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No to Natural Fruit on Andy’s birthday

Hi Pressenza,   I'm following up on the urgent action we sent you a couple months ago for labor rights activist Andy Hall (below). I'm glad to be able to share an initial victory in this case: Today one of the four charges that Andy Hall faces was dismissed in court due to an unlawful interrogation process! Court proceedings on the next case start tomorrow, on Andy's birthday. Instead of celebrating, he wil ...

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PNND Council member becomes new EU Foreign Minister

Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) Dear Friends The past two months have been exciting for PNND. Members have taken action around the world to highlight the first International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. And we have elevated the nuclear disarmament issue at the United Nations, European Union and Inter Parliamentary Union. PNND Council member becomes ...

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Ecuadorians begin legal proceedings before the International Criminal Court against the CEO of Chevron

Press Release Ecuadorians affected by environmental contamination left behind by Chevron in Ecuador, filed today a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) seeking criminal conviction for the CEO of Chevron, for crimes against humanity committed against the people of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The letter, which is equivalent to a complaint, was given to Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the said court. ...

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Mediterranean, North Atlantic Preparing for UN-backed Tsunami Warning System Test

  Human Wrongs Watch Some 20 nations with coastlines on the North Atlantic, and Mediterranean and Black Seas are set to participate in a United Nations-supervised tsunami warning exercise to improve their ability to respond to an alert and enhance regional coordination in the event of a disaster. A view of the destruction caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004 in Point Pedro, a small fi ...

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UK Health Service at risk from TTIP: The Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Nursing Press Release “We want a cast-iron guarantee that TTIP will not leave the NHS vulnerable to privatisation through the backdoor” - RCN warns of trade deal’s impact on the health service > The NHS needs to be protected from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has declared today. > The RCN warns that the NHS and all public ...

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Unemployment Could Fall to 6.0% in Latin America and the Caribbean Despite Limited Job Creation

  Human Wrongs Watch Santiago, 15 October 2014 (ILO)* — The unfavorable evolution of the economy in Latin America and the Caribbean during the second half of 2014 will not prevent regional urban unemployment from decreasing slightly this year to 6.0% or 6.1%, from the 6.2% recorded in 2013, according to ECLAC and ILO. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Internati ...

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HONG KONG: Concern about use of police excessive force and abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-ART-083-2014 October 15, 2014 An Article from the Asian Human Rights Commission HONG KONG: Concern about the use of police excessive force and abuse (Hong Kong, October15, 2014) The Asian Human Rights Commission expressed shock and sadness at the use of police excessive force/abuse as shown in amateur video footage now available to the public on YouTube. It is apparent that the ar ...

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Launch of UN Youth Advisory Panel in Bangladesh

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has asserted that young people are indispensable in the United Nations efforts to "eradicate poverty, contain the spread of disease, combat climate change and achieve the Millennium Development Goals" and has called on UN member states to "increase their investments in young people so they can do more." By Arup Barua* Following that call, UNCT (United Nations Conference on T ...

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Turkey: Yet another attack on the Freedom of Press

Three photo journalists from Berlin have been arrested reporting about the protests of Kurdish people in Turkey. A support group in Germany around the photographers have published a given a press release:   Yesterday (11th October 2014) in the late evening/early night hours the three German freelance photojournalists Ruben Martin Neugebauer, Björn Kietzmann and Christian Grodotzki got arrested by the Turkis ...

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Lack of Funds in What Could Be “Afghanistan’s Bloodiest Year”

Human Wrongs Watch Dubai, 10 October 2014 (IRIN)* –The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a US$40 million deficit for its Afghanistan programmes, as aid agencies fear that foreign troop withdrawal will lead to decreasing budgets for humanitarian action.  **Photo: Mohammad Popal/IRIN | Displaced children from Helmand in southern Afghanistan (File photo) WFP has already decreased the size of food packages f ...

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