human rights

Dec 24, 2012
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Lumps of coal to the world this year

Gerry Caplan
Humanity is yet again awash in injustice and oppression, much of which, as always, we are helpless to end or can't be bothered trying.
Dec 14, 2012
Image: Jacob Anikulapo/Flickr

What life looks like under a national security state

Maher Arar
Life under a national security state is not a life. Living under such a state is simply living like a slave, or at best it is like living in a big prison, albeit one that has invisible bars.
Dec 10, 2012
Photo: Prensa Latina

Violence against women human rights defenders on the rise

Laura Carlsen
Women human rights defenders are not only targeted by the interests they confront. They are also abandoned -- or worse, attacked -- by governments and sometimes by their own communities and families.


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