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02.09.2018

#MeToo campaign for Sudanese teen highlights the need to end Western saviorism

#MeToo campaign for Sudanese teen highlights the need to end Western saviorism

By Erin Mazursky On June 27, Sudanese activists and the global human rights community declared victory when a 19-year old Sudanese woman, Noura Hussein, was spared the death penalty. She was instead sentenced to a five-year prison sentence for murdering her husband… »

25.08.2018

KKK Leader Sentenced for Firing Pistol at Charlottesville Rally

KKK Leader Sentenced for Firing Pistol at Charlottesville Rally

In Charlottesville, Virginia, a judge sentenced Ku Klux Klan leader Richard Preston Jr. to four years in prison Wednesday, after he pleaded no contest to a charge of firing a pistol into a crowd of anti-racist protesters during last August’s “Unite the Right” rally. Video of the incident shows Preston,… »

19.08.2018

Legal and Illegal Immigration: A Winning Hand for Trump?

Legal and Illegal Immigration: A Winning Hand for Trump?

“You bring one person in, and you end up with 32 people.” With these words, Donald Trump condemned as “chain migration” the branch of American immigration law which in reality reunites families. Even Michael Wildes, the lawyer who helped Viktor and Amalija Knavs, Melania Trump’s parents, to become American citizens,… »

13.08.2018

On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles

On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles

In Washington, D.C., a white supremacist rally outside the White House largely fizzled on Sunday when just over two dozen people showed up for the Unite the Right protest. They were vastly outnumbered by counter protesters, journalists and police officers. Sunday’s Unite the Right rally came a year after the… »

09.08.2018

Virginia & Charlottesville Under States of Emergency Ahead of White Supremacist Rallies

Virginia & Charlottesville Under States of Emergency Ahead of White Supremacist Rallies

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville have declared states of emergency ahead of this weekend’s one-year anniversary of the deadly white supremacist rally. White supremacists are planning to hold rallies in both Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. this weekend. Anti-racist, anti-fascist demonstrators are planning counter-protests. »

09.08.2018

Women vow to continue campaign for safe abortion in Argentina…

Women vow to continue campaign for safe abortion in Argentina…

…in spite of negative vote from the Senate, with a little help from the Pope. Disappointing news for activists demanding safe and free termination of pregnancy (as opposed to back street, often lethal, abortions in particular for the less well off) in Argentina and supported by similar campaigns in many… »

09.08.2018

South African Women March Against Gender-Based Violence

South African Women March Against Gender-Based Violence

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network Thousands of women and gender activists joined together on the first day of Women’s Month to protest the rising incidence of gender-based violence across the country. The movement’s Brenda Madumise said the marchers, under the banner #TheTotalShutdown, were taking control of their destiny. “We… »

01.08.2018

Anti-fascists won’t let Germany return to normal after weak verdict in neo-Nazi trial

Anti-fascists won’t let Germany return to normal after weak verdict in neo-Nazi trial

By Hilary Moore and Laura Frey July 13, 2018 Thousands of people took to the streets in Munich and many other cities across Germany on Wednesday to protest the long-awaited verdict in a neo-Nazi terror case. Although the five defendants — affiliated… »

30.07.2018

Companies that promise to lighten baby skin colour reinforce prejudice

Companies that promise to lighten baby skin colour reinforce prejudice

Herjeet Marway, University of Birmingham for The conversation Skin lightening is a longstanding practice that occurs in many parts of the world. It’s been done through the use of creams, lotions, soaps, folk remedies, and staying out of the sun. The desire for light skin has been… »

25.07.2018

Enough of these disgraceful slurs against Jeremy Corbyn

Enough of these disgraceful slurs against Jeremy Corbyn

By SHAUN LAWSON 23 July 2018 for openDemocracy Even the author of the IHRA definition of anti-semitism has spoken against it. I’m Jewish. The grandson of a Holocaust survivor. My grandmother, who died only last year, was the one true hero of my life. Brought… »

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