Human Rights

America Might Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council (VIDEO)

America Might Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council (VIDEO)

Addressing UN delegates in Geneva Tuesday, America’s ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley threatened that America might leave the UN Human Rights Council. “If the Human Rights Council is going to be an organization we entrust to protect and promote human rights, it must change. If it fails to change, then we must pursue […]

Obamacare Repeal Could Violate International Law (VIDEO)

Obamacare Repeal Could Violate International Law (VIDEO)

Republicans have learned the hard way that repealing Obamacare isn’t easy. But repealing the landmark healthcare legislation may not just be difficult, but illegal under international law. According to a newly-published appeal from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), a repeal that could cause nearly 30 million to lose […]

Ark. Ramps Up Death Penalty Use Despite Concerns Over Lethal Injection Drugs (VIDEO)

Ark. Ramps Up Death Penalty Use Despite Concerns Over Lethal Injection Drugs (VIDEO)

The death penalty has always been a source of great debate in America, and that debate is about get more intense. According to CNN, Arkansas plans to execute eight men over the course of 10 days in April. No one has been executed in Arkansas for 11 years, and no state has ever administered so […]

A HUGE School District In A Deep Red State Just Said F*ck You To Trump’s Deportation Plans (VIDEO)

A HUGE School District In A Deep Red State Just Said F*ck You To Trump’s Deportation Plans (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have sparked outrage from an unlikely source – Texas. This week, The Dallas Independent School District passed a resolution stating that its schools would be “welcoming and protective” of all students, regardless of their immigration status. The message was said to be a response to the fear expressed by many […]

Human Rights Watch: Trump Is A Threat To Human Rights (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch: Trump Is A Threat To Human Rights (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch named incoming President Donald Trump as a threat to human rights on Thursday. In its 687-page World Report, now in its 27th edition, the renowned human rights organization said: “Trump and various politicians in Europe seek power through appeals to racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and nativism. They all claim that the public accepts […]

‘I Am Waiting To Die’: Syrians In Aleppo Take To Social Media For Their Final Goodbyes.

‘I Am Waiting To Die’: Syrians In Aleppo Take To Social Media For Their Final Goodbyes.

The siege of Aleppo has come to an end as Syrian government forces declared victory in reclaiming the city. A United Nations official described this week’s events in  as “a complete meltdown of humanity.” The pro-government forces have reportedly reached a cease-fire agreement with rebels who remain in the city. The exact terms, however, remain unclear. Yet rebels and […]

GOP Rep. Says Russia Doesn’t Commit Human Rights Abuses, Then Disses China (VIDEO)

GOP Rep. Says Russia Doesn’t Commit Human Rights Abuses, Then Disses China (VIDEO)

Lately it seems that the Republican Party is engaged in a gigantic act of butt kissing when it comes to the nation of Russia. Donald Trump has spoken glowingly about Russian President/tyrant/terrorist Vladimir Putin, and now we have other members of the GOP defending the Russians. The latest is California GOP Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who was […]

Muslim-Americans Stand Up To FIGHT HATE In Trump’s America (VIDEOS)

Muslim-Americans Stand Up To FIGHT HATE In Trump’s America (VIDEOS)

The main groups that have felt the ramifications of Trump’s hateful rhetoric include Mexican-Americans, members of the LGBT community, and those of Arab descent. Skeptics argue that words are not capable of hurting anyone, but when those words inspire a massive increase in hate crime, then it’s easy to see the devastation caused by hateful […]

UN Human Rights Chief Releases DIRE Warning To The U.S. (VIDEO)

UN Human Rights Chief Releases DIRE Warning To The U.S. (VIDEO)

The United Nations Human Rights Chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein expressed grave concerns about the possibility of Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, deeming his election “dangerous from an international standpoint.” Al-Hussein discussed his thoughts on Trump’s comments regarding torture and described them as “deeply unsettling and disturbing” during a news conference that touched on Yemen, Syria, […]

TwoWomenTravel Live-Tweet Their Abortion Trip To Irish Prime Minister (TWEETS, VIDEO)

TwoWomenTravel Live-Tweet Their Abortion Trip To Irish Prime Minister (TWEETS, VIDEO)

An Irish woman and her friend formed a Twitter account, @TwoWomenTravel, specifically to live-tweet the Irish Prime Minister Edna Kenny about a trip to obtain a legal abortion. Thousands of women travel from Ireland to England and Wales to get an abortion every year as the procedure is still illegal in their country. In 2015, these […]

Human Rights Watch Calls Out Rwanda’s Systematic Abuse Of The Poor (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch Calls Out Rwanda’s Systematic Abuse Of The Poor (VIDEO)

Rwanda is a tough place to live. It has been marred with horrible living conditions, political corruption, and human rights abuse. What most people think of when Rwanda is brought up is the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, but the level of abuse goes much further than that. Earlier this week Human Right Watch published an article […]

This Viral Video Of Hillary’s History Of Badassery Is AWESOME (VIDEO)

This Viral Video Of Hillary’s History Of Badassery Is AWESOME (VIDEO)

A couple in California, Eric Wing and Stacey Sampo, made a video about Hillary Clinton’s history of feminism that is going viral in a good way…because it’s AWESOME! Sampo made her motivations behind making the video very clear when she said: “‘It’s important for people to see women in positions of power… It’s time, I […]

Conversion Therapy Group That Claims Homosexuality Is A Mental Illness To Be Banned?

Conversion Therapy Group That Claims Homosexuality Is A Mental Illness To Be Banned?

An “ex-gay” group has been accused of deceptive and fraudulent practices in the latest legal battle against “gay-conversion therapy.” National LGBT organizations have filed a complaint in a bid to shut down the Virginia based group, People Can Change, accusing the group of breaking the prohibition on unfair and deceptive acts. The group claims to […]

Embarrassing Human Rights Interview Sees Ben Carson Label LGBT ‘Abnormal’

Embarrassing Human Rights Interview Sees Ben Carson Label LGBT ‘Abnormal’

In an interview with a Catholic news network on human rights, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson thought it was appropriate to label the LGBT community as “abnormal” and state that they should not be given “extra rights.” Carson made his feelings toward the LGBT community perfectly clear during an interview with the Witherspoon Institute’s Matthew […]

School Disbands All Extra-Curricular Clubs After Uproar Over LGBT Club Erupts

School Disbands All Extra-Curricular Clubs After Uproar Over LGBT Club Erupts

A charter school in North Carolina has recently made the decision to shut down all school clubs due to complaints being made about the formation of an LGBT club there. Lake Lure Classical Academy in Rutherford Country has various extra-curricular school clubs which the school board have temporarily closed down following a 5-3 vote during […]

EU Declares Edward Snowden Human Rights Defender – Encourages Protection

EU Declares Edward Snowden Human Rights Defender – Encourages Protection

The European Union passed a resolution on October 29th that calls for all European countries to: “drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection, and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender.” The vote will do little in the short-term and will […]

Stony Brook University Chimps Denied Human Rights

Stony Brook University Chimps Denied Human Rights

I’ve reported previously about Stony Brook University chimps Hercules and Leo. The chimps have been at the center of a legal campaign launched by the Nonhuman Rights Project, wherein it has been argued that Hercules and Leo were held captive by Stony Brook University in what is, essentially, solitary confinement. The Nonhuman Rights Project argued […]

Lindsey Graham’s Painful Breakdown of Common Sense (An Open Letter)

Lindsey Graham’s Painful Breakdown of Common Sense (An Open Letter)

Sen. Graham, While it goes without saying that you and I are likely to disagree on nearly every relevant socio-political topic, I must start out by saying that I bear you no animosity or ill will, despite your obliviousness and breakdown in common sense following the events in Charleston. I just want to make clear […]

Jihadist SBC Leaders Declare ‘Spiritual Warfare’ On SCOTUS, Obviously Lack Degree In Bible Studies

Jihadist SBC Leaders Declare ‘Spiritual Warfare’ On SCOTUS, Obviously Lack Degree In Bible Studies

The annual Southern Baptist Convention is a magical affair. Not in the wizards and dragons and “rolling 1’s” kind of way, but in the “perfect fodder for punditry” kind of way. It’s always a treat to read and watch and listen to church leaders ramble on about their religion and politics, especially since it’s painfully […]

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