Growing movement in US to protect human rights: American social activist

The US government is a major violator of human rights but there is a growing movement in the country to protect those rights, particularly of minorities and the oppressed, an American social activist in Chicago says.

“There is this movement [and] we’re part of it; to oppose war and racism to defend our democratic rights, said Joe Iosbaker, a leader of the United National Antiwar Coalition and a member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression.

“We need the right to protest, to be able to challenge the crimes and oppression that our government carries out in our names,” Iosbaker told Press TV on Tuesday.

People of color, especially African Americans and Latinos, “live under a police state,” he added.

“Working people and the oppressed need to organize for our rights and for a better world,” he continued.

Former US congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul said on Monday that the Central Intelligence Agency is a “secret government” that may be involved in “domestic assassinations.”


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