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15.10.2018

Yemen whitewash shows Saudi investigation of Jamal Khashoggi cannot be trusted

Yemen whitewash shows Saudi investigation of Jamal Khashoggi cannot be trusted

Saudi regime has ordered an investigation into disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi Saudi investigations into war crimes in Yemen have been a whitewash. Yemen is on the brink of the world’s worst famine for 100 years. UK has licensed almost £5 billion worth of arms to Saudi forces since 2015 The… »

05.10.2018

PMPI Statement: Serving the Poor is not Communism

PMPI Statement: Serving the Poor is not Communism

We are not surprised, but very much concerned about the recent lies peddled by a Facebook page Hukbo.com tagging Sister Susan Bolanio as among the enemies of the State, associating her with the communists. Time and again, people helping communities struggle against big corporations, people fighting for social justice, and… »

04.10.2018

Europe: Save Mediterranean Rescue Ship

Europe: Save Mediterranean Rescue Ship

European leaders should act quickly to help the Aquarius, the last nongovernmental search and rescue ship operating in the Mediterranean, register after its flag was withdrawn by Panamanian authorities, five international rights organizations said today in an open letter. The letter was sent to European leaders on the fifth anniversary… »

29.09.2018

Women’s March Global Announces 3rd Annual March on January 19, 2019

Women’s March Global Announces 3rd Annual March on January 19, 2019

Outraged and organised, six million women and allies will once again take the streets of Washington and cities around the world marching for women’s and humans rights In light of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony of sexual assault and a delay in the full Senate vote to confirm Brett… »

29.09.2018

Rights of Nature Campaign Launch to be held at the Threatened Arroceros Forest Park

Rights of Nature Campaign Launch to be held at the Threatened Arroceros Forest Park

The launching of the ‘Rights of Nature (RoN) Campaign’ at Arroceros Forest Park in Manila is made more significant with the plan of the Manila City government to destroy the park and turn it to a commercial space and school gymnasium. “We wanted Arroceros Park as the venue of the… »

27.09.2018

France: Aid Worker Convicted for Tweet

France: Aid Worker Convicted for Tweet

A humanitarian worker’s defamation conviction on September 25, 2018, for an ironic tweet represents a dangerous escalation in official harassment of groups providing crucial aid to migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. It is the first conviction of its kind in France. A court in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, found … »

27.09.2018

ICAN activists unroll 20 meter long banner on top of BNP Paribas building in Germany

ICAN activists unroll 20 meter long banner on top of BNP Paribas building in Germany

This morning, in a spectacular action for Nuclear Abolition Day, three German ICAN activists protested against BNP Paribas Bank’s investments in nuclear weapons. They unrolled a 20 meter banner with the slogan “Stop Investing in Nuclear Weapons” on the roof of the building where BNP Paribas has their offices. The… »

27.09.2018

Global protests at BNP Paribas offices: End support for nuclear weapons production!

Global protests at BNP Paribas offices: End support for nuclear weapons production!

Don’t Bank on the Bomb, a project in conjunction with ICAN, took advantage of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons to urge BNP Paribas to withdraw their $8 billion support for nuclear weapons producing companies. The production of nuclear weapons will soon be illegal under… »

26.09.2018

Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes legal action to challenge the anti-NGO laws

Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes legal action to challenge the anti-NGO laws

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) filed a complaint with the Hungarian Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against the new criminal provision threatening with imprisonment those assisting asylum seekers. As for the so-called ‘special tax on immigration’ this law can only be challenged in Strasbourg, as… »

24.09.2018

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, have been announced today in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2018 Honorary Award goes to anti-corruption champions Thelma Aldana (Guatemala) & Iván Velásquez (Colombia) “for their innovative work in exposing abuse of power and prosecuting corruption, thus rebuilding people’s trust in public… »

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