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African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (also known as the Banjul Charter) is an international human rights instrument that is intended to promote and protect human rights and basic freedoms in the African continent. Oversight and interpretation of the Charter is the task of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, which was set up in 1987 and is now headquartered in Banjul, Gambia. A protocol to the Charter was subsequently adopted in 1998 whereby an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights was to be created. The protocol came into effect on 25 January 2005.

Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for RevolutionBeautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution

Beautiful Trouble is a book, web toolbox and international network of artist-activist trainers whose mission is to make grassroots movements more creative and more effective.

Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy (Senate Resolution 301; 1954)

On December 2, 1954, the Senate voted to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy, who had led the fight in Congress to root out suspected Communists from the Federal Government. The censure described his behavior as "contrary to senatorial traditions."

Charter of the United Nations (1945)

The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945. The Statute of the International Court of Justice is an integral part of the Charter.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1981)

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.

Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The Convention defines a child as any human being under the age of eighteen, unless the age of majority is attained earlier under national legislation.

Declaration of Sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Convention (1833)

Created by The American Anti-Slavery Society, this document condemns the institution of slavery and calls for the immediate abolition of slavery without terms. It declares the group to be pacifist, and the signers agree, if necessary, to die as martyrs.

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (France; 1789)

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (French: Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen), passed by France's National Constituent Assembly in August 1789, is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human and civil rights.

Emancipation Proclamation (1863)

The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. It purported to change the federal legal status of more than 3 million enslaved people in the designated areas of the South from "slave" to "free."

Facing the Fear of Deportation, June, 2019 by MSW@USC Staff

Living under the perceived threat of detention and deportation is having harmful mental health effects on undocumented immigrants and their families, according to Dr. Concepcion Barrio, associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1976)

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966, and in force from 23 March 1976. It commits its parties to respect the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, electoral rights and rights to due process and a fair trial. 

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1976)

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966, and in force from 3 January 1976.[1] It commits its parties to work toward the granting of economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR) to the Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories and individuals, including labour rights and the right to health, the right to education, and the right to an adequate standard of living.

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1969)

The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) is a United Nations convention. A third-generation human rights instrument, the Convention commits its members to the elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of understanding among all races.

It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance Narrative Toolkit

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), Climate Justice Alliance (CJA Our Power Campaign), Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), and Right To The City Alliance (RTTC) are teaming up for the It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance Delegation and Translocal Actions in the first 100 days of the Trump administration.

Joint Resolution to Provide for the Annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States (1898)

In 1898 President of the United States William McKinley signed the treaty of annexation for Hawaii, but it failed in the Senate after the 21,000 signatures of the Kū'ē Petitions were submitted. After the failure, Hawaii was annexed by means of joint resolution, called the Newlands Resolution.

Memorial and Remonstrance (in response to the Virginia Declaration of Rights; 1875)

James Madison’s “Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments” is an important document in establishing the necessity of religious liberty in America.

Monroe Work, Today

Monroe Nathan Work (1866 – 1945) felt compelled to document every known lynching that was happening in the United States. It was Mr. Work's meticulous recordkeeping that preserves the names that are now an important part of our history.This website is an update of Monroe Work's legacy using modern tools to list again every known lynching, including what has been clarified or newly uncovered in contemporary research. Each record here has a footnote inviting you to investigate for yourself.

New York Radical Feminists Manifesto of Shared Rape (1971)

The New York Radical Feminists, through the technique of consciousness- raising, discovered that rape is not a personal misfortune but an experience shared by all women in one form or another.

OnStage in America - Honky

A stage comedy about racism in America that throws political correctness out the window in a free-wheeling send-up of contemporary attitudes. Honky was written by Greg Kalleres and directed for the stage by Sam Woodhouse.

Our World in Data

Our World in Data (OWID) is an online publication that shows how living conditions are changing. The aim is to give a global overview and to show changes over the very long run, so that we can see where we are coming from and where we are today.

The Peoples' Calendar

Search for Congressional town halls, protest/rallies, and other events in your area. Sign up with us to get email alerts when your member of congress hosts town halls and when other events take place in your community. We are volunteers who believe information about town halls and other events should be available to every and all American.

Populists and Autocrats: The Dual Threat to Global Democracy

Highlights from Freedom House’s annual report on political rights and civil liberties

Populistas y autócratas: la doble amenaza para la democracia global

(En Espanol)

Practical Steps to take if DACA is RepealedPractical Steps to take if DACA is Repealed

By: Gaby Pacheco & the Undocumented Community
Some practical steps one can take to prepare if #DACA is repealed.

Preparing Your Family for Immigration Enforcement

Prepare your family and know your rights! The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center has a comprehensive preparation guide

Resistance Manual (A Project by Stay Woke)

Action begins with information. There are more of us who believe in equity and justice than those who support Donald Trump's ideology of fear and hate. Together, we can harness the collective power of the people to resist the impact of a Trump presidency and to continue to make progress in our communities. Get educated. Get organized. Take action.

Resolutions at Rochester (by Elizabeth Cady Stanton; 1848)

These resolutions are printed as they appear in "Appendix—Chapter IV" of History of Woman's Suffrage, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others.

Resources for Ex-Felons Learning to Code

Great opportunities in creating software for the web or other platforms which do not require a college degree and could be beneficial to ex-felons looking to get back on track and contribute to society. The resource includes state and local resources, tutorials, books and further reading materials.

Rise Resistance Map

RISE is working to become the largest citizen watchdog organization in the United States with the mission of empowering Americans to monitor and take action in response to the Trump Administration, Congress, and state and local governments.

Social Justice in an Open World: The Role of the United Nations (The International Forum for Social Development)

This publication provides an overview and interpretation of the discussions and debates that occurred at the four meetings of the Forum for Social Development held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, within the framework of the implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development.

Struggles for Social Justice (Calisphere)

Calisphere provides free access to unique and historically important artifacts for research, teaching, and curious exploration. This Calisphere exhibition shows how a range of groups during the 1960s and 70s chose to voice their frustration with the status quo by staging protests and making their voices heard. Photographs also show the leaders of such groups as the United Farm Workers and the Black Panthers.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris. The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of what many people believe to be the rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled.

U.S. Bill of Rights (1791)

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power.

U.S. Constitutional Amendments

Thirty-three amendments to the United States Constitution have been proposed by the United States Congress and sent to the states for ratification since the Constitution was put into operation on March 4, 1789. Twenty-seven of these, having been ratified by the requisite number of states, are part of the Constitution.

U.S. Declaration of Independence (1776)

The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, and no longer under British rule. Instead they formed a new nation—the United States of America.

Ungovernable 2017

We pledge to create a resistance movement that makes Trump unable to govern our oppression; unable to deceive the people, to make the people accept his reign of hatred. We refuse to give hatred a chance to govern, a chance to roll back civil and human rights, a chance to deport millions of people, a chance to create camps and registries for Muslims, a chance to expand the prison industrial complex, a chance to expand its drone wars, or a chance to turn back the gains won by our struggles.

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