The 2011 LM Awards mark the 35th anniversary of the assassination on September 21st, 1976 of Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier and American Ronni Karpen Moffitt, colleagues at the Institute for Policy Studies. The Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards ceremony highlights human rights movements from the United States and the Americas.
On the Walk of Shame, poets visit the embassies of Burma, Yemen, and Turkmenistan to read aloud the poems that can’t be read inside those countries.
Belén, Posada Del Migrante (Bethlehem, the Migrant’s Shelter) is a migrant shelter based in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico which continues to be the voice for the human rights of migrants in transit facing kidnapping, extortion, sexual abuse and murder.
Please join our panel as they shed light on the violence against female migrants, the abuse of migrants and the details of their work as they document and denounce human rights violations of migrants by Mexican officials.
Join Split This Rock and Foreign Policy in Focus, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies, as we give voice to some of those poets for one day. We’ll take a short walk to the embassies of three countries — Yemen, Burma,… and Turkmenistan — where citizens have no right to free speech, where poets, writers, and other freedom lovers have been threatened, arrested, and murdered for their words and their activism.
To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining – and facing threats and violence as a result.
Bahrain has suppressed its protest movement with the help of Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Beijing’s recent crackdown on human rights has revealed the importance of a new group of activists.
Chad became an oil-producing nation in 2003 with the completion of a $4bn pipeline linking its oilfields to terminals on the Atlantic coast. A largely semi-desert country, Chad is also rich in gold and uranium and some would say stands to benefit from its recently-acquired status as an oil-exporting state. Yet others contend that developments in Chad illustrate the problems when poor nations try to leverage oil and gas production within the confines of the global economic order.
Mexican human rights activists have issued an emergency appeal to apply international humanitarian standards in providing relief to more than 150 refugees.
Did Navy SEALs “assassinate,” “murder,” or “kill” Osama bin Laden?
U.S.-China talks were once again focused on human rights, as well as trade and currency. Inside Story interviewed John Feffer and others to analyze the meaning of this new round of negotiations.
For Washington, WikiLeaks’ real crime is public humiliation.
Protests have begun in the United Arab Emirates, but you wouldn’t know it from White House statements.
At the same time that the United States is praising democracy in the Middle East, it is helping to suppress it in Honduras.
With the military intervention underway, our job now is to make sure it does not escalate into full-scale invasion, and to try to end it as soon as possible. And then to work as hard as we can to support the efforts to consolidate and expand the extraordinary accomplishments of the uprisings of the 2011 Arab Spring, in Libya and the rest of the region.