Human Rights Issues

What I don’t know and what I do know about Aleppo
  • Discussion

A reflection on the current discussion surrounding tragedy and the politics of disbelief Read More »

Annie Koh
A public trust – for private benefit?
  • Opinion

The Land Board’s acquiescence to corporate control of Hawaiʻi's resources represents the state’s continuing failure to uphold its fiduciary duties. Read More »

Will Caron
Severe injuries at Standing Rock reflect extreme level of police violence
  • First-Hand Report

An unarmed protester is in danger of losing her arm after injuries suffered at the hands of police in North Dakota; other injuries have been reported as well. Read More »

Gabbard’s supposed progressive alignment questioned by Hawaii lawmaker
  • Analysis

The Congresswoman did not sign a letter from the majority of House Dems condemning Trump's Bannon appointment; today she met with him at Trump Tower in New York City Read More »

Will Caron
Boat carrying peace activists intercepted on its way to Gaza

The Israeli Defense Force has seized a vessel carrying female peace activists bound for Gaza Read More »

Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Native American Protesters with Dogs & Pepper Spray →
  • Link
Police killings and education in occupied Hawai‘i
  • Essay

What Hawai‘i can, and must, learn from the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile Read More »

Tyler Greenhill
The ongoing struggle for civil rights in Hawaii
  • Essay

The casual racism and the more ominous state-sponsored oppression that the TMT episode has brought to the surface are reminders that, like oppressed people throughout America and the world, Hawaiians are still fighting for civil liberties and equality under the law. Read More »

Ka'iulani Milham
What oppresses Native Hawaiians oppresses us all
  • Essay

In recognizing that neoliberalism oppresses us all, and connecting the ways in which it does, we can learn to break free of its destructive hold over our society, both here in Hawaii, and globally as well. Read More »

Tyler Greenhill
On renaming Hawaii
  • Essay

De-memorializing the violence of colonial imperialism by abandoning the names of oppressors currently commemorated in our street, school and place names. Read More »

Tyler Greenhill
Rally for justice: GLBT and beyond
  • Announcement

Today's rally for justice in multiple forms comes on the eve of the Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage ban laws. Read More »

Hawaii internment camp to become National Historic Monument
Report: Municipalities advance LGBT equality ahead of states, federal government
  • News Report

The state of LGBT equality in cities across the nation, including five Hawaii cities, is detailed in HRC’s 2014 Municipal Equality Index. Read More »

Will Caron
Progress along the arc of social justice

A recent UN committee session provided an opportunity for social justice advocates to help shape future policy toward ending ongoing racial discrimination and human rights violations in the United States. Read More »

Joshua Cooper
UN committee finds racial discrimination still prevalent in America

After the U.S. Human Rights Network presented information on continuing racial discrimination and human rights violations, the committee submitted a report with recommendations for the U.S. government. Read More »

Will Caron