Category: Human Rights

Total 44 Posts

Explosions and Crashes: Military Aircraft Are a Threat to US Civilians

Published on Truthout, 30 April 2018. With millions of civilians living in close proximity to military bases around the US, military aircraft accidents are a largely hidden but ever-looming threat. Warplanes, which are not regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration, regularly have mechanical malfunctions, and crashes are not uncommon. Read the full story on Truthout.

University Michigan Students Pass Israel Divestment Resolution, Signaling Momentum Among Larger Schools

Published on Truthout, 29 November 2017. A campaign that began more than a decade ago has resulted in students at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor passing a resolution calling for an investigation of investments with Israeli companies involved in Palestinian human rights violations. It’s a good sign against the backdrop of an overtly pro-Israel government.

Japan Plans to Expose Its People and 2020 Tokyo Olympians to Fukushima Radiation

Published on Truthout, 17 July 2017. Former nuclear industry senior vice president Arnie Gundersen, who managed and coordinated projects at 70 US atomic power plants, is appalled at how the Japanese government is handling the Fukushima nuclear crisis. “The inhumanity of the Japanese government toward the Fukushima disaster refugees is appalling,” Gundersen, a licensed reactor operator

The GOP’s Health Care Legislation Is Cruel and Punitive, Doctors Say

Published on Truthout, 10 July 2017. As members of Congress return today after their July 4 break, they are hoping to rapidly conclude their attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The health bill overhaul, one of Trump’s consistent campaign promises, has been vexing his administration and angering the general US population. In fact, only