Human Rights

RESIST DAY #73: What You Can Do Today

Common Dreams - Sun, 04/02/2017 - 07:03
Common Dreams staff

Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe

Categories: Human Rights

The White House Wouldn’t Post Trump Staffers’ Financial Disclosures. So We Did.

Common Dreams - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 14:37
Ariana Tobin, ProPublica, Derek Kravitz, ProPublica

In a remarkable Friday night news dump, the Trump administration made dozens of White House staffers’ financial disclosure forms available. But they did it with an extra dose of opacity.

These are important disclosures from the people who have the president’s ear and shape national policy. They lay out all sorts of details, including information on ownership of stocks, real estate and companies, and make possible conflicts of interest public.

Categories: Human Rights

Obama’s Bulwark against Torture: Will It Stop Trump?

Common Dreams - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 14:23
Steven Barela

Just after President Trump’s Inauguration, a draft of an executive order was leaked which indicated his intent to seek a formal review on whether to resume ill-treatment.

Categories: Human Rights

Excusing Bahrain’s Human Rights Abuses

Common Dreams - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 13:24
Paul Pillar

The Trump administration has decided to remove any conditions regarding human rights from sales of F-16 fighter aircraft and other arms to Bahrain. The rationale for doing so is the idea that hard power considerations ought to come before softer concerns for the rights of someone else’s citizens.

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President Trump’s Climate Action Sells the Future Short

Common Dreams - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 12:11
Keith Kozloff

On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order that decimates his predecessor’s policies on climate change.

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Medicaid Saved Obamacare, and Single-Payer Universal Health Insurance May Be Back on the Agenda Sooner Than You Think

Common Dreams - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 11:44
Mark Weisbrot

A lot of the reporting on the GOP's attempted repeal of ObamaCare has focused on the Freedom Caucus, a group of libertarian-minded representatives for whom the administration's bill did not go far enough in obliterating the gains from Obama administration's expansion of healthcare coverage.

Categories: Human Rights

Trump’s Foreign Aid Proposal Leaves the U.S. on a Sinking Island

Common Dreams - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 11:24
Hannah Ranalli

When beginning the discussion regarding foreign aid policies in the United States, one must first establish a few basic facts. While most Americans estimate that foreign aid takes roughly 15-20% of our nation’s GNI (gross national income) in reality it actually constitutes far less than 1% of it (approximately 0.17%)1.. While the United States currently contributes the highest amount of money to foreign aid, just over 30 billion, in terms of percent of GNI it ranks nearly 20th.

Categories: Human Rights

RESIST DAY #72: What You Can Do Today

Common Dreams - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 07:03
Common Dreams staff

Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe

Categories: Human Rights

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