Human Rights


A Hate March and The Reaction It Elicited

Until last week, the small Montana town of Whitefish (population 6,357, as of 2010) was known, if known at all, as home to a ski resort. Now, though, it is…

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Obama Years Were Tough on Global Dissidents

Merely two weeks after Barack Obama warned Donald Trump that U.S. presidents always have to be “on the side of what’s right,” the president-elect took a phone call from the…

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The Hope of the Tiananmen Mothers

When we think of China these days, what do we think of? A giant nation, still very poor, but making incredible strides forward, and transforming itself into an economic juggernaut.…

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BDS Group Accuses Mossad of Harassment

A Palestinian group promoting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel has complained to the U.N. Human Rights Council that the Mossad is targeting its activists, according to…

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Regional Briefs – November 4, 2015

No Fine on 1st Offense for Violation of Gender Law NEW YORK – NYC’s Human Rights Commission said Monday that restaurant owners who inadvertently violate gender-equality laws by posting ads…

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U.S., Cuba to Face Off on Human Rights

The latest round in the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement gets underway Tuesday when the two countries meet in Washington to discuss the potentially divisive issue of human rights. A State Department spokesperson…

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Cuba Detains Fewer Dissidents In January

Cuban police detained 178 opposition activists in January, the lowest monthly total in more than four years as Cuba entered talks with the United States to restore diplomatic relations, a…

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