Prominent Civil Rights, Human Rights, and Migrant Rights Organizations


In recent times, there has been an upsurge for several human rights violation all around the United States. They include police brutality, racism, and discrimination on the basis of gender.

This has led to people questioning the existence of organizations that advocate for protection and preservation of human rights. The following are some of the most famous defenders of civil, human and migrant rights.

The American Civil Liberties Union

The American Civil Liberties Union abbreviated as ACLU was founded on 19th January 1920 as a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization whose main objective is the protection and defense of civil rights and freedoms in the United States.

The ACLU works with different organizations and institutions including courts, legislatures, and communities in an effort to protect and preserve individual rights and freedoms that are secured by the Constitution and the laws of the United States. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

For almost 100 years now, the ACLU has been heavily involved in advocating for a variety of noble human rights causes such as equality for LGBT individuals, ending mass incarceration, and establishing new privacy protections for the digital age.

The Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights was founded in 1983 as an independent, non-partisan and non-profit human rights organization.

The advocates strive to create lasting and holistic changes both locally and abroad by developing internationally accepted human rights standards aimed at reinforcing the rule of law and promotion of the civil society.

The Advocates for Human Rights have been helping improve the lives of marginalized people including women and children, immigrants and refugees, and ethnic and religious minorities by probing and exposing human rights violations.

The Advocate for Human Rights also helps immigrants and refugees seeking asylum by representing them.

About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who also happen to be the founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times.

This fund was established in a deliberate effort of helping civil rights, human rights and migrant rights advocacy groups operating in Arizona uphold civic participation and freedom of speech.

Lacey and Larkin sued Maricopa County for violation of their First Amendment Rights by the County Sherriff Joe Arpaio.

After a tedious legal battle, the duo finally prevailed in the United States Court of Appeals and the court awarded them a $3.75 million. Lacey and Larkin used the monies to set up the fund.

The Trabuco Becomes A Major Force In Europe

The Trabuco may not be a well-known weapon in the 21st-century but to the people of Medieval Europe would quake in their boots if one of these enormous siege machines would appear close to their castle or city.

The Trabuco is a well-known piece of war machinery but the name is often not too known by the majority of communities across the planet; this machine was initially popularized in ancient China around 300 B.C. when it would be moved and operated by slaves and members of the military without the automation achieved in Medieval Europe based on

The Trabuco made its way across the planet before arriving in Europe around 500 A.D. according to when generals on Mainland Europe brought this war machine to Europe and began to use it as a specialist siege weapon; major changes were made to the design of the Trabuco over the course of its time in Europe including the development of different technologies designed to increase the power created to hurl missiles up to 300 yards across a battlefield.

Chinese engineers had initially created a machine where troops were used to pull down on ropes to propel the arm of the Trabuco and launch missiles into the distance. Europeans obviously liked the idea and initial design of the Trabuco but believed it could be improved and powered the new design with a counterweight to improve performance. The Chinese design relied on the troops used to pull down on ropes remaining fresh and not tired, a question taken out of the equation by the redesigned machine according to

Often seen as a simple design, the Trabuco is powered by a weight being pulled and released to provide power and thrust for an arm containing a sling at the rear. A range of missiles was launched from the Trabuco during its use in mainland Europe including sharpened sticks, rocks up to 200 pounds in weight, and firebrands.

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