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The New York Times joins over 200 newspapers and news outlets to remind people of the value of the free press and links to others' editorials

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Alex Jones

How Are 400,000 Americans Enslaved?

A health care worker was on a routine visit to the home of an Iraqi couple in suburban El Cajon in Orange County, California, in early 2016 when the …

Forced Labor

The Return of Latin America’s Military

WASHINGTON — As we bear witness to the global democratic recession, we cannot afford to ignore the increasing militarization of societies in Latin America, which has coincided with illiberal trends in other parts of the world. After President Trump’s ill-advised suggestion to use the United States …

Armed Forces

Higher History - Importance of the slave trade to the British economy - Revision 4

Manufacturing<p>Economic growth and the industrial revolution<p>Many historians describe the industrial revolution as a process rather than as an event. The part that exports played can be shown as a virtuous circle:<p>Cotton<p>From 1750 onwards a new industry emerged in Britain - the production of cotton …

UK Economy

Laura Ingraham condemned after saying immigrants destroy ‘the America we love’

A Democratic congressman has condemned remarks attacking legal immigration into the US by a leading Fox News host as “racist”, amid reports that the Trump administration is working on plans to limit it.<p>The conservative Laura Ingraham used her TV show to blame immigrants – legal and illegal alike – …

Donald Trump

This Interactive Map Tracks White Supremacist Hate Crimes in America

The Anti-Defamation League documented and mapped 4,500 hate-related incidents.<p>A year after Charlottesville, the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism has released an interactive map of hate-driven violence in the US documenting upwards of 4,500 incidents and activities.<p>The result is one …

Rights & Freedoms

Chile's Michelle Bachelet tapped next UN human rights chief

The two-term Chilean ex-leader and torture survivor will face a host of challenges in her new role. Bachelet's moves will also be closely watched by …

Rights & Freedoms

Chile's Bachelet picked to be UN rights chief

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) -<p>UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday announced the appointment of Michelle Bachelet, Chile's twice-serving president who endured torture under the Pinochet regime, as the world body's next human rights chief.<p>Bachelet, 66, is set to replace Zeid …

Human Rights

Chile's Bachelet chosen to be next U.N. human rights chief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the world body’s new human rights chief, the United Nations said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Chile's president Michelle Bachelet casts her ballot at a polling station in …

Human Rights

Europe's forgotten war: The Georgia-Russia conflict explained a decade on

Moscow’s annexation of Crimea may have been prevented if Europe and others had ‘reacted adequately’ to Russia’s war with Georgia a decade ago, it’s been claimed.<p>Expert George Mchedlishvili told Euronews that by forgiving Russia, the west had emboldened it ahead of the conflict in Ukraine.<p>The deadly …

Russia

UN says Trump's attacks on media violate press freedom, human rights

The United Nations Human Rights Office has announced its condemnation President Trump's ongoing derogatory remarks toward the press with experts …

Human Rights

Mauritania ignores slavery, but jails those who protest against it

A FEW miles from the green grass of Mauritania’s presidential palace, in a slum where the Sahara washes into the capital, Mbarka shields her …

Human Rights

Trump's Views On Due Process Are Straight Out Of Slavery

The president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have no patience for what they regard as the niceties of the Constitution when it comes to …

Donald Trump

Seeing slavery in seafood supply chains

Abstract<p>The seafood supply chain is often long and fragmented, and slavery is a tenacious problem. The vast majority of workers are engaged in the …

Human Rights

Jimmy Carter: The US has 'lost its place' as a leader in human rights

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter says the United States has "lost its place" as a global leader of human rights.<p>"We should be the champion of human rights. We're a superpower, not based solely on military power; part of that definition should be a commitment to human …

Human Rights

Those who deny birthright citizenship get the Constitution wrong

<i>Elizabeth Wydra is president of the Constitutional Accountability Center.</i><p>Since its ratification 150 years ago, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution has guaranteed that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States …

Immigration

Why moot courts can play a valuable role in teaching kids about human rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 this year. It was adopted by global leaders after World War II to try and avoid future conflict on …

Rights & Freedoms

NFL suspends ban on national anthem protests amid talks with players' union

The National Football League's ban on on-field national anthem protests has been placed on hold for now.<p>The NFL and the NFL Players Association …

Football (U.S.)

Bulk of families separated at U.S.-Mexico border remain apart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With one week left on a court-ordered deadline to reunite children and parents separated by U.S. immigration officials, government lawyers reported on Thursday that 364 of some 2,500 families with children aged 5 and older have been brought back together.It was unclear from …

Immigration

DHS Secretary Defends Violent White Supremacists in Charlottesville: 'It’s Not That One Side Is Right’

In a stunning interview U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen falsely suggests there are two sides to violent white supremacy, and is …

Rights & Freedoms

Report Finds Surprisingly High Rate of Slavery in Developed Countries

UNITED NATIONS — Yeonmi Park calls herself a former slave from North Korea. She had never seen a world map. She nearly starved. After she underwent appendix surgery without anesthesia at age 13, Ms. Park recalled, she saw human bodies piled outside the hospital, their eyes eaten by rats.<p>Convinced …

North Korea

The Nelson Mandela Lecture

<i>On July 17th, former President Obama delivered the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The lecture came not long after Donald Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. The talk was Obama’s most extensive reflection so far on the current political climate,</i> …

Political Science

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At last, a law that could have stopped Blair and Bush invading Iraq | Geoffrey Robertson

Tuesday is a red-letter day for international law: from then on, political and military leaders who order the invasion of foreign countries will be guilty of the crime of aggression, and may be punishable at the international criminal court in The Hague. Had this been an offence back in 2003, Tony …

These Pictures Show The Huge Scale Of The UK's Anti-Trump Protests

More than 100,000 people descended upon London's Trafalgar Square today to protest President Donald Trump's four-day trip to the UK.

4 Moments Black Women Took Up Space and Changed the World

What do Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, Bree Newsome, and Therese Patricia Okoumou all have in common? They are Black women in America. They are Black women who pushed back. But most importantly, they dared to take up space when the world told them not to — and all of us are better from their example.<p>Let …

Black History

Mexico City Elects First Female Mayor

Claudia Sheinbaum has been elected as the next mayor of Mexico City, the most highly populated city in North America with 9 million inhabitants. She will be the first woman and first Jewish person to hold the position. Until three years ago, she worked at Universidad Nacional Autónome de México as …

The newest human rights outrage from Trump

The Post reports:<p>The Trump administration plans to detain migrant families together in custody rather than release them, according to a new court filing that suggests such detentions could last longer than the 20 days envisioned by a court settlement.“The government will not separate families but …

Immigration

Zero tolerance sowed confusion from start

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top health official could barely conceal his discomfort.<p>As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border. Now a Democratic senator was asking him at a hearing whether his …

Malaysia considers amending human trafficking law after U.S. report

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's new government said on Saturday it is considering amending laws on human trafficking and migrant smuggling just days after the U.S. State Department reported a lack of progress in the country's efforts to counter trafficking in the past year.<p>The Home Ministry …