This video is a compilation of the short videos submitted to the Testify! Project from across the country. It provides a glimpse into contemporary human rights struggles within the United States. Activists speak about police brutality, racism, discrimination, profiling, torture, exploitation, health care, housing and indigenous rights.
In 2010, people throughout the United States spoke out on human rights issues in their communities as part of the United Nation's Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Through the Testify! Project recorded video testimonies were gathered and added to the written reports to the UN and testimonials given before U.S. government officials.
The video was produced by the US Human Rights Network, in cooperation with Witness. NESRI supplied footage from our economic and social rights work with our partners and allies, including MayDay New Orleans, Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and the Vermont Workers' Center.