Category Archives: human rights

China jails another human rights lawyer

China under Xi Jinping lurches ever further right, and Donald Trump cares little about it. The latest example — another human rights lawyer has been thrown in jail. As the Washington Post reports, Jiang Tianyong, 46, is the latest lawyer … Continue reading

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Give me (fewer of) your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

The Guardian reports that America is not the place it used to be for refugees. At least, while Donald Trump is president. That’s because A US state department report seen by the Guardian shows that the administration has briefed Congress … Continue reading

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Chinese human rights activist’s ashes spread at sea

Reuters has the details. Speaking at a government-arranged news conference, Liu Xiaobo’s eldest brother Liu Xiaoguang offered thanks several times to the Communist Party for its thoughtful care considering the dissident’s “special situation”. “Why has Liu Xia not come here? … Continue reading

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Hey, here’s a great idea: Let’s build housing in places where people will get sick!

The Los Angeles Times reports that thousands of residential properties being built in that city are sure to harm the people who inhabit them. Los Angeles officials continue to approve a surge in residential development along freeways. And the crux … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei won’t go away

AFP reports that human rights activist Ai Weiwei is making his latest political statement in Washington, D.C. Several of the “prisoners of conscience” chosen by Ai — himself held under house arrest without charge for three months in 2011 and … Continue reading

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Where is your moral compass, President Trump?

People from all over the globe recognized International¬†Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday. It is not a day that is celebrated. But it is a day that can never be forgotten. If it were me, I’d change the name and insert … Continue reading

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Female Afghani fighter pilot requests asylum in U.S.

France 24 examines what’s behind the request. “What she said in the US was irresponsible and unexpected. She was meant to be a role model for other young Afghans,” defence ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanesh told AFP on Monday. “She has … Continue reading

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