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Stop the Execution of an Innocent Man!

From Free Rodney Reed http://justice4rodneyreed.org/: Stop the Execution of an Innocent Man! Stop the Execution of an Innocent Man! BREAKING NEWS:  We have just learned that the execution of Rodney Reed has been stayed for now, by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA). The fight isn’t over until a new trial is granted, but this is great … Continue reading

“Stealing A Nation” – Resettlement of the Chagos People
Civil Rights / Human Rights / Politics / Revolution / War

“Stealing A Nation” – Resettlement of the Chagos People

Film Screening and panel discussion of John PIlger’s “Stealing A Nation” and the struggle for justice of the Chagossian Islanders. The Chagossians were forcibly removed from their islands during the late 1960s and early 1970s by the U.S. and U.K governments in a brutal campaign to make way for the U.S. military base, “The Footprint … Continue reading

Where the F*** Are YOU? Are You Coming?
Civil Rights / Education / Environment / Human Rights / Politics / Revolution / War

Where the F*** Are YOU? Are You Coming?

The following is a re-post of an article by Anna Kaminski at CodePink. My organization at American University – the US Foreign Policy Activist Cooperative – is now partnering with CodePink to fight the very issue that Anna addresses in her piece. It is vital that we build the next generation of activists. The University … Continue reading

Human Rights Open Mic @ Lamont Street Collective
Culture / Human Rights / Poetry / Politics / Revolution / War

Human Rights Open Mic @ Lamont Street Collective

I’m still so inspired by the folks that participated in the Human Rights Open Mic last Friday at the Lamont Street Collective (a truly amazing place)! Some photos below and a teaser. I will soon be launching a page called Mad Catz: The DC Beat, which will feature radical DC poets. Stay tuned, Black Cat readers! Continue reading

Human Rights in Palestine – Voices Across the Divide
Human Rights / Israel / Politics / Uncategorized / War

Human Rights in Palestine – Voices Across the Divide

Alice Rothchild, Director of the film, “Voices Across the Divide”, which features voices of Palestinian refugees, came to talk at American University on Friday following a screening of the film. Full video: <br /><a href=”http://www.ustream.tv&#8221; style=”font-size: 12px; line-height: 20px; font-weight: normal; text-align: left;” target=”_blank”>Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream</a> Continue reading

Chris Woods and Col. Ann Wright: Morality and Legality of Drones
Human Rights / Politics / War

Chris Woods and Col. Ann Wright: Morality and Legality of Drones

The following is from a talk at American University on the morality and legality of drones: It is no longer up for debate, Chris Woods, London-based investigative journalist, said, that drones and their use in warfare make the likelihood of war greater. This is our modern war – remotely piloted drones being controlled by someone … Continue reading

Hedges: Get In the Damn Streets!
Human Rights / Israel / Politics / Revolution / War / Whistleblowers

Hedges: Get In the Damn Streets!

Yesterday, Chris Hedges came to American University to discuss the Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers and the targeting of journalists. He began, “Over my own lifetime, 30 years as a reporter, I started covering the war in El Salvador in 1983, you’ve seen an assault against not only the press but basic civil liberties that make … Continue reading

Marjorie Cohn: Reframing US Foreign Policy
Human Rights / Politics / Revolution / War

Marjorie Cohn: Reframing US Foreign Policy

This Tuesday, Marjorie Cohn spoke at American University on the topic, “Reframing US Foreign Policy” as part of Human Rights Awareness and Activism week. She is a professor of law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA, and has written on torture and incarceration, and most recently on drones and targeted killings in … Continue reading