Human Rights

03.05.2016 Ilka Oliva Corado

Who said that neoliberalism is the solution?

Who said that neoliberalism is the solution?

One day the world awoke to the news that Iraq was in possession of weapons of mass destruction; a US Machiavellian plan to which the UK, Poland, Australia and Spain joined -as the first front-. That was how in 2003 we saw the start of the Iraq war. »

03.05.2016 Tony Henderson

May 1 Labour Day protests across Asia

May 1 Labour Day protests across Asia

More than 5,000 workers from all levels came onto the streets of Hong Kong on May 1, Labour Day, to demand among much else, fair working hours and a universal pension scheme while unions urged the government to implement related policies immediately, on top of accusing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying … »

29.04.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

How will you fight for workers this week?

How will you fight for workers this week?

Dear readers, This is the season to stand with workers! Today, unions observe Workers’ Memorial Day to remember those who have died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. And this Sunday, there will be demonstrations around the globe to commemorate May 1, International Workers’ … »

28.04.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

New economy, same old problems for China’s workers

New economy, same old problems for China’s workers

04.2016 Supporting the Workers’ Movement in China New economy, same old problems for China’s workers Workers employed in China’s new online companies are increasingly taking to the streets in protest as their bosses fail to pay wages and lay off staff without any compensation. CLB noted last week … »

25.04.2016 Pressenza London

‘Wretched strangers’ in Sir Thomas More [*]

‘Wretched strangers’ in Sir Thomas More [*]

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE via openDemocracy. To mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, we publish the speech Shakespeare gives the Lord Chancellor of England when called upon to quell rioters protesting against migrants on Evil May Day, 1517. Thomas MORE. Grant them removed, and grant that this your noise … »

22.04.2016 Amy Goodman

Harriet Tubman and the Currency of Resistance

Harriet Tubman and the Currency of Resistance

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that the revised $20 bill will feature the portrait of the legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Tubman was born a slave, escaped to freedom and became a conductor on the Underground Railroad, as well as a campaigner for women’s right to vote. »

21.04.2016 Pressenza London

Infants starving in squalor created by EU-Turkey Refugee deal

Infants starving in squalor created by EU-Turkey Refugee deal

Asylum seekers—mostly women and children—are trapped in Greece in conditions so inhumane that infants’ lives are being endangered, rights groups say by Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams Conditions for refugees have deteriorated in Greece in the wake of last month’s controversial EU-Turkey deal to such an extent … »

20.04.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Exposed: Thai fishing boat slavery

Exposed: Thai fishing boat slavery

If you buy prawns or shrimp, chances are, you are buying the produce of slave labour. Urge the UNHRC to Condemn Thai Fish Boat Slavery Sign The Petition Drear people, Innocent people in Thailand are being conned onto boats or sold by … »

18.04.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Dalit Muslims, Christian exceptionalism in modern India

Dalit Muslims, Christian exceptionalism in modern India

Why is there no reservation for Dalit Muslims, Christians, wonders US State Dept’s India Human Rights report By Our Representative Ignoring Government of India taking strong exception to a United Nations (UN) special rapporteur (SR) report on caste-based discrimination, the United States (US) State Department’s “India 2015 Human Rights … »

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