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America withdraws from the world, but we the people persist

  • PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRYANT FUKUTOMI / BFUKUTOMI@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “While the U.S. government is gone, we the people persist. We will be present for the foreseeable future standing in solidarity with directly impacted peoples around the planet and speak truth to power,” writes Joshua Cooper, a lecturer at the University of Hawaii and U.S. Human Rights Network national co-chairman.

The drastic decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council is counterproductive, and a clarion call to the world that the United States is walking away from universal values it spearheaded to shape after nationalism and racism ravaged the globe in World War II. Read more

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