UN Report Details Rampant US Human Rights Violations at Home and Abroad

The U.S.’s people, government, and mainstream media like to think that the U.S. is the world’s greatest beacon of liberty — and the world’s greatest champion of human rights.  The facts prove otherwise.

 

See this article published November 9, 2023:

UN Report Details Rampant US Human Rights Violations at Home and Abroad

Two-thirds of U.S. breaches of the civil and political rights covenant involve racial discrimination.

https://truthout.org/articles/un-report-details-rampant-us-human-rights-violations-at-home-and-abroad/?mc_cid=e95b7e2b5b&mc_eid=d635d5c1bf

 

Also see this information posted Oct. 24, 2023, by the Center for Constitutional Rights:

The U.S. is NEGLIGENT in protecting human rights in the U.S.:  https://ccrjustice.org/us-government-and-compliance-iccpr

 

The Center for Constitutional Rights posted this on Nov. 6, 2023:

U.N. Human Rights Committee calls for moratorium on life without parole in U.S. 

Last week, for the first time ever, the United Nations Human Rights Committee recommended that the United States “establish a moratorium on the imposition of sentences to life imprisonment without parole,” often referred to as death by incarceration by advocates. The committee issued its conclusions and recommendations based on a review of  U.S. compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

On October 17 and 18, in Geneva, a coalition of groups from around the U.S. fighting death by incarceration joined more than 140 representatives of U.S. civil society organizations and directly impacted people in petitioning the U.N. to hold the U.S. government accountable. The groups addressed the U.S. policy and practice of death by incarceration, which they said violates the treaty’s prohibition on racism and torture and its protection of life and liberty. Over 200,000 people in the United States are currently serving death-by-incarceration sentences, and 46 percent of those people are Black, although only 14 percent of the U.S. population is Black.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org