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On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his stirring oration to 200,000 activists in Washington DC. Here's the full text and partial audio.
It's common knowledge that right-wing Christian interest groups influence policy in the US. But did you know it happens in Africa as well?
Xenophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and anti-Roma sentiment have plagued many places in Europe this summer, as a rising tide of far-right extremism washes over the continent.
Rights groups condemn the idea of a homophobic celebration in Cameroon.
Workers at successful US companies agree to wage freezes and benefit concessions while corporate profits soar and CEOs get raises.
Nabeel Rajab, a prominent activist, will be sent to jail, but governments in the West could be ignoring atrocities in Bahrain for political reasons.
Some Haitians have taken matters into their own hands, while others wait for a new life.
A combination of government and public pressure has some companies focused on the Democratic Republic of Congo — and others seemingly ignoring it.
One line in the draft says women are "complementary" to men, angering thousands in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
The majority of domestic workers in California face abuse, compensation below minimum wage and long hours with little recourse. But now they're fighting back.
Two women tied the knot in Taiwan this weekend, making global headlines. But Taiwan isn't the only Asian country taking progressive steps toward marriage equality.
After a woman was sentenced to a labor camp for protesting leniency for her daughter's rapist, Chinese authorities bent to public pressure and released her.
They've been accused of promoting 'radical feminism' and moving away from church doctrine, and the sisters of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will sit this week to formulate a response to the Vatican.
A controversial bill is on the table in South Africa, and advocates have called on Sec. Clinton to say something condemning it. But she's stayed quiet so far.
Hillary Clinton didn't publicly mention Kony during her stop in South Sudan, but his presence in Darfur could mean more trouble in the world's newest nation.
Human rights organizations say violence is escalating in Burundi, but the Tanzanian government and the UN want to forcibly send thousands of refugees back.
Human Rights Watch published an open letter asking Sec. Clinton to stand up for freedom of expression during her trip to Africa this week.
The UN Special Rapporteur for Myanmar will investigate the implementation of pro-democracy reforms and continuing violence in two areas of the country.
The second day of annual talks is underway, but rights groups say China won't take human rights seriously and the US won't put public pressure on Beijing.