39th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

39th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

Online registration is closed. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. The Institute for Policy Studies invites you to the 39th Annual  Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards. Join the Institute for Policy Studies, MSNBC’s Dorian Warren, and Congressman...
Let’s Talk About Torture

Let’s Talk About Torture

The CIA’s torture-era leadership won’t repent. Even after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report saying in no uncertain terms that the CIA had tortured its prisoners, that torture was official U.S. government policy, and that torture never...
Dubai’s Skyline Is a Monument to Oppression, Not Prosperity

Dubai’s Skyline Is a Monument to Oppression, Not Prosperity

Over the past few decades, the booming oil economy and real estate market in the United Arab Emirates have earned the nation a reputation for opulent wealth. From towering skyscrapers, man-made islands, and indoor ski-slopes to sprawling highways and bridges, the UAE...
What the Mainstream Media Got Wrong About Gaza

What the Mainstream Media Got Wrong About Gaza

“I don’t want to die. Don’t leave me.” These were the last words of Anas “Bader” Qdeih, a 7-year-old Palestinian from Gaza who was killed by an Israeli mortar shell as he played in front of his house. His story is one of many that were documented in a recent report...
Why the World Is Becoming the Un-Sweden

Why the World Is Becoming the Un-Sweden

Imagine an alternative universe in which the two major Cold War superpowers evolved into the United Soviet Socialist States. The conjoined entity, linked perhaps by a new Bering Straits land bridge, combines the optimal features of capitalism and collectivism. From...
Manuel Pérez-Rocha discusses upcoming Summit of the Americas

Manuel Pérez-Rocha discusses upcoming Summit of the Americas

This week’s edition of teleSUR’s Interviews from Washington looks at the current state of US-Latin American relations in light of the upcoming Summit of the Americas, slated later this week in Panama City. Program host Jorge Gestoso interviews Manuel...
Author Event: Compañeras

Author Event: Compañeras

Co-sponsored by IPS’ Break the Chain Campaign and IPS’ Networking for Justice on Global Investment, along with CASA of Maryland’s domestic workers project, CISPES, and the Washington Peace Center, you’re invited to a unique International...
Conference: Malcolm X and Human Rights

Conference: Malcolm X and Human Rights

President Lyndon B. Johnson and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover deemed Malcolm’s revolutionary internationalism and domestic radicalism subversive and threatening to the U.S. government. Malcolm brought the plight of African people in the United States to the world...
Economic Crisis, War & Racism

Economic Crisis, War & Racism

The current human rights framework that emerged from the ashes of the Second World War is now suffering a crisis of legitimacy. It’s questionable legal relevance and ability to constrain the behavior of states, especially Western states, has called into question...
Employment: A Human Right

Employment: A Human Right

Every December 10th nations came together in Paris to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The power and relevance of the recognition enshrined in the Declaration – that all human beings have fundamental rights and, the world remembers the...
Competitive Suffering

Competitive Suffering

I was nearly at the end of a presentation on the North Korean prison camp system, when the last person in the audience grasped the microphone to ask a question. His question was so unexpected that I was literally blindsided. Up to that point, I’d already described the...
Make Migrants, Not War in North Korea

Make Migrants, Not War in North Korea

In March, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) announced that a “commission of inquiry” would begin investigating suspected human rights abuses in North Korea. Given that over the past decade the United Nations (UN) has issued more than 20 reports...
Our Stake in Guatemala’s Genocide Trial

Our Stake in Guatemala’s Genocide Trial

With Syria’s strife, the NRA’s annual meeting, and Kim Kardashian’s prenatal woes to report, Central America doesn’t exactly dominate U.S. headlines these days. So we understand that the octogenarian former dictator standing trial in Guatemala...
War against Women and the Pursuit of Peace and Justice

War against Women and the Pursuit of Peace and Justice

Sexual and gender-based violence occurs during armed conflict and long after the guns have gone silent. It destroys the social fabric. International criminal justice has treated such acts as war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The fight against impunity...