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January 5, 2022
When Big Brother Is Your Boss: The Rise of Surveillance Wages
Everything the Internet knows about you may end up being used against you by your employer.
December 31, 2021
Remembering the Real Desmond Tutu, 1931–2021
Celebrated in death by his former foes, Archbishop Tutu had the gift not just of courage and righteousness but also of timing.
December 31, 2021
The Russian Supreme Court Moves to Shut Down a Prominent Human Rights Group
Despite what may seem like a hopeless situation, Memorial has refused to give up.
December 3, 2021
The Israeli Firm NSO—Makers of Pegasus Spyware—Must Be Banned
And why the Biden administration has taken unprecedented action against a company with such deep ties to the Israeli government.
November 10, 2021
“The Worst Prison in New York State”
The situation at Rikers is bad, but at Great Meadow Correctional Facility, a maximum security facility more than 200 miles north of New York City, it’s worse.
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October 22, 2021
Youth and Age Unite to Demand That Banks Stop Lending to Big Oil
When both ends of the age spectrum come together, bankers had better pay attention.
October 19, 2021
Rikers Detainees Are Being Transferred From One “Hellhole” to Another
Former and currently incarcerated people denounce Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision to transfer detainees as a temporary fix to the ongoing crisis at Rikers.
October 8, 2021
A Courageous Voice for Press Freedom and Independence in Russia
As the Nobel Prize committee recognized with today’s award to Dmitrii Muratov, independent journalism and media freedom in Russia confront growing threats.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 28, 2021
Pakistani Women Are Leading the Struggle for Human Rights
In one of the most patriarchal countries in the world, the struggle for civil liberties is being spearheaded by women.
September 8, 2021
Gitmo’s Forgotten Ex-Detainees
They were freed from Guantánamo, but they’re still searching for a home.