The United States is going ahead with an arms sale to Bahrain despite Congressional opposition and criticism from human rights observers.
This practice, banned in most of the world, is common in the United States.
Meet speakers Phyllis Bennis, an Institute for Policy Studies Fellow and independent Palestinian commentator Omar Barghouti in an informal setting to discuss Palestinian Civil Society calls for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law, and universal principles of human rights.
These movement leaders, artists, grass roots organizers, labor leaders, and clergy people are working in the front trenches of the struggle for human rights.
Washington is courting a dictator in order to continue its war in Afghanistan.
Caricatures of Cuba as intolerant of political expression may contain a kernel of truth, but they miss the richness of dissent in the daily life of Cuba’s political culture.
The 2011 LM Awards mark the 35th anniversary of the assassination on September 21st, 1976 of Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier and American Ronni Karpen Moffitt, colleagues at the Institute for Policy Studies. The Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards ceremony highlights human rights movements from the United States and the Americas.
On the Walk of Shame, poets visit the embassies of Burma, Yemen, and Turkmenistan to read aloud the poems that can’t be read inside those countries.
Belén, Posada Del Migrante (Bethlehem, the Migrant’s Shelter) is a migrant shelter based in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico which continues to be the voice for the human rights of migrants in transit facing kidnapping, extortion, sexual abuse and murder.
Please join our panel as they shed light on the violence against female migrants, the abuse of migrants and the details of their work as they document and denounce human rights violations of migrants by Mexican officials.
Join Split This Rock and Foreign Policy in Focus, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies, as we give voice to some of those poets for one day. We’ll take a short walk to the embassies of three countries — Yemen, Burma,… and Turkmenistan — where citizens have no right to free speech, where poets, writers, and other freedom lovers have been threatened, arrested, and murdered for their words and their activism.
To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining – and facing threats and violence as a result.
Bahrain has suppressed its protest movement with the help of Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Beijing’s recent crackdown on human rights has revealed the importance of a new group of activists.
Chad became an oil-producing nation in 2003 with the completion of a $4bn pipeline linking its oilfields to terminals on the Atlantic coast. A largely semi-desert country, Chad is also rich in gold and uranium and some would say stands to benefit from its recently-acquired status as an oil-exporting state. Yet others contend that developments in Chad illustrate the problems when poor nations try to leverage oil and gas production within the confines of the global economic order.
Mexican human rights activists have issued an emergency appeal to apply international humanitarian standards in providing relief to more than 150 refugees.