Human Rights

Live Video Stream of Arrests at the US Supreme Court

Poor People's Campaign activists taking direct action to protest thge Supreme Court's partisan decision enabling the continuing disenfranchisement of US voters.

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Families Belong Together Rally protests CBP, ICE ripping children from parents

On the 14th of June, migrant rights activists gathered for the "Families Belong Together" protest against the Trump/Sessions policy of separating families at the border, where screaming children are dragged away from their parents. DHS has admitted the sole purpose of this intentional torture of children is to deter others from crossing the border. Many of the protesters invoked Nazi Germany and called Trump's policy "evil."

Video: speakers including two members of Congress describe the prisons and invoke past horrors

This is not the first time small children have been dragged from their parents and interned in camps

Remembering the Nakba, Dupont Circle, 2018

Remembrances on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, as Palestinians refer to the events of 1948 leading to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and the creation of Israel, one day after the Trump administration moved the US embassy to Jerusalem.

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The Shortwave Report 06/01/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.        From JAPAN- Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov met with Kim Jong-un on Thursday supporting a phased approach to denuclearization. US military warships conducted provocative exercises near a group of islands in the South China Sea. In Brussels, activists laid out 4500 pairs of shoes to represent every Palestinian by Israel in the past 10 years.

Jobs With Justice 2018 May Day Parade

Jobs With Justice DC observed International Worker's Day 2018 with a May Day parade to construction sites in DC to bring awareness of subcontractors such as Power Design Inc. with a history of wage theft. Also highlighted were gentrification and the displacement of DC historic communities of color as well as salary abuses among restaurant and domestic workers. Video Link

Vatican Urges Transparency to Address Inequality and Prevent Financial Crisis

The Vatican released an official assessment on global economics entitled, "‘Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones" or "Considerations for an ethical discernment regarding some aspects of the present economic-financial system." The document calls for improvements in global finance policies on debt resolution, taxation, financial crisis prevention and transparency.

Code Pink Saudi Crown Prince Protest Kennedy Center Video

Code Pink protests the "Saudi cultural and arts event" at the Kennedy Center during the visit of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.

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The protesters will focus on bin Salman's key role in the bombing of Yemen, which has created the worldâs greatest humanitarian crisis. They will also debunk the notion that the Crown Prince is a reformer who is fighting corruption and bringing a new age of enlightenment to the kingdom.

Mijente chains Session effigy at Supreme Court to protest attempt to bring back shackling Federal defendents

On the 26t of March, Mijente and No Justice No Pride showed up in front of the Supreme Court with a Confederate statue style effigy of Jeff Sessions. As people lined up outside the court watched, they put leg irons, chains, and handcuffs on the effigy. Inside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was arguing the Supreme Court should overturn a 9th Circuit case that found shackling Federal defendents to be unconstitutional.

Video-shackling Jeff Sessions in Effigy in front of the Supreme Court

ADAPT protests at home of FDA director against electroshock torture of autistic people

Beginning on the weekend of March 10-11, ADAPT has been camping out in front of FDA Director Dr. Scott Gottlieb's home. Things got a little hot on the evening of March 11 as ADAPT occupied the circular driveway, and MPD showed up to push them back. ADAPT is there to demand the FDA ban the use of electroshock aversive "therapy" against autistic children and adults at the Judge Rotenberg "Educational" Center.

Video of the protest in the circular driveway and the police response

Video originally posted by John Zangas of the daylight portion of the same protest

Naming and Shaming!

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