human rights


Monday, September 26th, 2016

Female Janitors Who Suffered Abuse Score A Big Win In California

*This is powerful, and redeeming. VL By Kris Fortin, mitú (2.5 minute read) When everyone goes home from work, school or church, the space becomes the janitors domain. Many of these working class janitors tend to be women, they tend to be immigrant mujeres, and for years they have been vulnerable to the worse kind of

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

DAPL Pipeline Destroys Sacred Grounds

*This is an important story, and it’s not getting anywhere near the attention it deserves. VL By Dave Archambault Sr., Indian Country News/New America Media (4.5 minute read) Dave Meyers is the owner of 8,100 acres that the DAPL...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Historic Farmworker Overtime Bill Awaits Governor Brown’s Nod

*Do yourself a favor. Check you calendar and realize that it’s 2016 and this is just now happening. VL By Viji Sundaram, New America Media (2.5 minute read) After decades of pushing for fair pay, California farmworkers will...

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

America’s ‘toughest sheriff’ should face jail time, judge says

*The clincher here is that even if the prosecutor decides to not go after Arpaio, Judge Snow can appoint a special prosecutor. Arpaio, by the way, is up for reelection. VL By Nicolas Loffredo, Newsweek (4 minute read)...

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Roughly half of Hispanics have experienced discrimination

*Latino millennials say they’ve experienced discrimination more than other age groups. Why do you think that is? (Without disparaging millennials . . .)VL By Jens Manuel Krogstad and Gustavo López, Pew Research Center Factank About half of...

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

In Orlando, Muslim Latina Mourns Victims, Spreads Message of Tolerance

*A beautiful example of diversity within the Latino community. VL By Victoria Moll-Ramírez, NBC News ORLANDO, Fla. — Vanessa Huesos is a teacher who arrived to Orlando from Puerto Rico over 20 years ago. She grew up...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Puerto Rican farmworkers fired for being less productive than Mexicans, they claim

*I hate it when Latinos are pitted againast each other. VL By Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino (2.5 minute read) A group of Puerto Rican farmworkers who were brought to Michigan to work on a farm allege in...

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Police will not face charges in Pasco shooting death of Mexican man

*It’s been seven months since the fatal shooting in Pasco, Washington. Franklin County prosecutor Shawn Sant says the police officers actions were “reasonable under the standards established in our state laws.” VL By James Lartey and Jon Swaine,...

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Video Suggests Latino Suspect in San Antonio Shooting Had Hands Raised When Shot

*The sheriff’s version of the incident is that the victim, who they say had harmed an 18 month-old child and a woman, resisted arrest. VL By Ashley Southall and Many Fernandez, The New York Times The fatal...

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Newly Released Video Shows Police Officers Fatally Shooting an Unarmed Latino Man

*The victim’s family was awarded $4.7 million in damages. VL By Natasha Noman, News.Mic A federal court judge Tuesday mandated the release of police-recorded video showing three officers shooting and killing unarmed Latino man Ricardo Diaz Zeferino, 35, in...

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

‘Shot from behind’: man’s death reveals hidden horror of Latino police killings

* VL By Oliver Laughland, The Guardian Outside the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco’s Mission district, a newly painted mural glows in the afternoon sun. Two of the men etched on the wall are instantly recognisable:...

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Prosecutor reviewing report on police shooting of unarmed Pasco man

*The report took nearly four months to complete, and the county prosecutor says he’ll release it after he’s reviewed it and concluded if the evidence warrants a trial. VL By Nicholas K. Geranios, The Seattle Times SPOKANE...

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Prosecutor expects police report on fatal police shooting of Pasco man

*There’s a pending coronor’s inquest which will determine the official cause and manner of Antonio Zambrano-Montez’s death. The inquest jury will also decide if the shooting was justifiable. VL By Seattle Times/Associated Press PASCO, Wash. (AP) —...

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Chicago Public Schools valedictorian victimized by Chicago police

*There are many reasons I decided to publish this. It’s heart-breaking and real; it happens too often to young men of color; what we read about it is what’s written in official police reports; there’s another side...

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