[Ed. – You really can’t take the claim to be an advocate for human rights seriously when a group comes out with such hysterical proclamations about people exercising their RIGHT – ahem – to dissent from dysfunctional litmus-test orthodoxies.]
Citing President-elect Donald Trump, Human Rights Watch has listed the United States as one of the biggest threats to human rights around the world.
In the report, HRW notes that his “campaign was marked by misogynistic, xenophobic and racist rhetoric,” and that his policies could “cause tremendous harm to vulnerable communities, contravene the United States’ core human rights obligations, or both.”
While the group has previously criticized the United States for its interrogation techniques post 9/11, the organization’s executive director said Trump’s rise is much more serious. …
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The group further notes that his rise can be seen as part of a populist movement sweeping the Western world. …
Casting the U.S. as a bad actor complicates matters for HRW, given that its work focuses in part on pressuring the U.S. to use its influence to curb human rights abuses around the world.