Rights

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Rescuers with the Italian navy captured footage of one migrant ship capsizing in the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo: Reuters)
Describing a heartbreaking and horrific scene of hundreds of bodies floating on the surface of the Mediterranean, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) confirmed Sunday that more than 700 asylum seekers drowned last week, capping off the deadliest period for those fleeing war and violence in over a year. "The casualties happened in three...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
After a nearly six-week strike, Verizon workers are celebrating a huge victory...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
In the oil-rich Niger delta, where communities suffer " enormous " effects from...

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Blasting a military that still acts with impunity and a judiciary that still serves as "the Occupation's fig leaf," Israel's foremost human rights organization B’Tselem has declared it will stop seeking justice for Palestinians by working with military courts they long hoped would become "a path to accountability." The move is the latest sign - along with a new uber-hawk defense minister - that Israel will continue its grim plunge into right-wing extremism.