Study finds China continuing to build internment camps

XINJIANG — For several years now China has been building internment camps to detain Uighurs and people from other Muslim minorities. China describes these internment camps as vocational training and reeducation programs that aim to alleviate poverty and counter terrorism threats. Accounts from survivors indicate possible human rights abuses happen regularly at these centers.

Environmental racism: Climate change disproportionately affects people of color

In recent months, the larger climate movement has started to embrace the fight against environmental racism. Environmental racism is the disproportionate impact environmental hazards have on people of color. Environmental justice is the movement’s response to environmental racism. According to GreenAction — a grassroots environmental justice movement, "Environmental racism refers to the institutional rules,

Call to Action: Support the Free Press

Strong institutions depend on transparency or, failing that, the consistent pressure and exposure of a free and independent press. Here are 5 ways to support high-quality journalism: Subscribe to a reputable news outlet. Accurate and timely reportage requires time, travel, and resources. Whether your preferred news sources is printed or digital, be willing to

44,000 people registered as missing in Africa, nearly half of them children

Nairobi (ICRC)—Nearly 44,000 people across Africa are registered as missing with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at a time when restrictions put in place to curb COVID-19 create new challenges in searching for missing people. Forty-five percent of the cases were children at the time they went missing. "This caseload is

Land and Environmental Laws Diluted as Asia-Pacific Nations Eye Growth

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Asia-Pacific nations are speeding up project approvals and removing environmental protections to spur economic growth dented by the coronavirus, moves that will hurt rural and indigenous communities, analysts say. Indonesia has issued a law that makes it easier to take over community land, including those of indigenous groups, and

Compelled to Leave Their Homes

HONDURAS — Thousands of families and young women and men from Central America are compelled to leave their homes and risk their lives undertaking dangerous journeys, only to search for a safe place to live. But ultimately, they are deported back to face the same conditions they fled from. María’s nightmare started with gang

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