Lucas Vallejo

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This formerly undocumented woman is teaching immigrants to know their rights

On a Wednesday morning in February, 25 undocumented immigrants sat in a crowded Sunday school classroom at the Holy Spirit Catholic church in Horizon …

The reasons why a free and open internet could spell the web’s downfall

In January 2010, secretary of state Hillary Clinton stood before the world and delivered a landmark address, calling the internet a “new nervous system for the planet.” She was describing an emerging State Department doctrine known as the “internet freedom agenda,” which built on a universal …

Governor Cuomo On The Wage Gap: "It Is Not Up To Women Alone"

<i>It’s 2017, and yet women are still fighting for equality. Data suggests it will take until 2152 to close the gender wage gap, but it shouldn’t take a</i> …

US visitors may be forced to turn over phones and passwords before they get visas

The plan, under the guise of "extreme vetting," may apply to citizens from a wider selection of countries than first considered, such as the UK, …

Mike Pence just had one of his abortion laws blocked in Indiana

Vice President Mike Pence may now live thousands of miles away from Indiana, but his home state is still reckoning with his legacy.<p>On Friday, a federal judge blocked an Indiana law requiring women seeking an abortion to get an ultrasound at least 18 hours before they undergo the procedure. The …

My generation fought to be free. What happened to us?

Brexit has revealed a great many things about ourselves we might prefer not to know, but in particular it has opened up a deep cultural tug-of-war between the generations. My generation and those older emerge in a bad light, a shocking disappointment for those of us who once thought we were the …

Philip Hammond

How Should Art Address Human Rights?

Artists who call attention to victims of conflict and violence must strike a balance between self-expression and respect for their subjects.<p>Last month marked six years since the start of the Syrian war, which has forced millions of people to flee their homes in one of the largest humanitarian …

Human Rights

Syria Airbase Destroyed After Chemical Attack: Daily Brief

In today's Daily Brief: Syria airbase destroyed after chemical attack; Chechnya, Russia's republic of LGBT fear; Trump's damning global retreat on …

Trump's authoritarian instincts ruin US credibility on human rights, activists say

In welcoming Xi Jinping to his Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump is signalling an intent to ignore human rights – and in the act may be ceding the mantle of global leadership to China<p>Donald Trump’s embrace of authoritarian tactics – and leaders – has dealt a body blow to activists struggling against …

Human Rights