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Human Rights: watch-listen

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

Who Is Oscar López Rivera?

Celebrities, politicians and activists, ranging from Bernie Sanders​ to Lin-Manuel Miranda​ and Archbishop Desmond Tutu​, are asking President Obama​ to grant clemency to a man who was part of a militant group that fought for Puerto Rican independence.

Islamophobia killed my brother

On February 10, 2015, Suzanne Barakat’s brother Deah, her sister-in-law Yusor and Yusor’s sister Razan were murdered by their neighbor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The perpetrator’s story, that he killed them over a traffic dispute, went unquestioned by the … Continue reading

First Nelson Mandela interview

An interview with Nelson Mandela by ITN’s Brian Widlake in 1961. Mandela speaks about the vote, fundamental rights, and state violence.

Donald Trump’s refugee ban, explained

Trump signed an executive order Friday afternoon that bans all immigrants and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US for 90 days, and opens the door to more country-based bans in future. It also bans all refugee … Continue reading

Art, China and Censorship According to Ai Weiwei

“Ai Weiwei has spent his career creating art with a direct social and political message. His photos, sculptures and installations highlight issues like Chinese censorship and corruption. Jeffrey Brown reports on Ai’s artistic career and “According to What?,” an exhibition … Continue reading