By Moriah Ella Mason Editor’s Note: The author has recently returned from spending ten days in the Palestinian West Bank with other activists from the Center for Jewish Nonviolence. The group engaged […]
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By Jackie Smith, Intro by Cheryl Bauer The US Human Rights Cities Alliance and national human rights organizers are encouraging local organizers around the country to share with local and state officials […]
Dear Senator Casey: We have read with interest your recent message regarding your support for S.1, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019, noting especially your comments regarding […]
By Jackie Smith In late April, community activists from around Georgia and from as far as Seattle and New York gathered in Atlanta to learn about the growing global “human rights cities” […]
By Craig Stevens The Trump administration’s escalating antiimmigrant rhetoric and attacks on migrants’ and refugees’ rights have led not only to inhumane treatment of immigrants, particularly Latinx and other immigrants/refugees of color […]
By Craig Stevens Monica Ruiz, Executive Director of Casa San Jose, is well known as an inspiring advocate and community builder and the 2018 Merton Center New Person awardee. In her presentation […]
By Joyce Rothermel City Theater has been performing a world premiere about war and its negative impacts, “We Are Among Us,” since May 11 ending June 2. The play investigates the personal […]
By Jeff C In 2016, I had the privilege to meet and have lunch with Albert Woodfox and Robert King at the International & Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Prolonged Solitary Confinement Conference at […]
By Bette McDevitt On Tuesday, April 23, six of us went into PNC’s opulent but sustainable monument to capitalism at Fifth and Wood, to speak at the shareholders meeting about the bank’s […]
By Joyce Rothermel The conflict in Yemen, now in its fourth year, continues to bring horrific suffering to its civilian population. Millions are at risk of famine, with nearly 17,000 civilians killed […]