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Human Rights Are Indivisible
International Human Rights Day activities in Austin strung together workers' rights, social services, and Texas' awful death penalty.
"...Austin's celebration last week of International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, was small but earnest. A..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Human Rights Complaint Filed Against State Senate
Three former Senate staffers have filed suit for discriminatory firing.
"...Staat filed a complaint with the Texas Commission on Human Rights against the Texas State Senate, charging sexual discrimination..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Human Rights? Not at Work
A conference in Austin ponders the odd notion that workers are human beings with rights
"...former Michigan congressman was in Austin as the Workers' Rights Are Human Rights Tour, gathering at University Presbyterian Church..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Human Rights Campaign Calls Texas a "High Priority" for LGBTQ Equality
A long way to go, but public opinion trends toward legislative action
"...card season is upon us and, according to the Human Rights Campaign, Texas still has a long way to..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

One Resistance and LGBTQ Human Rights Rallies
"...One Resistance and LGBTQ Human Rights Rally protesters took over Downtown Austin Friday evening...."

Jan. 23, 2017 Photo Gallery

Paul Rusesabagina: Human Rights in Action
Real-life hero of 'Hotel Rwanda' is honored for saving lives
"...Rusesabagina was in Austin to accept the Tigar Center Human Rights Award honoring him for his actions: As manager..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

PHOTOS: One Resistance and LGBTQ Human Rights Rallies
One Resistance and LGBTQ Human Rights Rally protesters took over downtown

Jan. 27, 2017 News Feature

Human Rights Commission Takes on Trump
Commission signs a resolution reaffirming city's commitment to "inclusion, equity, and freedom for all"
"...marked by misogyny, racism, and xenophobia encouraged the city's Human Rights Commission to pass a resolution reaffirming Austin's commitment..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Violating Human Rights May Come Home to Family
"...If we continue to allow these obvious violations of human rights to exist, there are no guarantees that someone..."

July 19, 2007 Postmarks

Sanctuary Cities and the Ways We Fight for Human Rights
When community matters more than the law
"...of itself, is a violation of residents' Fourth Amendment rights to proper search and seizure...."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Feature by Victoria Rossi

Human Flow
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei directs an epic overview of the global refugee crisis.
"...the medium of film, as well as agitating for human rights with his latest work Human Flow, an epic..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wrongs and Rights
"...released its 2002 Annual Report on the status of human rights around the world. The report, which documents human..."

May 31, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

City to Review LGBT Rights Performance
CM Riley wants Austin to be equality leader
"...Austin may lead Texas in supporting LGBT rights, but City Council wants the city to also lead..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Brandon Watson

The Human Stain
Despite some terrific moments, Philip Roth's words fail to stick to the screen.
"...imprisonment: to ourselves and to others, to our basest human desires and to the most ruthless of society’s strictures...."

Nov. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

TCRP Hands TYC Mom Civil Rights Nod
Texas Civil Rights Project awards abuse-case whistle-blower.
" the recipient of this year’s Henry B. Gonzalez Human Rights Award. Given by the Texas Civil Rights Project,..."

Oct. 22, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

A Change in Direction for the Texas Civil Rights Project
New leadership doesn't sit well with the old guard
"...spring, the board of trustees for the Texas Civil Rights Project, a community lawyering organization known for taking cases..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Diversidad Sin Fronteras, PJ Raval Unite Over Trans Rights
Call Her Ganda screening hopes to highlight trans migrants
"...access to necessary medical care, according to a 2016 Human Rights Watch report based on interviews between 2011 and..."

Nov. 15, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Mary Tuma

Best Civil Rights Activist
Glen Maxey
"...state rep has fought for working people and basic human rights for decades, but most recently he entered the..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Best of Austin Feature

Perry's Statement an Affront to Human Dignity
"...integrity and honor, despite a growing a lack of human rights in the state of Texas. These veterans deserve..."

June 21, 2005 Postmarks

Supremes Stand for Individual Rights
Two new opinions from the high court check state powers
"...the U.S. Supreme Court issued two rulings strengthening individual rights against state power. In the first, the court redefined..."

June 26, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Qmmunity: Advocacy Orgs’ Toolkit Informs Trans Students of Their Rights
Plus, don't miss queer crafting, But I'm a Cheerleader screening, and more events
"...the 87th Texas Legislature kicks off this week, LGBTQIA rights advocates are reminding young trans Texans: You have rights..."

Sept. 24, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

Human Sorrows Not More Important Than Animals'
"...Acosta's comments that Ellen DeGeneres should be crying over human wrongs, not animal rights [“TV Eye,” Screens, Oct. 26]...."

Oct. 29, 2007 Postmarks

Strive for Human Virtue
"...sacred, ancestral lands that indigenous migrants had a basic human right to move freely on. U.S. intervention in Central..."

June 26, 2018 Postmarks

Fallout From the Lege's War on Reproductive Rights
Texas waits on the full impact of legislative cuts
"...on costly litigation. Attorneys with the Center for Reproductive Rights have strongly hinted they'd be ready to hit back..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Human Right of Marriage
Austin couple at center of Texas marriage equality case
"...Cleo had not survived, I would have had no rights to direct my son's care as a newborn in..."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Civil Rights for All
"...Dear Editor, Forty years have passed since the civil rights movement. More than 60 years have passed since the..."

Feb. 18, 2004 Postmarks

The War on Women’s Rights Wages On
The Senate continues its attacks on abortion
"...And finally, the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on Wednesday morning quietly passed a trio of..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Outlawing Death and Cockfighting, and Restoring Rights for Drug Offenders
Committees to hear raft of criminal justice bills today
"...The House Human Services Committee is slated to hear testimony today on..."

March 29, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Health Care Rights
"...John Mackey's stance against the general welfare and equal rights of everyone [“Point Austin: Let Them Eat Sprouts!” News,..."

Aug. 25, 2009 Postmarks

Prisoners' Rights Crusader Ruiz Dies
David Ruiz, the Texas prison inmate whose name became synonymous with state prison reform, died Nov. 12 at the TDCJ hospital in Galveston.
"...historic order did not deter him. "We are still human beings and should be treated in a humane manner..."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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