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The global human rights movement challenges the systems, structures, and institutions that create, defend, and extend oppression and repression in a society.


Featured Groups:

Race Forward and their online magazine Colorlines.

Center for Media & Democracy, and their magazine The Progressive, and their research sites ALEC Exposed and PR Watch.

The Data Center and their Research Toolkits for progressive researchers.

How Maps Change The World by framing global geography from different perspectives.

More Resources for Human Rights and Social Justice:

Building Liberty | COINTELPRO

Documents from the COINTELPRO Files

COINTELPRO Document Scans,
Transcripts, & Related Collections

The Paul Wolf Collection

Documents and Reports, including:
Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans, Book II
Supplementary Detailed Staff Reports, Book III

Communist Party, USA
Socialist Workers Party
New Left
Black Nationalist Hate Groups
White Hate Groups
Groups Seeking Independence for Puerto Rico
Border Coverage Program
Cuban Matters
Violence-Prone Yugoslav Emigres
Counterintelligence and Special Operations

Political Research Associates



More Resources

David Kaplan of California's Center for Investigative Reporting called COINTELPRO "the largest known program yet in domestic suverillance."

Kaplan observed that "between 1965 and 1975, the FBI opened more than 500,000 intelligence files on more than one million Americans, according to a Congressional report."

"Among the Bureau's targets: Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, anti-Vietnam War Groups, and the underground press."



A Collaborative Project of:

Bill of Rights Defense Committee | Defending Dissent Foundation
National Lawyers Guild | Political Research Associates

Progressive Online Civil Liberties Action Network

Building Human Rights is a compelling master frame
for building a progressive movement for social change.

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Democracy is not a specific set of institutions but a process that requires dissent.
Democracy is a process that assumes the majority of people,
over time, given enough accurate information,
the ability to participate in a free and open public debate, and can vote without intimidation,
reach constructive decisions that benefit the whole of society, and
preserve liberty, protect our freedoms, extend equality, and thus defend democracy itself.

Without dissent there is no progress in a society: Dissent is Essential!
The Building Human Rights web network incubation is made possible by theĀ Defending Dissent Foundation

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