Until Kuwaiti worker abuse becomes a topic of open debate in society, between friends and colleagues, in the newspapers, online, at the universities, and around dinner tables -- as Abolition was in the U.S. -- little will change.
Eleven years ago, during NATO's air campaign against Yugoslavia, Serbian forces killed more than 40 ethnic Albanian men in a Kosovo village called Cuska. This month the hand of justice finally reached the men accused of the crime.
The United States has strategic and mining interests in the Congo and until the American people demand that our government do something to actually promote human rights there, the ongoing abuses will continue.
You've probably heard of Time's outrageous pro-Afghanistan-War cover art. Now, Katie Couric has compounded the distortion by giving Time's Rick Stengel an even bigger megaphone for his outrageous pro-war spin campaign.
The 18th International AIDS Conference kicks off this week here in Vienna. Twenty-five thousand people are expected to attend sessions focused on the latest in HIV science, policy and programs. The theme? "Rights Here, Right Now."
Everyone knows smoking is a costly habit, taking a toll on your health and your wallet. What you probably didn't know is that the tobacco industry extracts a much dearer price from children laboring in the remote fields of Central Asia.