Aaron Huey’s effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people — appalling, and largely ignored — compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his … Continue reading
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Documentary about the violence in Chicago a.k.a Chi raq
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex Africans seek asylum and refuge in South Africa, where the Constitution promises equal rights. Tolerance and acceptance, however, does not come easily. Find out how gay rights activism has helped challenge and overcome xenophobia … Continue reading
It’s About Human Rights There are 6,500 homeless people in San Francisco; 3,100 of them live on the street.
Intermarché launched the Inglorious Fruits&Vegetables, a film, print, poster and radio campaign, celebrating the beauty of the Grotesque Apple, the Ridiculous Potato, the Hideous Orange, the Failed Lemon, the Disfigured Eggplant, the Ugly Carrot, and the Unfortunate Clementine.
Henry Abramson discusses the pogroms of 1881-1884 in the Russian Empire and their implications for Jewish History.
On 3 October 2013, a boat sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, killing 366 of the 518 people on board. They were among the thousands who flee Eritrea each year on a perilous journey in search of asylum in … Continue reading
During the past twenty years, the world’s most renowned critical theorist—the scholar who defined to field of postcolonial studies— has experienced a radical reorientation in her thinking. Finding the neat polarities of tradition and modernity, colonial and postcolonial, no longer … Continue reading
http://www.amnesty.org/death-penalty The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state. This cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment is done in the name of justice. It violates … Continue reading
February 4, 2013 marked Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday. Historian Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, looks at Rosa Parks’ life in this video.
Professor Dayo F. Gore discusses her work, Radicalism at the Crossroads, which offers a sustained and in-depth analysis of the political thought and activism of black women radicals during the Cold War period and adds a new dimension to our … Continue reading
Economic equality advocates Rachel LaForest and Madeline Janis share how social action can change both policy and lives.
Hear from young black activists about the issues that brought them to the capital on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Bill Moyers discusses symbolism of the cross and lynching tree with theologian, James Cone.
When the Arizona Department of Education banned 90 books from its public schools for being “subversive,” ban opponents struck back and set up underground libraries across the Southwest. Listen here.