The Reality Behind Invisible Children, the LRA and the Situation in Uganda

By John Reimann   Within 2 weeks of the first showing of Invisible Children’s Kony2012 video, some 80 million people had watched it and students in over 1200 schools across the US raised over $1 million for Invisible Children. Such icons as P Diddy, Angelina Jolie and Oprah pumped it and US Senator Jim Inhofe […]

“Our Struggle Has Become Reality,” Thousands celebrate as former dictator Ríos Montt is charged with genocide in Guatemala

By Megan Whelan Thursday, January 26, 7:00 am, hundreds of community activists and human rights defenders gather outside Guatemala City’s national court to witness former dictator Efraín Rios Montt testify on the gross military atrocities and human rights violations that occurred during his de-facto presidency from 1982 to 1983. In solidarity, thousands more both in […]

"..bring him, he will die at the airport!!!" The case of Edson Cosmas

  Posting on a Tanzanian web message board, translated from Swahili: one of many abusive and threatening posts about Edson Cosmas, gay activist threatened with deportation to Tanzania  Edson “Eddy” Cosmas is a young gay man from Tanzania (TZ) facing imminent deportation from the UK where he applied for, but was denied, asylum. He is […]

Rights Activist Challenges Ethics of Swedish Courts, Media

As Swedish authorities push for a secret trial of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a noted human rights activist has repeatedly challenged the oft-praised fairness of his nation’s legal system and its media coverage.

NY Times Missed the Mark on Native American Border Story

The Tohona O’odham native American tribe skirts the border of  southwest Arizona and Mexico. The New York Times covering a drug running story failed to tell the real story of the Tohono O’odham human rights issues and the complicity between elected Tohono O’doham officials, tribal police and US Border Patrol agents. News reporter Erik Echholm […]