New York Times: "Israel Steps Up Offensive with Deadly Gaza Bombings"

Teaching Human Rights in High School (and Below)

The Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility has a series of lessons focused around current justice and human rights issues, accessible at Recent lesson topics include #BlackLivesMatter, #JeSuisCharlie, and more.

A Call for More Radicalism


What does it even mean to be calling people radical? This word today carries a negative connotation in the political context and it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say that most people conceive of the word as synonymous with extreme beyond conscious or reason. As such, it has become associated with revolutionaries and terrorists. In actuality, the word « radical » is derived from a Latin word meaning « root ».

An Open Letter from Al-Haq to the Media on “Operation Protective Edge”

This article is useful for its claims about how alleged human rights violations are covered up by the way the events are portrayed in the media. 

The International Human Rights Movement: Assessing its History, Work and Current Challenges

In the space of sixty five years, human rights advocates have transformed a marginal utopian ideal into a central element of global discourse, if not practice.  This course examines the actors and organizations behind this remarkable development as well as the vast challenges faced by advocates.  What are the main challenges and dilemmas facing those engaged in rights promotion and defense? What are the origins of the human rights movement and where is it headed?  What does it mean to be a human rights activist?

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