human rights

U.K. Rights Body Plans Probe of Virus Impact on People of Color

U.K. Rights Body Plans Probe of Virus Impact on People of Color

The U.K.’s Equality and Human Rights Commission plans to hold an inquiry into the effect of the coronavirus on people of color.
Gov’t Critics in the Philippines May Soon Be Charged As Terrorists

Gov’t Critics in the Philippines May Soon Be Charged As Terrorists

A new anti-terrorism bill only needs President Rodrigo Duterte's signature to be signed into law. Human rights activists say it is a repression tool to silence government critics and diminish
Family fears grow for activists detained in notorious Saudi prison

Family fears grow for activists detained in notorious Saudi prison

Reports of Covid-19 cases and allegations of withheld medical treatment have sparked concern for those held in al-Ha’ir prisonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRelatives of
Lawmakers in Eight Countries Form New Alliance to Counter China

Lawmakers in Eight Countries Form New Alliance to Counter China

A group of senior lawmakers from eight democracies including the U.S. have launched a new cross-parliamentary alliance to help counter what they say is the threat China’s growing influence poses to
Trump’s Promised Farm Bonanza From China Deal Far From Fulfilled

Trump’s Promised Farm Bonanza From China Deal Far From Fulfilled

President Donald Trump’s promise that his phase one trade deal with China would provide a $36.5 billion election-year bonanza for his rural base was always a stretch. Now it looks like it may never be
Senators Push ‘Unprecedented’ Sanctions on China Over Hong Kong

Senators Push ‘Unprecedented’ Sanctions on China Over Hong Kong

A Senate Republican who’s sponsoring legislation to penalize banks that work with Chinese officials moving to crack down on dissent in Hong Kong said his bill would bring “unprecedented” action to the
American Held Since 2018 Is Freed After U.S. Lets Iranian Go

American Held Since 2018 Is Freed After U.S. Lets Iranian Go

Michael White, a U.S. citizen and Navy veteran imprisoned in Iran since 2018, was released on Thursday and is en route home, a family spokesman said in a message that thanked President Donald Trump’s
Turkey's Opposition Says Erdogan May Be Creating Loyal Security Force

Turkey's Opposition Says Erdogan May Be Creating Loyal Security Force

Turkey’s government plans to give new powers to a 28,000-strong auxiliary police force, raising concerns that it’s being groomed to show allegiance to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and not the state.
Buffalo Probes Police Incident, More NYC Clashes: Protest Update

Buffalo Probes Police Incident, More NYC Clashes: Protest Update

Video of a confrontation between police and a protester in upstate New York has gone viral, as millions rewatched footage of an elderly man lying on the ground with blood pooling near his head after
A Moment of National Shame and Peril—and Hope

A Moment of National Shame and Peril—and Hope

We may be witnessing the beginning of the end of American democracy, but there is still a way to stop the descent.

A Midweek Birthday Boost and a March for Change

Lightning round of Recharge boosts, and back to long-form tomorrow, but today’s drumbeat is too quick, the news cycle too fast, and the pace of our moment too—I’m out of adjectives. You know who is
Philippines Passes Anti-Terror Bill Ahead of Stimulus Plan

Philippines Passes Anti-Terror Bill Ahead of Stimulus Plan

Philippine lawmakers have approved a bill allowing warrantless detention and wiretapping of suspected terrorists, which the country’s human rights commission says could curb expressions of dissent and

An 18-Year-Old’s Family Restaurant Burned to the Ground. Supporters Are Pitching in to Rebuild It.

It’s still only Tuesday? Okay, multiple Recharges. It’s gonna take a lot of boosts to get through this. Let’s stretch a triple: More than material. When 18-year-old Hafsa Islam saw her family’s
Race After Technology. Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

Race After Technology. Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

This guide provides conceptual tools for decoding tech promises with sociologically informed skepticism. In doing so, it challenges us to question not only the technologies we are sold but also the
Skirmish Near the White House, Cities in Curfew: Protest Update

Skirmish Near the White House, Cities in Curfew: Protest Update

Thousands of people marched in protest in cities from New York to Los Angeles as curfews went into effect to help police stem violence and vandalism. Protesters clashed again with law enforcement near
Surveillance Technology Will Only Get More Intense After Covid

Surveillance Technology Will Only Get More Intense After Covid

Some fear that governments could exploit the pandemic to usher in broad invasive powers long after the crisis has passed.
The Latest: Thousands on New York City Streets After Curfew

The Latest: Thousands on New York City Streets After Curfew

(AP) -- The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:
Independent Autopsy Says George Floyd's Death Was a 'Homicide' Due to Asphyxiation

Independent Autopsy Says George Floyd's Death Was a 'Homicide' Due to Asphyxiation

“The cause of death, in my opinion, is asphyxia due to compression of the neck," Dr. Michael Baden said.
With Scenes of Police Brutality, America’s Beacon to the World Winks Out

With Scenes of Police Brutality, America’s Beacon to the World Winks Out

U.S. soft power was already dwindling under Trump. But the new wave of police violence and racial injustice may be drying up the reserves.
Driving Through Crowds and Firing on Porches: Cops Across the Country Were Out of Control This Weekend

Driving Through Crowds and Firing on Porches: Cops Across the Country Were Out of Control This Weekend

Video footage showed cops tear-gassing peaceful protesters, pepper-spraying people, beating and shoving people, and even driving vehicles into them.