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Here are the top ten articles for the Human Rights Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Compassion Quotes
A collection of quotes that discuss the nature of human compassion.

2. The Senate's CIA Torture Report
In December 2014, the U.S. Senate released a report revealing new details about the interrogation techniques used against prisoners following the attack on September 11, 2001. Many of these techniques were purely and simply torture, and gross violations against the human rights of those prisoners.

3. Understanding Privilege
Privilege is the concept that some people are inherently given more advantages based on race, gender, social class, and other things. In order to have meaningful dialogues in human rights, we need to be aware of our own privilege and how it influences our world view.

4. Get Involved Now
Ideas to get involved in human rights advocacy today.

5. Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks was a courageous figure of the Civil Rights Movement. You may remember her as the woman who wouldn’t give up her seat on the bus.

6. International Day of Peace
September 21st is the International Day of Peace. What do you know about this special holiday?

7. Mother Jones Book Review
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837-1930) was a labor and community coordinator who became involved in the union movement during the brutal industrial revolution. Her successful activism for workers' rights earned her the title of "the most dangerous woman in America" during her time.

8. Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of Speech
On January 7, 2015, terrorists attacked a French magazine known for its offensive cartoons. While free speech is important to protect, here are some things you may not have considered.

9. Slavery - Not a Thing of the Past
Think that slavery was only a problem for our ancestors? Think again. Slavery is alive and well - and we need to do something about it.

10. Children of the Syrian War
The war in Syria has changed life for everyone in the country - especially the children. Read on to find out how they have been affected by the conflict and what is being done to help them.

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