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Human rights news and analysis from The Nation
July 6, 2021
Haiti Has Been Abandoned—by the Media, the US, and the World
Human rights activist Antoinette Duclaire’s murder is the latest for a country in chaos—where an obsession with elections obscures a complete absence of democracy or accountability.
June 4, 2021
My Bill Would Stop US Aid From Funding Palestinian Suffering
HR 2590 would restrict US military aid to Israel from being used to demolish homes, annex Palestinian land, or imprison Palestinian children in military detention facilities.
June 1, 2021
The Legacy of Radical Lawyer Michael Ratner
His posthumous memoir, just released, is a powerful account of holding the powerful to account.
May 5, 2021
Yes, Israel Is Obviously an Apartheid State
The Human Rights Watch report is a valuable, sober, and deliberately uninflammatory piece of scholarship—which won’t make a damn bit of difference.
April 30, 2021
Voices Are Raised Against the NBA Launching Its New African League in Rwanda
Human rights groups are concerned that using Rwanda as a backdrop would provide a public relations boost for its autocratic leader.
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April 22, 2021
Fritz Mondale and Decency
Jimmy Carter thought the vice presidency was a “wasted national asset.” Walter Mondale, who died last week, changed that forever.
March 23, 2021
Ambassador Rahm Emanuel? No, No, a Thousand Times No!
His Chicago record is disqualifying, as is his history of dogmatic advocacy for neoliberal trade policies that harm workers and human rights.
March 18, 2021
‘Shall I Take You Back to War? You Know Exactly What War Means.’
Yemen was historically called
(Happy Arabia). Today the United Nations calls it the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
March 6, 2021
Abolish Guardianship, Preserve the Rights of Disabled People, and Free Britney
Stripping a person of their legal rights is inherently dangerous and dehumanizing.
February 23, 2021
Will Biden Really End Our Endless Wars?
His pledge to end US support for the Yemen war and to prioritize diplomacy was a good start—but there’s much more to be done.
William D. Hartung