Thursday, November 21, 2019

U.S. Human Rights Review Both Necessary and Worthwhile

September 20, 2010 by NARJHR  
Filed under Racial Justice News

For Immediate Release September 2, 2010 Contact: Sarah Paoletti, 202-821-9882; Ajamu Baraka, 404.695.0475
The report on human rights in the United States submitted by the State Department to the United Nations on August 20 has been met with criticism from conservative quarters. Most recently, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer demanded that an innocuous mention of [...]

Listen to a recording about Black August

August 30, 2010 by NARJHR  
Filed under Featured, Racial Justice News, Trainings

US Human Rights Network

Black August Commemorative Educational Call: Political Prisoners, Prisoners of War in the United States and the legacy of repression and resistance
Black August
is a month of great commemorative significance for peoples’ of African descent throughout the African Diaspora, but particularly those in the U.S. where the commemorative tradition originated. Black August, [...]

Notes from USSF Collective Peoples Movement Assembly

August 27, 2010 by NARJHR  
Filed under Racial Justice News, Uncategorized

United States Social Forum follow-up
Delivering on the follow through initiative to build the alliance of peoples’ movements and struggles we initiated at the US Social Forum.
Attached are notes from our collective session on Friday, June 25th.
To reiterate, the preliminary agreements we established were as follows:
1.      To produce a joint statement about the need to build [...]

Proposal for a Peoples Tribunal on Racism and State Violence

August 16, 2010 by NARJHR  
Filed under Racial Justice News

Proposal for a “People’s Tribunal on Racism and State Violence”
Summary
This proposed People’s Tribunal on Racism and State Violence is designed to build on two critical developments in the United States: first, the publicized police killing of Oscar Grant and the subsequent murder trial of officer Johannes Mehserle; and second, the United Nations’ first-ever review of [...]

State Department Meets with Local Organizations in Preparation for the Universal Periodic Review

February 18, 2010 by NARJHR  
Filed under Racial Justice News, Urgent Actions

The Administration’s onsite consultations, conducted as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, are underway.  With the recent successful UPR consultation in New Orleans, where 14 federal government representatives spent a full day listening to the human rights concerns of people on the Gulf Coast, the USHRN Planning Committee is committed to ensure the remaining [...]

Webinar on the Universal Periodic Review and Racial Justice

February 13, 2010 by NARJHR  
Filed under Racial Justice News, Trainings

UPR: CERD, The United States and its Human Rights Obligations

Join us for a Webinar on February 25

The U.N.’s first Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the U.S., scheduled to take place December 2010, offers an important opportunity both to measure how the U.S. is meeting its human rights obligations and to continue pressuring the government to live up [...]

Take Action on March 21st. Intl’ Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

February 13, 2010 by NARJHR  
Filed under Featured, Racial Justice News

Five things you can do to take action on Racial Justice
1) Write an Op-Ed in your local paper 2) Hold a Town Hall Meeting on Racial Justice in your community 3) Text us your testimony of racial discrimination to “racialjustice” at 69302 4) Join our the National Alliance for Racial Justice and Human Rights 5) [...]

The War Before Represent Our Resistance

February 10, 2010 by NARJHR  
Filed under Racial Justice News

Safiya Bukhari: The War Before
Represent Our Resitance

By Lenore J. Daniels, PhD
BlackCommentator.com
2/4/2010

“Tell No Lies and Claim No Easy Victories”

Kids aren’t learning it, because we’re not spreading the history ourselves. In Africa, they had griots. So we have to be the modern-day storytellers.
Safiya Bukhari died in 2003. She was just 53 years old. It saddens [...]

The National Alliance for Racial Justice and Human Rights

February 8, 2010 by NARJHR  
Filed under Racial Justice News

Redefining Racial Justice| Racial Justice Allies and the Human Rights Activists are forging a new path to equity and racial justice and your support is critical.

Racial justice is at the core of many human rights movements, including the civil rights movement,  but too often these movements are unlinked. The US Human Rights Network and member organizations [...]

U.S. Proposes Action Plan to Combat Racial and Religious Discrimination and Intolerance

November 14, 2009 by NARJHR  
Filed under Racial Justice News

Archive Photo of HRC in Session

The United States participated actively in the recent October 19 – 30, 2009 meeting of the Human Rights Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards, and is profoundly aware of the destructive consequences of racial and religious intolerance.
The United States believes that existing international treaties, such as [...]