Human Rights

Deciding which Samaritanmag-wheelhouse topics to discuss with actress Susan Sarandon was not easy. The Oscar winner, known for roles in such films as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Thelma &...
Buffy Sainte-Marie was 23 when she released her first album, It’s My Way, in 1964, and 51-years later the title track serves as the leadoff to her new album, Power in the Blood. “I’...
The 12th annual Toronto edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival opens this week, including a screening of The Salt of the Earth, the Oscar-nominated new film by Buena Vista Social Club...
Anti-human trafficking advocate and Unlikely Heroes founder Erica Greve recently gave a TEDx talk at the University of Nevada where she addressed the power of social media to impact injustices...
Muhammad Ali is best known as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers ever know, but these days the 73 year old's efforts are supporting a different sort of fighter — humanitarians....
Bruce Cockburn, who recently received the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, has added another cause to his life-long interests — suicide awareness and prevention. The famed Canadian folk...
Raphael Lemkin coined the term "genocide" in 1944 and was the driving force behind the United Nations bringing into force the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of...
Pussy Riot has almost become a household name after the group's protests against Russian president Vladimir Putin and the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church landed them in prison, and...
On April 17, can you remain silent for 24 hours? Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Hudson, Seth Rogan, Clive Owen, Edward Norton and Martin Sheen are among the entertainers who hope you can....
Bruce Cockburn, who has written songs and campaigned about everything from banning landmines to protecting the rain forests, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Allan Slaight...

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