Tag: human rights

12 People Who Made a Difference (and YOU Can Too!)

Posted by on January 11, 2016 in Activism, Conscious Living, Inspirational with 2 Comments
12 People Who Made a Difference (and YOU Can Too!)

Do you believe one person can instigate change in society? Here is a bunch of people who have maximized their power as citizens to improve the lives of millions of people in real, tangible ways.

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The White Man in That Photo

Posted by on January 9, 2016 in Activism, Conscious Living with 13 Comments
The White Man in That Photo

Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and it certainly deceived me for a long time.

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The Current Militarization of America’s Public Schools

Posted by on November 1, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Corruption, Government, Military with 4 Comments
The Current Militarization of America’s Public Schools

Thanks to a combination of media hype, political pandering and financial incentives, the use of armed police officers to patrol school hallways has risen dramatically in the years since the Columbine school shooting (nearly 20,000 by 2003). Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, these school resource officers (SROs) have become de facto wardens in elementary, middle, and high schools, doling out their own brand of justice to the so-called ‘criminals’ in their midst with the help of tasers, pepper spray, batons and brute force.

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If Obama Cared About Human Rights, He’d Help This Desperate Mother Save Her Son’s Life (Video)

Posted by on October 21, 2015 in Government with 2 Comments
If Obama Cared About Human Rights, He’d Help This Desperate Mother Save Her Son’s Life (Video)

The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child makes clear that no death sentences may be imposed for offenses committed by individuals under the age of 18.

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U.S. Bombs Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan Shortly After They Criticized the TPP Agreement. Coincidence?

Posted by on October 6, 2015 in Government, Military with 14 Comments
U.S. Bombs Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan Shortly After They Criticized the TPP Agreement. Coincidence?

Had the President of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Doctors Without Borders not warned us of the “imminent threat to global health” posed by the TPP, would these 22 doctors and patients have lost their lives early Saturday?

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How Enlightened Leaders Keep Changing Civilization for the Better

Posted by on October 1, 2015 in Government, Policies with 5 Comments
How Enlightened Leaders Keep Changing Civilization for the Better

The Enlightenment not only produced modern democracy, it also laid the foundation of liberal political values still winning victories today.

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The Bulldozing of Palestinian Homes: Cruelty is NOT a Human Right

Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 63 Comments
The Bulldozing of Palestinian Homes: Cruelty is NOT a Human Right

Police, and sometimes the military, arrive at dawn while families are sleeping. They surround the house and call for the family to come outside. If the family resists, they will be forcefully removed and the bulldozers will begin their tragic task of destruction. Only sometimes are families allowed to take some of their possessions with them.

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How Equal Do We Want the World To Be? The Surprising Truth Revealed!

How Equal Do We Want the World To Be? The Surprising Truth Revealed!

Dan Ariely reveals some interesting data on how people view “equality”. Watch as he explains what he found after asking people around the world the very same questions. You’ll be surprised to hear the results!

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Project Censored #23: Number of US Prison Inmates Serving Life Sentences Hits New Record

Posted by on February 4, 2015 in Agencies & Systems with 0 Comments
Project Censored #23: Number of US Prison Inmates Serving Life Sentences Hits New Record

A report released by the Sentencing Project, a Washington DC–based nonprofit criminal justice advocacy group, revealed that the number of prisoners serving life sentences in the US Prison System (state and federal) reached a new record of close to 160,000 in 2012. Of these, 49,000 are serving life without possibility of parole, an increase of 22.2 percent since 2008. Ashley Nellis, senior research analyst with the Sentencing Project, argued that the rise in prisoners serving life sentences has to do with political posturing over “tough on crime” measures.

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Seizing Control of Our Destinies

Seizing Control of Our Destinies

Right now there are 150 communities in the US redefining their right to self govern and pushing forward their programs for localized renewable energy and ecological food security.

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End the Gaza Occupation: Petition by the Jewish Voice for Peace

End the Gaza Occupation: Petition by the Jewish Voice for Peace

RootsAction and Jewish Voice for Peace ask for your signature on a powerful Open Letter condemning the rampant assault on human rights in Israel and Palestine.

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