Oh dear. We’re running late again – I was on the road for the past couple of days, and almost had this post ready to go but my taxi arrived early.
The Friday Freebie is where I share an online, open-access resource that I think readers might find interesting and useful. Each week, I will introduce a free resource that I think will be useful to teh angry Leftists – books, podcasts, web sites, etc. The aim is to compile a toolkit for understanding and advancing progressive ideals.
This week’s freebie is a simple one, but important given the current conflict in Gaza. Human Rights Watch is a monitoring and advocacy group for the preservation of human rights throughout the world. Their Q&A on the current hostilities is essential reading – they examine the obligations under international law for both Hamas and Israel’s military and humanitarian actions. They have also called on the United Nations Security Council to investigate the actions that led to the IDF the bombing of a UN school in Gaza.
But HRW also researches and reports on human rights violations throughout the world, making their reports publicly available. You can read a description of their research methodology, view their World Report for 2008, or access their complete list of reports, which can be filtered by issue and/or region.
Do you have a tip for future freebies? Contact me with any suggestions or requests.