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Human Rights: watch-listen

Life as a Nurse in Gaza

    At the age of 27, Azza Jadalla has already lived through six wars. She is a cancer nurse in Gaza’s main hospital, Al-Shifa. Every day she deals with fall-out of the on-going conflict between Israel and Gaza’s ruling … Continue reading

A prosecutor’s vision for a better justice system

In this searching talk, Adam Foss, a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, makes his case for a reformed justice system that replaces wrath with opportunity, changing people’s lives for the better instead of ruining them.

No Perfect Victims Convening 2017

Between 1977 and 2007, the population of U.S women prisoners grew by 800% with an annual growth rate doubling that of men over many years. The vast majority of incarcerated and criminalized women (trans and non-trans) have previous histories of … Continue reading

Citizen Journalism On The Rise

“I think a journalist’s role is to contextualize, to report, to try and be factual, to use stories to illustrate the human condition. I also would add to that–though many people will stop there– it’s to be progressive. Progressive, meaning … Continue reading

Democractic Eco-Socialism

“Due to the shortcomings of efforts to create socialism in the twentieth century, the notion of socialism has been discredited in many quarters. […] Nevertheless, it is important for progressive people to come to terms with the historical discrepancies between … Continue reading

Confronting Racial Bias At Work

“It’s increasingly hard for workers to be able to prove discrimination based on race, gender, and sexual orientation.” — Evelyn Rangel Medina, Executive Director, ROC-The Bay

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