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26.05.2020

Eritrean Refugees Sue EU for Abetting Forced Labour Back Home

Eritrean Refugees Sue EU for Abetting Forced Labour Back Home

A Dutch Foundation of Eritrean refugees, Foundation Human Rights for Eritreans, has filed a lawsuit in the Amsterdam court against the European Union (EU) for its role in financing a road building project in Eritrea that uses forced labour. The Netherlands is host to many Eritrean migrants and pays toward the project… »

25.05.2020

Coronavirus: German doctors warn of second wave ahead of holiday season

Coronavirus: German doctors warn of second wave ahead of holiday season

Lockdown restrictions are continuing to ease as the European summer vacation season approaches. But as people gather on beaches and in bars, experts warn that large crowds could spark a fresh wave of infections. As European countries prepare to reopen to tourists, two leading German doctors on Sunday warned that… »

25.05.2020

UN welcomes three-day ceasefire announcement by Afghan government and Taliban during Eid al-Fitr

UN welcomes three-day ceasefire announcement by Afghan government and Taliban during Eid al-Fitr

The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the announcement by the Afghan Government and the Taliban of a ceasefire to mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims around the world. Hours before the three-day festival of Eid al-Fitr was due to begin, Taliban militants made… »

24.05.2020

Tale to Love

Tale to Love

This tale was written by Laurence Baranski at the beginning of May 2020. Any resemblance to the earthly situation would be purely coincidental … VIDEO: Like all tales, this one begins with “Once upon a time …” It was happening somewhere in the Universe, on an Earth-like… »

24.05.2020

It’s Healthy to Cut the Military Budget

It’s Healthy to Cut the Military Budget

By Jhon Sánchez I’m not planning to spend money on haircuts. Since I don’t go out, I decided to buy a pair of scissors and do it myself, at least for now. It’s not only a budgetary decision but also consideration regarding my health because I want to limit my… »

24.05.2020

Andrew Lichterman: “The decline of the US is more advanced than most believed”

Andrew Lichterman: “The decline of the US is more advanced than most believed”

On the 23rd of May, 2020, the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons held its Annual General Meeting online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.  A large part of the meeting was dedicated to reflecting on the implications of covid-19 on the work of nuclear… »

24.05.2020

Forgotten Children

Forgotten Children

By Satyajeet Mazumdar Children residing in Child Care Institutions (CCIs, commonly known as orphanages) in India have often found themselves to be the forgotten lot, when it comes to support and development initiatives by the government. This has also been the case during the current lockdown. »

23.05.2020

“Stay at Home, Stay Alive, Organize, Organize”

“Stay at Home, Stay Alive, Organize, Organize”

We’re between two historical epochs now: BC and AC — Before COVID-19 and After COVID-19. Established institutions, entrenched regimes and powerful corporations are well-positioned to navigate the uncharted waters of this in-between, “DC,” or “During COVID-19” time. Less equipped are the poor and working class, unable to gather safely, to… »

23.05.2020

Interview With Bassam Saleh, Palestinian Representative About the Threat of Annexation

Interview With Bassam Saleh, Palestinian Representative About the Threat of Annexation

In conjunction with the arrival of the sad recurrence of the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe, which coincides with the Israeli celebrations for the birth of the State arisen in several hundred villages and .several thousands of them, the Israeli Jewish journalist Gideon Levy, historical friend of the Palestinian people and… »

23.05.2020

North Africa: Algeria – Open letter to Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

North Africa: Algeria – Open letter to Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Human rights activist Rabah Arkam has written a letter to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres regarding unacceptable human rights violations in Algeria. The activist’s objective is to call for an end to the wave of arrests resulting from the repressive policy and human rights violations by the Algerian regime. »

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