World Rivers Day: Laughter, The Universal Language

“UNO!” An indigenous Karen boy screamed and it echoed through the teak wood house. A group of EarthRights School Mekong students and staff hailing from . . .

Even as Myanmar (Burma) Sanctions Are Lifted, Transparency Rules Must Be Kept

President Obama, hosting Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, pledged today to lift all remaining sanctions on the country. We don't take a position on . . .

His Country is Sinking into the Pacific

In September of 2015, Ioane Teitiota was deported from New Zealand to his home country, Kiribati. He could have been the world’s first ‘climate refugee’ . . .

In Getting Rich, Myanmar Can't Forget its Poor

When U Mya Hlaing came home three years ago he found an eviction notice plastered to his front door. It accused him of being a . . .

Police Forces Resort to Surveillance and Violence Against Peaceful Protestors

In the face of nearly ever-present police violence, people around the world are questioning the extent and purpose of police presence. In Cajamarca, Peru, their . . .

Borders, What's Up With That?

How the stories of undocumented migrants fleeing to the U.S. from Central America offer insight into the consequences of U.S. and international financing. “It’s in . . .

I am a River

I am a river. My source is in the Tibetan Tanggula Mountains. Tibetans call me Naqu River . When I enter the Yunnan Province, many . . .

World Bank’s New Environmental and Social Framework is a Huge Step Backward for Human Rights

This month, World Bank executives approved the third and final draft of its Environmental and Social Framework, much to the disappointment of human rights and . . .

Agua Sí. Oro ¡No!

In the highlands of northern Peru, a conflict brews between local campesinos (local farmers) and a complex network of international mining corporations. Locals fight to . . .

Out of the Conference Room and Into the Boat

This year, in celebration of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples , we do not think it is enough to highlight one, or even . . .