May 19 marks the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s plea for white Americans to recognize the rights and humanity of their black fellow citizens. We reprint his letter in full.
Interrogation rooms with wooden boards used to immobilize detainees, are among the evidence of torture Human Rights Watch says it has uncovered in Syria. Proof of torture -- that's what Human Rights Watch says they've uncovered in Syria. Show More Summary
Russia’s opposition and human rights activists plan to stage a rally in Moscow on June 12, Russia Day, Ilya Yashin, a member of the opposition's Coordination Council said on Saturday.
On May 18, Nigerian war planes "struck militant camps in the northeast" in an attempt to stem the growing tide of Islamic terrorists in the area. The U.S. quickly warned that Nigeria needs to be sure "to respect human rights and notShow More Summary
200,000 died in Guatemala in the 80s, in mass slaughter, mass rape, and possibly the worst human rights violation in the Western Hemisphere in the last 50 years. The US helped out, and so did Israel
What sets a truly noble person apart? What makes a Gandhi, Dalai Lama, or Mother Teresa different? There is a decision made by these people to hold themselves to a higher standard. They make a decision to live up to noble values -- to live from their highest nature. In what part of the brain does this ability reside?
This is not a mere film but a film action that challenges its audience by making them think about their indifferent attitude to the society and the importance of their being organized to stand against the system.
My column this week focuses once again on human rights issues in Saudi Arabia. I actually had a different column on an entirely different topic written and ready to run -- look for it next week. But then I ran into the Saudi lawyer...Show More Summary
Generally, when you go to the doctor for a checkup, you don’t fill your prescriptions right there in the office at the same time that you hand over your co-pay. That generally is what pet owners do at the vet, though. As it turns out, the cheapest place to get your pets’ drugs may not be mail-order pharmacies or your … [More]
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and also the day Human Rights Watch released their annual LGBT Rights: The 2013 ‘Hall of Shame’ list. The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is recognized in over 100 nations. About the first, from Joe My God: First recognized in 2004, IDAHO commemorates the May [...]Show More Summary
Dr. Toprak and her colleagues in parliament are great allies of the LGBT movement in Turkey. Their political fight for equal treatment of all citizens is a source of inspiration for human rights activists in Turkey who have been advocating for equal rights and protection of LGBT individuals.
Last night, lawyers, academics, NGOs and even the President of the Supreme Court gathered in a basement conference room in central London. Their purpose was to discuss the UK “without Convention Rights”, a possible future that some might view as post-apocalyptic, and others as utopia. Either way, given recent political developments, the event could not, […]
(New York) – Government security branches in Raqqa city hold documents and potential physical evidence indicating that detainees were arbitrarily detained and tortured there while...
While you're planning your outfits for this weekend, let's check in with what's going on at Guantanamo! There'll be a live-chat at 2 p.m. today, but, spoiler! "The current hunger strike at Guantanamo has entered its fourth month, with resistance growing to involve 100 detainees. Show More Summary
To mark today's International Day Against Homophobia, Human Rights Watch has posted its top four global villains in the battle for LGBT rights. Among those named is Pat Robertson's ACLJ, which has been exporting anti-gay hate across the globe. Show More Summary
ILGA Europe has released an updated map showing the state of human rights for LGBT people in Europe in May 2013. Click to enlarge. The scale goes from dark green (full equality, respect of human rights) to dark red (gross...
Previously unknown Mac OS X spyware, signed with a valid Apple Developer ID, has turned up on the laptop of an activist from Angola at a human rights conference in Norway. Security researcher and privacy activist Jacob Appelbaum found the spyware on the activist's Mac at the Oslo Freedom Forum earlier this week. Show More Summary
(BEIRUT) — Rights activists have found torture devices and other evidence of abuse in government prisons in the first Syrian city to come under the control of the opposition, Human Rights Watch said in a report Friday. Raqqa, in eastern Syria, was overrun in late February by rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad. Show More Summary
DNA databases might help identify victims of crime and human trafficking, but how do we safeguard the personal privacy of innocent victims and family members? A new report online in the Cell Press journal Trends in Genetics identifies a number of key challenges to consider as experts develop such programs. Show More Summary
Would you put your life in the hands, wait a minute here, robots and artificial intelligence basically do not have any kind of hands to speak of, right? Like I was asking, would you be willing to place your life [...] Like It, +1, Tweet It, Pin It Original content from Ubergizmo.