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Florida inmates plan strike to coincide with Martin Luther King Day

The Guardian reported on January 15, that Florida’s prisoners were planning to initiate a statewide strike to protest conditions “they say amount to modern-day slavery,” saying that the protest was called by prisoners prisoners who were angry for being made to work as “unpaid clean-up crews” in high temperatures in September 2017, after Hurricane Irma hit the…

He Had a Dream The Extraordinary Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In the language of social justice today, when ‘allyship’ is and should be actively discussed, one can think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader who not only campaigned because, as an African American, he was oppressed, but also campaigned for others not like him who were also oppressed, albeit in…

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Understand what constitutes Hate Speech And learn how to act against it

There are at long last some indications that a few states at least are awakening to their constitutional duty to control the insidious saffron agenda of systematically spreading hatred against religious minorities as a prelude to violence. A countrywide action in this regard by concerned citizens and groups could go a long way in checking…

Dalits, Peacemakers

Stand Up for Human Rights today! Fr. Cedric Prakash sj pens this Exclusive Blog by Special Invitation

It is December 10th ‘Human Rights Day’ once again! This year the day is extra-special as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein puts it, “Next year – on 10 December 2018 – we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and this year’s Human Rights Day on Sunday marks…

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 2 is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. According to ILO estimates, 40.3 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery, with 15.4 million in forced marriage and 24.9 million in forced labour. One out of every four modern slavery victims are children. Forced labor disproportionately impacts women and girls, as they…

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