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Human rights news and analysis from The Nation
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It Has Been Four Years Since the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse—How Much Has Changed?
Bangladesh’s textile workers still struggle for fair pay, safe working conditions, and, most importantly, a voice on the job.
April 20, 2017
The World Hasn’t Had This Many People Dying of Starvation and Disease Since World War II
And the United States is complicit in their death.
Michael T. Klare
April 17, 2017
Stop the Imprisonment of Palestinian Children
Abusive treatment, coerced confessions, and deprivation of counsel and parental contact—at any one time, hundreds of kids are in lockup in violation of basic human rights.
April 11, 2017
Most of Gaza’s Libraries Have Been Closed or Destroyed—and You Can Help a New One Get Off the Ground
Public libraries in Gaza hold only 70,000 books for a population of 1.8 million.
April 3, 2017
Trump’s Generals Are Considering a Wider War in Yemen
A humanitarian crisis already threatens to starve millions. Deeper US involvement in the civil war will only make it far worse.
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April 3, 2017
Trump Embraces the Most Repressive Dictator in Modern Egyptian History
President Sisi presents himself as a faithful ally in the war on terror, so Trump will ignore the tens of thousands he’s imprisoned.
Sharif Abdel Kouddous
March 24, 2017
Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence?
As with the threat to kick 24 million off health care here, unchecked power is bringing humanity to a grave crisis.
March 23, 2017
How Much Damage Has North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Done in 1 Year?
The law has upended North Carolina politics, but other states are still looking to copy the law.
March 10, 2017
Why Doesn’t the United Nations Pay Its Interns?
The institution sets the benchmark for progressive values around the world—except when it comes to unpaid labor.
March 3, 2017
Why Does the US Continue to Arm Terrorists in Syria?
The “Stop Arming Terrorists Act” should be a top priority for the 115th Congress.