By Madeline Streilein
The 5th edition of the US Human Rights Network’s Human Rights Status Report was released on January 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). The report was drafted “in order to highlight the issues that Dr. King organized around and issues that grassroots leaders in the U.S. continue to fight for, namely racial, economic and climate justice,” says US Human Rights Network Executive Director Colette Pichon Battle. “2017 saw a record number of climate disruptions and corporate attacks on natural resources that continue to uncover the thinly veiled structural discrimination faced by Indigenous, Black and poor communities across the country,” Battle continued in the introduction of the report.
Published January 2018