Democracy Chronicles joins its voice to that of DC author Ana María Fores Tamayo to call for the immediate release of María Magdalena Molina from detention in Alvarado, TX.
Civil Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
Here you can find the latest news on civil rights as they pertain to democratic rights. Protecting individual freedom from infringement by governments is key to democratic progress. Across the world, these basic rights are too often in doubt. Also see our section on American democracy and our articles on the Civil Rights Era in the United States.
Another Case of Police Resorting to Violence Unnecessarily
We have police who have been conditioned, in our post 9/11 world, to perceive the public as a potential enemy and are far too willing to attack, rather than protect and serve, or even back off and wait.
Trump and ACLU Clash Again in Court Over Jailed Children
A federal judge Friday asked U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union to address the rights of those separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Bill Proposes Greater Accountability For New York Prosecutors
In 2013, ProPublica published a series of reports finding that New York prosecutors are never punished for misconduct which lands innocents in prison.
Aretha Franklin Leaves A Powerful Civil Rights Legacy
Aretha Franklin was born and rose to fame during the segregation era. She inspired millions of black Americans and supported the fight for racial equality.
The Mauritanian Ex-Slave Seeking Election to Fight for Freedom
Born into slavery and kept as a servant for 30 years, Haby Mint Rabah is now running for parliament in Mauritania to fight for freedom.
Private Prison Lobby Sees Only Profit Under Trump
A great interview on how the current immigration crisis is tied to a successful year for private jails
The Border Children
Bring down hell fire and woe on the backs of these calloused beasts and do not remember their names in the Book of the Living. For they sold your innocents for power and lorded it over them.
New Poetry: Elegy to a Refugee Girl
For Father’s Day, for World Refugee Day, which this year falls on Wednesday, June 20th, all fathers should be with their children; all children should enjoy, with their families, the freedoms afforded to those of us in the free world.
Experts Gather to Defend Human Rights in Africa’s Great Lakes Region
Meeting to look for ways to reduce violence and human rights abuses through the judicial process