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Human Rights: watch-listen

Kids Who Die by Langston Hughes

It’s been 77 years since civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” which illuminates the horrors of lynchings during the Jim Crow era. Now, as we approach the one year mark of Michael … Continue reading

The Post-political City And The Insurgent Polis

The neoliberal cities are distinctly marked with the state’s withdrawal from public services and the marketization of every social space of existence. How do these characteristics factor in the modern political life? Find out in this video.

Prison-Industrial Complex 101 – Unshackle NU

The Prison-Industrial Complex is a term used to describe the system of oppression that exploits bodies for capitalist gains. UnshackleNU calls for Northwestern University to cease its active participation and complacency in the oppressive enforcement of this vicious system. This … Continue reading

Injured GM workers of ASOTRECOL 2015

The injured Colombian GM workers organized after developing disabling injuries on the job. They have been camped in front of the U.S.Embassy in Bogota, Colombia for nearly 4 years and have used a series of creative direct actions to bring … Continue reading

The Drug Problem: Beyond Arrest

After more than 30 years with the Seattle Police Department, Jim Pugel knows first-hand that sending people to prison for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses doesn’t work. That’s why Pugel and his colleagues started a program that offers treatment instead of … Continue reading

Life as an Illegal Immigrant in Greece

Greece has always been a gateway for immigrants searching for what they assumed would be a better life in Europe. But many of those who’ve crossed illegally into Greece have found that they have traded one bad situation for another. … Continue reading

Seeking Protection Is Not A Crime

“Seeking Protection is Not a Crime” is a 5.5’ X 12’ foot mural commissioned by the Queer Arts Festival, a three-week multi media art festival that began in 2010. Festival coordinators reached out to Rainbow Refugee – a grassroots organization … Continue reading

Shuja’iyah: Land of the Brave

By Hadeel Assali The summer of 2014. Children were appearing en masse at the US/Mexico border, the news was abuzz about a passenger jet crash in the Ukraine, and once again, Gaza was under attack, filling many TV screens and … Continue reading

Drug use and harm reduction in Afghanistan

93% of the world opium is produced in Afghanistan and, there were, in 2009, 1 500 000 drug users in the country. Furthermore, the pattern of drug use in Afghanistan has been changing from smoking to injecting. Kabul, the capital, … Continue reading

Aaron Huey: America’s native prisoners of war

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