In the last three years, 720 women have disappeared in Ciudad Juarez in the war waged against drug trafficking. These figures exceed by far those recorded in the dark decade of the ’femicides’ in the city at the border between … Continue reading
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“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
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
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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’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
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.
http://youtu.be/p2nSECWq_PE 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.