Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Ethiopia

The Oromo Community of Minnesota hall was packed yesterday afternoon. Twice we scooted our chairs forward to make room for the crowds at the back; our knees were pressed up against the backs of the chairs in front of us. And when community members took the microphone, we could hear a pin drop. People I … Continue reading Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Ethiopia

The Advocates’ Robin Phillips Testifies before Congressional Committee

Robin Phillips, executive director of The Advocates for Human Rights, testified today (April 4, 2014) at a hearing before the United States Congress Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission about religious minorities in India. Robin Phillips' oral testimony, "The Plight of Religious Minorities in India": For more than 30 years, The Advocates for Human Rights has … Continue reading The Advocates’ Robin Phillips Testifies before Congressional Committee

India’s Politics Without Principles

by Jennifer Prestholdt Raj Ghat,  Mahatma Gandhi Memorial New Delhi, India On my first trip to India last year, I visited Raj Ghat in New Delhi.   Raj Ghat (or Rajghat) is the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial and, as Ghandi has long been one of my human rights heroes, I was glad to have this opportunity … Continue reading India’s Politics Without Principles