Human Rights

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Golf Alpha Yankee: a Story of Iran’s Gay Refugees

by: Robert LiaBraaten

Documentary-maker Rick Flynn follows refugees on their escape route from the oppressive Iranian regime.

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Safe from the Flames

by: The WILD

AFP/Getty Images A man recovers in a hospital bed in Dehui, China after falling victim to a fast-moving fire at the factory where he worked. The Baoyuanfeng poultry plant, where 120 are now dead, was […]

Tags: AFP, Baoyuanfeng, China, Dehui, factory fire, Getty Images, Human Rights, labor rights, photograhy, Social Justice, workers rights, workplace accidents, workplace conditions
Bangladeshi rescuers retrieve garment worker

A Survivor Feels the Sunlight Again, Dhaka

by: The WILD

AFP/Getty Images Reshma Begum, a seamstress and mother of a young boy, was pulled out of the rubble of the Bangladesh textile factory collapse on Friday, 16 days after the disaster stole 1,125 lives. Begum […]

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Garment workers in Bangladesh

Our life is precious like yours, and our dreams are precious too

by: The WILD

Taslima Akhter, a Bangladeshi photographer and activist, captured the final embrace of two workers at the Dhaka factory collapse. Of the image, Akhter told TIME magazine: Every time I look back to this photo, I […]

Tags: Bangladesh, Bangladeshi garment workers, garment workers, Human Rights, photography, Taslima Akhter, textile industry, The Wild Magazine, TIME, workers rights
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We’ve Had Enough, Dehli

by: Blaine Skrainka

Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images Protests decrying a culture of rape and police corruption turn violent across New Delhi. Last week, a 23 year-old girl was brutally gang-raped on a public bus, and remains hospitalized in Singapore. […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Daniel Berehulak, Delhi, gang rape, Human Rights, India, Kevin Frayer, New Delhi, photography, Picture of the day, police brutality, Protests, rape, rape culture, The Wild Magazine
Mona Eltahawy, Foreign Policy

The Real War on Women is in the Middle East

by: Blaine Skrainka

To have any kind of real understanding of the Arab Awakening, we must look to the role of women and challenge the word “revolution.” In the West, we tend to idolize the struggle for democracy, […]

Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Blaine Skrainka, Civil Rights, Egypt, Foreign Policy, Human Rights, Middle East, Mona Eltahawy, Picture of the day, Politics, religion, Tahrir Square, Tahrir Woman, The Real War on Women is in the Middle East, The Wild Magazine, Virginity Tests, War on Women, Why Do They Hate Us?, Women's Rights, world
Barack Obama occupies the bus of Rosa Parks


by: Blaine Skrainka

Fifty-seven years ago, Rosa Parks, “the first lady of civil rights,” made a stand of peaceful civil disobedience by refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Although we live far […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Obama, Picture of the day, Progress, Rosa Parks, The Wild Magazine, world
Aung San Suu Kyi wins seat in parliament

Democracy Now, Burma

by: Blaine Skrainka

Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images After two decades of democratic struggle, many of which under house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi has been elected by the people of Myanmar (Burma) to hold a seat in parliament. […]

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Gold Miner, Mozambique

Gold Miner, Mozambique

by: Blaine Skrainka

Mozambique’s economic growth has been one of the strongest among African nations in the last decade, thanks in large part to the export of metals including aluminum and gold. But the GDP growth is not […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Gold Miner, Gold Mining, Human Rights, Mozambique, National Geograpic, Picture of the day, Reuters, Robin Hammond, South Africa, The Wild Magazine, world
The al-Assad regime murders thousands


by: Blaine Skrainka

After years of corruption and cronyism from the oppressive regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian people have risen up as a part of the Arab Awakening only to face a brutal backlash. The United Nations’ […]

Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab League, Arab Spring, Bashar al-Assad, Blaine Skrainka, China, Human Rights, Iran, Libya, Middle East, Politics, Protests, Ramita Navai, Russia, Syria, Syria Under Fire, The Wild Magazine, UN, United Nations, world
Free Ai Weiwei Street Art, Soho, New York City


by: Blaine Skrainka

Ai Weiwei remains unapologetic and defiant, while continuing to be an inspiration to those who care about human rights and social justice. Although he was released from secret detention in September, the Chinese authorities continue […]

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by: Blaine Skrainka

“For a man imprisoned and conditionally released, neither neighbors nor strangers nor Beijing’s officials nor courts can be trusted.” Artist, subversive dissident, and freedom fighter Ai Weiwei was released from his secret detention earlier this […]

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We DO!

by: Nicole Casanova

After week long engagements leaving many of New York legislators both disheveled and weary, and by the hair of their chins, they have managed to hear the voice of the people: New York State is […]

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by: Garance Wilkens

One of Amnesty International’s greatest achievements in its 50 years of human rights work has been to bridge the gap between people whose human rights are violated and those people who are prepared to campaign […]

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