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Women and Children's Rights, Other, Freedom of Expression, of the Press, Environmental Justice

Posted by Harry Jiang on 02/14/2017 - 05:27

As a follow-up to my previous article concerning the Changzhou Foreign Languages School controversy, in which hundreds of students' health are affected by toxic waste from a nearby chemical plant, I created the documentary that critically evaluates parents', students', teachers', as well as government officials' response to this incident. This video is now on YouTube. Please click on the links below to view my work:

Posted by Harry Jiang on 02/14/2017 - 05:26

As a follow-up to my previous article concerning the Changzhou Foreign Languages School controversy, in which hundreds of students' health are affected by toxic waste from a nearby chemical plant, I created the documentary that critically evaluates parents', students', teachers', as well as government officials' response to this incident. This video is now on YouTube. Please click on the links below to view my work:

Posted by Sana R. Gondal on 09/19/2016 - 02:05

A protest of incredible and historical scale is happening near Cannonball, North Dakota. Thousands of Native Americans have gathered at the Standing Rock preservation in camps to protest the building of the $4 billion Bakken Pipeline. Considered the largest gathering in over a 100 years, this one includes members from 280 indigenous tribes. They have travelled from all across America to protest the building of the oil pipeline which will run through Dakota, crossing hundreds of waterways down to the Midwest. The pipeline will also weave its way through many sacred sites, and any one... Read More

Posted by ejbentley on 08/16/2016 - 08:13

For the last five years, the biotechnology company Oxitec has been developing a plan to experimentally release GMO mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, which scientists hope could eventually impede the spread of the Zika virus. However, there has been much community uproar in the Keys due to a perceived violation of human rights. 

As a community member states: “It’s about human rights – this can’t be pushed down our throats without consent,” said De Mier, who views her mission as helping mould policy on genetically modified animals for the country.

If this trial works – the... Read More

Posted by Carolina on 08/10/2016 - 00:35

The article shows how Indonesian children are illegally abused in the tobacco industry. Kids of eight years old work on the fields with inhuman labor conditions, exposed to toxic and nicotine poisoning, There health is at risk, most of them are likely to get cancer. Children labor is an often human violation, with almost 1.5 million kids between age 10 and 17 working in agriculture, only in Indonesia.

Posted by Grace Harlan on 08/06/2016 - 16:08

The opening ceremony at the Olympics can always be relied on to uniquely captivate a wide-scale global audience. From dancing to singing, and anything in between, there is typically something for everyone to enjoy.

This year, Rio made sure the message hit home. Everyone's home, in fact: planet earth. Brazil rolled a video showing the heat emergence over all countries, while also highlighting the melting ice. The message contrasted the ideas we associate with the Olympics, such as our global strength, individual nationality, and the pure celebration of athletics. However, despite the... Read More

Posted by Harry Jiang on 04/21/2016 - 01:41

A recent school pollution incident in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China, has grabbed widepread attention.

Changzhou Foreign Languages School is the best middle school in Changzhou City. Several months earlier, the municipal government of Changzhou relocated the school, choosing a site across a field that was previously owned by a chemical plant. Since over two months ago, the whole block has been saturated in an insufferable odor that came out from the chemical plant. Over one fifth of the students at the school showed symptoms of erythema, sore throat, allergic rash, and in extreme cases,... Read More

Posted by Emma Elizabeth Kelsey on 04/07/2016 - 11:57

Twenty years after it came to international attention that parts of Bangladesh have arsenic-tainted drinking water, the problem has yet to be resolved, according to a new report released by Human Rights Watch. An estimated twenty million people, largely in rural areas, are exposed to excessive levels of arsenic, and the government response has been minimal.

Posted by Janina Schaffeld on 03/14/2016 - 09:01

"As global human rights activists it is up to us to end the global corporate malevolence and malfeasance from further damaging and afflicting our planet like never before. With the recent formal finding that Americans no longer live in a democracy but an oligarchy, as if we did not already painfully know, it becomes even more “formally” imperative now that we as ordinary citizens of the world take the vested interest in preserving life on our only planet before it becomes too late. It is high time we take back our planet once and for all from the oligarchic corporatocracy bent on... Read More

Posted by Matt Simon on 03/13/2016 - 16:33

This is a collaborative piece written by the members of group 3 from the International Teaching Human Rights class.

 

 

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