Man’s inhumanity towards his fellow man is still a major problem all over the world. In a number of countries this has led to segments of the population being denied their basic human rights. In response to this, many thoughtful people have come together to form organizations that advocate for human rights, civil rights and migrant rights for all men. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/
Even in countries with laws that are designed to guarantee basic human rights for all men, poor people and migrant workers still have their rights infringed upon.
In many of the places around the world where powerless, oppressed populations are being denied their rights, several organizations have stepped in to fight on their behalf.
Some of the organization involved in fighting for the rights of the oppressed include Families for Freedom, Equal Justice Network, American Civil Liberties Union, The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights and The Advocates for Human Rights.
Amnesty International is one of the best known organizations globally that aggressively advocates for human, civil and migrant rights. Amnesty International has over 7 million members and have been on the front line for over 5 decades. In 1977 the organization won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Another organization that is in the forefront of the fight for human rights, civil rights and migrant rights is the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund. Founded in 2013 by journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the organization gives voice and provides legal and material support for migrants and other people suffering oppression in Arizona.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the co-founders of The Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. Over the past few years they have been writing articles pointing out how migrant workers, African-Americans and others other are being victimized by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County police department.
Sheriff Arpaio had Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey arrested because they would not tell him who gave them the information in their articles and the names of people that read the articles online. Larkin and Lacey sued Maricopa County and were awarded $3.75 million.
They used the money to start the Frontera Fund. The fund assists migrant workers and pays for their legal defense. The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund also supports organizations like the Arizona Justice Project as well as other organizations offering assistance to Arizona’s immigrant population and others who are being denied their human, civil and migrant rights.