What Americans Really Have to Fear – Violation of Rights by Military

I was among the several people arrested on Sunday, January 31, while protesting outside the main gate of Vandenberg Air Force Base. The purpose of my protest was to criticize the development, maintenance, and potential use of nuclear weapons by the United States. Continue reading

Funding Sweatshops Globally

In July 2008, SweatFree Communities (SFC) released a report titled, “Subsidizing Sweatshops: How Our Tax Dollars Fund the Race to the Bottom, and What Cities and States Can Do” in which it studied 12 factories in nine countries that produce employee uniforms for nine major companies.

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Sweatshop Conditions in US Cities

(Global Research) – October 9, 2009 – A new low-wage industry study [Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers. Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America’s Cities] by the Center for Urban Economic Development, theNational Employment Law Project, and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment exposes the dark side of workforce exploitation in America’s three largest cities – New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
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Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

This report on Israeli human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) coincides with the 9th anniversary of the al-Aqsa Intifada, which erupted following the former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s provocative visit to the al-Aqsa Mosque (the Holy Sanctuary) in occupied Jerusalem. Continue reading

Dangerous Untreated West Bank Wastewater

B’Tselem is the Jerusalem-based independent Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (OPT) with a well-deserved reputation for accuracy and integrity. It was founded in 1989 to “document and educate the Israeli public, policymakers (and concerned people everywhere) about human rights violations in the OPT, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public (and elsewhere, especially among Jews), and create a human rights culture in Israel” to convince government officials to respect human rights and comply with international law. Continue reading