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26.09.2016 Democracy Now!

Protests Continue Across Charlotte for Sixth Straight Day

Protests Continue Across Charlotte for Sixth Straight Day

Hundreds continued to protest for a sixth straight day in Charlotte. Uniformed National Guard soldiers carrying rifles were deployed outside a Carolina Panthers football game, while police in riot gear surrounded about 100 demonstrators who were chanting “Black Lives Matter.” On Sunday evening, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts lifted the curfew… »

24.09.2016 Human Wrongs Watch

Fear and Shortages as Boko Haram Displaced Return to Ruins

Fear and Shortages as Boko Haram Displaced Return to Ruins

Human Wrongs Watch Around 70,000 people have found destruction, insecurity and scarcity on arrival in Gwoza, a city liberated earlier this year from militants in northern Nigeria. By Hélène Caux* GWOZA, Nigeria,  23 September 2016 (UNHCR)  – After Nigerian forces liberated this once thriving… »

22.09.2016 Right Livelihood Award Foundation

2016 Right Livelihood Awards Uphold Fundamental Human Rights and Values in the Face of War and Repression

2016 Right Livelihood Awards Uphold Fundamental Human Rights and Values in the Face of War and Repression

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely referred to as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, have been announced today in Stockholm, Sweden. This years’ Laureates are: Syria Civil Defence (The White Helmets), ‘for their outstanding bravery, compassion and humanitarian engagement in rescuing civilians from the destruction of the Syrian… »

20.09.2016 Democracy Now!

Largest Prison Strike in U.S. History Enters Third Week

Largest Prison Strike in U.S. History Enters Third Week

The largest prison work strike in U.S. history has entered its third week. The Intercept reports that as of last week at least 20 prisons in 11 states continued to protest, including in Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Washington. The Incarcerated Workers Organizing… »

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