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09.07.2016

International Labor Rights Forum newsletter

International Labor Rights Forum newsletter

July 2016 E-News Progress and setbacks in 2016 TIP Report Sign petition: Stop criminalizing workers! Chinese workers take on Walmart and Disney Complaint alleges World Bank IFC loan supports forced labor Honduran melon workers confirm abuses Safety delays continue… »

07.07.2016

Launch event of the Continental Day for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism

Launch event of the Continental Day for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism

July the 8th, 2016, 4pm (Brazil) – Auditorium 01 – Faculty Zumbi dos Palmares – Clube de Regatas Tietê – São Paulo – Brazil A decade after the defeat of the FTAA – Free Trade Area of the Americas – our continent faces a new neoliberal offensive. This offensive is… »

04.07.2016

LGBTI Pride March in Quito, Ecuador

LGBTI Pride March in Quito, Ecuador

On Saturday, the 2nd of July, at 2.30pm, hundreds of people met in the centre of Quito to celebrate the LGBTI Pride March.  Men and women of all ages and sexual orientations marched to the sound of singing, music and chants  celebrating the respect for diversity. The rainy afternoon couldn’t… »

24.06.2016

Assange on big brother surveillance: “Don’t be too scared!”

Assange on big brother surveillance: “Don’t be too scared!”

Today, Julian Assange told average citizens to not be too scared at the prospect of online privacy being invaded at the event, “Julian Assange: 4 years of denied freedom” organised by International Higher Education Centre for Communication in Latin America, CIESPAL, in Quito Ecuador. The founder of Wikileaks was addressing… »

23.06.2016

Less than 0.002% of the Panama Papers have been made public, Assange denounces

Less than 0.002% of the Panama Papers have been made public, Assange denounces

A visibly moved and verbally grateful Julian Assange, spoke today, live via video conference to an audience in Quito, Ecuador at the headquarters of the International Higher Education Centre for Communication in Latin America, CIESPAL, during the week-long event, “Julian Assange: 4 years of denied freedom”. Before starting the content… »

23.06.2016

Silo a Spiritual Path, official selection, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

Silo a Spiritual Path, official selection, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

Award winning documentary film has Global appeal making inroads into Asia. The award winning movie, Silo a Spiritual Path (Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award of Excellence) has been selected to be included in the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival. Following successes in Europe this important film for nonviolence demonstrates its… »

23.06.2016

Chomsky: “We should all thank Assange for his courage and integrity”

Chomsky: “We should all thank Assange for his courage and integrity”

This week marks the start of Julian Assange’s fifth year in residence at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, after charges of rape were brought against him in Sweden.  Fearing that the Swedish authorities would bundle him onto the first plane bound for the USA, the Australian founder of wikileaks, who… »

14.06.2016

Milagro Sala: repression in Argentina

Milagro Sala: repression in Argentina

Concerning “La situación de Milagro Sala” – the situation of Milagro Sala – this has been highlighted in the Argentinian media, as Jorge D’Alesio  informed Pressenza via the Humanist International in a report titled “The state of democracy in Jujuy” in the Buenos Aries Herald, posted Sunday June 6, 2016… »

11.06.2016

Silo a Spiritual Path meets Charlie Chaplin

Silo a Spiritual Path meets Charlie Chaplin

It should not go unnoticed that the ground breaking film, Silo a Spiritual path, will receive an award of excellence from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards (HIIDA.COM) at the historic Raleigh Studios on Saturday June 12 2016. The award will be presented in the Charlie Chaplin theater named for… »

03.06.2016

Time to Change Expectations: Zero Retribution to Zero Tolerance

Time to Change Expectations: Zero Retribution to Zero Tolerance

Human Wrongs Watch By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka* UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director UNITED NATIONS, 1 June 2016 (IPS) – The drugging, abduction and violent gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro,… »

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