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Human Rights

  1. world cup
    The Wrenching Moral Calculus of Watching the World CupQatar 2022 is rotten to the core, but ignoring the tournament is not realistic.
  2. foreign policy
    U.S. Announces Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing OlympicsAmerican athletes will still be able to compete, but no U.S. delegation will attend in an effort to call out China’s human rights abuses.
  3. explainer
    What Is China Doing to the Uighurs in Xinjiang?Beijing claims it’s merely fighting extremism. But it’s been accused of committing atrocities against the Muslim minority group, including genocide.
  4. geopolitics
    Trump and Xi Are Bending the Moral Arc of History Toward BarbarismAs the two great powers celebrate war crimes and funnel Muslims into concentration camps, the outlook for moral progress in the 21st century darkens.
  5. family separation
    Kirstjen Nielsen’s Testimony About the Border Was an Utter EmbarrassmentShe claimed ignorance on many of the most damning questions.
  6. human rights
    Trans Americans Have a Message for Trump: We Won’t Be Erased#WeWon’tBeErased on Twitter is full of passionate responses to Trump’s proposal to narrow the definition of gender.
  7. human rights
    What to Know About Trump’s Terrifying Proposal to Eliminate Transgender RightsThe Department of Health and Human Services is reportedly working to establish that a person’s sex is to be male or female and “unchangeable.”
  8. Trump Now Sounds Like a Fan of North Korean Repression“His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor.”
  9. select all
    New Report Finds Twitter Violates Women’s Human RightsAmnesty International published an eight-chapter study this week detailing the struggles of being a woman on Twitter.
  10. Trump Urged to Stop Saudi Arabia’s Beheading of Student Set to Study in U.S.Mujtaba al-Sweikat, accepted to Western Michigan University, was arrested for attending pro-democracy protests.
  11. Women’s Rights Activist Detained in Saudi ArabiaLoujain al-Hathloul had been taken into custody in 2014 for protesting the country’s driving ban, but it’s not clear what’s behind her recent arrest.
  12. Someone Please Show Ivanka Pictures of Starving Yemeni ChildrenSaudi Arabia is engineering a famine in Yemen with our government’s help. We could stop them right now if we wanted to.
  13. human rights
    Philippine President: I’d Be ‘Happy to Slaughter’ 3 Million Drug AddictsAs a general rule, heads of state don’t look to Hitler for good ideas.
  14. international affairs
    Turkey Suspends Human-Rights ConventionThe government claims fundamental freedoms will remain in place as it continues to purge state institutions of suspected dissidents.
  15. Rape Victims May Finally Be Able to Access Abortions in Northern IrelandA high-court judge ruled that Northern Ireland’s ban on abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, or fatal fetal abnormalities, violates the European Convention on Human Rights.
  16. very sad things
    Boko Haram Suspected of Another Mass Kidnapping in Nigeria 60 women and girls, and 31 boys were abducted from a village over the weekend.
  17. human rights
    Kidnapped Nigerian Girls: ExplainerA primer on the international tragedy.
  18. international news
    North Korea Seriously Is the Worst, U.N. Panel ConcludesKim Jong-un may face International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
  19. international intrigue
    China Says Chen Guangcheng Can ‘Study Abroad’ [Updated]Which means he might be coming to America after all.
  20. international intrigue
    Chinese Activist Chen Dials Congress Seeking Asylum in U.S.Guangcheng also wants to thank Hillary Clinton.
  21. international intrigue
    Chinese Activist Chen Wants Out of China, Accuses U.S. Officials of Lying But he still digs Hillary Clinton.
  22. human rights
    Livery Cabs Won’t Force You to Endure Taxi TVUnless your driver is a jerk/idiot.
  23. ai weiwei
    Chinese Authorities Release Ai Weiwei on Bail After Three Months in JailCelebrate by visiting his installation outside the Plaza.
  24. north korea
    U.S. Calls for Release of American Citizen From North KoreaFew details are known on the condition of the American.
  25. secretary of awesome
    Richard Gere Wants to Think the Best of Hillary ClintonSadly, in this case, he’s probably wrong.
  26. secretary of awesome
    The Many Diplomatic Faces of Hillary ClintonHow our secretary of State deftly adapted to every situation as she traveled the world.