2009 - The Year in Review

In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2009, a white transit cop in Oakland, California, shot and killed Oscar Grant, a young black man. Grant was lying face down on a train platform with his hands handcuffed behind his back at the time of the shooting. The cop claimed he thought Grant was going […]

Israel Ignoring Geneva Convention and Using Phosphorous Bombs in Gaza

Once again we hear about another human rights violation in by Israel, and once again we get Israeli officials dodging the questions.  It is widely accepted that Hamas firing rockets indiscriminately into Israel is wrong and should be condemned, but for a democracy to retaliate by using methods that violate human rights is completely unacceptable.  If these allegations […]