Human Rights Abuses

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American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
Apartheid: The Facts
IDAF Research, Information and Publications Department
Book
A comprehensive handbook on the current situation in South Africa, bringing together detailed, up-to-date information in an easily accessible form, with the use of numerous maps, graphs, diagrams and ...
Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History
Finkelstein, Norman
Book
2005
A meticulously researched expose of the corruption of scholarship on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Bringing to bear the latest findings on the conflict and recasting the scholarly debate, Finkelstein...
Bradley Manning, Solitary Confinement and Selective Outrage: What about the Others?
Casella, Jean; Ridgeway, James
Article
2011
Calls attention to the widespread use of solitary confinement with Bradley Manning as a specific example.
Burning History in San Salvador: Destruction of Historical and Human Rights Archives
Maslin, Sarah
Article
2013
On Thursday, Nov. 14, three armed men broke into the offices of Pro-Búsqueda. The attack on Pro-Búsqueda was not a random crime. We should be worried about what is happening in El Salvador.
Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Against Israel
Article
2006
A call for sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.
Captive Nation - Egypt And The West
Article
2011
What mainstream media consumers will find almost nowhere (perhaps literally nowhere) is a detailed analysis of how US-UK support for Mubarak fits with a pattern of US-UK support for dictators across t...
ChestDoc in Palestine
Khan, Dr. Asad
Article
2007
Chile Report
Article
1975
Describes the repression and injustice that exists in Chile and criticizes Canada's attitude.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
CIA photographed detainees naked before sending them to be tortured
Ackerman, Spencer
Article
2016
The CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal. A former US official who had seen some of the photographs described them as “very gruesom...
CIA Torture Tactics Reemerge in New York Prison
Mclaughlin, Jenna
Article
2015
Over 60 inmates at New York's Clinton Correctional Facility have complained of abuse by prison guards in the wake of the June escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt.
The Collapse of Western Morality: The Indispensable People?
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
Moral degradation is reaching new lows.
Columbia's Paramilitary Politics: Against The Current vol. 135
Gill, Lesley
Article
2008
In a surprise move in the early morning of May 13th, Colombian President Álvaro Uríbe announced the extradition of fourteen top paramilitary leaders to the United States, where they are charged with c...
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Counter-Rhetoric: Challenging "conventional wisdom" & reframing the conflict
Schaeffer, Emily; Halper, Jeff; Johnson, Jimmy
Article
2006
This useful little book does two things. It challenges the rhetoric, the perceptions and assumptions regarding the conflict in Israel/Palestine, and it exposes the underlying imbalance of power around...
The court does not sympathize: The moral depravity of the Israeli legal system
Elhanan, Nurit Peled
Article
2009
The blood of Palestinians is cheap in this country. No one has ever been punished for killing Palestinians' children, adults, newborns, old people. The murderers are all walking among us, free and hap...
Democracy Is that it?: New Internationalist June 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Democracy has become commonplace and its original meaning -- "rule by the people" -- has got lost. Real democracy depends on active citizenship, something that's missing from contemporary culture. Ar...
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
Ecuador 1960-1963: A Textbook of Dirty Tricks
Blum, William
Article
An account of the CIA-backed coups in Ecuador of 1960-1963.
Empire of Lies and Torture: Against The Current vol. 111
The Editors
Article
2004
The prohibition of torture in international conventions is absolute. There are no exceptions for so-called "ticking bombs," for "high-value terrorists" or "illegal enemy combatants" or similar improv...
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Pappe, Ilan
Book
2007
Israelo historian Ilan Pappe recounts the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel during the war of 1948.
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
Book
2006
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
Expulsion of the Palestinians: The Concept of Transfer in Zionist Political Thought 1882-1948
Masalha, Nur
Book
Before, during and after 1948 the Israelis expelled more than 750,000 Palestinians. The ideas and attitudes that allowed for this concept of "transfer" are examined in Nur Masalha's book. "Transfer"b...
"Exterminate all the Brutes": Gaza 2009
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2009
Israel has a straightforward means to defend itself: put an end to its criminal actions in occupied territories, and accept the long-standing international consensus on a two-state settlement that has...
Fighting Apartheid: A Cartoon History
International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa (IDAFSA) and UNESCO
Book
1989
South Africa: where one of the most repressive political systems of modern times exists. A system which deprives the black majority of all basic rights while the white minority enjoys a monopoly of po...
The Globe and Mail as corporate apologists: behind the love affair with Barrick Gold
Sakura, Saunders
Article
2013
In the rural highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG), a Canadian gold mine operates amongst the Ipili people, who were one of the last major ethnic groups to be contacted by the Australian colonial admini...
Guatemala 1962 to 1980s
Blum, William
Article
An account of the United States' repeated intereventions in Guatemala.
Health care and children in crisis in Gaza
Garfinkle, Miriam; Abdul-Qadir, Reem
Article
2007
These days one hears a lot about Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, adults who have been specifically trained for warfare, who are nevertheless traumatized by the experience of seeing comrades injured ...
How the Colombia Trade Agreement Accelerates Human Rights Abuses: U.S.-Colombia Mass Displacement Policy Succeeding
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
The Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would lead, indeed by design, to the immiseration and mass displacement of rural peoples, especially Indigenous and Afro-Colombian. The article explores the dis...
Human Rights: in a time of terror: New Internationalist January/February 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at human rights in various countries including women's and sex rights.
In Support of the Palestinian Human Rights Community Call for International Action
Article
2009
In the past the world knew how to fight criminal policies. The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves: its trade relations are flourishing, academic and cultural ...
In the Matter of the International Community v Israel
Cohen, Stanley
Article
2015
In its first full week of a "new" get tough policy, almost 500 young Palestinian demonstrators were injured, shot and maimed, and at least three teens murdered in response to what Israel sees as a ris...
Incarcerated Inside Israel: Palestinians Tortured and Isolated
Peebles, Graham
Article
2012
Detention without trial, the presumption of guilt, denial of family visits, solitary confinement, torture, violent interrogation, and denial of access to appropriate health care, such is the Israeli j...
Indonesia 1957-1958: War and Pornography
Blum, William
Article
An account of the CIA's failed 1958 attempt to overthrow president Sukarno of Indonesia
An Interview With Noam Chomsky on Obama's Human Rights Record: Nothing Can Justify Torture
Bailey, Eric
Article
2012
America's human rights record under the administration of President Obama and the military intervention policies that have seen increased use during the Arab Spring.
Is Israel an Apartheid State?: Rhetoric or Reality? Summary of a Legal Study by the Human Sciences Research council of South Africa
Article
2010
Do Israel's practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and apartheid under international law?
Is Israel singled out for its human rights violations?
Article
2014
Some people assert that human rights activists and the international community are disproportionately – and unjustifiably – focusing their attention on the Jewish state. They are "ignoring" human righ...
Israel: Boycott, divest, sanction
Klein, Naomi
Article
2009
The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israel & Palestine The occupation is killing us all: New Internationalist August 2002 - #348
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
An in-depth look into the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Discusses modern myths that have further fuelled the conflict, possible paths to peace, and the role of the United States in the issue.
Israel Steps up Dirty Tricks Against Boycott Leaders
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2017
The current obsession with the challnege posed by BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) reflects a changing political environment for Israel.
Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide
White, Ben
Book
2009
A readable introduction to the history and practice of apartheid in Israel.
Israeli Apartheid and Terrorism
Herman, Edward S.
Article
1994
If Jews in France were required to carry identification cards designating them Jews, could not acquire land or buy or rent homes in most of the country, were not eligible for service in the armed forc...
Israeli guards 'humiliated inmates'
Article
2009
A group of female former Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli jails have accused prison guards of subjecting them to intrusive and degrading treatment.
Israeli Violations of Human Rights
Halper, Jeff
Article
2002
Speech by Jeff Halper, Coordinator Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Halper focuses on the fact that "virtually all of Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands violates human rights convent...
Israel's 'left' apologists
Gowans, Stephen
Article
Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism.
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
Article
2009
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Journalists Killed since 1992
Article
2009
A database of more than 700 journalists who have been murdered or killed on dangerous assignments since 1992. Interactive maps, timelines, and statistical breakdowns providing analysis by country, yea...
Leader and Vassal: Bringing Death and Destruction to Muslims
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2008
Americans do not think of themselves or of Israel as terrorist states, but the evidence is complete and overwhelming. Thanks to the power of the Israel Lobby, Americans only know the Israeli side of t...
Liberation, Then What?: Against The Current vol. 124
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2006
In a lucid contribution to our understanding of contemporary Africa, David Seddon and Leo Zeilig recently charted that continent's two waves of popular protest and class struggle over the last 40 year...
The Logic of Murder in Israel: A Culture of Impunity in Full View of the Entire World
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2016
"Whether he made a mistake or not, is a trivial question," said an Israeli Jewish man who joined large protests throughout Israel in support of a soldier who calmly, and with precision, killed a wound...
The Man Who Was Chemically Tortured
Kampmark, Binoy
Article
2012
The torture of David Hicks at Guantanamo.
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Mayhem, Murder and Manipulation - Mexico in Turmoil: Against The Current vol. 123
La Botz, Dan
Article
2006
Mexican police attacked activists and residents in the town of San Salvador Atenco in the State of Mexico in early May, killing one, injuring scores, and jailing over 200. The police attack on Atenco ...
Memory and Repression in El Salvador
McAnarney, Alexandra
Article
2013
The raid on Pro-Busqueda happened three days after the Salvadorean Supreme Court heard testimony from survivors of a 1982 raid carried out by government forces.
'Modi is God's gift to Pakistan security establishment': Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif talks about shrinking freedoms, liberal voices and human rights in Balochistan.
Adil, Hafsa
Article
2017
Mohammed Hanif is a Pakistani journalist and writer. In an interview with Al Jazeera he talks about the shrinking freedoms in mainstream and social media in Pakistan, the role of liberal voices and th...
Mohammed Khatib, coordinator of West Bank Coordination Committee arrested
Article
2010
Khatib's arrest today is the most severe escalation in a recent wave of repression again the Palestinian popular struggle and its leadership. Khatib is the 35th resident of Bilin to be arrested on sus...
Mossad Operation Threatened Against Reporter
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
An Israeli journalist who went into hiding after writing a series of reports showing lawbreaking approved by Israeli army commanders faces a lengthy jail term for espionage if caught, as Israeli secur...
Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light)
Guzmán, Patricio (director/writer)
Film/Video
2010
In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers search the sky and explore the origins of the universe. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body parts of loved ones murdered and dumped...
Obama and the Boy in the Metal Box: The Incarceration of John Walker Lindh
Teitelman, Michael
Article
2010
Clemency for John Walker Lindh would open up to public scrutiny an outrageous injustice that high officials in the Bush administration deliberately perpetrated on an American citizen after the 9/11 at...
Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority
Omeish, Sufyan; Omeish, Abdallah
Film
2007
A thorough examination on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?: A re-assessment of Israel's practicies in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law
The Middle East Project, Democracy and Governance Program
Article
2009
A study of the Israel-Palestine situation from the standpoint of international law.
The Occupier Defines Justice
Hass, Amira
Article
2006
On Palestinian Civil Disobedience: The Google Matrix
Gordon, Neve
Article
2009
Human rights organizations have documented the forms of repression Israel deploys against villages that resist the annexation of their land. Once a village decides to struggle against the annexation b...
One Thousand Years of Solitude: Life in the SHU
Mariner, Joanne
Article
2012
Indefinite solitary confinement: a large-scale experiment in sensory deprivation and social isolation.
The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent
Carey, Roane; Shainin, Jonathan (ed.)
Book
2002
A compilation of essays written by Israelis who oppose Israel's occupation of Palestine.
The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide
Nathan, Susan
Book
2005
Explores the unequal treatment of Palestinians living in Israel as "citizens", but as second-class citizens in a theocratic state that discriminates against Arabs in many ways.
Palestinian, Jewish Voices Music Jointly Challenge Israel's Past
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2017
Baroud analyzes how Israel has appropriated the Palestinian narrative of Al-Nakba to rewrite history and place the occupation of Palestine in a positive light.
Palestinian Women Suffer as Israel Violates CEDAW
Frykberg, Mel
Article
2009
Palestinian women continue to suffer abuse and denial of basic human rights at the hands of Israeli settlers and soldiers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Perspectives On Power: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1997
Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
A Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq, and the Gassing of Halabja
Hiltermann, Joost R
Book
Joost's Hiltermann "A Poisonous Affair" is a disturbing book. Chronicling both the use of chemical weapons against the Iranis and specifically the Kurds at Halabja it is also the tale of culpability b...
Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number
Timerman, Jacobo
Book
1991
The story of Timmerman's 30 months as a political prisoner under the Argentine dictatorship in the 1970s.
Prisoners of the War on Terror: Time to Give up "Hope" and Think About Active Change
Bello, Judy
Article
2013
Status of prisoners of war in Guantanamo.
The Professor of Torture: Dershowitz for the Defense -- of Waterboarding
Whitney, Mike
Article
2007
Whitney exposes the hypocrisy of Alan Dershowitz, who claims to support civil liberties while advocating the use of torture. Dershowitz seems to believe that he should be considered a liberal because ...
Psychologists' Collusion in Ongoing Illegal Detentions: The Status Quo of Torture
Bond, Turdy; Eidelson, Roy; Olson, Brad; Soldz, Stephen
Article
2012
Put the Palestinians on a Diet: Media Bury Documents Revealing Israel's Deliberate Policy of Near-Starvation for Gaza
Article
2010
Israel has been forced to reveal what Palestinians and other observers on the ground have known for a long time: that the blockade of Gaza is state policy intended to inflict collective punishment, no...
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Book
1982
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
A Record of Resistance: Against The Current vol. 121
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2006
Here is a stunning book, filled with photographs that record the suffering and strength of the indigenous population in the Guatemalan countryside over the past 15 years. In short essays and photos Ou...
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
Book
1991
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
Remembering Argentina's Mothers of the Disappeared
Sun, Rivera
Article
2016
Campaign Nonviolence is a movement to build a culture of active nonviolence. We share the stories of nonviolent action, drawing lessons, strength, and strategy from the global grassroots movements for...
A Reply to B'nai Brith's Manifesto Denouncing CUPE-Ontario's Boycott of Israel
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Article
2006
Why supporting the global campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israeli apartheid is the right thing to do.
Revisiting the partition of Palestine
Lowi, Henry
Article
2007
Henry Lowi calls on honest, realistic and pragmatic peace activists the world over to expose partition, protest against it and propose an alternative solution to the question of Palestine.
Sanctions on Israel: If not now, when?
Article
2006
How much longer are we prepared to watch Lebanon and Palestine burn, before we act?
The Selective Compassion of the Media & Human Rights Establishment: Ignoring the Victims of State Crimes
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
“Human rights” doctrine has devolved into a mere tool used by the U.S. to carry out its imperial aims, and many times by means (such as war) which cause many more human rights violations than they pur...
Side By Side
Joseph, Helen
Book
This is the story of Helen Joseph, one of the most famous South African women to campaign against apartheid. One of the accused in the infamous Treason Trial of the 1950s, and the first person to be p...
Slavery still shackles Mauritania, 31 years after its abolition
Mark, Monica
Article
2012
Rigid caste system and ruling elite have enabled a centuries-old practice to continue into the 21st century.
Solitary Confinement FAQ
Rodriguez, Sal
Article
2012
Solitary confinement is the practice of isolating inmates in closed cells for 22-24 hours a day, virtually free of human contact, for periods of time ranging from days to decades.
Somebody Else's Atrocities
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
Atrocities commited by official enemies are routinely condemned, but atrocities for which our own country is responsible are rarely mentioned.
Strip-Searching Children: Humiliation and Child Abuse at Israeli Checkpoints
Weir, Alison
Article
2007
Israeli officials have been regularly strip-searching children for decades.
Tactics of desperation: Using false accusations of 'anti-semitism' as a weapon to silence criticism of Israel's behaviour
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
The Israeli state and its defenders are increasingly attempting to silence critics because they are losing the battle for public opinion.
Take a STAND Canada. An Interview on the Darfur advocacy group's path to success with director Ben Fine
Stavro-Beauchamp, Laura
Article
2006
An interview on the Darfur advocacy groups's path to success with director Ben Fine.
Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire
Perkinson, Robert
Book
2010
A history of imprisonment, race, and politics from slavery to the present, with an emphasis on Texas, the most locked-down state in the USA.
Torture - never forget: New Internationalist September 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
The importance of listening to victims of torture and bringing their stories to the world stage. Articles include an expose of the trade in torture weapons, a look at the torturers themselves, torture...
Torturing and Jailing Palestinian Children: Nightmare in the Occupied Territories
Abbas, Ziad
Article
2013
About 500-700 children are arrested by the Israeli occupation every year, according to Defense for Children International-Palestine. These children face a policy designed to kill their spirit and shut...
Trade Unions Bread & Roses The trade union revival: New Internationalist December 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
A look at some of the facts and issues regarding trade unions and what they have done for people in various parts of the world.
Twin Terrors : New Internationalist November 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
An in-depth look at the events of the 9/11 disaster.
The UK Is Among the World's Largest Suppliers of Weapons -- and Is Making Arms Boycotts Illegal: Despite human rights abuses, the UK continues to sell arms to Israel and crack down on dissent.
Schkolne, Maya
Article
2017
Through 'open' trade conventions such as the Security & Policing (S&P) exhibition and closed events such as the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) fair, the UK allows local and intern...
The Unbelievable Inhumanity of Solitary Confinement And Punishment for as Little as Reading a Book
Gottesdiener, Laura
Article
2012
The majority of those in solitary confinement were given the punishment for nonviolent, low-level offenses such as having unauthorized books or disobeying an order or growing their mustaches too long.
Unlocking Uncle Sam's House of Horrors: Smashing Plato's Cave
Neville, Richard
Article
2011
The effects of Wikileaks in showing the public what is really happening.
Uruguay 1964-1970
Blum, William
Article
1995
An account of American involvement in torture and counter-insurgency in Uruguay.
The Wall, Apartheid and Mandela: Will the Wall Bring Down Israel?
Harley, Peter
Article
2007
During his years of struggle in South Africa, Nelson Mandela offered ideas worth examining closely, especially when considering that he and his followers defeated the very condition that Palestinians ...
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume 1
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
Book
Chomsky and Herman demonstrate, with devasting logic and overwhelming documentation, that the purpose of U.S. global policy is to make the world safe for exploitation by U.S. corporate interests and t...
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers : Sources News Release
Article
2009
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...
What Uncle Sam Really Wants
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky discusses examples of U.S. intervention and links together events stretching over four decades in regions throughout the world. He provides a quick synopsis of American foreign policy and pain...
Why an Economic Boycott of Israel is Justified
Finkelstein, Norman G.
Article
2006
If singling out South Africa for an international economic boycott was defensible, it would seem equally defensible to single out Israel's occupation, which uniquely resembles the apartheid regime.
Why ICE Raids Imperil Us All
Moss, Andrew
Article
2017
Millions of people who have been living and working in the U.S., contributing to their communities and to the economy, are now at risk simply for who they are: people "without papers."
Why is India so bad for women?
Pidd, Helen
Article
2012
Of all the G20 nations, India has been labelled the worst place to be a woman. How is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world's largest democracy?
Why Israel?
Kunin, Jason
Article
2007
A routine strategy of Israel's defenders is to continually redirect attention to the human rights failings of countries hostile to Israel, or to catastrophes like Darfur that are used to argue the ong...
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting coo...
Amnesty International, Canadian Section
Amnesty International is a worldwide human rights organization which works to secure the release of all prisoners of conscience, works for fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners, and works...
Canada Haiti Action
Devoted to examining Canada's role in the ongoing occupation of Haiti. Includes articles on breaking developments, essays on the history of Haiti's exploitation, and links to associated groups for Hai...
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
To empower Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice, development, and peace in the Middle East. * To advocate for a just foreign policy regarding Middle-East issues. * To insist that the Cana...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Dr. Homa Darabi Foundation
A nonprofit organization concerned with all violations of human rights focusing on defending the rights of women against religious, cultural and social abuse.
Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
ENOUGH
End the Israeli Occupation - Justice for the Palestinians. We are a coalition of charities, trade unions, faith and other campaign groups who have come together because we want peace for Israelis an...
NormanFinkelstein.com
The website of Professor Norman Finkelstein.
ICAHD-USA
ICAHD-USA is committed to advancing a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians based on coexistence and respect for the human rights of both peoples. We believe that the needs for self-determinati...
Independent Jewish Voices
We represent Jews in Canada from diverse backgrounds, occupations and affiliations who have in common a strong commitment to social justice and universal human rights. We believe that individuals and ...
International Middle East Media Center
Media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide English language media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
A non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories, now also engaged in resistance activities in other ...
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel
Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective.
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...

Sources Library

A Chilean Ex-Soldier Guiltily Recalls His Unit's Atrocities
Bonnefoy, Pascale
2016
Guillermo Padilla was part of a commando unit that spent months combing towns and remote outposts in southern Chile in late 1973, searching for suspected opponents of the military dictatorship of Gen....
CIA rendition: more than a quarter of countries 'offered covert support'
Cobain, Ian
2013
Report finds at least 54 countries co-operated with global kidnap, detention and torture operation mounted after 9/11 attacks.
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
EFF To Court: Cisco Must Be Held Accountable For Aiding China's Human Rights Abuses
Sources News Release
2016
Company Built Customized Golden Shield System to Identify Falun Gong Members Who Were Later Tortured.
Ethiopia: Hacking Team Lax on Evidence of Abuse
Leaked Documents Show Need to Regulate Surveillance Sales
Human Rights Watch
2015
The Italian spyware firm Hacking Team took no effective action to investigate or stop reported abuses of its technology by the Ethiopian government against dissidents.
50 Young Israelis Send a Letter to Netanyahu: "We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army"
Sources News Release
2014
We, the undersigned, intend to refuse to serve in the army and the main reason for this refusal is our opposition to the military occupation of Palestinian territories.
Files that may shed light on colonial crimes still kept secret by UK
Cobain, Ian; Norton-Taylor, Richard
2013
Secret government files from the final years of the British empire are still being concealed despite a pledge by William Hague, the foreign secretary, that they would be declassified and opened to the...
Free Key Rights Defenders: Government Arbitrarily Holds Darwish, Colleagues Despite UN Demands
Sources News Release
2014
The government of Syria should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Ghareer, 55 human righ...
Haaretz reporter Uri Blau facing up to seven years in prison
2011
Journalist faces heavy jail sentence for using classified military papers to document human rights abuses and murders by the Israeli military.
IFEX network launches 2013 International Day to End Impunity Campaign
Sources News Release
2013
IFEX launches the third annual International Day to End Impunity campaign. And while there is a growing awareness of the problem of impunity and how it allows -- even exacerbates -- violations of huma...
IFJ Launches New Campaign in Iraq, Pakistan and Russia to End Impunity for Violence in Journalism
Sources News Release
2013
With International Day against Impunity one month away, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today written to the leaders of Iraq, Russia and Pakistan to urge them and their governmen...
The mass graves of Kashmir
India's dirty war unmasked
Scott-Clark, Cathy
2012
For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local laywer is discovering their unmarked graves and challenging India's abuses.
A memorial to killed journalists, a call to action
2009
More than 500 journalists have been targeted for murder, our research shows, and nearly nine in 10 of these slayings go unpunished. Another 200 journalists have been killed in combat or on dangerous a...
Rights activist arrested over tweet about prison torture
Sources News Release
2015
Reporters Without Borders condemns renewed efforts by the Bahraini authorities to censor online information, including leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab's latest arrest on 2 April and attempt...
Surveillance company Hacking Team's relationships with repressive regimes exposed
Privacy International
2015
A 400 gigabyte trove of internal documents belonging to surveillance company Hacking Team has been released online. Hacking team sells intrusive hacking tools that have allegedly been used by some of ...
Thailand: Call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders joined by 31 other organisations in a call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom.
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
Sources News Release
2009
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.
The 'Yellow Book' of the Armed Forces
Confidential document of military top officials reveals persecution of government opponents during armed conflict.
2014
The existence of a document, the 'Yellow Book', used by the El Salvador military to identify and target those believed to be opposed to the regime, has been revealed. Many of the individuals named in ...

From the Connexions Archives

Against the Current
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
The Alternative Information Center
A Bridge of Information and Israeli Palestinian Co-operation
Website
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting co...
B'Tselem
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
The Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.
Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Electronic Intifada
Website
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
Gush Shalom
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
Gush Shalom (Translated from Hebrew, the name means "The Peace Bloc") is the hard core of the Israeli peace movement. Often described as "resolute", "militant", "radical" or "consistent", it is known...
International Middle East Media Center
Website
Media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide English language media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
A non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories, now also engaged in resistance activities in other ...
Machsom Watch
Website
Israeli women's organization which monitors the behaviour of Israeli soldiers and police at checkpoints and which attempts to ensure that the human and civil rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Ter...
Not In My Name
Website
A predominantly Jewish organization committed to a peaceful and just resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, one that will provide safety, security and freedom for Jews, Palestinians, and all ...