Rights

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A mass meeting of the #FeesMustFall demonstrators in South Africa. (Photo: Tony Carr via CIVICUS)
Last year proved to be a "dismal" one for civil society as activists who dared to challenge economic and political elites worldwide were marginalized, demonized, and threatened, according to an annual report on the state of civic organizations. The fifth State of Civil Society Report (pdf), put forth by the international organization CIVICUS,...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he was "not willing to compromise" over Israel's protracted siege on Gaza. (Photo: Tony Gentile/Reuters)
Abandoning Palestinians and its pledge to fight Israel's protracted blockade of...
Nika Knight, staff writer
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday affirmed (pdf) a federal law that bars those...

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Bravo to actor and activist Jesse Williams, who lit up the BET awards with a searing speech calling out American racism and white culture for "gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit." The baffled response by Fox News - "He seems so upset" - explains just why Williams was also moved to insist, "The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander."