Human Rights Violations

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Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination
Williams, Kristian
Book
2006
A damning audit of the US record in underwriting human rights violations around the globe and at home, and about the centrality of rape, racism, and conquest to both the state and US national culture.
Anti-Capitalist Demonstration of May 1, 2013 in Montreal: Journée des Travailleurs et Travailleuses: Manifestation Anti-Capitaliste
Film/Video
2013
Montreal 2013: police state. Montreal's municipal goverment passes a bylaw that suspends the right of citizens to assemble unless they have received advance permission from police. Citizens who assert...
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
Crime and Punishment in America: Why the Solutions to America's Most Stubborn Social Crisis Have Not Worked... and What Will
Currie, Elliott
Book
1998
Currie explores why being 'tough on crime' will only serve to exacerbate the problem.
Deaths in Custody and Detention: Volume 33, No. 4 (2006) of Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A special issue on the investigation of, and inquiry into, deaths in custody and detention (including state hospitals and mental health, police and prison custody, and young offenders' institutions). ...
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...
Five years of illegality: Time to dismantle the Wall and respect the rights of Palestinians
Article
2009
Oxfam International presents testimonies of Palestinian men and women who recount their daily problems, arising from the construction of Israel's illegal Wall and its associated regime of land confisc...
The Fortress Economy: The Economic Role of the U. S. Prison System
Lichtenstein, Alexander C.; Kroll, Michael A.
Book
1990
The economic role of the US Prison System examined.
Grassroots activist and human rights defender Jamal Juma' arrested : Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign
Article
2009
Jamal Juma's is the most high profile arrest within an intensifying campaign of repression of grassroots mobilization against the wall and the settlements. Initially only arresting local activists fro...
Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled: The Tyee's full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law.
Beers, David; and Tyee Staff and Contributors
Article
2015
Stephen Harper and his Conservatives have racked up dozens of serious abuses of power since forming government in 2006. From scams to smears, monkey-wrenching opponents to intimidating public servants...
Human Rights Watch investigator among those attacked by Israeli forces
Article
2015
"We didn't see any soldiers near us. That's why we felt safe. No one was throwing rocks or anything. Soldiers just started shooting."
Intractable: Hell Has a Name: Life Inside Australia's First Super-Max Prison
Matthews, Bernie
Book
2006
A firsthand account spanning two generations of high-security confinement in the 1970s NSW Australian prison system.
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, Lebanon and Torture: Against The Current vol. 125
Finkel, David
Article
2006
An interview with Marty Rosenbluth. Marty Rosenbluth is Amnesty International’s country specialist for Israel, the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority.
Israel: Misuse of Drones Killed Civilians in Gaza: Sources News Release
Article
2009
Israeli attacks with guided missiles fired from aerial drones killed civilians during the recent Gaza fighting in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch says.
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...
Kampuchea, Decade of the Genocide: Report of a Finnish Inquiry Commission
Kiljenen, Kimmo
Book
1990
Commissioned by the Finnish Inquiry Commission this a straight forward account of the history of Kampuchea from the saturation bombing by the United States during the Vietnam war in the 1970's to the ...
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...
Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis
Parenti, Christian
Book
1999
Why is criminal justice so central to American politics? Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the federalization of...
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 ...
Maze of Injustice: The failutre to protect indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA
Article
2007
More than one in three Native American or Alaska Native women will be raped at some point in their lives. Most do not seek justice because they know they will be met with inaction or indifference. Ind...
No More: The Battle Against Human Rights Violations
Matas, David
Book
1995
Matas, a Winnipeg immigration lawyer and participant in the Helsinski Watch movement and Amnesty international, examines the ideological causes of human rights violations.
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...
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.
The Prison-Industrial Complex
Schlosser, Eric
Article
1998
Correctional officials see danger in prison overcrowding. Others see opportunity. The nearly two million Americans behind bars "the majority of them nonviolent offenders" mean jobs for depressed regio...
Prison Labor: Workin' For The Man: Article in Covert Action Quarterly #54, Fall 1995
Erlich, Reese
Article
1995
Article analysing the roots of prison labour in America.
Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor
Herivel, Tara; Wright, Paul
Book
2002
Essays on the cruelty and inhumanity of the American prison system.
Profiting from Gaza Children's Agony
Vlanza, Vacy
Article
2015
The shocking decision by the government-owned New Zealand Super Fund (NZSF) to NOT divest from Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL), manufacturer of white phosphorus, blatantly violates the NZSF Responsibilit...
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...
Race, Incarceration, and American Values
Loury, Glenn C., with Pamela Karlan, Tommie Shelby and Loïc Wacquant
Book
2008
Glenn Loury argues that the extraordinary mass incarceration rate in the USA is not a response to rising crime rates. Instead, it is the product of a decision to become a more punitive society. He con...
The Real War on Crime: The Report of the National Criminal Justice Commission
Donziger, Steven R.
Book
1996
A thorough examination of the American criminal justice system.
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...
Rights on Condition: Association for Civil Rights in Israel State of Human Rights Report 2009
Article
2009
In Israel, the entire spectrum of rights is dependent on what we say or believe, what ethnic group we belong to, how much money we have, and more.
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.
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.
Terror Takeover: The monstrous march of the security state
New Internationalist November 2009 - #427
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2009
Has our panic over terrorism given permission for unchecked abuse? The fear of terrorism has been used to curtail our liberties and violate human rights.
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.
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...
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...
Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Bennis, Phyllis
Book
2002
Designed to inform those who are somewhat unfamiliar with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Written in question and answer format
The Violence of Incarceration
Scraton, Phil; McCulloch, Mude (eds.)
Book
2008
Argues that the revelations of extreme brutality perpetrated by allied soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo represent the inevitable end-product of domestic incarceration predicated on the us...
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 ...
West Bank land belongs to Jews says Israeli judge
Rapoport, Meron
Article
2009
Major Adrian Agassi is a senior Israeli judge who first served in the legal department that oversaw the confiscation of land in the West Bank to build Jewish settlements and was then appointed to the ...
Worst Companies for Union Organizing Highlighted for International Human Rights Day
Article
2009
The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) has released "Working for Scrooge: Worst Companies of 2009 for the Right to Associate," a list of the four worst multinational corporations for union organi...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

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...
JohnPilger.com
The journalism and films of John Pilger.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

Sources Library

Armed gunmen raid salvadoran human rights organization, burn archives
Sources News Release
2013
Armed gunmen raid Salvadoran human rights organization Pro-Busqueda just months after abrupt closure of Archdiocese's human rights office, Tutela Legal. Human rights defenders see actions as effort to...
For Better or Worse
A Practical guide to Canadian Employment Law, Third Edition - Fully Revised and Updated
Echlin, The Honourable Mr. Justice Randall Scott; Thomlinson, Christine M.
2011
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.
Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations
Rubin, Janice B.A., LL.B; Thomlinson, Christine B.A., LL.B
2006
A comprehensive "how-to" manual for planning and executing a proper and fair workplace investigation.
Human Rights Council resolution on blasphemy
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by a resolution condemning #defamation of religions# which the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 25 March.
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...
A Practical Guide to the Law of Termination in Ontario
Second Edition - Fully Revised and Updated
Rubin, Janice; Singh, Hena
2010
Secretive contract reveals Ontario and Border Services jointly responsible for detention injustice
Sources News Release
2015
The End Immigration Detention Network is releasing a secretive contract between the Ontario and Federal government which shows joint responsibility for immigration detention violations. Ontario has de...
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.