. 23 to stand in solidarity with a nationwide prison strike which kicked off earlier in the week. As police stood on the jailhouse steps, batons at the ready, protesters chanted, sang, and donned signs. The prison reformists and abolitionists called for the Massachusetts Department […]

  • Housing is a Human Right: Homelessness in the Shadow of Wealth

    Housing is a Human Right: Homelessness in the Shadow of Wealth

    Leilani Farha doesn’t want to live in a world where people have to negotiate to use the bathroom. She doesn’t want to live in a world where residents in the United States, the richest country on the planet, live in encampments infested with rats. Farha doesn’t want to live in a world where people are […]