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Argentina: Humanist councillor calls for the release of Milagro Sala

FREE MILAGRO SALA We denounce and reject all forms of violence, in particular when people who fight for social change are deprived of liberty, such is the case of Milagro Sala. Milagro represents a social organisation, Tupac Amaru, whose membership…

Hillary, Hypocrisy, and Healthcare

Hillary, Hypocrisy, and Healthcare By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/5026 In a video from February 2008, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton passionately denounces candidate Barack Obama for criticizing her healthcare plan and daring to “discredit universal healthcare.” “Since when do Democrats attack each…

Hong Kong and the importance of a book shop

Journalist Howard Win titles his most recent writing, “Hong Kong faces another uncomfortable year in 2016″ explaining that: “Hong Kong approaches 2016 with most of the same issues that preoccupied it in 2015. There is a looming conjuncture of global…

Reflections on events in Cologne: “What we need now is a kind of internal mast”

In the aftermath of the sexual assaults attributed to refugees on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, and the subsequent outbreak of anti-refugee sentiment and violence in the country, our Editor in Berlin, Johanna Heuveling reflects on the appropriate stance…

David Bowie: “We could be heroes, just for one day”

The year when David Bowie talked about “the starman waiting in the sky” and set up his own musical form in order to “discuss” space and our blue planet, I was arriving to this chronotope. Likewise, some years later when…

Bangladesh: Awami League’s Blame-game on minority repression

Published on 30 Jan 2015 on Bangladesh News Today, in Bangladesh, the minorities are the victims of government-inflicted atrocities. Spurred on by the Awami League’s heinous political agenda and aided by the government’s state organs, the minorities are being victimised…

Iran’s criticism of Saudi Arabia’s executions is outrageous hypocrisy

Iran’s criticism of the Saudi mass executions is outrageous hypocrisy. Tehran is also guilty of barbaric killing methods and, indeed, of putting to death eight times as many prisoners as Riyadh in 2014. It condemns Saudi Arabia for persecuting Shia…

Argentinean politics: A bit of sanity, please!

Last month the progressive government of Cristina Fernandez in Argentina was dealt a blow when the conservative neo-liberal, Mauricio Macri, was elected as her replacement. Since then Macri has bypassed government on dozens of occasions and ruled by decree. The…

New international gathering in the mountains, January 2016

Once more we gathered together in the mountains, numerous siloists, humanists and Messengers (mainly) as it was their invitation: Meeting of Messengers in Punta de Vacas Park, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of January. Numerous friends came together, as participants in…

Our struggle for human rights in Asia

In 2016 the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) celebrates its 25 year anniversary. 25 years of promoting and protecting human rights. This is both a reason for celebration and reflection. To reflect on what we have done,…

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