Tag Archives: Human rights

Women WorldWide September-October 2014

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: Protect Aminetou Mint El-Moctar in Mauritania; female genital mutilation in the U.S.; Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to win “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” Read more: Women WorldWide

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‘Trail for Humanity’ links immigration, environment, prisons

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: Spurred by racist responses to busloads of immigrant children from Central America, a 300-mile march from Merced, Calif., to the Mexican border was organized. Read more: ‘Trail for Humanity’ links immigration, environment, prisons

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‘Sex Workers Unite’

“Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk,” by Melinda Chateauvert, is a valuable history of the Sex Workers’ Rights Movement in the U.S. from its start in the 1960s to the present and its intersection with other social justice movements. Continue reading

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Solidarity with Guantanamo hunger strikers, Part 2

“My decision to go on hunger strike points to the need for new forces to defend the idea of universal human rights. Although the number of inmates refusing to take food at Guantanamo has recently declined substantially, solidarity remains a vitally important factor.” Continue reading

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Syrian revolution ‘brought us together’

“If there was no revolution in Syria, I almost feel like there would be no reason for me to exist. You don’t get tired of it. Revolution is what brought us together, as Syrians, for the first time.” Continue reading

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Solidarity with Guantanamo hunger strikers, Part 1

From the November-December 2013 issue of News & Letters: Solidarity with Guantanamo hunger strikers London, England—Some found it strange that a man voluntarily stopped eating for over 20 days. I found it hard. After all, I like to eat as … Continue reading

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